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Earth Science Super Set with Regular Notebooking Journal


Exploring Creation with Earth Science is part of the award-winning Young Explorer Series–voted the #1 homeschool science curriculum for over 14 years in a row. This is an elementary-level Earth Science book that gives glory to God as children discover what makes Earth special and capable of sustaining life.

Save 15% when you purchase the Exploring Creation with Earth Science Super Set with Regular Notebooking Journal. This set contains: Exploring Creation with Earth Science textbookExploring Creation with Earth Science Notebooking Journal, Exploring Creation with Earth Science MP3 Audio CD. This set contains the Notebooking Journal recommended for grades 3-6.


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Exploring Creation with Earth Science is part of the award-winning Young Explorer Series, voted the #1 homeschool science curriculum.

What is Included in This Apologia Super Set?

The Exploring Creation with Earth Science Super Set with Regular Notebooking Journal includes the textbook and Regular Notebooking Journal, and an MP3 audio CD.  A detailed description is listed below.

Please note that the MP3 CD is not returnable once opened!

Homeschool Earth Science – Exploring Creation with Earth Science

Exploring Creation with Earth Science is part of the award-winning Young Explorer Series–voted the #1 homeschool science curriculum for over 14 years in a row.
This course is for elementary grades. As with all other titles in the Young Explorer Series, Exploring Creation with Earth Science is designed to have no prerequisites. We encourage you to follow your student’s interests when choosing a Young Explorer title. There is not a particular order in which to complete the books in the series.

Encourage your young explorers to interact with their world by choosing an elementary homeschool science course that walks alongside students and talks with them as it investigates and points out the science behind everyday occurrences. Let’s dig in the dirt, not just talk about it. What is it? How did it get made? Why is it different depending on where you dig? What will you find living in it? Let’s realize that we don’t get deliveries from outer space so everything we need, literally everything, is given to us and made fresh with the systems created to keep life forms alive throughout time. How does the Earth replenish its resources again, and again, and again? Join us in Exploring Creation with Earth Science and find out!

What Does Exploring Creation with Earth Science Cover?

Your young explorer will begin this course with an overview of our cosmic address in the observable universe and then grow in the knowledge of what, in the entire universe, makes Earth special and capable of sustaining life.

An awareness of the world will develop as students interact with the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere of the Earth. By digging deeper into the many different layers of the Earth and the cycles that renew the face of the Earth, they will acquire not only wisdom that will endure for a lifetime but also an appreciation for our Creator.
There are 14 lessons included in this one-year earth science course. A detailed lesson plan is included in the Notebooking Journal.

  • Lesson 1: The Observable Universe
  • Lesson 2: Life in the Habitable Zone
  • Lesson 3: Spheres of the Earth
  • Lesson 4: Mapping Your World
  • Lesson 5: The Geosphere
  • Lesson 6: Making and Shaping the Land
  • Lesson 7: The Hydrosphere
  • Lesson 8: Th Atmosphere
  • Lesson 9: Climate and Weather
  • Lesson 10: Weather Forecasting
  • Lesson 11: The Biosphere
  • Lesson 12; Cycles of Life
  • Lesson 13: Places on Earth
  • Lesson 14: God in Creation

Features of Exploring Creation with Earth Science

  • Based on the Charlotte Mason philosophy of learning
  • Filled with spectacular photos and graphics
  • Easy to incorporate into your homeschool plan with the Suggested Weekly Schedule, which is included in the Notebooking Journal
  • Packed with a wide variety of engaging hands-on activities
  • Has one special project that winds its way through its lessons. Students build and map out a globe as they grow in their understanding of our planet. It will remind them of all that they’ve learned as they display it through the years.

What Do I Need to Use This Homeschool Earth Science Course?

To complete this earth science 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. Our earth science 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 Earth Science Course?

Listed below are just a few of the many engaging hands-on activities in this course.

  • A Galaxy Mobile
  • A Goldilocks Zone
  • A Globe and add features to it throughout the course!
  • Maps
  • Crystals
Use Hands-On Activities to Understand:
  • Invisible Forces
  • Tectonic Plate Movement
  • Landforms
  • Sunlight and Seasons
  • Weather and Climate


  • Soil
  • Rocks
  • Water
  • Air
  • Life
  • Unique Places on Earth and the Science Behind Them
  • Cycles and Scientists
  • Personal Thoughts
  • Fascinating Facts

And So Much More…

What is the Daily Schedule for Earth Science?

We have provided a detailed schedule for Earth Science in the front of each Notebooking Journal and Notebooking Journal. This schedule specifically outlines what to read and what activities to complete.
In keeping with the other titles in the Young Explorer Series, the schedule is similar. On average, you should expect to spend about two weeks per lesson. There are 14 lessons in Exploring Creation with Earth Science, so the entire course takes about 28 weeks to complete. We encourage families to adapt the schedule to fit their needs. Since most school years are longer than 28 weeks, there is plenty of time to fit in family holidays and breaks as needed. Just like the other books in the Young Explorer Series, a Suggested Weekly Schedule is included in the Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal.

Notebooking Journal for Exploring Creation with Earth Science

A perfect complement to Exploring Creation with Earth Science, the Earth Science Notebooking Journal provides everything your student needs to complete this study of earth science.
The Notebooking Journals can be used with multiple ages within a family with great ease. The Notebooking Journals are specifically designed with the elementary student in mind. They are fun and interactive with an abundance of colorful, hands-on activities to add to your child’s excitement with science.

This Notebooking Journal will serve as your child’s individual notebook, providing a place for them to complete every assignment in the text. Each lesson begins with a coloring page for the student to color while he or she listens to the reading of the text. These pages provide opportunities for active learning while reinforcing the lesson’s content. Following are pages with templates designed to encourage creative expression and written narration. The student can illustrate what they’ve learned and write a sentence or two about the topic.

Next, the student is given the opportunity to work with and learn key vocabulary words presented in the text. Also included are helpful and easy-to-follow graphics, engaging mini-books, areas for creative writing, crosswords, and much more. These learning activities are not only interesting, but they also increase the student’s retention of both the important terms and the subject matter presented in the lessons. To make planning a breeze, a detailed schedule is included in the Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal. This schedule lists the pages to read in the textbook and the pages to complete in the journal.

The Benefits of Using the Notebooking Journal?

Keeping a scientific notebook has always been standard scientific practice. Apologia’s Notebooking Journal has 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
  • Provide 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 Junior Notebooking Journals are designed for younger students who are still developing basic writing skills. These journals have easier crossword puzzles and activities, easier crossword puzzles and activities, and wider writing lines. The Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal are designed to work together to help accommodate teaching multiple ages in your homeschool.

What Is Included in the Exploring Creation with Earth Science 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
  • Templates for your student to record what he or she learned in each lesson, using both words and illustrations
  • Coloring pages
  • Creative templates for completing the Notebooking assignments
  • Vocabulary activities to help learn important terms
  • Project Pages and other sheets for your student to use to keep records of experiments, projects, and activities completed throughout the course
  • Beautiful, full-color Miniature Books for your student to create, encouraging him or her to record facts and information learned in each lesson
  • Helpful and engaging graphics to help your student visualize and understand concepts

Your child will treasure this 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 Earth Science. 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 that 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 on 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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