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Nature Study and More ebooks by Season
Autumn Nature Study and More
Well, some of you asked for smaller units for nature studies and we did it! This is not just a nature study though. Just like our Nature Study Through the Year book, this nature study uses nature to introduce more formal scientific study topics and areas. So to use an old saying, “You can have your cake (Charlotte Mason style nature study) and eat it too (study more traditional science topics).
If you’re like me, you like the idea of bringing your kids out into nature, enjoying the current season and appreciating the little things in your surroundings. However, you might be concerned about covering science as an academic subject.
The new Autumn Nature Study and More has been taken out of our year long study and made into its own ebook for those of you who want to pick and choose which season you want to study at a time and wish to purchase something at a lower cost to you than our Nature Study Through the Year ebook.
This nature study has you observing the autumn season during the months of September, October, and November. There are several suggested topics to observe each month. Just like our larger ebook, this ebook includes:
- suggested nature study books to use alongside our practical nature study suggestions
- poetry about the topics of nature study
- living book lists for each topic for each month
- suggested activities to do during your nature walk or after the walk
- questions to ask during the walk to help your child focus or discuss their observations about a topic you want to study on your walk
- scientific connections: topics of formal science subject areas – includes living book lists and activity or experiment ideas to extend your scientific study
- nature journal pages to print and use to keep a nature journal
- suggested book list for keeping nature journals and drawing from nature
For example, this nature study will ask you to observe, read about, discuss, and explore migration habits of birds and animals. That is your nature study topic for one month. (There are others to choose from as well, if you wish to do something different or do more than one topic for each month.) From the idea of migrating birds and animals, you extend your nature study into a formal scientific study into physical science with a study of the earth’s magnetic fields, then magnets and magnetism.
This nature study supplies you with what you need if you want to use the poetry for copywork (you can use the included nature journal pages and include the copywork in your nature journal), read about topics in nature, bunny trail ideas into formal scientific study, and links and suggestions for more research, activities, and experiments into topics in the fields of biology, physical science, and chemistry.
Autumn Nature Study and More e-book
Purchase now for $6.50
We hope you will enjoy this nature and science study as much as we do! I am enjoying the crisp feel to the air and can’t wait for the rest of the fall season.
Other Nature Study e-books
We have other nature studies that we have taken out of our year long study for the Winter season and the Spring season if you wish to purchase either of those now as well here. They have everything the Autumn season nature study has, but different topics appropriate to each season.
Winter Nature Study and More ebook
(covering December, January, and February)
Spring Nature Study and More e-book
(covering March, April, and May)
Summer Nature Study and More e-book
(includes June, July, and August)
Using Nature Study, Nature Journals, and Poetry Through the Year e-book
This ebook is a year long study of nature divided into seasons and months and the natural events that occur during those seasons. Through a natural introduction into science through nature, this study introduces children into different areas of biology, physics, and chemistry.
For an overview of what you will find in Using Nature Study, Nature Journals, and Poetry Through the Year, I invite you to view a slideshow I created to help explain my ebook:
Would you like to give nature study a try but don’t know how you will find the time or fit it into your schedule and still feel like you are covering everything you really feel the need to cover for science?
I’ve been there. That is why I have written a book that takes the time for nature study but still covers different areas of biology, chemistry, and physics as an extended study of what you observe in nature. These topics can be covered generally or more in depth. It all depends on you, your child, and the time and interest you have for each topic.
This 215 page study includes the following sections that you can print off a few at a time depending on the topic of your study and the time of year:
Each Season has 3 months
Each Month has poetry and quotes that have to do with that month or topics within that month
There are different topics and a different number of topics depending on the natural events during that season or month.
For example, under Winter, you will find December, January, and February. Within January, you will find the topics of Trees in Winter, Astronomy, Owls,and Nocturnal Animals.
Within each topic you will find:
Pertinent poetry and quotes
Suggested Living Book list
- Nature Walk and Post-walk Activities
Questions with which to engage your children in conversation about the topic of study during the walk
Scientific Connections that naturally draw your child into an extended study of biology, physics, or chemistry that is connected to your nature study topic
For example, a topic study in July is Weather – Thunder, Lightning, Rain, and Rainbows. After observing this in nature and studying it, a Scientific Connection offers suggestions in which to extend that study into a study of Electricity, Sound Waves and Vibrations, Color, Light, or Acid Rain.
Each Scientific Connection has
Suggested Living Books list (if books are available on the topic)
Suggested Activities and Experiments
Some of these are described in the book, others are websites or books of experiments.
The Next Major Section of the book is Nature Journaling
Here you will find Recommended Nature Journal and Drawing book suggestions and websites. You will also find Suggested Sources for Nature Journaling pages and Sample Nature Journal pages within this book to get you started right away.
The Last Section is the Poetry section.
Here you will find Suggestions in which to integrate Poetry into your nature study through Writing and Studying Literary Devices commonly found in Poetry.
So, you can see that you CAN do a weekly nature study and still tie it into a more formal study of the traditional scientific areas and have the best of both worlds.
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Welcome to our Charlotte Mason Cottage Store! We are busying working at developing new ebooks for you filled with fun lesson plans and ideas to assist you in your homeschool in using Charlotte Mason methods with your family.
These lesson plans use Charlotte Mason’s methods of using living books, oral and written narration, copywork, and dictation. We have chosen a topic to study and developed lesson plans with quality living books (alot of them found free online) centered around the topic. Daily lessons have children doing narration and copywork with dictation at the end of the week using the given piece of copywork. We have added lots and lots of fun hands-on activities to do outside, inside, and on the computer. There are even suggested ways to include nature study and journaling into your study. There is so much in these units, you will be able to use these lesson plans for years.
These units can be followed exactly as written or customized by replacing portions of the day’s lessons with lists of options to choose from. Everything you need to follow Charlotte Mason’s methods are included in these units. It’s all there, ready for you to pick up and use. No more searching and gathering ideas, resources, and materials to plan your studies. All you have to do is locate the reading material we have recommended (alot of the time the reading material is a free online book written in Charlotte Mason living book style) or choose one you wish to use, and you are all ready to go.
To read a complete review of each title to learn what each unit study contains, read our Charlotte Mason Unit Study Descriptions.
Insect Unit Study
Order your Insects: A Unit Study using the Charlotte Mason Method and More now before the Insect season and school year are over!
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