Exploring Creation with Zoology 1
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In this book, your children will begin exploring the dynamics of flight and animal classification, understanding why the design we see in these incredible creatures points us to our Creator God. Then, get ready for the exciting adventure of learning about birds. Your children will learn how to attract various bird species to your yard and identify them by looking at their special physical characteristics, diverse nests, and interesting domestic practices.
They will also learn the anatomy and the glorious design that enables birds to do remarkable things. After becoming amateur ornithologists, your children will explore the world of chiropterology, which is the study of bats. See our optional lab kit here.
About the Young Explorer Series:
When we decided to offer our customers a boxed curriculum, we knew that our eclectic approach to science needed a bit of fine-tuning, so we knew we needed Young Explorer, Jeannie Fulbright's elementary science program. Not only does this in-depth curriculum, with its gorgeous, full-color pictures and captivating, God-exalting text, sparkle in comparison to the mainstream, dry-bones science program, but it utilizes what we believe is the most sensible method to teaching science, the immersion approach.
While other science programs, with their yearly superficial overviews, quickly become tedious as children encounter the repetitiveness of topic matters, the Young Explorer science immersion program will allow your family to enjoy the depth and riches that genuine science can give. Most home-taught children who enjoy science are being taught with a science immersion program.
Because this program utilizes a combination of the Charlotte Mason and classical methods, you can count on each Young Explorer book to acknowledge the evidence of Creation, have easy-to-follow lessons that are self-contained, include hands-on activities, and support National Standards of Science. Recommended for ages six through twelve, but written with a fourth-grader in mind, you may find that your older children will enjoy doing the coursework on their own, while younger, less confident readers will prefer parental involvement.
Although the author encourages you to select books based on topics and not grade level, she also favors the following sequence due to the difficulty of the subject matter: Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1: Flying Creatures, Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures, Zoology 3: Land Animals, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry and Physics
Every hardback book comes with eye-popping, full-color pictures; recommended activities and projects; and engaging, conversational text. 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 a lab kit! This lab kit is already assembled with virtually every non-household item the curriculum requires, so you won't have to go searching for elusive components.
View Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 sample pages here (sample pages include Text & Notebooking Journal sample pages, Table of Contents, Supply List, and more).
Though not required, a student journal is available separately and is the perfect complement to this textbook.
Get the optional Lab Kit for Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 here.
Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
Made In: USA
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!
My children completed this book and we've moved on to Zoology 2. These books are okay for a good general science introduction; however, the writing and organizing of information could be better and some of the information is slightly incorrect. I go through the chapter and make an outline of notes for my kids to fill in while they read. I've noticed that some of the information isn't well organized in an easy to follow order, it jumps around a little bit. This sometimes makes my note outline completely off from the book. I've also noticed that some of the information isn't entirely accurate. Also, there are instances in these books where there is so much detail in something mynute and little to no explanation of something that I think is important. It's also important to remember that these are written with a religious base. Overall, these books aren't bad, especially for younger students who don't need tons of details to remember.
Excellent!!! Nicely written! Excellent photography!!! Very informative and engaging-even to my child who is quite "squeamish" for many of the insects studied. Very well done!!!
We didn't even use this book. It was not user friendly.
This book was awesome! My 9 year old had the best time learning about these flying creatures. The book is well written and easily understood by the age group. The pictures are great & the projects were very fun to do even for me as an adult :-) I love these Apologia Science books! I plan to replace past science curriculum & go forward with these for my younger son.
I really, really love this science. I love birds a lot & this whole book is about flying creatures made by God on the 5th day of creation. It also has ducks & those are my favorite birds! I really liked the part about bats too; I learned a lot about them. I like the projects that we get to do that are really fun! I get to draw a lot in the notebook & that's really fun too. I love this book!