Apologia Botany ~ Lesson Plan 1B and 2

Last week, I shared with you how we are studying Exploring Creation with Botany by Apologia and gave you an outline of how we approach each lesson as well as the PowerPoint review and a printable plan for Lesson 1.

Today, I am covering the second half of Lesson 1 and Lesson 2.

Lesson 1 just seemed extra long for me. By dividing it in half, I was able to spend more time with the children searching for leaves, and we also tossed in an extra experiment with some celery.

Is celery vascular?

Find out by cutting celery stalks and placing them in water tinted with red food coloring. After about a day or two, you will notive the veins in the celery turn red. If you wait two more days, you will see the veins in the leaves turn red.

The children loved checking our celery with their magnifying glasses and it worked perfectly with the lesson.

Apologia botany study helps

Science is supposed to be hands-on and so we did as many active projects as we could with the lesson. The children loved watching the napkin soak up the water as an example of how a nonvascular plant absorbs water.

Apologia Botany lesson plans power point

They also wandered the yard looking for different leaves and then returned inside where we looked at the leaves with a magnifying glass. I asked each child to point out the midrib on the leaf.

vascular plants experiment

And, just because I already had some peanuts in the cabinet, we took a closer look at pods and had a little snack too.

nonvascular plants experiment

We have not gotten to Lesson 2 yet but I have it ready for you below so that you do not have to wait on us!

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  1. Lori says

    I love your powerpoints and pictures!!! Did you complete the book or have any more lessons past the second chapter?

    • Penny says

      We actually paused the study. It was a bit too much for my children at the time. We might try again next year if they seem to do well with Anatomy. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

  2. Sheri says

    I am sad that you did not finish this study. I like how you are doing your lessons and the PowerPoint. I am teaching a co-op and was hoping to use your lesson plans.


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