Scope and Sequence for Sassafras Science

Here at Sassafras Science, we do things a bit differently than the typical science curriculum. It is because we use living books to teach science, which do not always have clear cut objectives and standards.

So, we wanted to put together a Scope and Sequence for you all to make things a bit easier. Here is what our current books cover:

The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 1: Zoology

Age range – K through 5th grade

What it covers – Volume 1 studies the following biological topics through specific animals from the area that the Sassafras twins have visited.

  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Invertebrates (Insects)
  • Animal Diet (carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore)
  • Habitats (with a focus on the animals found there)

The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 2: Anatomy

Age range – K through 5th grade

What it covers – Volume 2 studies the following biological topics through specific body parts as the Sassafras twins travel around the world.

  • Cells
  • Integumentary System
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Reproductive System
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Immune System

The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 3: Botany

Age range – K through 5th grade

What it covers – Volume 3 studies the following biological topics through specific plants from the area that the Sassafras twins have visited.

  • Pollination and Seed Dispersal
  • Non-flowering Plants (Gymnosperms)
  • Flowering Plants (Angiosperms)
  • Parts of a Flower
  • Herbs and Grasses
  • Carnivorous Plants
  • Parasitic Plants
  • Fungi and Molds
  • Cacti
  • Biomes (with a focus on plants)

The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 4: Earth Science

Age range – K through 5th grade

What it covers – Volume 4 studies the following earth science topics through the weather and water features found in the area that the Sassafras twins have visited.

  • Biomes (with a climate focus)
  • Weather (thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes)
  • Droughts and sandstorms
  • Freezing weather (ice, snow, and frost)
  • Seasons
  • Day/Night Cycle
  • Atmosphere
  • Clouds
  • Natural cycles (water, nitrogen, and so on)
  • Rivers, lakes, and waterfalls
  • Oceans (currents and coral reefs)

The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 5: Geology

Age range – 1st through 6th grade

What it covers – Volume 5 studies the following earth science topics through geological features found in the area that the Sassafras twins have visited.

  • Continents
  • Earth’s core
  • Geothermal features (including volcanoes)
  • Maps
  • Rocks (including sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, igneous rocks, meteorites, and minerals)
  • Fossils and Fossil Fuels
  • Fjords and Islands
  • Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics
  • Erosion and Weathering
  • Mountains
  • Caves

The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 6: Astronomy

**Currently in Production**

Age range – 1st through 6th grade

What it will cover – Volume 6 will cover the planets, stars, and a variety of other space-related topics as the twins zip around the world.

The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 7: Chemistry

Age range – 1st through 6th grade

What it will cover – Volume 7 will cover the elements and other chemistry-related topics as the twins zip around the world.

The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 8: Physics

Age range – 1st through 6th grade

What it will cover – Volume 8 will cover gravity, light, and other physics-related topics as the twins zip around the world.

A little more about living books and notebooking

We often use terms at Sassafras Science that you may not be familiar with, such as living books and notebooking. Here is a bit more about those subjects:

Living Books

Notebooking

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