Science can be fun and exciting!
With the Sassafras Science novels, we are zipping into homes around the world to deliver a living books education for science like you have never seen before!
Great story, very interesting! I ordered this for my youngest child's homeschool science(3rd grade). She asked for something with animals and this fit the bill perfectly. Really pleased with the story, she asks to read it and do more work....definitely a bonus. I would recommend the other two books that go with the series to make a full, engaging program. Really pleased we used this and will continue with this program. (review by JK)
Each adventure-style novel incorporates facts about science around the world seamlessly into an action-packed storyline. The activity guide and logbook save you time by providing you with the tools to construct a full homeschool science curriculum centered around the living book.
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The Sassafras Science Adventures Novels
The adventure begins...
The science adventure begins for Blaine and Tracey Sassafras with The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 1: Zoology! In this volume, the twins (and you) will learn all about the amazing animals that can be found around the globe. You’ll visit the African Grasslands, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Alaskan Tundra as you read through the book. The twins will learn about mammals, reptiles, birds and so much more from their fascinating local experts. Don’t miss a minute of their summer-long zip line journey with their crazy Uncle Cecil!
The adventure continues...
The science adventure continues for Blaine and Tracey Sassafras with The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 2: Anatomy! In this volume, the twins (and you) will learn all about the human body as they zip around the globe. You’ll visit locations like an ancient tomb in Ethiopia, a garbage dump in Texas and a bistro in Italy. Blaine and Tracey will meet a variety of local experts who help them to learn about the different systems of the human body. This adventure will teach your students about anatomy in a way that they’ll never forget!
The adventure blooms...
Join the Sassafras twins on a photosyntastic journey around the world in The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany! In the next zip-lining stage of their summer science journey, they zip around the globe learning about plants. The twins visit the Amazon jungle, the pampas in Argentina, the French countryside, and more! Join them as they meet a variety of interesting local experts in their quest to study flowering plants, trees, and non-flowering plants found all over the world! Don’t miss a moment of the incredible, science-filled journey!
The adventure blows on...
The zip-lining science blows forward for Blaine and Tracey Sassafras in The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 4: Earth Science! The twins and your students learn all about our Earth as they zip around the globe. They will visit the plains of Oklahoma to learn about wind patterns and tornadoes, the mountains in Patagonia to discover more about snow and frost, and the open ocean to learn about coral reefs and currents! Along the way, Blaine and Tracey meet a variety of local experts who help them along the way to learn about the different weather patterns and features found on the Earth.
The adventure rolls forward...
The zip-lining science adventure rolls on for Blaine and Tracey Sassafras in The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 5: Geology! The twins and your students will learn about rocks, fossils, maps, and more as they zip around the globe. In this volume, you will visit the countryside of Norway to learn about igneous rock and fjords, the continent of Antarctica to learn about metamorphic rock and glaciers, and a deep, dark cavern in Australia to learn about stalagmites and stalactites! Blaine and Tracey meet a variety of local experts who help them along the way to learn about the different geological wonders found on the Earth.
These adventure style living books weave information about science into action-packed storylines that are sure to inspire your students!
The completed series will have 8 books in all.
- Volume 1: Zoology
- Volume 2: Anatomy
- Volume 3: Botany
- Volume 4: Earth Science
- Volume 5: Geology
- Volume Six: Astronomy (Currently in progress!!)
- Volume Seven: Chemistry
- Volume Eight: Physics
Our goal is to release at least one book per year until the series is done.