Come see how one person uses the Sassafras Science activity guide and logbook

Come see how one person uses the Sassafras Science activity guide and logbookWondering what it looks like to read the Sassafras Science novel along with the activity guide and logbook?

Paige, our author, has come back to share what this looks like in her homeschool. Last time she let us peek into their world, we got to see how they used the lapbook.

This time, her son is a bit older, a bit wiser, and a bit more camera shy! So, Paige is going to walk us through what a week looks like.

Let’s watch it together…

What It Looks Like To Use The Sassafras Science Novels With The Activity Guide & Logbook

Our son was in second grade when we used The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany along with the activity guide and logbook. We typically did science about four times a week, usually on Monday through Thursday. Then, we save Friday’s for nature study.

On the first day of our week the plan was to:

  • Read the first part of the chapter we are on.
  • Complete the record page for the corresponding topic.
  • Go over the vocabulary words from the activity guide.

On the second day of our week the plan was to:

  • Do the week’s demonstration explained in the activity guide.
  • Read from one of the suggested encyclopedias.
  • Add any information to the record or biome pages in the logbook.

On the third day of our week the plan was to:

  • Read the second part of the chapter we are on.
  • Complete the record page for the corresponding topic.
  • Add any information to the biome page in the logbook.

On the fourth day of our week the plan was to:

  • Do one of the additional activities from the activity guide.
  • Every other week we complete the quiz from the activity guide.

That’s the plan for us! At this point, I still do most of the writing but we are transitioning to having him write more on his own. You can see more about how we handle writing and science in the following videos:

As you can see, we didn’t really use the plant information pages, notes pages, or project record pages. This is mostly because at this point our son doesn’t write that much and I don’t want to overwhelm him. We’ll be adding these pages in the coming years!

Wrapping it Up

Wow! That was a great peek into how one person uses the SCIDAT logbook and activity guide!!

By the way, to answer another question – SCIDAT is pronounced SI-dat, as if you are starting to say science and finishing it with the first syllable of data. It’s short for Scientific Data and the name of the app we used to record the information we learned along our travels.

Anywhoo, we think that Paige did a great job of showing how you can create your own SCIDAT logbook at home as you journey with us!

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