Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
Finally, Apologia introduces an elementary level anatomy book that gives glory to God as children discover what's going on inside their bodies! From the brain in your head to the nails on your toes, you and your students will encounter fascinating facts, engaging activities, intriguing experiments, and loads of fun as you learn about the human body and how to keep it working well.
Written with the help of pediatrician Brooke Ryan, M.D., Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology covers many subjects such as nutrition and health, as well as the body systems: skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous, and more.
Lessons, Notebooking, Experiments, and Projects
Beginning with a brief history of medicine and a peek into cells and DNA, your students will voyage through fourteen lessons covering many subjects, such as the body systems, nutrition and health, how God designed their immune system to protect them, along with embryology and what makes them a unique creation of God. As they work their way through the course, your students will add the organs about which they learn to their own personalized human figure to be placed in their course notebook, and they will enjoy scientific experiments and projects, such as testing the bacteria content around the house, finding their blood type, creating a cell model from Jello and candy, and even building a stethoscope! 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, 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.
We encourage you to let your child choose the topic to study that captures your student’s interest. Your student can use the Young Explorer titles in any order since each book’s content stands alone. Because of the concept levels, the publisher suggests that Earth Science, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Chemistry & Physics are better suited for upper elementary grades. However, younger students can certainly follow along and learn well if older siblings have progressed into these last three books. The Junior Notebooking Journals, for grades K-2, will allow them to absorb the concepts at their level.
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 Human Anatomy & Physiology sample pages here (sample pages include Text & Notebooking Journal sample pages, Table of Contents, Lab 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 Human Anatomy and Physiology here.
Authors: Jeannie Fulbright; Brooke Ryan, M.D.
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!
I enjoy teaching science from a creation perspective, and the author of this text has done a fabulous job of including faith elements. The text is well written for my 6th grader to comprehend, as I'm sure there are other textbooks on the human body that could be quite difficult to understand. We also enjoy the workbook and lab kit that goes along with this study.
We are enjoying this book.
My daughter who loves science adored this book! It also covers some nutrition.
If you have done any of the Apologia Young Explorers you know the deal: The writing is less academic and more conversational, geared to the independent, upper grade school level. Don't let that turn you off. I'm a medical doctor and it's accurate and appropriate for the age level. This is traditional anatomy textbook breaking the body down by systems (a very brief and appropriate endocrine system and no reproductive system). Easy and appropriate home experiments at the end of each chapter. This is definitely a curriculum older grade school students can do unsupervised and I think it's fine for JR high students as well. I recommend the Notebooking Journal if for nothing else the acetate system pictures which make a excellent anatomy chart. One final point: there are elements of Faith themed throughout. The theme is along the lines of the order, beauty, and awe of the human body in relation to God's creation and the natural world. Only the most strident atheist would object. This faith element in no way distracts or denigrates from the science. It's actually well crafted in showing children how science and faith are mutual and not exclusive. 4 stars.
We are absolutely enjoying this science book. It is very engaging.