Apologia Basic Set - General Science 2nd Ed.

The 2 books in this set include the Student Textbook and Solutions and Test Manual for Exploring Creation with General Science.

It is written for students in 7th grade. It can also be used for 8th graders especially if the student has not met the 7th grade math prerequisite for Physical Science, our 8th grade course. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments to do, which all use household items.




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Please note: A new edition of this course will be released in Spring 2019. Receive Module 1 of the Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd edition textbook and Student Notebook, along with an FAQ guide by visiting this page.

The second edition of our general science course has several features that enhance the value of the course.

  • Scientific advances in the relevant topics have altered how some of the material is covered. For example, the primary function of the human appendix wasn't determined until 2006. Thus, while the primary function of the appendix is not discussed in the first edition, it is discussed in this edition.
  • There is more color in this edition as compared to the previous edition, and many of the drawings that are in the first edition have been replaced by higher-quality drawings.
  • Advanced students who have the time and ability for additional learning are directed to online resources that give them access to advanced subject matter.
  • To aid the student in reviewing the course as a whole, there is an appendix that contains a Summary of the Modules with questions that cover the entire course. The solutions and tests manual has the answers to those questions.


Finally, the following list of improvements apply to all of our 2nd Edition books:

  • Dr. Wile has been answering student questions on each of these courses for seven years or more. Those questions have allowed him to realize what sections of the books could be written more clearly. Thus, these editions of our courses are even more understandable than the first editions!
  • The student text has graphic icons that tell the student when there is a related multimedia presentation on the optional companion CD.
  • There are course websites that have links to materials which provide extra help as well as interesting news related to each field.
  • There are cumulative tests in the solutions and tests manual if the parent/teacher wants to give the student quarterly, semester, or final exams.
  • The tests in the solutions and tests manual contain a point system that aids the parent/teacher in grading the tests.
  • Finally, even though the module tests are found in the solutions and tests manual (so that the parent/teacher always has a copy of them), a second set of tests is also provided in a perforated booklet. This will allow the student to be given the tests without referring to the solutions and tests manual.

Please note: Because of the differences between the first and second editions, students in a group setting cannot use both. They must all have the same edition.

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