Hello everyone! I’m excited to be pulling my kids from K12 next year. I told them that they will be getting to pick some study units to study whatever they want to! They were super excited about this idea - and my daughter wants to study plants and more specifically flowers. I have tried to look up some Botany books on Amazon - but I was hoping to get some ideas from you all. Does anyone have any suggestions for textbooks / books / activities for Botany? Thanks so much!
Exploring Creation with Botany!! Check it out here, http://www.christianbook.com/exploring-creation-with-botany-textbook/jeannie-fulbright/9781932012491/pd/337002 They also have notebooking journals and lab kits on that same page if you scroll down a bit. It can be used for many ages.
@Jenny @sgrrrbear that’s exactley what I was going to suggest! Its the most thorough botany study that I know of:) plus, starting it at the beginning of spring would be great!
@sgrrrbear congrats on taking your kids out of the k12…I can tell from your posts you’ve been very unhappy with them.
My children also begged to do botany this year (I’m surprised), we will be using Answers in Genesis Plant study as well as Botany in 8 lessons which I found online as part of a package it looks very interesting with a botany song etc… http://store.ellenjmchenry.com/?product=botany-in-8-lessons-digital-download
they have samples on the store too it’s a $14.95 digital download. Looking forward to doing this study myself. Hope you find what you are looking for.
@sgrrrbear I know everyone is gung-ho on Apologia’s Botany, but we tried it and it was so dry…so detailed…that it was boring - even for me. (I do love their astronomy though!)
@sgrrrbear I just nodded my head in agreement with what @KathiJohnson said about Apologia’s Botany. Dry and boring. We trudged through it and I vowed never to use it again. And this coming from a gal who loves Science (and is a former Biology major).
What are the ages of your children?
Thank you everyone for your suggestions and honest reviews.
@MotherofMany - I will have a 8 yr old girl who it will be mainly for - and 10, 6, and 4 year old boys in school as well. @MotherofMany and @KathiJohnson - what would you suggest instead of the Apologia?
@sgrrrbear I would recommend the Elementary Science Series by Apologia. I started a thread about it on this forum. You should be able to look it up by typing in Apologia Elementary Science.
Absolutely Apologia Exploring Creation with Botany! And buy a good field guide for your area. My kids want to know the names of everything when we are on our nature walks!
Thank you @Tchrmom - great idea about a field guide!