Get your green thumbs ready! As a botanist, your young scientists will learn how little seeds grow into blooming flowers and how plants and trees make their own food through photosynthesis. You won’t want to miss God’s handiwork displayed in the hands-on activities, captivating videos, and simple experiments included in this colorful, life-filled science unit.
Each family will need one copy of the Course Book and one Student Journal per child. Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book available below to expand learning!
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Botany
Lesson 2 – The Life Cycle of a Plant
Lesson 3 – Parts of a Plant
Lesson 4 – Seeds
Lesson 5 – Flowers: Part 1
Lesson 6 – Flowers: Part 2
Lesson 7 – Leaves
Lesson 8 – Photosynthesis
Lesson 9 – Plant Cells
Lesson 10 – Plant Classification
Lesson 11 – Growing Plants
Lesson 12 – Trees
Lesson 13 – Carnivorous and Poisonous Plants
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book Course BookDetails:
The full-color 124-page Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Botany science course. Hands-on activities, engaging videos, vocabulary words, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.
Student Journal Grades 3-6 Student Journal Grades 3-6Details:
Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the 48-page Botany Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.
Student Journal Grades 7-8 Student Journal Grades 7-8Details:
Each student in grades 7–8 needs their own copy of the 72-page Botany Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.
Optional Suggested Reading
Botany Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Three full-color, interactive books and one game included in the optional Botany Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Botany study. Purchase above.
- The Good and the Beautiful Flower Study book
- The Good and the Beautiful Flower Game
- Plant Hunters—The Stories of Two Woman Botanists by Amy Drorbaugh
- Carl in the Garden by Molly Sanchez
Among the Leaves by The Good and the Beautiful TeamDetails:
This book replaces Trees and Their World, and is recommended as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8.
Among the Leaves takes you on a trip outdoors and around the world to discover deciduous and evergreen trees and their essential roles in our ecosystem. Pairing fascinating, detailed descriptions with vibrant images, this book teaches you how these majestic trees have been a valuable resource to our biosphere for centuries. Grab a seat—or the branch of a willow—and immerse yourself in the beauty of trees.
Trees and Their World Botany Grades 7–8 ExtensionDetails:
Trees and Their World was formerly recommended in the Botany Course Book as extra reading for 7–8 grade students; however, this book is discontinued and will not be restocked. For your 7–8 grade students, we now recommend Among the Leaves, available for purchase above.