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Apologia Self-Paced – General Science, 3rd Edition

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The self-paced version of this Apologia Science course offers one-year access from the date of purchase to the following features:

  • Full online digital version of the Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, textbook
  • An audio reading of the text
  • The Video Instruction course material, featuring Sherri Seligson as the instructor, integrated into the daily assignments
  • Easy-to-do at-home experiments
  • On Your Own and Study Guide materials
  • Unique tests complete with automatic grading
  • Desktop and mobile access

 

Description

This is the self-paced version of Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition. Your student will complete this self-paced course via the Apologia Self-Paced portal on the Canvas platform. The one-year access to this course begins at time of purchase. 

This course is part of Apologia’s award-winning homeschool science curriculum for middle school students and is designed to help middle school students transition in their homeschool work from the elementary level to seventh grade.

This is a true general science course covering a wide range of the branches of science. There is a large component of Earth Science (modules include astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, earth study, geology, paleontology, and environmental science) to give students a great foundation of that broad field of study. Special Notes:

  • This is the online Self-Paced version that is used via our Self-Paced portal on the Canvas platform.
  • The one-year access to this course begins at the time of purchase.
  • You will not receive any physical copies of the textbook, MP3 Audio CD, or the Solutions and Tests Manual. These items are incorporated into the self-paced portal.
  • The Student Notebook for this course is required. You may purchase that by clicking here.
  • Recommended level: 7th grade

What’s Included In Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, Using Apologia’s Self-Paced Platform?

The self-paced version of Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, offers one-year access from the date of purchase to the following features:

  • Full online curriculum text of Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, authored by Sherri Seligson. This is digital version of the textbook. You will NOT receive a physical copy of the textbook.
  • An audio reading of the text that your student can select to enhance online reading. You will NOT receive a physical copy of the MP3 Audio CD.
  • The Video Instruction course material, featuring Sherri Seligson as the instructor, integrated into the daily assignments. This is the same material included in the Video Instruction Thumb Drive for Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition. You will NOT receive a physical copy of the Video Instruction Thumb Drive. 
  • Easy-to-do at-home experiments from the textbook that are also featured in the video instruction
  • On Your Own and Study Guide materials are the same as those in the print version of the textbook. The self-paced portal provides answers to these questions.
  • Unique tests complete with automatic grading
  • Desktop and mobile access

Demo Instructions:

Click “Try Demo,” and you will be redirected to canvas.instructure.com. If you do not already have a Canvas account, you will need to create one. You can do this by clicking “Need a Canvas Account” in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Enter a valid email address and a password. Click “Try Demo” again, and you can now login with your created account.

Overview of Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition

The digital version of this textbook is incorporated into the self-paced platform. You will not receive a physical copy of the textbook. Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, has been rewritten to truly walk each student through middle school’s transition time from the elementary years to the high school sciences. Specifically designed to be the first course taken during junior high, it was created to give middle school students an understanding of the basic world that surrounds them each day of their lives so that they can appreciate the real-world relevance of scientific inquiry and the beauty of creation. They will learn what science is and how to utilize the proper scientific method in a detailed and engaging way! Students are walked through how to record data and report it. Too often, students are not given instruction in how to read and create graphs (a skill that is found on SAT and ACT exams!); however, in Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, they are taken through the process of creating several graph types, learning how to properly design and read them. The final module is a fun and exciting culmination of the course. It has no exam, rather students are given step-by-step instructions to build a final project of creating a Rube-Goldberg machine, incorporating many of the scientific principles they learned throughout the year (such as combustion, buoyancy, simple machines, and more). Between the project set-up instructions, students will read testimonies from modern-day scientists, sharing how they see God’s hand as they work in their respective fields of science. Experiments: Although the students might complete more than one experiment in a module, they are given the opportunity to choose a single experiment on which they want to complete a lab report, thus providing the opportunity to build on interest-driven learning. Lab report samples are provided so the students learn proper formatting and what is expected of them. All of the experiments in this course utilize easy-to-obtain household materials, so no special equipment is necessary, yet complex scientific principles are easy to explore and understand. Bonus Hands-on Work: Middle school-aged children still greatly benefit from hands-on exploration, so like our elementary series, we include several optional activities (called Explore More) to allow students to further explore the scientific concepts presented in each module. Tests: The tests in the self-paced portal are unique to this digital format and include automatic grading. The first two module tests are assigned to be given as open-book tests so that students learn the format of this course and more easily transition to improve the skill of test-taking, thus preparing them for upper grades and even college work. All test scores are saved in the self-paced platform and can be downloaded for your records. Character-building: Middle school-aged students are in a transition period between childhood and adulthood, and we believe it is important to emphasize the importance of character. Thus in each module, parents are encouraged (and guided) to incorporate character performance into their student’s grade. Seeing God’s Creative Hand: Throughout the course, students are able to see evidence of God’s creation as they learn scientific principles. Additionally, they will be excited to learn about many great scientists in history who were driven to study our world out of a desire to better know God as its creator. The course is sandwiched by this historical information within the first module and a presentation of testimonies by modern-day scientists in the last module to help encourage students to study science to better know God and give him glory!

Solutions and Tests Manual

 

A separate purchase of the Solutions and Tests Manual is not needed. The answers to all On Your Own and Study Guide questions have been integrated into the self-paced platform. The tests for the self-paced version of this course have been exclusively designed for this platform with automatic grading. An explanation for each test answer is included so the student can check their work and review once the test has been submitted. 

 

MP3 Audio

The audiobook is incorporated into the self-paced version of General Science, 3rd Edition. Your student can click on the audio links and listen to the audiobook version right inside the self-paced platform! This is the same content that is found on the MP3 Audio Book CD.

Video Instruction Course Material

 

The video instruction for this course is integrated into the self-paced platform. You will NOT receive a physical copy of the Video Instruction Thumb Drive.

In the videos that are integrated into the self-paced platform, Sherri Seligson lectures over the material in each section of the textbook, using visual animations and on-location video clips. This helps students absorb the concepts in a richer and more engaging way, and it encompasses all types of learners. The animations help explain more difficult concepts in a three-dimensional, interactive way rather than in a static, two-dimensional text only. And the medium allows students to review material until they really understand it. Additionally, videos of all the experiments and Explore More activities are included, so parents and students can better understand how to set them up at home. Complete explanations of the labs are provided too.

Additional Purchases Needed When Using Self-Paced by Apologia:

 

Student Notebook

The Student Notebook for Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, is required. You will need to purchase this separately. It does NOT automatically ship when you purchase this Apologia Self-Paced course. Note-taking is a learned skill. While it might seem like there should be “answers” to questions and prompts found in the student notebook, we do not provide specific answers on purpose. The best way to take notes is the way that works for the student. That’s why the Student Notebook introduces the student to several methods for taking notes. At the beginning of each module in their Student Notebooks, students are encouraged to take mindful notes using techniques that expand as the school year progresses.  Here are a few of the tips for writing good notes that students will be introduced to in this notebook:

  • Make sure to include the main ideas of each passage and list the minor concepts under the main ones.
  • Use the author’s style to guide your notes. If the author defines a term, make sure you include that definition in your notebook (you won’t miss it; we have it there ready for you to define).
  • If the author is comparing or contrasting two things in the text, you should compare and/or contrast in your notes (again, we’ll provide you with some diagrams to help you do this).
  • If the author is classifying in the text, you should classify in your notes (and remember to include any hints you think of).
  • Don’t copy the text word for word. Always write your notes in your own words and make as many connections to ideas you already know as you can.
  • If you see a word you don’t know, write it down and look it up so you can better understand what you’re reading.

 

Enjoy a Demo of Self-Paced by Apologia

Try out Apologia Self-Paced for free. Module 1 of Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, is available to take for a test drive! The demo is openly accessible to you with no time limit and features the first complete module of the course. 

Demo Instructions:

Click “Try Demo,” and you will be redirected to canvas.instructure.com. If you do not already have a Canvas account, you will need to create one. You can do this by clicking “Need a Canvas Account” in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Enter a valid email address and a password. Click “Try Demo” again, and you can now login with your created account.

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Need Additional Information About Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition?

New to Apologia Science or want more in-depth information and not quite ready to purchase this self-paced course?  Visit the General Science information page to read more.

Learn More About Apologia Products

Sample video of the instructional material with Sherri Seligson that is included with this Self-Paced course:

Sherri Seligson discusses the big ideas behind Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition:

Additional information

Weight9 lbs
Dimensions11.25 × 8.75 × 4 in
Author/Writer

Sherri Seligson

Grade

Middle School

Product Type

Self-Paced

Publisher

Apologia Educational Ministries

Subject

General Science

View & Listen to Samples

Click the button below to view a sample of this course, including the textbook, Table of Contents, Lab Supply List, sample pages from the corresponding notebook(s), and audio.

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Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, Audio Sample

 

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