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2nd Edition

Zoology 1 Textbook


Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day, 2nd Edition is part of Apologia’s award-winning Young Explorer Series designed for elementary students. Throughout this homeschool science curriculum, students will learn about the amazing design and characteristics of flying creatures as part of God’s creation. They’ll also be empowered to apply their newfound knowledge as they observe the wonder of flight in their own backyards!

Recommended Course Grade Level: K-6th

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Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day, 2nd Edition is a homeschool science curriculum for elementary students. In this book, students will explore animal classification and the dynamics of flight and will be able to connect the design they see in these incredible creatures to their Creator.

They’ll also have fun engaging with the birds and animals around them as they complete the exercises from the textbook and Notebooking Journal (sold separately). They’ll learn how to attract local bird species and then identify them by looking at their unique physical characteristics, diverse nests, and intriguing domestic practices.

Curriculum Overview

We believe that your child’s education is at its best when learning begins with curiosity. That’s why this course was designed for elementary students with no prerequisite. We use the practical concepts, and things in their world to help them learn that science isn’t just a class—it’s a means for them to experience and discover their world!

In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures, 2nd Edition, students will soar to new heights as they learn about the dynamics of flight and the uniqueness of birds, the value and misconceptions of bats, and the anatomy of insects (they’ll even get to collect and study some for a project!). After students complete this study of zoology, they will never view or interact with nature in the same way again.

Lesson Plans and Materials

This 1-year Zoology 1 course contains 14 lessons. Detailed lesson plans and a suggested daily schedule are included in the Notebooking Journal (sold separately) to set you and your child up for success.

This course covers the following lessons:

  • Lesson 1: What is Zoology?
  • Lesson 2: Entomology
  • Lesson 3: Butterflies and Friends
  • Lesson 4: Supremely Social
  • Lesson 5: Bee Happy
  • Lesson 6: Battling Beetles, Filthy Flies, and Bona Fide Bugs
  • Lesson 7: Interesting Insects
  • Lesson 8: Tyrannical Pterosaurs
  • Lesson 9: Birds in Abundance
  • Lesson 10: Fascinating Feathers
  • Lesson 11: Fabricated for Flying
  • Lesson 12: Nature’s Nifty Nests
  • Lesson 13: Matching and Hatching
  • Lesson 14: Beloved Bats

Packed with vivid photos and a variety of hands-on activities, the Student Textbook and Notebooking Journal (sold separately) together provide an engaging experience that lifts learning off the page. All of the activities use easy-to-obtain household items and truly make the lessons come alive!

Hands-on Activities

Some of the course activities your student will complete include designing and experimenting with gliders, crafting a field notebook, building a suet feeder and seed feeder, testing which colors attract birds, building a birdbath, constructing a birdhouse, and much more.

Meet the Author

Jeannie Fulbright

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Shelley P.

Love this revised edition

We are enjoying the revised edition of Zoology 1. The reading is in much smaller chunks. There are more illustrations of what's covered in each lesson. My children love the hands.on experiments. The lessons are short enough my child with dyslexia and ADHD can complete them before losing interest or getting overwhelmed. We are loving this book.

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 11.3125 × 8.75 × 0.8 in







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