Sassafras Series Frequently Asked Questions

How can I use the Sassafras Science Adventures series with all students ranging from K5 through 6th grade?

The Sassafras series novels are on a 5th grade reading level, so a middle school student can read it on his or her own, or younger students and the whole family can listen to the book as a read-aloud. The activity guide has suggestions for older (middle-school) and younger (elementary) students. Plus, the logbook is very open-ended, so that you can tailor the program to the individual students’ needs. This way, you can have students ranging from K5 thru 6th grade using the same science program. 

 

How does the Sassafras Science Adventures series work?

When you use the series as your main science curriculum, you will read a chapter in the adventure-style fictional book each week.  Then, you will choose an activity to do from the activity guide which provides you with a buffet of options to explore the facts presented in the book.  You can do a scientific demonstration, study related vocabulary, make a craft project or read more about the topics.  Your students will also keep their own SCIDAT logbook as a record of their journey.

 

How much is shipping?

Shipping to the continental US in included in the price of each of our products. All of our books are shipping via USPS media mail and our experiment kits are shipped via USPS priority mail. If you live outside the continental US or would prefer to have your books shipping via another carrier, please contact us for pricing.

 

How many books will be in the series?

The first book in the series, The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 1: Zoology, follows Blaine & Tracey Sassafras as they learn all about the wonderful world of animals.  The second book in the series, The Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 2: Anatomy, is due out in late spring 2013.  The completed series will have 8 books, which will also cover botany, geoscience, geology, astronomy, chemistry and physics.  Our goal is to release at least one book per year until the series is done.