Typically counted as 1 high school science credit.
Exploring Creation with Marine Biology
Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, 2nd Edition from Apologia teaches about marine wildlife and habitats, providing a survey of members of each biological kingdom that live in marine environments. For those virtually surrounded by water, as we are here in the Pacific Northwest, some of this may sound pretty familiar. But whether you live by an ocean or in the desert, you'll be fascinated by this God-honoring look at life in the seas. Students must have completed a first-year biology course to take this course. Students will learn about:
- The microscopic organisms that make life in the ocean possible, including details about their fascinating habits and life cycles.
- The anatomy of many macroscopic marine creatures such as clams, starfish, and sharks.
- How these creatures and their physical surroundings form marine ecosystems
- Marine resources and our relationship with the sea.
Please note that these textbooks 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 Friendly Biology for a gentler approach to feed their interest without overwhelming them.
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 microscope and dissection kits! These lab kits are already assembled with virtually every non-household item the curriculum requires, so you won't have to search for elusive components. With features such as the very helpful year-long daily schedule, lab reports for the experiments, optional fill-in-the-blank summaries for extra practice, study guides, and so much more, you will find the Student Notebook (sold separately) to be an excellent addition to your science curriculum this year.