Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day is a homeschool science course for elementary grades K-6 and part of our Young Explorer Series authored by Jeannie Fulbright. Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 is part of the award-winning Young Explorer Series — voted the #1 homeschool science curriculum for over 11 years in a row.
What separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!
This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. Families will snuggle together and discover the amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!
Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course.
What Does Zoology 3: Land Animals Cover?
There are 14 lessons included in this one-year Zoology 3 course. A detailed daily lesson plan is included in the Notebooking Journals.
Lesson topics include:
- Introduction to the Animals of the Sixth Day
- Predators and Prey
- Animal Careers
- Carnivorous Mammals
- Feliform Carnivores
- Order Artiodactyla
- Orders Squamata and Rhynchocephalia
- Reptiles and Amphibians
- Gastropods and Worms
- And much more!
What Do I Need to Use This Homeschool Zoology 3 Course?
To complete this Zoology 3 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 Zoology 3 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 Zoology Course?
The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive!
Powerful projects for this course include:
- Playing predator to colored candies that hide in camouflage
- Acting like a primate to judge depth perception
- Discovering why giraffes have high blood pressure
- Identifying animal tracks
- Dissecting owl pellets and identifying the owl’s last meal
- And much more!
What Is the Daily Schedule for Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals?
We have provided a detailed daily schedule for Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 in the front of each Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal. This schedule 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.