Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 4: Earth Science

Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 4: Earth Science

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ISBN: 9781935614432
Grades: 1-6

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Take an adventure to learn about weather and our planet with Sassafras Science!

In The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume Four Earth Science, the zip-lining science blows forward for Blaine and Tracey Sassafras!

You'll visit the plains of Oklahoma, mountains of Patagonia, and the Pacific Ocean as you read through the book. The twins will learn about weather, natural cycles, and so much more from their fascinating local experts.

Don't miss a minute of their summer-long zip line journey with their crazy Uncle Cecil!

Category Description for Sassafras Earth Science:


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
9781935614432
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Elemental Science
Weight
1.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.5" x 0.81"
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We are working through the books for homeschool.
Alyssa B on Dec 15, 2022
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Mary G on Jul 28, 2018
We are working through the books for homeschool.
Alyssa B on Dec 15, 2022
My kiddo loves the stories!
Lisa J on Jun 27, 2021
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Mary G on Jul 28, 2018
I wanted to find a science program that would be engaging for my kids. I like the idea of using living books to make topics interesting.
Angela W on May 19, 2018
My kiddo loves the stories!
Lisa J on Jun 27, 2021
I wanted to find a science program that would be engaging for my kids. I like the idea of using living books to make topics interesting.
Angela W on May 19, 2018
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 4: Earth Science
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 4: Earth Science
Sassafras Science Adventures Vol 2: Anatomy
Sassafras Science Adventures Vol 2: Anatomy
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume One: Zoology
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume One: Zoology
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.
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