Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

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Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day
Zoology 1 Audio CDs

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The ruby-throated hummingbird, yellow-rumped warbler, little brown bat, spicebush swallowtail butterfly, Mexican bean beetle, common honeybee---they all have wings, and you'll find them here in this lavishly illustrated elementary science curriculum. Using the Charlotte Mason approach, 14 lessons include notebook activities, special projects, and hands-on experiments to teach kids about birds, bugs, bees, beetles, butterflies, and more. 240 pages, hardcover.

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  • Apologia Notebooking Journal sample pages
    5 MB
    15
  • Zoology 1 Sample Chapter
    953 KB
    20
  • Zoology 1 Table of Contents
    102 KB
    19

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I did this with my son when he was in K and we loved the expirments! The only problem is that there are a lot of words on each page so it requires a parent to read or parents can get the audio CDs.

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K
Pros
Very detailed
Cons
Very wordy, a parent has to read it to young children
Do you recommend?
Yes, this is one of my favorite elementary sciences
L
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this was a favorite. We scheduled the chapters to coincide with the time insects would be most observable and birds would be visiting feeders/nesting so we could add nature study. Students learned and retained much with this study.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
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yes
A
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I prefer secular curriculum, however this is extremely engaging and was very surprised to find my 6 year old devouring it. She is now a "birder" and just loves me reading the text to her out loud every day, working on her journal and her birding notebook. Has turned into a fun project for us.

Some things are a bit much for her age, so we just breeze on by and focus on what catches her attention, which is 80-90% of the book.

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1
Pros
Quality product, journal pages can be downloaded, lots of extra links on site
Cons
It is not secular
Do you recommend?
Yes
AO
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We enjoy Apologia studies but this one was a bit too in depth about the mechanics of flying. it flew over my kid's heads

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  • 2
  • 4
Pros
Biblical worldview, thorough
Cons
thorough
Do you recommend?
yes
CP
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We were able to jump around and take the textbook with us on the go. It was really nice having one single book full of all of the info. We didn't do many of the projects and hopefully we'll get through the entire book next year. We used the note booking journal as well which saved me a ton of time and headache!

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  • K
  • 2
Pros
Easy to Use, Textbook Format, Flexibility, Visuals
Cons
A bit much for my young boys
Do you recommend?
Yes!
M
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We loved all of her series. We didn't do much projects due to time. However we learned a lot and had fun learning. :D My kids were able to read on their own and do the workbook. It did take a while to figure out the blocks and pages for writing. It was a struggle at first. All in all we love the series. :D

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  • 4
  • 5
Pros
Thorough materials of one subject
Cons
Workbook was hard to figure out
Do you recommend?
YES!
HT
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This is our second year for using Apologia science.
My son loves to read the information in the text book and complete the journaling.
I have seen him engage himself in the reading and process the information for better understanding of the subject.
The pictures have kept his interest as well.

Very happy and delighted to use the Apologia Science books!

Grade levels used
4
Pros
Very thorough of subjects
Cons
Can't think of any.
Do you recommend?
Hight recommend
EB
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I love apologia science. I've used this book with my youngest children. They loved the easy to understand text and the beautiful pictures.

Grade levels used
  • 5
  • 6
Pros
Beautiful pictures and engaging material.
Do you recommend?
Yes
LV
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Our children have really enjoyed this study this year. Even our kindergarten student listens in to the reading and shares what he remembers from each lesson.

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  • K
  • 2
  • 5
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Yes!
BA
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Love Apologia! Will use again!

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 3
Pros
easy to use. fun projects. lots of info
Cons
my k was not interested in listening to lesson but he loved projects
Do you recommend?
yes!!!
MM
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We just started using it and we are going to finish it up next year. I bought a field guide and lapbook packages to go with it. I like the details and look forward to expanding the sections and going more in depth next year. I like the apologia science line.

Grade levels used
  • 5
  • 7
Pros
very detailed and beautiful pictures
Cons
none
Do you recommend?
yes
MR
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We loved it! I definitely recommend the journal work with it to increase retention.

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  • 2
  • 3
Pros
It was very informative!
Cons
Sometimes I think it was a bit too much for them.
Do you recommend?
Yes!!!
KR
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My students love Apologia's science curriculum! They give a very thorough understanding of the subject in a way that is easy for them to understand it. They were actually happy to do their science assignments.

Grade levels used
6
Do you recommend?
yes
LS
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This is the first year my daughter has read her science independently. We always make our own notebooks to aid in retention. Most of the projects were simple and easy to complete. We just picked a few to complete during the year as many were seasonal and we had already done some of them.

Grade levels used
4
Pros
Fun projects, in depth study
Do you recommend?
Yes
SS
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This was a fun curriculum, but the time needed to do the projects was just too much for us at that age. My daughter has some learning delays which causes her to work at a slower pace so the curriculum became very time consuming.

Grade levels used
4
Pros
Biblical Worldview; well written; fun activities
Cons
Time to complete projects
Do you recommend?
Yes
A
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We have used Apologia Science through 7th grade. This was the all time favorite because as the children were learning about birds they could also watch them in the back yard and just about everywhere we went. They are still watching birds!

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4
Do you recommend?
YES!
L
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I purchased this text after hearing such rave reviews on everything Apologia. I really, really wanted to like it. However, it simply ended up being too much for my crew. While the experiments and activities are great, there just wasn't enough to keep everyone engaged.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 2
  • 4
Do you recommend?
No
SS
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We use Apologia for my elementary, jr. high, and high school student. We appreciate the conversational style of the author and biblical basis. It is well done and enjoyed!

Grade levels used
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Pros
Written in conversational style which is enjoyable
Do you recommend?
Yes!
A
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The elementary Apologia books weren't a big hit in this house, but I think this one was our favorite of them. We had far more luck using them out of order than just blanketly doing one a year. Such as do the insect chapters, then perhaps the mammals in Sea Creatures, then back to bats, and such.

This is a great book for early elementary. By about 4th grade it they could easily complete two books a year, and by 5th this particular book simply wasn't meaty enough to satiate them.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Pros
multi-age, easy to use, written for homeschoolers
Cons
locks you into one subject for an extended time
Do you recommend?
Well, with caveats.
K
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We have reviewed Apologia science through online or through library and we are budgeting to get it. I have read great reviews. I have two daughters 12 and 14 (almost). The 14 year old has many learning disabilities and I am hoping this science will get her engaged in learning at science. So far we haven't had any luck with others

Grade levels used
  • 3
  • 7
Do you recommend?
Yes
DH
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