Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal
for use with Exploring Creation with Zoology 2
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 200 ready-to-use pages, as well as 64 pages of full-color supplements, the spiral-bound Zoology 2 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 student can answer, either orally or in writing, to show off what he knows about zoology at the end of the course.
View Exploring Creation with Zoology 2 sample pages here (sample pages include Text & Notebooking Journal sample pages, Table of Contents, Supply List, and more).
Pages: 200 black and white, plus 64-page color appendix
Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
Made In: USA
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These notebooks don't go over too well at our house. They look nice, and the idea is a good one, but there's a lot of writing, much of it repetitive, and the mini books get to be a pain. For a child who likes them, this would be perfect!
My two older kids love this book.
We have done multiple Apologia elementary series journal books and I think this one was my kids favorite. They completed it fully, which I can't say for some of our other workbooks. The astronomy one was also a favored one.
This is a great way to reinforce learning...its a fun additional resource. It isnt totally necessary and might even be considered busy work...but we enjoy it.
This is an excellent journal to go along with the textbook. Great worksheets and well planned out for each week.