- Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology
Apologia Exploring Creation with BiologyHot
Designed as the first high school-level science study a homeschooler takes, this edition of Dr. Wile's biology curriculum includes more color illustrations; clarified explanations; easier experiments; and a website with links to extra helps. Sixteen modules cover cell life, genetics, creation science as an alternative to evolution, ecology, insects, plants, reptiles, mammals, and more. Includes a 200-page test/solutions book. 594 pages, hardcover. For 9th grade students.
Biology was a bit much for us
So we are taking a break
By January I waved the white flag, shelved the book, and handed him a Prentice Hall textbook. He was nowhere near the halfway point and thought biology was the worst subject ever.
Now, to be fair, this particular child doesn't particularly like science in general, but it would have taken us two years to finish that book with anything resembling decent scores. It was just too much of a slog. There has to be a less wordy way to get the facts across.
Jay Wile, on the other hand, we love! He personally answered questions we had about experiments via email, and his blog is great for extra articles. I do require my children to read his Reasonable Faith book in highschool. I really *want* to enjoy his textbooks, but it's just not happening for this family.
My son went on to college, majoring in biology. ☺