>> Friday, October 12, 2012
Last week's classification of dicots and monocots was the beginning of our botany unit. I purchased REAL Science Odyssey: Life over the summer and we are working through the botany lessons in it, but I wasn't completely satisfied with it. It's just simpler than I hoped. So, I purchased Exploring Creation With Botany. We just did the first half of Lesson 1 (each lesson is very long). I got the Junior Notebooking Journal
as well and Bear is loving it! I debated getting it, but am very glad we did. We've studied botany with a Montessori approach in previous years (leaves, seeds, trees) and Bear is ready for more depth. Exploring Creation With Botany is exactly what I was looking for in terms of depth.
Of course, I will have out on the shelves our DIY felt parts of the flower puzzle
and the parts of the tree puzzle
and I have plans to make the parts of the seed puzzle
I am also looking at this 6-9 botany Montessori album. It contains many ideas for activities and experiments to add to a plant study. I'll add those in to our Apologia Botany as they fit.
I'll be adding more posts as we continue through Exploring Creation With Botany.