This has become a "right of passage" in our home for 6th graders. My oldest daughter used the textbook, audio CD (for pronunciation of words like Mitochondria), and the Notebook. She learned so much, that when she was at the Orthopedic Doctor, and he told her what she had injured, she explained to him the bones, muscles, and ligaments involved!
Then my son was in 6th grade, and ready to use this curriculum. I knew he would not like the notebook--it's just not his thing. So I found a mom who has lists of vocabulary words and tests. He did not use the CD, but did very well reading it himself and typing the vocab, then taking the test. He finished it in only four months because he liked it so much!
This, to me, is the gold standard for elementary or middle school Anatomy!
In the thick of this currently, and it's the same quality, multi-sensory curriculum I have come to expect from Apologia. It's spawned an appreciation and curiosity for the miraculous human body, making a historically dull and cerebral subject interesting and approachable to young students.
Lots of good information about anatomy. Kids 9&10 enjoyed this curriculum. We did some of our own experiments and created our own journals. Although, we ended up just discussing aloud what we were learning by the end of the book.
Our co-op had chosen to use this book during my daughter's first grade year. I loved the book, but it took extra effort to simplify the content for the early elementary aged children in the class. I wish we could have used it during 4th or 5th grades.
Great study. I purchased the journal for the first time with this series and found that it mostly created busy work, and the valuable projects were less memorable because so much of it was already created in the purchased journal. My students learned better when they created their own journal.
This was the first time I have used Apologia. My son is fascinated with how the human body works so I decided to try it. We have loved it. It keeps bringing you back to the magnificence of God's creation and there are more experiment recommendations than you can do so the choices are great. We are excited to use other titles by Apologia.
Grade levels used
A very thorough, Christ centered curriculum
The teaching schedule is in the student notebook, not the teacher's book