Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany

Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany

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ISBN: 9781935614333
Grades: 1-6

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In The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume Three Botany, the zip-lining science adventure blooms for Blaine and Tracey Sassafras - and we want you to join the journey!

Join the Sassafras Twins as they travel to colorful locales to learn about plants.

Together, you will learn all about the wonderful world of plants as Blaine and Tracey zip around the globe. In the book, you will visit locations like:?

  • The Amazon Jungle to pick up facts about orchids and ferns;
  • The pampas in Argentina to learn about grasses and wildflowers;
  • And the French countryside to discover several different kinds of trees!

The twins will meet a variety of local experts who help them along the way to learn about the variety of plants found around the world.

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Category Description for Sassafras Science:

What a delightful way to learn science! Read a story, perform experiments, keep a log, and learn some science. This Charlotte Mason style, hands-on, inquiry-based science program might be just what your children need to understand and enjoy science. From the same publisher as Elemental Science, this program follows the Sassafras Twins as they travel the world during their summer break, learning the science content that they failed to master during their previous school year.

The underlying storyline is that the Sassafras twins felt science was boring and pointless. Despite Mom and Dad's warnings, they continued their lackluster approach towards science. Consequently, they must forego attending camp with their friends and instead spend the summer with their crazy (or is he?) Uncle Cecil. Uncle Cecil and his lab assistant, President Lincoln, developed a series of invisible zip lines and special carabineers that would take Train and Blaisy (Uncle Cecil's names for the children) on the adventures of a lifetime as they learn to love science. Readers will join the twins through 300 pages of adventures around the world as they learn about zoology – mammals and their habitats – in volume one; and then continue the journey through tombs in Ethiopia, a landfill in Texas, and much more as they explore human anatomy in volume two. Children in fourth through sixth grade can read the adventures on their own, or parents can read them aloud to all ages.

The Sassafras Guides to Zoology (Vol. 1) and Anatomy (Vol. 2) offer the road maps for your travels. These books contain 18 chapters that correspond to the chapters in the texts. For each chapter there is a summary, information and instruction for the Official Sassafras Scidat Logbook, encyclopedia readings, a list of additional living books on the topic, an experiment, vocabulary, copywork & dictation, additional activities, and optional schedules. The schedule offers a two- and five-day pacing option for the course. Encyclopedia suggestions are Kingfisher First Encyclopedia of Animals (#29186) for younger children and DK Encyclopedia of Animals (#14569). Experiments for chapters 1-3 and 16-18 are in the guide, but you will need Science Around the World by Janice VanCleave (#27250) for the experiments in chapters 4-15. For your convenience and planning purposes, there is a complete "living book" and supplies list at the front of the guide. An appendix includes reproducible pages and is limited to reproduction for family use only.

The Official Sassafras Scidat Logbooks become a record of each child's journey as he/she visits each location with the twins. The logbooks include illustrations, maps on which the child colors or marks locations, a place to record project information, and pages for notes. The Logbook is not reproducible, so you will want one for each child. There is a fair amount of writing, so some of the activities may not be appropriate for younger children.

Sets include the Official Scidat Logbook, Sassafras Guide and the Reader for that topic.

Use the book as a fun read-aloud or add the activity guide and logbook for a complete science curriculum. Zip line your way through the African grassland, Egyptian dessert, Canada, Amazon rainforest, Australian forest, Chinese bamboo forest, the Arctic, and the Atlantic Ocean with Blaine and Tracey – then look forward to your next adventure with Uncle Cecil! ~ Donna

Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

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


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
1
Grade End
6
ISBN
9781935614333
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Elemental Science
Weight
1.15 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.5" x 1.0"
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We chose this as part of our 5th grade curriculum. We have enjoyed Sassfras Zoology and Anatomy - Botany is next is in the series.
Irene E on Mar 31, 2022
We have really enjoyed the first two books in the series. It is a fun, gentle intro to the topic that is a good fit for my elementary kids. I am not a "sciency" person, and I have really loved this series!
Anne F on Jul 13, 2020
We chose this as part of our 5th grade curriculum. We have enjoyed Sassfras Zoology and Anatomy - Botany is next is in the series.
Irene E on Mar 31, 2022
I can make a curriculum out of it for 9th grade
Terri B on Jan 14, 2022
We have really enjoyed the first two books in the series. It is a fun, gentle intro to the topic that is a good fit for my elementary kids. I am not a "sciency" person, and I have really loved this series!
Anne F on Jul 13, 2020
My child loves this science curriculum! it's a fun read and the activities are very interesting.
Jenna C on Aug 13, 2019
Last year we used the Anatomy series and loved it. My daughter wants more!
Marie N on Jul 15, 2019
My kids LOVE the Sassafrass Science Series!!
Heather K on Jul 10, 2018
We are studying Botany next year, and this looks like the perfect fit!
Cristina G on May 16, 2018
We love Elemental Science and Love that these volumes of books take us on a journey with other kids. Makes our homeschool science fun!
Danyelle R on Mar 11, 2016
I can make a curriculum out of it for 9th grade
Terri B on Jan 14, 2022
My child loves this science curriculum! it's a fun read and the activities are very interesting.
Jenna C on Aug 13, 2019
I was wondering if these books need to be done in order or if you can choose which volume you'd like to begin with?
Simone on Aug 24, 2021
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany
Sassafras Science Adventures Vol 2: Anatomy
Sassafras Science Adventures Vol 2: Anatomy
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume One: Zoology
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume One: Zoology
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 4: Earth Science
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 4: Earth Science
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 5: Geology
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 5: Geology
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 6: Astronomy
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 6: Astronomy
BEST ANSWER: On their website they recommend going in order to follow the storyline but it's not an absolute. We have never used Sassafras before but we are going to start with the one on natural disasters and weather. I think they recommend going in order so that your familiar with the characters and when something is referenced from a previous book you'll understand what they are referring to. The curriculum website has more information about this if you need more information.
I am wondering if this series would be a good fit for my son who will be in grade 6 and has already completed a middle school science curriculum? Bio. Chem. Physics. Geology. Astronomy.
User on Apr 6, 2017
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany
Sassafras Science Adventures Vol 2: Anatomy
Sassafras Science Adventures Vol 2: Anatomy
Sassafras Guide to Botany
Sassafras Guide to Botany
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume One: Zoology
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume One: Zoology
Sassafras Guide to Earth Science
Sassafras Guide to Earth Science
BEST ANSWER: It's a fun read that your 6th grader would probably enjoy. Past that you get out what you are willing to research into yourself. So depends on the style of learning you enjoy. But the story would be fun with some learning in there. The book is cheap enough just to buy for a summer read and then you can decide if you want to do more with the guidebook, logbook, lapbook.etc.
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