Apologia Exploring Creation with… Astronomy, Botany, Zoology I, II, and III
Written by: Jeannie Fulbright
Published by: Apologia Educational Ministries
This in one of Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks!
I wholeheartedly recommend all of the Exploring Creations series by Jeannie Fulbright. This is the perfect science program for all homeschooling families who are teaching their children a Classical education.
All these books are written in conversational tone which allows you to read to your children and it is seeking directly to them. Each volume has beautiful colorful photos they entices the children to want more. The activities are fun and engaging. But better yet, Jeannie Fulbright brings each learning lesson to God so He is glorified through His creation. The author also presents, “What Do You Remember?” within the text body, instead of worksheets and quizzes.
With each of the Exploring Creation with…. books, we created a Notebook to compliment the studies. After reading the lesson, I had my daughter narrate back, sometimes write a paragraph, of what I had just read. By doing this, it ensures that my daughter is learning the lesson that was being discussed. Then we would move right into the experiments and activities where the lesson is reenforced.
Teaching Science with these Apologia books makes teaching so much easier! No more fear of not knowing what to teach!
Exploring Creation with Astronomy
This book starts out with the nature of Astronomy and covers the major structures of our Solar System. Your children will learn all the details about the sun and progress toward Pluto. Along the way, the children will learn about the earth’s moon and various belts, stars and galaxies that make up God’s beautiful universe.
The projects and activities involve easy-to-find household items that make the lessons come alive! Some activities include making a comic stripe, making fog, making a telescope, keeping track of the moon phrases, and even making an astrometer to measure the brightness of a star.
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Exploring Creation with Botany
This is an in-depth study of God’s fascinating plant kingdom as the children watch seeds germinate, preserve flowers through examining seeds, pollination, flowers, fruit, trees, roots, and so much more in the 12 units in this book.
The activities and projects make the lessons to come alive! Some of the projects that your children will be making is a light hut, growing seeds, examining plant roots, measuring transpiration, making a leaf skeleton and many more.
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Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day
In this book, your children will learn how to attract various bird species, and easily identify them. You will take a closer look into the design of the birds that enables them to de amazing things!
With the lessons, notebooking activities, hand-on projects and experiments teaches about bugs, birds, bees, butterflies, and even beetles. This book is packed full of lavishly photographs that only stirs the excitement within the children.
Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day
God filled the earth’s waters, from the rivers and streams to the vast oceans with animals of all sizes! Dive right into the world of marine animals! Explore the various swimming creatures from whales to dolphins, snakes to turtles and salamanders to plankton. The illustrations are amazing and the text is easy to follow and to understand.
Just as with all of Mrs. Fulbright books thus far, the projects and activities are fun, exciting and brings the lessons to life! The experiments are easy to do.
Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day
This book is no different than any other of Jeannie Fulbright’s books. It is packed full of interesting facts and notes, differences between species, habits and habitats, and bright energetic photographs that make learning a breeze! Your children will not want to put this book down! With the notebooking activities, experiments, and text, your children will be taken on a safari and be introduced to jungles, forests, farms and other ecosystems all within the pages of this book!
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