Botany Lab Kit

Botany Lab Kit

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Item #: 048423
Grades: K-6
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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

A lab kit of supplies designed to coordinate with Exploring Creation with Botany 1st Ed. Please note that this lab kit was created for the 1st Ed. course and may not be compatible with the new 2nd Ed. course.

Kit includes: paper towels, aluminum foil, electrical cord, light socket w/plug, 15-watt fluorescent spiral light bulb, plastic plates, glue, herb seeds, foam cups w/ lids, small paper bags, thread, glycerin soap bar, cooking oil, craft sticks, fragrance, scissors, sunflower seeds, bean seeds, pad of paper, plastic bags, coin envelopes, clear tape, ruler, magnifying glass, white paper, clay, cotton swabs, borax, construction paper, packet of seeds, file folders, index cards, assorted nuts, six-sided die, dandelion tufts, samara, burr, colored pencils, plastic bag, clothespin, washing soda, gloves, blue food coloring, thermometer, peat pellets, pencil, black permanent marker, measuring tape, thumb tacks, pinecone, red & blue paint, paintbrush, hanging wire, yarn, cardboard, and a binder with lined paper.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Botany 1st Ed.:
Category Description for Exploring Creation with Botany:

This book covers the nature of botany and plant classification before moving on to reproduction, seeds, water movement, nutrient production and distribution. Some of the notebook assignments include a pollination "story," bark rubbings, leaf identification and labeling the parts of a flower. The book includes interesting activities and projects like growing seeds in plastic bags, making a light hut to grow plants, dissecting a bean seed, making pine cones open/close, and measuring transpiration.

Category Description for Apologia Science (K-6):

This popular elementary science series was originally created when Jeannie Fulbright, author and homeschool mom, was looking for a quality elementary science series that was creation-based using the Charlotte Mason approach. When she didn't find the curriculum she was looking for she decided to create her own. These books use the classical and Charlotte Mason methodology including narration and notebooking to develop critical thinking, logical ordering, retention, and record keeping. The series has since expanded to cover more science topics. New for 2021 is Earth Science, authored by Rachel Yunis, author of Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology.

Since the Charlotte Mason method is employed, every lesson is organized with a narrative, notebook work, an activity, and a project. The student notebook is emphasized in the lessons. Activities and projects bring the lessons to life and use simple household items. While the author's intent is for the parent to read these books to elementary students, a student with a 4th-grade reading level could read these books on their own. The books come from a strong creationist viewpoint, including sections called "Creation Confirmation" and Scripture interwoven throughout the book. Apologia recommends spending an entire year covering each book, taking about two weeks to explore most lessons (some lessons may require more time).

Notebooking Journals were a later - and welcome - addition to the series. As they complete the courses, students were encouraged to compile a notebook to collect and display the information they are learning. The Apologia Notebooking Journals now provide a place for the student to complete every assignment, to record experiments and to display work. Included are weekly lesson plans, templates for recording fascinating facts and assignments, and scripture copywork in both print and cursive models. In addition to full-color Miniature Books (for recording facts and information and pasting directly into the notebook), there are optional ideas (Take it Further in Astronomy; Dig in Deeper in Botany; Fly Higher in Zoology, etc.) for lots of additional activities, projects, experiments, books or videos, all of which correlate with specific lessons in each course. Along these lines, the Personal Person project in both of the Anatomy notebooks is special providing clear vinyl overlays of each body system. Be prepared to cut these out, though.

Junior Notebooking Journals are a simplified version of the orignal Notebooking Journals and require less handwriting but have the same reinforcing activities. These books include coloring pages, project pages, and cut and fold miniature books (same ones as in the version for older students). There is space for notebooking assignments (more drawings, no questions to answer) and scripture copywork (shorter verses to copy either in manuscript or in beginning cursive). Biblical quotations are from the NASB, KJV, NIV or NKJV.

To complete the books all you will need to provide is scissors, glue, colored pencils, a stapler, and a few brass fasteners. There are plenty of activity options in the journals, but keep in mind that based on your student, you may not want to complete every activity. Work can be tailored to each student by simply tearing out unwanted pages from the spiral-bound book. Serving both as a uniquely expressed record of the student's work and as a prized reminder of acquired knowledge, these books will become a homeschooling heirloom.

For convenience, we now offer either Advantage Sets or SuperSets. Advantage Sets include the textbook and either the Junior or original Notebooking Journal. SuperSets include the text, the MP3 Audiobook CD and either the Junior or the original Notebooking Journal.

We also offer lab kits from Nature's Workshop for the elementary courses. Kits contain most of the materials for the experiments, and are conveniently packaged by lesson in the corresponding book (sold separately). There are still a few items you will need from around your house, but with these kits the list becomes extremely short. ~ Janice / Jerry

Category Description for Apologia Science:

Apologia Science courses are written from a Biblical worldview with the homeschool in mind. At the elementary level, courses follow a Charlotte Mason-inspired methodology, with lessons organized around narration, notebooking exercises and hands-on activities or projects. Children at different ages can use these together, learning at their own level. Each course is designed to be teacher-student interactive, so teacher involvement is fairly high at this level. At the junior high and high school levels, science courses are more traditional in nature, with the textbook written to the student. Teacher involvement time at this level is much less than at the elementary level. Textbooks contain student reading, lab instructions, "On Your Own" questions and Study Guide questions. A Solutions Manual provides the answers to these and the test questions. Lab kits are available separately for both the elementary and upper-level science courses which include most of the harder to find items you will need.


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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I find the lab kits help me tremendously when it comes to getting our science experiments done!
Emily O on Oct 24, 2021
I am looking forward to having all of the items needed to complete labs. Never 'splurged' like this before!
Lisa A on Jul 31, 2020
I find the lab kits help me tremendously when it comes to getting our science experiments done!
Emily O on Oct 24, 2021
I already have the text and notebooks, but gathering the supplies is too time consuming.
kimberly l on Nov 13, 2020
I am looking forward to having all of the items needed to complete labs. Never 'splurged' like this before!
Lisa A on Jul 31, 2020
Wonderful supplement to curriculum with supplies I would not normally have on hand.
Christina R on Sep 3, 2019
I like having everything I need in a box.
Joy W on Jun 28, 2019
Hoping that it will help us do the science experiments in the Botany textbook in a much more efficient manner than we've been able to do experiments in other curriculum in the past.
Terri L on Jun 28, 2019
We used Zoology 1 Lab Kit and it was great. We did the book with my oldest without the bought kit, but now that we'll have the kit it will be much more convenient going through the textbook with my second child.
Raluca J on Feb 17, 2019
We chose purchasing a completed lab kit so we didn't have to worry about putting it together ourselves. We've purchased other kits and they have been wonderfully convenient.
Lindsay G on Jan 29, 2019
Our Charter School requested it.
Cecilia P on Sep 18, 2018
We own the Text book and it was difficult to gather supplies. So finally decided to just purchase the kit.
Shamar J on Aug 27, 2018
Makes for one less thing that I have to think about planning or putting together. We have enough on our plate already, right? ;0)
AMY M on Aug 19, 2018
So helpful
Carmen R on Jul 26, 2018
My kids are doing botany independently this summer, and I wanted them to have everything on hand. Normally I gather it all myself, but we have a lot of extras going on in our life right now. :)
Lisa S on Jun 5, 2018
I need the ease of science material gathered together or I tend to skip labs.
Carolyn B on Apr 9, 2018
Everything I need to accompany the science book!
Brandi B on Jan 23, 2018
We are studying Botany
Jeremy B on Jan 22, 2018
We already have the Botany book. It will make it much easier for me to actually accomplish the experiments if I have all the supplies in one box ready for me. Just being practical!
Christy I on Jan 10, 2018
To make our science easier
Hilary T on Dec 4, 2017
To help facilitate experiments getting done in a timely fashion.
chris on Aug 29, 2017
Awesome Kit!
Sunny T on Aug 29, 2017
To support the curriculum and have everything the children need to do the labs.
Elaine D on Aug 20, 2017
It is easier it buy the kit than to try and find everything by going to several different stores.
Rebecca K on Aug 17, 2017
Daughter loves to do experiments daily
JEANETTE B on May 23, 2017
went with previous study
Alecia H on Jan 23, 2017
we love having almost everything gathered together and labeled for each lesson. it is great!!
kim r on Jan 13, 2017
I'm homeschooling 6 kids, and have found that if everything is all together and ready for me - it means we're much more likely to get the fun experiments done! :)
Candace S on Oct 19, 2016
I need the convenience of everything at my fingertips.
Brenda M on Oct 17, 2016
bought the astronomy one last year and I love the fact that it is all there when you need it! A time saver and no hassle!!!
Rebekah J on Aug 25, 2016
Without it, we would never do the experiments.
User on Jul 27, 2016
It's reasonable and much cheaper to put these kits together by hand, but something essential is always elusive and in the end time is money and having everything in one box is so helpful in the thickness of the semester.
Deborah J on Jul 21, 2016
I like that they put all relevant things together and I don't have to worry about finding items for the suggested experiments.
Janell S on Jun 30, 2016
great science kit to go along with my botany text book
Trina R on May 25, 2016
Purchased to accompany our 2nd grade botany curriculum. Hoping this will allow us to complete more of the experiments this year!
Tracy B on Apr 17, 2016
goes with the science curriculum
Heather C on Dec 13, 2015
So that we don't have to go searching for all the items needed for the experiments.
Jessica B on Dec 9, 2015
I'm hoping this will eliminate the problem of having to hunt down all the components for the labs.
Melanie U on Oct 15, 2015
I love having all the supplies on hand for experiments. Otherwise we end up skipping over some of the best learning!
Robin A on Sep 24, 2015
Great kit with all needed items. We tend to set aside labs if we don't have all the items needed on hand. With these kits, you will always have everything you need nicely labeled by EACH LESSON, in separate baggies! Great for those like me who struggle with rounding up all the necessary items.
Christopher H on Sep 24, 2015
I already have the text and notebooks, but gathering the supplies is too time consuming.
kimberly l on Nov 13, 2020
Wonderful supplement to curriculum with supplies I would not normally have on hand.
Christina R on Sep 3, 2019
Does this work with the new edition?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure about the brand new edition that just came out, but it worked with the one before that. It seems like they are very good at aligning the kit to each edition. I have done two of the kits now (botany and astronomy) and was extremely pleased with them.
Does each child need their own lab kit? or do they share? I'm worried that they might fight over who gets to hold things...
User on Aug 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It probably depends on your kids and how well they work together... I bought one kit for my four kids (ages 11-6). For most of the projects they worked together using the supplies. Some of the experiments (like planting seeds) I bought extra supplies at a local store so that each kid could plant and take care of their own seeds. Most of the time the kids were fine with sharing and taking turns.
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Rated 5 out of 5
They package everything up by section of the book, it was so easy to find what I needed. I also got the wrong lightbulb, contacted them and they sent it out right away. Excellent customer service all around.
July 31, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This lab kit is a tremendous aid to our homeschool. It is so nice to have what we need all ready to go. It is divided and packaged by lesson for even greater convenience. Worth every dollar spent! I will be purchasing these kits for as long as I am schooling my children. Thank you!
August 29, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Dont throw shipping box away
Like all kits for apologia. It may be a little pricey on the outside looking in, but well worth it!!! For the botany kit you will need a shipping box to do a project in lesson one.
September 26, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I highly recommend purchasing the lab kit for botany if you are not a gardener with supplies already on hand. This is my second year using apologia science and my first year purchasing a lab kit. It seemed like a lot of money, but for me, it was money well spent. The kit is well organized and makes doing science experiments a breeze compared to searching for all the odd and end things I would need from various places in the house only to find I am missing one essential item and then I have to go buy it. By that time, my kids interest has waned in the experiment as well as my own. This kit makes doing those science experiments so much easier and more enjoyable for the naturally disorganized type person like myself.
September 9, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful kit!
This kit contains everything you need to do the labs from the text. They only things they've left out are things you'd have in your kitchen anyway. Although, so far, its included everything and I've had to add nothing. So much easier than finding everything myself. Highly recommend!
January 12, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This kit is really great! I was a little skeptical about the price but when I got the kit I was pleased All of the lessons are put together and ready to be pulled out when you need them This should make doing the projects a little easier!
March 1, 2011

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