Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful Botany
This family-style course is fun and simple to teach!
Get your green thumbs ready with this updated 13-lesson botany science unit. As a botanist, you’ll learn how little seeds grow into blooming flowers and how plants and trees make their own food through photosynthesis. You’ll also zoom in to see the microscopic structure of plant cells and look up in awe at the tallest trees of the forests.
You won’t want to miss God’s handiwork displayed in this colorful, life-filled science unit.
But first, let’s look at what is included in the course and how to get started.
Science Unit Study
One unit study book needed per family.
Grades 3–6 Student Journal
One student journal needed per child in grades 3–6.
Grades 7–8 Student Journal
One student journal needed per child in grades 7–8.
*Copyright: If you use this science course in a group setting, you must purchase an physical copy of the unit book for each set of eight children in the class.
You must purchase a student journal for each child who will be completing the unit.
Read-Aloud Book Pack
Grades 7–8 Extension Book
Botany Unit Information
Each student needs his or her own student journal. Lessons direct the child when to complete the activities in the journal.
Just open and go! Your Botany Science Unit Study arrives wire bound. Each student needs his or her own perfect bound Student Journal.
Science Wall Vocabulary
Cut apart the vocabulary words now, so they are ready to be placed on your science wall. The course tells you when to use these.
Engage children with hands-on activities. Always use appropriate adult supervision. A complete supply list is found here.
For Younger Children
Some lessons include extra content for younger children (grades 3–6). Parents or teachers may choose to skip this content if instructing only older children.
For Older Children
Some lessons include extra content for older children (grades 7–8). Parents or teachers may choose to skip this content if instructing only younger children. Read more about lesson extensions in our unit information download found below.
This unit introduces the use of microscopes beginning in Lesson 5. The microscope greatly enhances the lessons, but if you do not have a microscope, this unit can still be completed by watching the microscope activity videos.
Note: for help selecting and using your microscope, see “How to Use a Microscope” here.
New discoveries in all fields of science are ongoing. The Good and the Beautiful reviews and revises science units periodically to keep information as up-to-date as possible.
Click here for a printable download of this information.
It includes a complete materials-needed list for your convenience.