The Top 10 All-time Favorite Reads at Sassafras Science

Can you guys believe that Blaine and I have been bringing you all science fun for almost four years now? When our publishers decide to share our incredible journey of summer science fun we had no idea of the adventure that was waiting for us!

And a big part of that has been the privilege to connect with you all as we share expert tips and super fun activities! As we wrap up the fun for 2016, we wanted to share a “top ten” list of your all-time favorite Sassafras posts.

You all let us know which ones were your fav’s with your clicks and shout-outs, but we are super glad to see some of our favorites here too!

Without further ado, let’s get to the list:

The Top 10 All-time Favorite Reads at Sassafras Science

top-ten-favorite-reads-pin#10 – 7 Organization Tips for Notebooking

Have you got notebooking pages stuffed everywhere? These seven tips will help you tame the notebooking beast of disorganization!

#9 – Gymnosperm vs. Angiosperm

Wondering whether that tree you are observing is a gymno- or an angio-? This post has got the answers for you – all you have to do is read it with a Scottish accent!

#8 – 3 Easy steps for getting started with notebooking

Thinking about using notebooking for science? Then, you don’t want to miss this post! Paige breaks down how to create your first notebooking page into three easy steps.

#7 – How to use notebooking with different ages

Paige knows that homeschoolers typically don’t teach just one age group, instead, they have a range of levels. In this post, she shares how you can scale notebooking from preschool up to high school!

#6 – How to use living books with elementary students

This is a longish post, but it is packed with detailed information that will help you get a picture of how you can use living books to teach science to your students. Don’t miss the sequel, how to use living books with middle school students, which was #11 on this list.

#5 – What is Notebooking?

Notebooking is one of our favorite ways to record what we are learning. In this post, Paige shares her definition of notebooking and details the two components of notebooking.

#4 – Are Giant Pandas Herbivores or Carnivores?

I (Tracey) am happy to see this post on the list as it is written by one of my favorite local experts, Tashi! You’ll have to read it to get the answer – be sure not to miss the free printable at the bottom!

#3 – Why Choose Notebooking over Worksheets

Worksheets are boring and impersonal; notebooking is fun and unique – there, now you know why. But seriously, you should head over and read the full post as it is packed with notebooking info!

#2 – How to do your own owl pellet dissection

Don’t worry, it’s not poo – it’s puke! And dissecting an owl pellet can tell you loads about the diet of these birds. In this post, we walk you through step-by-step directions (included a printable) for doing your own dissection of an owl pellet at home.

#1 – Living Books for Science

And, finally, number 1, which should come as no surprise to us all! This post helps to define how to you can select the right living books for your science study along with a list of options from which you can choose.

Wrapping it Up

Well, there you have it – the top ten posts on our blog that y’all love to read! Come back in two years when we do the next all-time fav’s post to see if any of these posts are still on the list.

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