This journal is designed to be used with the text of Exploring Creation with Zoology 1. 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 is simply a system for assisting your child in documenting 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 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.
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 words and illustrations for each lesson
Templates for completing the notebooking Activities.
Review questions for each lesson, which can be answered orally or as a written narration.
Scripture copywork, with print and cursive practice - a valuable method for memorizing Scripture; teaching spelling, grammar, and writing; and handwriting practice.
Project pages and scientific speculation sheets for the student to record experiments or projects completed throughout the course.
Fly higher ideas for each lesson 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 record 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.
Explore the Curriculum
See sample pages from the Core Text, Notebooking Journal, Table of Contents, Lab Supply List, and more.
Use this notebooking journal alongside the Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 text.
Yes, it is! The series is designed to be used in any order, so you can choose to start with whatever topic most interests your child.
Some of the books in the series have content that is a bit more advanced than others. In particular, Earth Science, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Chemistry & Physics are better suited for upper elementary grades. Nonetheless, younger students can choose to complete these, and the Junior Notebooking Journals will aid them in absorbing the concepts at their level.