Botany Science Unit: Quick Start

Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful Botany Science Unit

Before You Begin Studying Botany

Our Botany family-style science unit is fun and simple to teach! Let’s look at what is included in your course and how to get started.

Required Items

You need only one copy of the Botany unit for your family. Make copies of individual pages using the free PDF that was emailed to you after the purchase of the printed unit.

If you use this science course in a group setting, you must purchase a physical copy for each set of eight children in the class.

Please note: If you choose to return an unwanted unit or cancel an order, you will be charged the full amount for the PDF file; only the physical unit is refundable.

Botany K–8 Science Unit

Botany Unit Information

Science Journal

Science Journal

Each child needs a 1″ to 2″ 3-ring binder. Fill each binder with a few sheets of lined paper and blank white paper.

Lesson Preparation

Lesson Preparation

Your Botany unit arrived unbound and shrink wrapped. Print, cut, and staple a few pages now, so your lessons will be open-and-go when you are ready to teach. Watch this video.

Science Wall

Science Wall

Cut apart the vocabulary words now, so they are ready for your science wall when you need them. The course tells you when to use these.

Lesson Mini Books

Lesson Mini Books

Remove the mini book pages from the unit and cut them in half along the dotted lines. Then stack the pages together in the correct order and staple twice along the left side.

Activities and Experiments

Activities and Experiments

Several lessons include hands-on activities. You can find a supply list and instructions for all activities and experiments within the course.

Videos

Videos

Videos created by The Good and the Beautiful further explore the topics and experiments in the Botany unit. Have a device available capable of playing videos from goodandbeautiful.com/sciencevideos.

Content for Older Children

Content for Older Children

Some lessons include extra content that is more applicable for older children (grades 5–8). Parents or teachers may choose to skip this content if teaching only younger children. 

Content for Younger Children

Content for Younger Children

Some lessons include extra content that is more applicable for younger children (grades K–4). Parents or teachers may choose to skip this content if teaching only older children.

Microscope

Microscope

This unit also uses several microscope activities. Watch the video below to learn more. While the microscope is a fun addition to the lessons, it is still possible to complete them without it.

New Discoveries

New discoveries in all fields of science are being made on an ongoing basis. The Good and the Beautiful reviews and revises science units periodically to keep information as up-to-date as possible.

Unit Information

The Good and the Beautiful Science Courses Unit Information

Click here for a printable download of this information. It includes a complete materials-needed list for your convenience.

Expand your Botany study with this Read-Aloud Book Pack and Grades 7–8 Extension Book. Click below to order or learn more.

Read-Aloud Book Pack

Botany Read-Aloud Pack
Includes:

    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

Grades 7–8 Extension Book

Botany Grades 7–8 Extension Book
Trees and Their World

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Science FAQs page where you can find answers to frequently asked questions, the Grades 7–8 Lesson Extension Answer Key, helpful videos, and other resources.

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