Every Herb Bearing Seed (Discovering Nature Series)

Every Herb Bearing Seed (Discovering Nature Series)

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Item #: 015806
Grades: 9-12

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Through the story of Sam, who becomes an assistant to a naturopathic doctor, high school students will learn a year of anatomy and health, with an emphasis on natural medicine. Topics include: anatomy, nutrition, naturopathic medicine, probiotics, vitamins, herbs, essential oils and much more.
Category Description for Discovering Nature Series:

And now for something completely different! This Charlotte Mason style science program from Queen Homeschool Supply offers students a unique approach to science through nature study, research and engaging stories. Each volume follows a specific nature theme and features content and activities suitable for a range of grade levels. There are 36 lessons in each volume, all structured so that they can be easily divided into five days of work for 180 total days of science. Every lesson begins with a fictional but educational read-aloud that serves as an introduction to the topic, and includes some tidbits to spark the reader's interest. Follow-up activities are related to the animal or plant mentioned or discussed in the read-aloud, but often the student will need to do further research to answer the questions or complete the activity. The style, content and length of the read-alouds vary from book to book, with A Nature Walk with Aunt Bessie, Mary's Meadow, and Parables from Nature all containing stories written in the late 1800's while All Nature Sings, Our Animal Friends, Summer by the Sea and Further Investigation are based around contemporary stories. There are several activities following each read-aloud and these are extremely varied as well, so students aren't likely to get bored as they move from chapter to chapter! For example, in A Nature Walk with Aunt Bessie (for Gr. 2-6), one read-aloud introduces moles as Harry catches a mole and shows it to Aunt Bessie. The following activities include a mole coloring sheet, a page of fun facts about moles, a hands-on activity where students dig their own mole tunnels and molehills in a sandbox or box of dirt, and digging for the answers (no pun intended!) to some mole research questions. Other lesson activities in the book include drawing the life cycle of the frog, writing a short report on mayflies, comparing the common rat and the water vole, examining pond water (with the naked eye and under a microscope, if possible), drawing different species of kingfishers, and much more. Overall, the activities look engaging and interesting, and children will really delve into the topic. I have to admit though, that the coloring pages are a little less than inviting, with their somewhat fuzzy, low-resolution graininess (you may want to invest in a Dover coloring book or two that is likely to have some correlating pages!) In comparison, Summer by the Sea (for high schoolers) features higher-level activities and are much more research-heavy. In Lesson 8, Chloe and her aunt Judith discuss moonjellies and jellyfish. The following activities ask students to research the phylum Ctenophore, investigate the difference between bioluminescence and fluorescence, explore the phylum Arthropoda, and write a short report about other small creatures that live on New England beaches. Other activities at this level include sketching a plant, animal or structure, classifying a given species, finding and listing the scientific names for given species, making a chart of the carbon cycle and much more. As they complete the activities, they are compiling a good deal of information on each topic into their book. In essence, they are writing their own science book and it will definitely be something they can look back at and be proud of.

Compared to other science curriculums, students will spend much more time researching, drawing and writing, and as they do this, they'll spend much more time with animal and plant species than they would with a traditional science program. You'll want to note, however, that there is no teacher component; no answer key. As the teacher, you're responsible for making sure they get the most out of each lesson, and you may spend a considerable amount of time helping younger students locate the resources they'll need. At the high school level, the content varies considerably from other courses. There is no lab component, and although students will learn a great deal about some topics, such as sea creatures in Summer by the Sea, they won't be spending a much time (if any) on other biology topics like genetics and DNA, cellular biology, dissection and anatomy, etc. This may be something to consider if your student is pursuing further education in the sciences or is facing standardized testing in science. Finally, the visuals are somewhat disappointing throughout the series. They all have a grainy look and are inconsistent in style. However, if you're looking for a very Charlotte Mason-like program and have students that live and breathe animals and nature, this would be a program to consider. See below for more details on topics and targeted age range for each volume. Please note that volumes are consumable and not reproducible; each student should have their own book. - Jess


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

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We need this book for a high school tutorial course.
Tara B on Jun 28, 2022
I'm teaching this as our science course in our high school class at homeschool co-op
STACY C on Sep 10, 2021
We need this book for a high school tutorial course.
Tara B on Jun 28, 2022
It most closely matched what my daughter had been doing in on-line school this year.
Christina C on Feb 13, 2022
I'm teaching this as our science course in our high school class at homeschool co-op
STACY C on Sep 10, 2021
For health elective with a naturalist perspective. I hope it's good!
User on Sep 3, 2021
homeschool co-op
Beth V on Aug 21, 2021
Child is interested in learning about natural remedies
marie r on Aug 2, 2021
This will be my daughter's 9th grade health curriculum. It is full of useful information that she will refer to for many years to come.
Adele R on Jul 28, 2021
I am highly interested in teaching my son about holistic health.
Crystal P on Jul 15, 2021
high school co-op class I'm teaching
STACY C on Jul 13, 2021
Desire for my high school girls to have a broader understanding of healthcare options.
Courtney H on Jun 5, 2021
Have been looking for a curriculum for alternative medicine and saw a review of this on YouTube from another homeschooler. It is what I was looking for and ten times cheaper than the other curriculum that I found.
John B on May 20, 2021
9th-10th grade high school science for a new homeschool co-op a friend & I are starting
STACY C on Apr 3, 2021
I was looking for a more natural approach to health for a health curriculum. AFTER much searching THIS is exactly what I was looking for. I am really looking forward to using this!
April A on Aug 24, 2020
We believe in natural healing and are always looking to learn more.
Rosalee on Aug 12, 2020
homeschool education
Amy W on Aug 3, 2020
So excited to use this for Health for 7th and 8th grades!
Angela E on Mar 3, 2020
It was recommended on a Homeopathy Facebook page and I love natural alternatives to conventional medicine. I will be using it to for homeschool health.
Jackie S on Jul 30, 2019
it looked interesting
Luz P on Nov 15, 2018
We love Queen materials and are very much into natural healing; we believe this is a great book for our daughter to work on to expand her (and our!) knowledge!
Rosalee on Aug 3, 2018
This is what I am most excited about! Can't wait!! It's for MOM!!
Tammy S on Aug 21, 2017
A natural health/ anatomy high school class! I'm reading this one to all the kids and plan to modify as needed for the younger ones. I'm excited to learn this for myself.
Barbra K on Mar 23, 2017
recommended by a friend and we choose natural home remedies.
John C on Aug 24, 2016
I am going to be doing this book with my daughter for school. I ordered two copies one for her and one for me...These are things I want her to know before she moves out on her own. Looking forward to using this book.
Becky T on Aug 9, 2016
My daughter voiced her desire to learn about herbal/alternative medicine and this book fits perfectly!
Rhea B on Jul 28, 2016
Highly recommended by homeschool evaluator.
Sandra R on Apr 14, 2016
It most closely matched what my daughter had been doing in on-line school this year.
Christina C on Feb 13, 2022
For health elective with a naturalist perspective. I hope it's good!
User on Sep 3, 2021
Is there a question and answer section?
A shopper on Mar 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: NO. It's a research-based course. My granddaughters are really enjoying it. I'm the homeschooling grandma, and I'm spending lots of time researching, trying to stay ahead of the kids. I'm culling through articles and building quite a library, so the girls can do research using approved-by-me resources. There is not a teacher's guide and there is not an answer key. But we are all learning lots of good information.
What's the difference between this yellow one and the blue one? Is one more updated?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't really know of its updated or not, but when I ordered this from rainbow the blue one came!
Can I use this as a health course instead of science for my high school child?
User on May 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In the book itself it says it can be used as health credit or science credit.
Can I use this as a health course for my high school child?
A shopper on May 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It says it can be used for a half credit in health and a half credit in anatomy or for one full credit in anatomy.
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Rated 4 out of 5
Good Health Credit
We used this as a half credit for high school health. It was nice to have a different, holistic, approach. We did find there were a few places where we disagreed with something (such as we don’t use any alternate sweeteners—I’m allergic to stevia), but we just talked through that, and how people. You may wish to look ahead of your student to find sources for information about herbs, oils, etc. so that you can point him or her in the right direction for answers.
April 27, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter (15) is loving this book! :)
October 8, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I am so pleased this naturally minded curriculum is available. The stories for each lesson make it practical and interesting before introducing a topic. I like that you have to research the different topics to get the answer for the questions in each lesson. This is something that you would do in real life. There is no answer key however, but it is not necessary. I appreciate that it is not a textbook. This book is designed to give you confidence to find the answers to what ails you, learn how your body works, and experience God's world and how to put it all together.
June 22, 2016
over 6 years ago

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