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Introducing Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, 2nd Edition

Alyssa Esposito | April 20, 2024

Introducing Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, 2nd Edition, one of several exciting new Apologia titles for spring 2024.

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2 is part of a three-part series in which students explore the animal kingdom and complete hands-on activities to make their learning come to life. Throughout this elementary zoology series, students learn about the amazing design and characteristics of the animal kingdom that are a part of God’s creation. Zoology 2 focuses on the amazing swimming creatures that God created.

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New Edition Changes

Table of Contents

The table below shows a side-by-side comparison of the Table of Contents in the 1st and 2nd editions.

Lesson First Edition Second Edition
1 Aquatic Animals Amazing Aquatic Animals
2 Whales Habits and Habitats
3 Seals and Sea Cows Cetaceans of the Sea Part 1
4 Aquatic Herps Cetaceans of the Sea Part 2
5 Primeval Reptiles Sweet Sirenians & Playful
Pinnipeds
6 Fish Fishing for Bones
7 Sharks and Rays Super Sharks & Racing Rays
8 Crustaceans Stupendous Turtles of the Sea
9 Mollusks Ancient Aquatic Animals
10 Cephalopods Armored Arthropods
11 Echinoderms Mighty Mollusks
12 Cnidarians Sensational Cephalopods
13 Other Interesting Aquatic Animals Notable Cnidarians
14 Enchanting Echinoderms and Purposeful Porifera

Other Important Changes

For the 2nd Edition, the junior and regular notebooking journals have been combined into one multi-level notebooking journal designed for all ages from K-6th. The combined notebooking journal was designed to work in a multi-level situation so that parents can pick and choose what activities and pages are appropriate for each age level.

Please note that the components of Zoology 2, 2nd Edition, are not compatible with Zoology 2, 1st Edition. For example, the Zoology 2, 1st Edition textbook cannot be used with the Zoology 2, 2nd Edition notebooking journal.

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Options for Different Learning Styles

Our curriculum is designed to be used with students with all different learning styles. Along with the textbook and workbook, which includes lots of hands-on activities, Zoology 2, 2nd Edition, is also offered in an audiobook format. Listen to the textbook on the go or while your student reads along.

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Field Trip Ideas

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day is a wonderful subject for incorporating many field trips. You don’t have to live by the ocean to do so! Find a local aquarium or any nearby body of water, and bring the textbook to life as your students explore God’s incredible swimming creatures in person! Other ideas include:

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Young Explorer Series

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, 2nd Edition is one of three Zoology books in Apologia’s Young Explorer Series for elementary students. Our Young Exploere Series has seven titles featuring books on a variety of science topics, from space to anatomy to chemistry & physics.

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In Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day, 2nd Edition, students will learn about the amazing design and characteristics of flying creatures as part of God’s creation. They’ll learn how to attract local bird species and then identify them by looking at their unique physical characteristics, diverse nests, and intriguing domestic practices.

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