Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal

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Ages: 6-12

Grades: K-6

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Product Code: 288-287

Timberdoodle's Review
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.
Please note: This is the student journal only; the textbook is required!

View Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 sample pages here (sample pages include Text & Notebooking Journal sample pages, Table of Contents, Supply List, and more).

Publisher's Information
178 black and white, plus 59-page color appendix
Apologia Educational Ministries
Made In:
Consumable: Yes
Reproducible: No
Faith-Based: Yes

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!

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Elissa H.
Perfect accompaniment to the textbook

The journal gives the textbook a little extra oomph. My daughter listens best when she's taking notes. There are pages that correspond with each part of the book, including note pages, lab pages, puzzles, and crafts.


I like the concept of the notebooks, but my daughter really doesn't enjoy doing them, and the information they ask for seems repetitive, making you write the same things in more than one section. The mini books are fun at first, and then just annoying to her.

Great learning tool

It was a great curriculum.

Helpful companion to the text

I purchased this to go along with the textbook because having my daughter keep her own science notebook makes her learning experience more engaging and productive, in my opinion. Plus, the pages are well designed and interesting. It will be nice to look back on this after she completes it, I like saving my kids' work (not only for records but for nostalgia as well). I'm glad I bought this instead of trying to design my own notebook, it makes it much easier for me overall.

-M., G.o.1.
Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal

Good. Haven't always used it-not because it isn't good, but because of lack of time.