In this God-honoring study of birds, bats, pterosaurs, and insects, your child learns about the glorious design of flying creatures, including physical characteristics, nesting habits, and more!
Save 15% when you purchase the Apologia SuperSet™ – Zoology 1 with Junior Notebooking Journal. This set contains: Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 textbook, Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 Junior Notebooking Journal, Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 MP3 Audio CD. Please note, this set contains the Junior Notebooking Journal recommended for grades K-3.
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Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 is part of the award-winning Young Explorers Series--voted the #1 homeschool science curriculum for over 10 years in a row.
This set is not eligible for additional discounts. Additional Notebooking Journals or Junior Notebooking Journals for Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 may be purchased in the same order as this set for 15% off regular retail price.
In this study of flying creatures, your children will begin exploring the dynamics of flight and animal classification, understanding why the design we see in these incredible creatures points us to our Creator God. Then, get ready for the exciting adventure of learning about birds. Your children will learn how to attract various bird species to your yard and identify them by looking at their special physical characteristics, diverse nests, and interesting domestic practices. They will also learn the anatomy and the glorious design that enables birds to do remarkable things. The text contains actual experiments on the preferences and habits of the birds your children see. These experiments further enrich the learning experience.
After becoming amateur ornithologists, your children will explore the world of chiropterology, which is the study of bats. They will be able to intelligently share with others the value of bats in our world while exposing the misconceptions that most people have regarding these docile creatures of the night.
Your children will then investigate entomology, the study of insects. They will learn to scientifically classify insects they find in their yard by a simple glance at their wings and other important characteristics. In addition to designing experiments with flies, crickets, darkling moths, and caterpillars, they will also learn how to attract and catch insects for scientific study.
When your children complete this study of zoology, they will never view nature in the same way again. Their eyes will be open to the different species that live in their midst, enjoying and understanding nature to the fullest. Vacations will become educational experiences as they notice birds and insects inhabiting the areas they visit. By learning to keep a field journal, they will be able to notice unusual circumstances or sudden increases in bird or insect populations. They will become true scientists as they come to know nature and the fascinating world that God created.
Junior Notebooking Journal
A companion to Exploring Creation with Zoology 1, this junior journal is much like the regular Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal but is designed for younger students or those with limited writing skills. All the lines in the junior journal are primary lines (a dashed line between two solid lines), and there are far fewer than in the regular journal. The Zoology 1 Junior Notebooking Journal is perfect for:
Each lesson in the junior journal begins with two fun coloring pages for the student to color while he 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 he's 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. Included are puzzle piece cut out and match vocabulary activities, partially filled in crosswords, vocabulary stories, animal identification activities and more. These learning activities are not only fun, but they also increase the student's retention of both the important terms and the subject matter presented in the lessons. In addition to vocabulary work, the student has the opportunity to practice his handwriting and is given the choice between print copywork, cursive copywork or both. The Scriptures used for copywork are shorter than in the regular notebooking journal, and the font is larger. Templates to complete all the notebooking assignments, project record keeping, Scientific Speculation Sheets and, of course, the same beautiful, full-colored miniature books found in the original notebooking journal are included in the junior journal. There are some higher level activities missing from the junior journal, but they are replaced with cut and paste, high interest learning activities that bring the subject to life. What's missing?
The Zoology 1 Junior Notebooking Journal is perfect for the beginning writer or the child who is not yet writing well. Every child writes at a different age, so age is not the best factor when determining which notebooking journal to purchase: the regular or the junior journal. The best determining factor is whether or not the child feels comfortable writing paragraphs. If not, the junior journal is a great tool to help the child begin incorporating writing into his learning.
A suggested lesson schedule is outlined for you, making this ready to use and enjoy. Perfect for younger elementary students or those students with limited writing skills.
The Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 MP3 Audio CD is a recording of the author reading the textbook. 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.
The MP3 audio CD is not returnable once opened!
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