Sassafras Science Volume 5 Geology Complete Set

Sassafras Science Volume 5 Geology Complete Set


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Grades: 1-6

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In The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume Five: Geology, the zip-lining science adventure rolls on for Blaine and Tracey Sassafras! The twins and your students will learn about rocks, fossils, maps, and more as they zip around the globe visiting the Norwegian countryside, the ice of Antarctica, and a deep, dark cavern in Australia!

The Sassafras Guide to Geology has chapter summaries, SCIDAT logbook information, encyclopedia readings, additional book lists, experiments, copywork/dictation, activities, quizzes, and more! It gives you the tools to turn your geology journey into a complete science curriculum for your elementary students.

The Official Sassafras SCIDAT Logbook: Geology Edition is authorized and approved by the Sassafras twins. This logbook gives the student space to record what they have learned as they follow the geological adventures of Blaine and Tracey Sassafras.

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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


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We have completed vol. 1-4 and this has been our favorite science we have ever used. Action, adventure, mystery! The story is just the brief beginning of the lesson. Encyclopedia work, nature study, library books, easy experiments, videos, computer links, with all details needed.
Lori G on Jun 23, 2022
We have completed vol. 1-4 and this has been our favorite science we have ever used. Action, adventure, mystery! The story is just the brief beginning of the lesson. Encyclopedia work, nature study, library books, easy experiments, videos, computer links, with all details needed.
Lori G on Jun 23, 2022
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This will be our 5th year with Sassafras. It is the first science we have enjoyed after 8 years of tolerating other choices. The story is engaging (good vs.bad, travel, adventure) but the in depth science comes from library books, encyclopedia work, online research, etc. All easily available and listed in the teacher manual. Experiments are simple and optional and any I don’t do we have found videos online. The SciDat log book is a fun and easy way to store information and makes a great book to display the years study. Adaptable for younger and older students. Easy to adapt with a faith based worldview. Highly recommended.
July 24, 2022
7 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Beyond Adventurous
I was hoping this wasn't going to be too "cutsie" for a solid science curriculum. It's not and quite the opposite. I'm all for learning fun, but this adventures of the twins are sinister and scary. I don't want to read about bullies, the Man with No Eyebrows chasing me with all his sinister might, monsters and disappearing people etc. I felt like this curriculum focused on 85% of the "adventure" and 15% of science, which was awkwardly interspersed in the story in a very boring fashion.
April 1, 2021

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