Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal
for use with Exploring Creation with Zoology 1
You Don't Need This Book
Really! However, for some of you, it may be the most useful science supplement you can buy, and that is why we are excited to offer it.
How the Young Explorer Series Uses Notebooks
The Young Explorer Series is our favorite science program for young scientists, and with good reason. The Charlotte Mason approach provides lots of information in a readable, engaging format. Lessons are designed to be spread over multiple weeks, with significant portions devoted to hands-on experiments and to notebook keeping.
Notebook Keeping Explained
Notebook keeping is simply a system for assisting your child to document what he has learned in each lesson. With this book, your child will write out the highlights of the lesson. If your child is young or doesn't enjoy writing, you can instead use the Junior version of the Notebooking Journal, available separately. Regardless of which Notebooking Journal you use, this approach helps your child to think through what he has learned, distill it down to its most basic level, and communicate it effectively. If he can't reiterate it well, he probably doesn't grasp it.
A Wide Variety of Resources
With over 175 ready-to-use pages, as well as 59 pages of full-color supplements, the spiral-bound Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal includes:
- A daily Schedule for completing the readings, notebook assignments, activities, and experiments utilizing a two-day-per-week plan.
- Fascinating Facts Templates for your student to record what he has learned with both words and illustrations for each lesson.
- Templates for completing the Notebooking Activities.
- Review Questions for each lesson, which can be answered orally or as written narration.
- Scripture Copywork, with both print and cursive practice--a valuable method for memorizing Scripture; teaching spelling, grammar, and writing; and for handwriting practice.
- Project Pages and Scientific Speculation Sheets for the student to keep a record of experiments or projects completed throughout the course.
- Fly Higher ideas for each lesson which include additional activities, projects, experiments, books, or videos that correlate with the lesson.
- Beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books, which the student may wish to create, encouraging him to record facts and information learned in each lesson. These are then placed on the Miniature Book Paste Page to display in his notebook.
- Field Trip Sheets to keep a record of field trips he enjoyed during his studies.
- A Final Review with fifty questions the students can answer, either orally or in writing, to show off what he knows about zoology at the end of the course.
View Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 sample pages here (sample pages include Text & Notebooking Journal sample pages, Table of Contents, Supply List, and more).
Pages: 178 black and white, plus 59-page color appendix
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!
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About.com Readers' Choice Winner!
Good. Haven't always used it-not because it isn't good, but because of lack of time.
Ended up not using this. Not user friendly.
This notebook was so fun to do with the textbook. My 9 yr old had a wonderful time learning & doing the projects. If you are considering purchasing the textbook & not tho notebook I would strongly suggest to get it. It will make learning the material so much more fun for the student. I even had fun with the projects as an adult. And at the end you have a cool notebook full of projects & crafts for the year. Fun & very educational. Well worth purhasing the notebook to go along with the textbook. Loved it!!
This is our first year homeschooling our grandson. We ordered the fifth grade curriculum. When looking at the catalog my grandson wanted to also complete the other Sciences - Astronomy, Flying Creatures, and Swimming Creatures so we ordered the Notebooks and borrowed from another homeschool parent and started homeschool on August 18. We are beginning with the Astronomy - once we complete that we will move on to the Flying Creatures and complete that Notebook and then on to Swimming Creatures (we will order that Notebook before ready to start) -- Our hope is to complete all three of these Science books this year and then we will complete the Land Animals which was included with the fifth grade curriculum and will also be ordering the Anatomy and Physiology book to complete in his sixth grade year. We are currently using the Astronomy Notebook with Astronomy text and loving it -- I highly recommend the Apologia Science texts and the Notebooks that go along with the texts. Thank you again Timberdoodle for all you offer for homeschooling. We are excited about our school year and Zachary loves Science again --
The Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal is a wonderful supplement, definitely worth the extra expense. It is full of beautifully decorated pages with places for my children to write information and boxes to sketch drawings in. This makes it very motivating for them. It also has full-color mini-book cutouts of various things that they love to make and glue in their notebooks. There are pages with extra tips, projects, library book suggestions, crossword puzzles, review questions, scripture copywork, and more. One thing I really like about it is that I can easily adjust it to each child (as I have several ages going through the course at the same time). My oldest does just about every page, the crossword puzzles, extra projects and questions. My younger ones do less. They are really enjoying it and prefer it to lapbooking. I highly recommend getting this supplement to go along with the Exploring Creation with Zoology I textbook.