Home > Publishers > Apologia > Apologia Elementary - Young Explorers Series >

Exploring Creation with Botany
Exploring Creation with Botany

More Views:

Our Price: $36.95
You'll earn 37 Doodle Dollar points
Ages: 6-12
Grade Levels: K-6

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 288-190

Timberdoodle's review Learn more
Exploring Creation with Botany
Beginning with a lesson on the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants, this book then discusses the development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, and how plants get their water and nutrients and distribute them throughout the body of the plant. As students study these topics, they also learn about many different kinds of plants in Creation and where these plants belong in the plant classification system.

About the Young Explorer Series:
When we decided to offer our customers a boxed curriculum, we knew that our eclectic approach to science needed a bit of fine-tuning, so we knew we needed Young Explorer, Jeannie Fulbright's elementary science program. Not only does this in-depth curriculum, with its gorgeous, full-color pictures and captivating, God-exalting text, sparkle in comparison to the mainstream, dry-bones science program, it utilizes what we believe is the most sensible method to teaching science, the immersion approach.

While other science programs, with their yearly superficial overviews, quickly become tedious as children encounter the repetitiveness of topic matters, the Young Explorer science immersion program will allow your family to enjoy the depth and riches that genuine science can give. Most home-taught children who enjoy science are being taught with a science immersion program.

Because this program utilizes a combination of the Charlotte Mason and classical methods, you can count on each Young Explorer book to acknowledge the evidence of Creation, have easy-to-follow lessons that are self-contained, include hands-on activities, and support National Standards of Science. Recommended for ages six through twelve, but written with a fourth-grader in mind, you may find that your older children will enjoy doing the coursework on their own, while younger, less confident readers will prefer parental involvement.

Although the author encourages you to select books based on topics and not grade level, she also favors the following sequence due to the difficulty of the subject matter: Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1: Flying Creatures, Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures, Zoology 3: Land Animals, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry and Physics.

Every hardback book comes with eye-popping, full-color pictures; recommended activities and projects; and engaging, conversational text.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2017 Second-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Download PDF samples:
  • Botany Sample
  • Botany TOC
  • Botany Lab List
  • Young Explorer Scope & Sequence
  • Young Explorer FAQs

  • Though not required, a student journal is available separately and is the perfect complement to this textbook.

    Publisher's Information
    Apologia Educational Ministries
    Made In:

    Awards and Endorsements:
    Old Schoolhouse EE Award 2015 1st Place Winner!
    Practical Homeschooling 2015 Reader Award Top Ranked by Homeschoolers!
    One of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 2015!
    About.com Readers' Choice Winner!

    Related Products...
    Exploring Creation with Botany Notebooking Journal Exploring Creation with Astronomy Exploring Creation with Botany Junior Notebooking Journal
    Our Price: $25.75
    Textbook Required

    Our Price: $36.95

    Our Price: $25.75

    Botany Notebooking Journal Exploring Creation with Astronomy JUNIOR Botany Notebooking Journal for younger students

    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Great June 7, 2016
    Reviewer: Katie Wilson from Bethany, MO United States  
    It's has very good lessons!

    Was this review helpful to you?

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Another Keeper January 17, 2015
    Reviewer: Melissa W.  
    I love how organized this book and its companion journal are in assisting you with setting up your week or lesson plan. It is easy to break into smaller bites or allow our son to take the lead. Our younger daughter even found the colorful pictures and diagrams hard to resist. We have really enjoyed the accompanying activities that not only reinforce the lesson but allow our range of kiddos to enjoy some hands on learning!

    Was this review helpful to you?

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Love the book September 16, 2014
    Reviewer: Katie W.  
    This book explains things in a fun but learning way! My so really enjoys it. I do recommend the journal as there is extra things in it to do as well! Great product!

    Was this review helpful to you?

      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    Great for many ages! May 31, 2014
    Reviewer: Kristina W.  
    Apologia always delivers. We did astronomy last year, and are just finishing botany. I have a 2nd grader, a first grader, and a preschooler that turned 5 half way through the year, and we did it all together. My sister did it with her three, including a fourth grade daughter, and I have heard of many doing these with their middle schoolers. The information is formatted in an interesting way, with lots of pictures and places to stop and think about what you are reading. I would definitely suggest that you look through the book and figure out which chapters you should do while you have more blooming plants and sunshine. Or get the notebooking journal, which has suggestions in the front. I highly recommend the notebooking journal! We are moving on to zoology 1 next year! Also: I don't do everything. it's too too much for my younger students. I read it to them and we have fun doing the parts of the journal they want to do. When they get older, they might not remember it all, but they will know that the subject isn't beyond their reach. I'm hoping that we can grow a sense of wonder and amazement in our children for God's creation, I don't particularly care if they can remember all the different parts of the seed. It's enough that they learned that a seed has parts! :)

    Was this review helpful to you?

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Great for older kids! May 31, 2012
    Reviewer: Sandwich in Wi  
    I know this series is billed as for elementary kids, but my rising 5th and 7th graders did it independently and loved it! As science flunkies (we start, we stop, we don't accomplish much) we hadn't completed much, if any formal elementary science. They began this book in late May and I set them a schedule of one chapter per week. They did the reading on their own and discussed questions and completed experiments together. I required them to each keep a notebook of vocabulary and other notes (more for the older child). My younger child, who enjoys art, loved the drawing projects. For my older dd, it was a good introduction to taking notes and reading a text in preparation for high school. They learned SO MUCH (and not just because they had had little previous science!) My younger dd, especially, still, a year later uses the technical terms she learned in this book, referring to monocots and dicots and intelligently discussing fungi. They have since moved on to other books in the series, completing them in the same way. I think this is a great series for independent learning for older students.

    Was this review helpful to you?

    View All Customer Reviews