Zoology 2 Junior Notebooking Journal

Zoology 2 Junior Notebooking Journal

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Item #: 050259
ISBN: 9781935495611
Grades: K-3

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Publisher Description:

The Zoology 2 Junior Notebooking Journal is one of the newest in the product line of the Young Explorer Series. A companion to Exploring Creation with Zoology 2, this junior journal is much like the regular Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal but is designed for younger students or those with limited writing skills. All the lines in the junior journal are primary writing lines (a dashed line between two solid lines), and there are far fewer than in the regular journal. The Zoology 2 Junior Notebooking Journal is perfect for:

  • Younger students that have not yet mastered handwriting
  • Older students that are delayed in handwriting mastery
  • Older students with learning disabilities
  • Students that are new to written narration

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 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.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Zoology 2:

Once students have learned all about the creatures of the air and the basics of zoology, they can take a trip into the depths and discover all the strange and unique creatures of the sea, lakes, and rivers. They'll learn about the special features of swimming creatures, the different watery environments they live in, what their lifestyles are like, and the special circumstances they deal with. Then they take a closer look at specific groups of swimming creatures, including whales, seals, sea cows, sea turtles, sea snakes, sea frogs and toads, primeval reptiles (like plesiosaurs), fish, sharks, rays, crustaceans, cephalopods, echinoderms, cnidarians, sponges, leeches, and more. As they study these creatures, they'll create replicas of them to add to an ongoing "Ocean Box," and conduct neat experiments like discovering the insulating power of fat, investigating how electrical current travels through salt water vs. fresh water, and determining how much of a role temperature plays in tadpole development. They'll also add to their notebooks by drawing the animals in them, comparing and contrasting animals, and much more. Whether the ocean is a familiar place to your children or not, they'll be equally fascinated by learning about the unique creatures beneath the water.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Zoology:

Category Description for Apologia Science (K-6):

This popular elementary science series was originally created when Jeannie Fulbright, author and homeschool mom, was looking for a quality elementary science series that was creation-based using the Charlotte Mason approach. When she didn't find the curriculum she was looking for she decided to create her own. These books use the classical and Charlotte Mason methodology including narration and notebooking to develop critical thinking, logical ordering, retention, and record keeping. The series has since expanded to cover more science topics. New for 2021 is Earth Science, authored by Rachel Yunis, author of Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology.

Since the Charlotte Mason method is employed, every lesson is organized with a narrative, notebook work, an activity, and a project. The student notebook is emphasized in the lessons. Activities and projects bring the lessons to life and use simple household items. While the author's intent is for the parent to read these books to elementary students, a student with a 4th-grade reading level could read these books on their own. The books come from a strong creationist viewpoint, including sections called "Creation Confirmation" and Scripture interwoven throughout the book. Apologia recommends spending an entire year covering each book, taking about two weeks to explore most lessons (some lessons may require more time).

Notebooking Journals were a later - and welcome - addition to the series. As they complete the courses, students were encouraged to compile a notebook to collect and display the information they are learning. The Apologia Notebooking Journals now provide a place for the student to complete every assignment, to record experiments and to display work. Included are weekly lesson plans, templates for recording fascinating facts and assignments, and scripture copywork in both print and cursive models. In addition to full-color Miniature Books (for recording facts and information and pasting directly into the notebook), there are optional ideas (Take it Further in Astronomy; Dig in Deeper in Botany; Fly Higher in Zoology, etc.) for lots of additional activities, projects, experiments, books or videos, all of which correlate with specific lessons in each course. Along these lines, the Personal Person project in both of the Anatomy notebooks is special providing clear vinyl overlays of each body system. Be prepared to cut these out, though.

Junior Notebooking Journals are a simplified version of the orignal Notebooking Journals and require less handwriting but have the same reinforcing activities. These books include coloring pages, project pages, and cut and fold miniature books (same ones as in the version for older students). There is space for notebooking assignments (more drawings, no questions to answer) and scripture copywork (shorter verses to copy either in manuscript or in beginning cursive). Biblical quotations are from the NASB, KJV, NIV or NKJV.

To complete the books all you will need to provide is scissors, glue, colored pencils, a stapler, and a few brass fasteners. There are plenty of activity options in the journals, but keep in mind that based on your student, you may not want to complete every activity. Work can be tailored to each student by simply tearing out unwanted pages from the spiral-bound book. Serving both as a uniquely expressed record of the student's work and as a prized reminder of acquired knowledge, these books will become a homeschooling heirloom.

For convenience, we now offer either Advantage Sets or SuperSets. Advantage Sets include the textbook and either the Junior or original Notebooking Journal. SuperSets include the text, the MP3 Audiobook CD and either the Junior or the original Notebooking Journal.

We also offer lab kits from Nature's Workshop for the elementary courses. Kits contain most of the materials for the experiments, and are conveniently packaged by lesson in the corresponding book (sold separately). There are still a few items you will need from around your house, but with these kits the list becomes extremely short. ~ Janice / Jerry

Category Description for Apologia Science:

Apologia Science courses are written from a Biblical worldview with the homeschool in mind. At the elementary level, courses follow a Charlotte Mason-inspired methodology, with lessons organized around narration, notebooking exercises and hands-on activities or projects. Children at different ages can use these together, learning at their own level. Each course is designed to be teacher-student interactive, so teacher involvement is fairly high at this level. At the junior high and high school levels, science courses are more traditional in nature, with the textbook written to the student. Teacher involvement time at this level is much less than at the elementary level. Textbooks contain student reading, lab instructions, "On Your Own" questions and Study Guide questions. A Solutions Manual provides the answers to these and the test questions. Lab kits are available separately for both the elementary and upper-level science courses which include most of the harder to find items you will need.


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

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I have friends that are enjoying this so I thought I'd try it for our curriculum too
Faith C on Nov 11, 2020
I have used it with my older students and love all the fun mini book cut outs and activities
Christy W on Jul 1, 2020
I have friends that are enjoying this so I thought I'd try it for our curriculum too
Faith C on Nov 11, 2020
love the format
Heather E on Aug 9, 2020
I have used it with my older students and love all the fun mini book cut outs and activities
Christy W on Jul 1, 2020
Zoology program is engaging, fun, and encourages my kids to be scientists!
HOLLY D on Apr 17, 2020
teaching it this year
Elizabeth I on Sep 22, 2019
co op is using this book this year
Elizabeth I on Aug 11, 2019
I love the biblical base of creation to teach science
Ruth L on Aug 3, 2019
Required for co-op class
Abbie W on Jul 29, 2019
Such a great homeschooling science program! We're using it again this year for our co-op.
Danielle V on Jul 27, 2019
to use for school
Tanya M on Jul 15, 2019
My son works better with the simpler format of the Jr note-booking Journal. I recommend it for kiddos 3rd grade and younger especially boys.
Stacie B on Jul 7, 2019
I have heard good things about this series, and since we currently live on an island I thought my daughter would love this for her science book this year.
Stephanie A on Jun 11, 2019
These Jr. journals are great for the kids to fill in as they listen, and keep them interacting with the material
KATIE B on May 19, 2019
Reliable company
Caroline N on Apr 22, 2019
We really enjoy doing them!
Christine H on Feb 6, 2019
We have done 3 other notebooking journals in this series.
Susan C on Dec 6, 2018
My 8yo boy loves the seep sea. This will be a wonderful addition to our study.
Michelle S on Sep 14, 2018
Easy curriculum and very engaging, especially for little ones.
Rosemary G on Aug 29, 2018
My six year old will be able to fill this out much better than the older kids version. I think it will keep her attention.
Kimberly D on Aug 16, 2018
Fun activities that reinforce the lesson. Good beginning practice to doing lab sheets in high school
Ellen W on Jul 18, 2018
We have really enjoyed the notebooks. We used the notebooks for zoology 1 last year and it was the favorite part of our school day. Fun way to reinforce the material!
Kristin G on Jun 7, 2018
requirement for coop class
Nadine L on Jun 7, 2018
We have the text book from when our son was younger; this will now be for our daughter.
Melissa K on May 21, 2018
We plan to use this book next year.
Heidi C on Mar 18, 2018
Great curriculum! I've used this with all my children!
Laurel C on Feb 24, 2018
My son wants to learn about this subject and loved the flying creatures of fifth day.
Collet S on Oct 6, 2017
reviews online from other homeschool families
Karen P on Oct 1, 2017
Great for my two boys who aren't as creative or motivated to write.
Grace P on Sep 19, 2017
Two kids doing same program.
Christopher N on Sep 12, 2017
we need a science that is creation based for my daughter. She connects more with the zoology 2, so we downloaded the first lesson of Zoology 1. She is in 2nd grade so we will try two.
Elizabeth D on Sep 6, 2017
Our homeschool enrichment program uses it.
Michelle G on Aug 29, 2017
Need for homeschool co-op
Lisa G on Aug 24, 2017
Very impressed with it at a homeschool conference
Sara P on Aug 14, 2017
I like the format of this book. We could save money and make our own, but I think these books will be easier to manage.
ben m on Aug 11, 2017
Cheaper here, Science for this year
Jennifer K on Aug 9, 2017
We enjoyed the junior notebook with Flying Creatures. So many pictures and fun activities that help the learning process.
Tarrah W on Jul 14, 2017
Its a fun way to get my kids to take notes and write what they are learning about . They also love the little projects in the book.
toshau L on May 15, 2017
I am enjoying this series with my children. They vary in age and I believe my 7 year old is ready to take part in the note booking part of this program. She has been doing experiments and listening to the text read aloud and narrating back to me what we are learning. I think she would like to have a notebook to keep that is her own.
User on Aug 25, 2016
My son is an emergent writer and this notebook should help boost his skills and not overwhelm him
Jennifer L on Aug 23, 2016
This notebook is required for my daughter's science class.
Karen M on Aug 23, 2016
Coop class
Vanessa I on Aug 22, 2016
co-op curriculum
Genessa C on Aug 22, 2016
Wonderful creation-based grammar science program
Elizabeth Z on Aug 16, 2016
My children have used these ready made journals for all three Zoology classes and they are excellent! They provide fun cross-word puzzles, chapter reviews, and places for personal narrations and picture choices. They are totally worth the money!
Andrew M on Aug 14, 2016
We used Zoology 1 last year and my son loved it.
Paula C on Aug 10, 2016
Allison H on Aug 7, 2016
My son was excited about using this with his new science book!
Dianne R on Aug 6, 2016
My children get much more out of their text book when they have activities to reinforce what they are reading.
Andrinic J on Aug 2, 2016
We have used the Junior Notebooking Journals for 3 years now, and they have been extremely helpful. We knew we were definitely going to buy them this year as well. It eliminates so much of the preparation time as everything is already laid out for you as the teacher. Great time saver and a variety of fun tasks for the kids to complete.
Crystal W on Jul 29, 2016
This is what my co-op is using for my daughters science class.
melissa a on Jul 29, 2016
love the format
Heather E on Aug 9, 2020
Zoology program is engaging, fun, and encourages my kids to be scientists!
HOLLY D on Apr 17, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
My children’s favorite from the entire apologia series. Marine Biology for high school came in second! Will use the entire series, God willing all the way through with my second set of kids!
September 2, 2020
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great for students that love to read.
We loved the journal but were disappointed with the book. It was sooo much reading! Lots and lots of reading. If u love reading u will love this, but if not, I would swim away now.
August 6, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Loving this curriculum!
The notebook journal is really turning out well.
Thanks for getting it here so fast
October 4, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great science curriculum!
I love that I can do science with both of my kids on their own level at the same time! My first grader loves this notebook. I use the other notebook with my third grader.
December 5, 2017
over 3 years ago

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