Apologia SuperSet™ – Biology, 3rd Edition

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Save 15% when you purchase the Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, Superset!  This is the revised and updated edition of our first-year biology course for students in high school. This set contains Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition softcover textbook, Solutions & Test Manual (One test packet is shrink-wrapped with this manual), Student Notebook, MP3 Audio CD, and Video Instruction Thumb Drive. 

This item will ship about Monday, August 10.


Apologia’s homeschool biology course for high school is part of Apologia’s award-winning Exploring Creation Series. With a strong emphasis on vocabulary and experiments, Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, is a foundational course that covers everything students need to prepare successfully for a college-level biology course.

This item will ship about Monday, August 10.


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What’s Included In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, SuperSet™?


The Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, Advantage Set™  includes the softcover textbook, the Solutions and Tests Manual (a set of Test Pages is shrink-wrapped with the manual), the Student Notebook, MP3 Audio CD, and Video Instruction Thumb Drive.

The new design will inspire an appreciation of the amazing creativity of God’s living world and show how the designs of the simplest living thing point to the fingerprints of the Creator. This is a full and complete overview of biology. It will prepare any student taking the ACT; they’ll have all they need to know of the biological sciences. Students completing this course will be prepared for any biology courses they take at the college level.

In conjunction with the Student Notebook, the textbook helps students become scientifically literate citizens. There are basic things everyone should know about how our world functions. This course will give students the strong foundation they need to make informed decisions about their lives, whether or not they continue in the sciences.


Special Notes:

  • Please note that our Biology 3rd edition textbook has been reprinted in a softcover version. This set contains the new softcover textbook. You can read our complete formal statement about this transition on our FAQ Knowledge Base here.
  • To receive a full refund, all items within this set must be returned unopened. If only some of the products are returned the refund amount will be adjusted accordingly and the discount will be forfeited.
  • Once the Solutions and Tests Manual is opened, it is not eligible for a return.  


What Students Are Saying About Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition


“This high school book would make a student more than well prepared to ace a general college biology course in many ways.”

College Biology Major and Former Apologia Student

“The updated infographics and photographs are gorgeous and help a student to understand the information.”



Overview of Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, Softcover Textbook


This softcover student textbook, Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, is designed to be the student’s first high school science course. It is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. 


In this course, your student will:

  • See the evidence of God’s creation as they learn scientific principles
  • Conduct experiments in a methodical way that prepares them not just for future classes, but for life
  • Take personal notes, conduct and record experiments, and be able to interpret results
  • Develop skills to think through and beyond the textbook materials, and be able to create their own experiments from concept to interpretation of results
  • Further develop skills in their own learning style and how they best process, record, study, and retain information learned
  • Be able to hold a logical discussion on God and science based on facts and beliefs


In the 3rd Edition, your student will find:

  • Updated content to present the most current science
  • A reorganized structure of the information, which helps students logically progress through their biological studies
  • Experiments which have been updated or replaced, and the addition of new experiments
  • New illustrations and infographics that help students break down and visually digest difficult concepts, in addition to updated images and illustrations
  • New content, including a new section on photosynthesis and a new section on diseases.
  • An overhaul of the section on genetics, including more information on DNA


Experiments, Hands-On Activities, and Topics in Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition


In this 3rd Edition, all experiments have been updated or replaced, and new ones added. The experiments come in three types: microscope labs, dissection labs, and household labs. Household labs use only common household equipment. The microscope labs, however, require a microscope and several prepared and blank slides, while the dissection labs require an additional dissection kit with specimens.


We recommend that students do every assignment in the textbook because they are each created to add value to the textual knowledge your student is gaining. As a homeschooling teacher, you have final say over what you expect your student to do or not do.


“Creation Connection” and “Think About This” call-outs help students see connections to a Designer and give students another way of thinking about a concept that they are studying. Our books are known for their conversational style, and these sections extend the conversation.



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Topics covered include:

  • The Science of Life
    • The processes of science, including what scientists do, the scientific method, the tools of science and the limitations of science
  • The Chemistry of Life
    • The composition of matter, the properties of water, lipids, proteins, and enzymes
  • Ecology
    • Ecosystems, biomes, populations, and communities
  • Cell Structure and Function
    • Characteristics of all cells
  • Cellular Energy
    • Energy of all cells
  • DNA, Proteins, and the Cell Cycle
    • DNA replication, protein synthesis, and cell cycle & cellular reproduction
  • Genetics
    • Mendelian genetics, inheritance patterns, human genetics, and gene technologies
  • Evolution
    • Charles Darwin, micro and macroevolution, the geological column, and fossil record evidence
  • Prokaryotes and Viruses
    • Classification, Archaea, Bacteria, and Viruses
  • Protists and Fungi
    • Characteristics and classification
  • Plant Diversity and Reproduction
    • Classifying plants and life cycle
  • Plant Structure and Function
    • Plant anatomy and physiology, transporting water and nutrients, plant growth, hormones, and responses
  • Animals – Invertebrates (part 1)
    • Characteristics and diversity
  • Animals – Invertebrates (part 2)
    • Arthropods
  • Animals – Chordates (part 1)
    • Characteristics and diversity
  • Animals – Chordates (part 2)
    • Birds and mammals


Solutions & Tests Manual


The Solutions and Tests Manual only for Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, contains answers to Study Guide questions, tests, and test solutions. A set of Test Pages is shrink-wrapped with the manual. 

Please Note: Once the shrink wrap is removed, this product is not eligible for return.


Student Notebook


We specifically designed this high-quality spiral-bound notebook to help your student make a successful transition to high school science. This homeschool resource will help them feel accomplished and be more independent, organized, and prepared.


This notebook works in conjunction with the textbook. There are pages where students record their notes and responses to all of the On Your Own questions. At the end of each module, Study Guide questions help the student review the materials and prepare for tests. In addition, The experiments in the textbook are in the Student Notebook to ensure students get the most from this lab credit course.


There are materials found only in the Student Notebook that walk students through the entire process of designing and performing their own experiments. This includes determining a problem they wish to understand, formulating a hypothesis, devising a test with both dependent and independent variables, as well as a control group; performing their test, analyzing data; reporting results, and deciding if their hypothesis is validated.


Note-taking helps increase retention of information, review for tests, and produce a record of their thoughts as they connect the ideas presented in the textbook with their ideas. Additionally, a student notebook helps students keep a carefully organized, detailed, and complete lab notebook, recording labs they conducted using proper scientific methodology.

Taking good notes can make the difference between mastering a concept and not entirely understanding it. Effective note-taking provides the following advantages:

  • Students stay focused on what they are reading.
  • Students pay closer attention, which will increase their retention.
  • Students have their own version of the text to review for tests.
  • Students learn to connect new information to what they already know.


Apologia Student Notebooks are designed to help students be independent and take responsibility for their science studies as they gain and maintain their personal abilities to create structure and logic through note-taking.

The notebook contains:

  • A daily schedule
  • Note-taking pages
  • Pages to record answers to the On Your Own questions
  • Lab report forms for each experiment in the text, which will help your student master the process of writing a complete lab report
  •  “Design Your Own Experiment” sections, which walk students through the steps involved in designing and conducting their own experiments



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MP3 Audio CD

This MP3 CD contains a complete audio recording of the course Exploring Creation With Biology, 3rd Edition.

Although the audio for the complete text and “On Your Own” questions is included on the CD, the audio for the study guides, tests, and answers is not included. This is the perfect accompaniment to the book for students who are auditory learners, slow readers, or have other learning disabilities that make reading difficult.

This item 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.


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Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, Video Instruction Thumb Drive

In the videos that accompany Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, Sherri Seligson lectures, corresponding to all the titled sections 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 are included, so parents and students can better understand how to set them up at home. Complete explanations of the labs are provided too.

Special Notes:

  • The video content is presented on a USB thumb drive.
  • Once this product is opened, it is not eligible for a return.


Technical Requirements:

To use this USB product you must have:

  1. A USB port on your Windows or Mac computer (USB 2.0 or higher recommended)
  2. A web browser to display the menu on the disc (no internet connection required)
  3. A program capable of playing .mp4 files (such as QuickTime, VLC Player, or Windows Media Player)



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Read Additional Information About Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition

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Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions11.25 × 9 × 4.6 in

Vicki Dincher


978-1-946506-45-0, 978-1-946506-46-7, 978-1-946506-48-1, 978-1-946506-49-8, 978-1-946506-50-4


High School

Product Type

Super Set



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