Exploring Creation with Zoology 1
Our price: $39.75
In this book, your children will begin exploring the dynamics of flight and animal classification, understanding why the design we see in these incredible creatures points us to our Creator God. Then, get ready for the exciting adventure of learning about birds. Your children will learn how to attract various bird species to your yard and identify them by looking at their special physical characteristics, diverse nests, and interesting domestic practices.
They will also learn the anatomy and the glorious design that enables birds to do remarkable things. After becoming amateur ornithologists, your children will explore the world of chiropterology, which is the study of bats. See our optional lab kit here.
About the Young Explorer Series:
When we decided to offer our customers a boxed curriculum, we knew that our eclectic approach to science needed a bit of fine-tuning, so we knew we needed Young Explorer, Jeannie Fulbright's elementary science program. Not only does this in-depth curriculum, with its gorgeous, full-color pictures and captivating, God-exalting text, sparkle in comparison to the mainstream, dry-bones science program, but it utilizes what we believe is the most sensible method to teaching science, the immersion approach.
While other science programs, with their yearly superficial overviews, quickly become tedious as children encounter the repetitiveness of topic matters, the Young Explorer science immersion program will allow your family to enjoy the depth and riches that genuine science can give. Most home-taught children who enjoy science are being taught with a science immersion program.
Because this program utilizes a combination of the Charlotte Mason and classical methods, you can count on each Young Explorer book to acknowledge the evidence of Creation, have easy-to-follow lessons that are self-contained, include hands-on activities, and support National Standards of Science. Recommended for ages six through twelve, but written with a fourth-grader in mind, you may find that your older children will enjoy doing the coursework on their own, while younger, less confident readers will prefer parental involvement.
Although the author encourages you to select books based on topics and not grade level, she also favors the following sequence due to the difficulty of the subject matter: Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1: Flying Creatures, Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures, Zoology 3: Land Animals, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry and Physics
Every hardback book comes with eye-popping, full-color pictures; recommended activities and projects; and engaging, conversational text. If you would like a convenient, time-saving way to get nearly all of the materials you will need for the experiments, we now offer a lab kit! This lab kit is already assembled with virtually every non-household item the curriculum requires, so you won't have to go searching for elusive components.
View Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 sample pages here (sample pages include Text & Notebooking Journal sample pages, Table of Contents, Supply List, and more).
Though not required, a student journal is available separately and is the perfect complement to this textbook.
Get the optional Lab Kit for Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 here.
Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
Made In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
Old Schoolhouse EE Award 2015 1st Place Winner!
Practical Homeschooling 2015 Reader Award Top Ranked by Homeschoolers!
One of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 2015!
About.com Readers' Choice Winner!
With COViD 19, I find myself schooling my 2 grandsons and 2 foster children.. ages 5, 7, 7, & 8 years old. We are doing the flying creatures of the fifth day curriculum. The beginning is a little advanced for this age group when it talks about zoologist's role in categorizing the animals they study but they learned the basic concept as we played a game/activity.. we took our collection of toy animals and place them on 2 pieces of paper taped together.. a blue and green paper representing land and water. The kids were zoologist's and categorized the animals to where their habitat was. (Pinterest idea). Once we got thru the very beginning, things have become much more interesting. I further teach concepts from the text with any ideas that I can think of that are hands on. We take things slow so new concepts can sink in. They each have their own binoculars to go with learning about the birds, they find and collect feathers and tell me what they have learned. For the most part, the text is simple enough for even the 5 year old to understand with the added hands on ideas and by taking it slow while exploring thru play on everything they learned from the text. The grades of the children I am working with are preschool, first and second graders but the second grader is in a special education classroom. I would highly recommend this text. An older student would not necessarily need further learning or activities added but we love this type of play as we learn so that is why we take things a little further. Yet, all the apologia texts that I own is awesome (I own quite a few since I originally homeschooled my children when they were in highschool)
My children completed this book and we've moved on to Zoology 2. These books are okay for a good general science introduction; however, the writing and organizing of information could be better and some of the information is slightly incorrect. I go through the chapter and make an outline of notes for my kids to fill in while they read. I've noticed that some of the information isn't well organized in an easy to follow order, it jumps around a little bit. This sometimes makes my note outline completely off from the book. I've also noticed that some of the information isn't entirely accurate. Also, there are instances in these books where there is so much detail in something mynute and little to no explanation of something that I think is important. It's also important to remember that these are written with a religious base. Overall, these books aren't bad, especially for younger students who don't need tons of details to remember.
Excellent!!! Nicely written! Excellent photography!!! Very informative and engaging-even to my child who is quite "squeamish" for many of the insects studied. Very well done!!!
We didn't even use this book. It was not user friendly.
This book was awesome! My 9 year old had the best time learning about these flying creatures. The book is well written and easily understood by the age group. The pictures are great & the projects were very fun to do even for me as an adult :-) I love these Apologia Science books! I plan to replace past science curriculum & go forward with these for my younger son.