Hi-ya! This is Blaine and Tracey Sassafras and we are here today to this very important answer the question. Here it goes . . .
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The books of the Sassafras Science series inject adventure into your homeschool science plan through a living books curriculum. They provide a unique approach, one that is different from any of the options currently on the market.
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We are a great fit for families that:
Great, let's take a look at what the Sassafras Science series includes.
Start with a living book.
The adventure-style novels incorporate facts about science around the world seamlessly into the action-packed storyline or the best summer of our lives! Each book is at a 5th-grade reading level, so a middle school student can read it on his or her own, or the whole family can listen to it as a read-aloud.
Add in activities and notebooking.
The activity guides help you to create a full homeschool science curriculum from the novels. Each one includes a buffet of options that coordinate with the individual chapters of the novel. The activity guide will assist you in pulling out the key concepts and provide you with options to enhance what the students are learning.
The SCIDAT logbooks provide a place for your students to record what they are learning as they journey with us through the novel. Each logbook includes open-ended notebooking pages complete with images and spaces for your students to fill. (Note: We tried to get the authors to send you each a smartphone with the apps installed, but apparently their insurance company won't allow that.)
Or go with activities and lapbooks.
The lapbooking guides can help you to create a gentle homeschool science curriculum from the novels. Each one leads you through a survey of an area of science using a series of eight mini-lapbooks to document the journey.
Still not sure? Come see a detailed look at how the Sassafras Science series works.
When you use the Sassafras Science Adventures series as your main science curriculum, you will:
The novel and the support materials work hand in hand to create a full living books curriculum for science.
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