Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology is part of the award-winning Young Explorer Series, voted the #1 homeschool science curriculum.
What Is Included in This Apologia Super Set
- Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology Textbook
- Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology Regular Notebooking Journal (recommended for grades 3-6)
- Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology MP3 Audiobook CD
PLEASE NOTE: The MP3 CD is not returnable once opened.
Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology Textbook
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology is an elementary-level anatomy book that gives glory to God as children discover what’s going on inside their bodies! Take this in-depth journey into the anatomy and physiology of your body through Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright and pediatrician Brooke Ryan, M.D..
From the brain in your head to the nails on your toes, you and your students will encounter fascinating facts, engaging activities, intriguing experiments, and loads of fun as you learn about the human body and how to keep it working well.
Beginning with a brief history of medicine and a peek into cells and DNA, your students will voyage through fourteen lessons covering many subjects, such as the body systems: skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous, and more! They’ll study nutrition and health, how God designed their immune system to protect them, along with embryology and what makes them a unique creation of God.
As they work their way through the course, your students will enjoy adding the organs about which they learn to their own personalized human figure to be placed in their course notebook. In addition to all this exploration, your students will enjoy scientific experiments and projects, such as testing the bacteria content around the house, finding their blood type, creating a cell model from Jello and candy, and even building a stethoscope!
In keeping with the other books in the Apologia elementary science Young Explorer Series, the Charlotte Mason methodology is employed with engaging narratives, narration prompts and notebooking projects, all of which reinforce their learning using proven techniques that strengthen retention.
What Does Anatomy and Physiology Cover?
There are 14 lessons included in this one-year anatomy and physiology course. A detailed daily lesson plan is included in the Notebooking Journals. Lesson topics include:
- The history of anatomy and physiology
- Cell anatomy, Cell membrane
- Mitochondria, Centrioles, Golgi
- The nucleus
- Cell creation
- DNA and RNA
- The Skeletal System
- The Muscular System
- The Digestive and Renal System
- Health and Nutrition
- The Respiratory System
- The Cardiovascular System
- The Nervous System
- The Endocrine System
- The Senses
- The Integumentary System
- The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
- Growth and Development
- And much more!
What Do I Need to Use This Homeschool Anatomy and Physiology Course?
To complete this Anatomy and Physiology course, we recommend the hard-cover textbook and spiral Notebooking Journal (grades 4-6) or the Junior Notebooking Journal for early elementary ages or children with limited writing skills. This Anatomy and Physiology course for elementary grades is packed with a variety of hands-on activities, experiments, and projects. These can be completed with household materials.
What Are Some of the Activities in This Anatomy and Physiology Course?
The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive! A sampling of the course projects include:
- Make an edible model of a cell
- Analyze a chicken bone
- Study muscle fibers
- Growing Muscle experiment
- Design a Digestion Theme Park activity
- Testing starch content in food
- Make a model of a lung and test lung capacity
- Make a diaphragm model to understand how the breathing process works
- And much more!
What Is the Daily Schedule for Anatomy and Physiology?
We have provided a detailed daily schedule for Anatomy and Physiology in the beginning of each Notebooking Journal. This schedule specifically outlines what to read and what activities to complete, as it fits your family’s needs. We recommend that you spend the entire school year covering this book, devoting approximately two sessions per week to the course. Please note that many of the activities and projects in this book are long-term with results that can take several days to observe. Thus, you will have to be flexible in how you schedule your time. This Notebooking Journal will serve as your child’s individual notebook, providing a place for him to complete every assignment in the text. He will illustrate and record fascinating facts and information learned during each lesson, complete the notebooking assignments on specially designed templates, record experiments, activities and projects, complete vocabulary crossword puzzles, put together beautifully designed miniature books, and more!
The Benefits of Using the Notebooking Journal
Keeping a scientific notebook has always been standard scientific practice. Apologia’s Notebooking Journals have been designed to:
- Facilitate retention and provide documentation of your student’s education. The unique personal written and artistic expressions incorporate both sides of the brain
- Be flexible and allows for multilevel learning. A twelve-year-old student may write an essay and make an elaborate illustration, while a six-year-old may write one sentence with a stick-figure drawing
- Help students record experiences, observations, and thoughts
- Engage students in the scientific process
- Provide a written history that students can reference as they explore new subject areas
- Give your student a place where they can record and organize experiences and observations
- Provides a place to review their notes to create opinions, and draw conclusions about the way their world works
What’s the Difference Between the Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal?
The regular Notebooking Journal for Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology is recommended for use with students who have mastered handwriting, can take notes, and enjoy upper elementary level activities. The regular Notebooking Journals include the following features that are not in the Junior Notebooking Journals:
- Lengthy and technical Vocabulary Crosswords
- What Do You Remember? Written review questions
- Final Review section
The Junior Notebooking Journals are designed for younger students who are still developing basic writing skills. These journals have easier crossword puzzles and activities, and wider writing lines with the dotted guidelines. The Notebooking Journals and Junior Notebooking Journals are designed to work together to help accommodate teaching multiple ages in your homeschool.
What Is Included in the Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology Notebooking Journal?
In this Notebooking Journal, you will find:
- A Suggested Schedule for completing the readings, notebooking assignments, activities, and experiments utilizing a two-day per week plan
- Fascinating Facts templates for your student to record what he or she learned in each lesson, using both words and illustrations
- Creative templates for completing the notebooking assignments
- Review Questions for each lesson, which can be answered orally or in writing as a written narration
- Scripture Copywork, including both print and cursive practice, which is a valuable method for not only practicing handwriting but also memorizing Scripture and teaching spelling, grammar and writing
- Project Pages and Scientific Speculation Sheets for your student to use to keep records of experiments, projects, and activities completed throughout the course
- A selection of book and DVD suggestions to complement your student’s studies, as well as projects and experiments to help your student Dig In Deeper
- Beautiful, full-color, Miniature Books for your student to create, encouraging him or her to record facts and information learned in each lesson
- Field Trip Sheets your student can use to keep a record of field trips or outings enjoyed during his or her studies
- A Final Review with fifty questions to be answered either orally or in writing to show off all your student remembers and knows about Anatomy and Physiology
Your child will treasure his Notebooking Journal as he makes it his very own with words and illustrations, reflecting all he has learned in his pursuit of science. Additionally, the journal will serve as your record of your student’s scientific endeavors throughout the year. When your child flips through his notebook, he will be reminded of the knowledge he has attained as he peruses the pages he has created. A variety of activities include full-color mini-books, additional fun experiments, crosswords, and supplementary materials.
MP3 Audio CD of the Textbook
This MP3 CD contains a complete audio recording of the course Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology as read by the author, Jeannie Fulbright. This is the perfect accompaniment to the book for students who are auditory learners, struggling readers, or have other learning disabilities that make reading difficult. It can also be used for students who are not reading on their own yet, or for the entire family to enjoy together.
PLEASE NOTE: The MP3 CD is not returnable once opened.
Please note that this is not a standard CD. It is an MP3 CD. This means that in order to listen to this CD, you must play it in an MP3-compatible CD player or on a computer. Please note that although this audiobook is a direct reading from the textbook, occasionally words or sentences have been altered in this recording to ensure a high-quality listening experience, and the words in the book, therefore, may not track exactly with the words of the audio.