Important Information. Please Read Before Purchasing:
This is a PDF download. No physical product will be mailed to you. The picture book that inspired this issue does not come with your purchase.
Gregor Mendel, the Friar Who Grew Peas is one issue in our Year 2 Profiles in Science collection. IMPORTANT: All six issues of Year 2 Profiles in Science are free with the purchase of Blossom and Root Second Grade (full bundle, science, or science and nature study.) Please DO NOT purchase this product if you have purchased Second Grade or Second Grade Science.
This issue includes:
- 4 S.T.E.A.M. activities exploring nature-inspired concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math
- 3 art projects
- 1 kitchen classroom activity
- 2 nature study prompts
- 3 invitations to play (open-ended activities to inspire discovery and creative engagement)
- 1 nature journal prompt or tutorial
- 1 word-inspired prompt and 1 copywork selection
- Suggested books, video links, and resources to dig deeper into the topic
You are welcome to use additional or alternative books to enhance your Book Seed learning.
Please note: This issue is included in a purchase of Second Grade (full bundle), Second Grade Science Only, and Second Grade Science and Nature Study.
Welcome to Book Seeds: Profiles in Science (Elementary Grades) By Blossom & Root!
Using inspiration from beautiful and captivating children's literature selections that explore the lives and contributions of great men and women in science, you and your child will investigate nature-based S.T.E.A.M. concepts, complete nature journaling activities, prepare delicious recipes, and celebrate the magic of words.
Our Profiles in Science series was designed for elementary grades (ages 6 to 12) and focuses on the men and women whose contributions to science and STEM have shaped our world. These issues can be used as a stand-alone science curriculum, to enhance the science program of your choice, or as unit studies to pepper throughout your year. They also make a great compliment for families using Blossom and Root Second Grade.
To use Book Seeds: Profiles in Science By Blossom & Root, simply read the book selection (for this issue: Gregor Mendel, The Friar Who Grew Peas by Cheryl Bardoe) as many times as you like, and complete the activities in the order and schedule that works best for your family. Most families complete the activities in a single issue of Book Seeds over a two-week period.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) Is this a secular resource?
Yes! Our program is 100% completely secular.
2) Will this product be mailed to me?
No. Our product is a digital download and will be delivered to you as soon as your payment is processed. You can send it to a local print shop to be printed and bound, or keep it on a tablet or computer for reference.
3) Can I print out multiple copies?
Your purchase is for your family alone. Feel free to make as many copies as you like for your own family. If you would like to use activities from Book Seeds by Blossom & Root for a co-op, please contact Kristina at firstname.lastname@example.org for permission first. Book Seeds by Blossom and Root may not be resold (at curriculum fairs, online, or anywhere else.)
4) How long will it take to do this curriculum each day?
You may go at whatever pace suits your needs. A single Book Seeds issue takes most families about two weeks to complete, spending around 30 minutes per day on an activity.
5) Are there any worksheets or workbooks included? Do Book Seeds come with the book they are inspired by?
Some issues include an occasional worksheet to track discoveries. You will need to purchase or borrow the book (for this issue: Gregor Mendel, The Friar Who Grew Peas by Cheryl Bardoe) before beginning, as it is not included in this purchase. This purchase is ONLY for a single issue of a Book Seed magazine full of activities inspired by a children's book.
6) Are there any exchanges or refunds?
No. All sales are final. Due to the digital nature of our product, there are no exchanges or refunds. Please consider carefully if this is a good fit for your child prior to purchase.
7) Can I get a sample first?
Absolutely! If you would like a free sample, please go to https://blossomandroot.com/book-seeds-by-blossom-and-root-coming-soon/ and you can download an entire issue, free of charge. Please note that this sample is for our original Book Seeds series (for ages 2 to 8) not our Profiles in Science series.
This is a digital download. You will not be mailed any physical products, and we do not offer printed / bound curriculum at this time. Your downloads will come from Gumroad, not Blossom and Root, so please check your junk mail if you do not see them in your inbox. You are welcome to use the printing company of your choice, if you would like to have a physical copy. There are several online companies that cater to homeschoolers, as well as local print shops and "big box office store" printing services available. You may, of course, print at home if you prefer, or use our resources digitally. Apps like Notability are great for marking up parent guides and notebooks for digital users.
Please note: This purchase is for a single issue of our Book Seeds magazine.