Exploring Creation with General Science 2-book Set, 3rd Edition
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A Systematic Introduction to the Sciences
Exploring Creation with General Science 2-book Set is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. Although it can be used for eighth grade (especially if the student has recently left the public schools), it is typically used best in the seventh grade. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household items.
Apologia: Setting the Standard
Without a doubt, Apologia has been setting standards for science textbooks for years. If you have ever doubted the thoroughness of a science text, one glance at these large textbooks will allay all fears! If your child thrives on detailed explanations and lots of information, Apologia is a great place to start.
Written For Christian Homeschoolers
The full-color illustrations and written-for-homeschoolers text have immediate appeal. Upon closer look, the Christian worldview provides a solid foundation. I believe that a scientist who grasps the God of creation will have a tremendous head start as he moves onward into research and development, treating patients, or further study.
A Word Of Warning
These books are not for every student. They are massive, detailed and require a fair amount of math. A student who does not yet excel at math or will be overwhelmed by the textbook format may lose their zeal for science if forced to proceed down this track. Instead, we suggest looking at the Paradigm Curriculum for a gentler approach that will feed their interest without overwhelming them.
Apologia Is Perfect For…
…the student who loves science and isn't scared by math. He or she may want to pursue a career in the field, proceed to college, or simply satisfy their thirst for knowledge. Many homeschool families have found these to be a cornerstone of their student's higher education and we are sure you'll find them a worthy investment.
There is no Math prerequisite for this course.
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Table of Contents:
Though not required, a student journal is available separately and is the perfect complement to this textbook. It provides structured space for:
Math prerequisite: None
Author: Sherri Seligson
Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
Edition: 3rd edition
Manufactured In: Seoul, Korea
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!
Got this for my 6th & 8th grader. Bought the CD-Rom and science kit to go with it. The book is written as though the author is speaking to you, which I found weird and disconcerting. Also throughout a lesson the same fact will be repeated over and over and over. We are also not homeschooling because of religious reasons, so we did not like Bible references on every page. Just not our cup of tea. It was promising at first, but became grating.
This is our first year using a formal science program, and I am very pleased with Apologia. We purchased this for our self-motivated 7th grader, and he basically did the entire program himself, in half the estimated time, with very little oversight. The materials required in the experiments were all easy to find, and we had nearly all of them in the house already. I was especially pleased with how the author addressed issues that tend to be controversial (such as the geological record and evolution), and on which there is a great diversity of opinion. On these issues, the author clearly stated his own perspective and worldview, and then presented other perspectives and explained those as well. I have no complaints with the program and it met our needs much better than I anticipated.