Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics MP3 Audio CD

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics MP3 Audio CD

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Item #: 058355
ISBN: 9781940110424
Grades: K-6

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This MP3 CD contains a complete audio recording of the course Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics as read by the author, Jeannie Fulbright. This is the perfect accompaniment to the book for students who are auditory learners, struggling readers, or have other learning disabilities that make reading difficult. It can also be used for students who are not reading on their own yet, or for the entire family to enjoy together.

This item is not returnable once opened! Please note that this is not a standard CD. It is an MP3 CD. This means that in order to listen to this CD, you must play it in an MP3-compatible CD player or on a computer.

Please note that although this audiobook is a direct reading from the textbook, occasionally words or sentences have been altered in this recording to ensure a high-quality listening experience, and the words in the book, therefore, may not track exactly with the words of the audio.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is present to hear it, does it still make a sound? Exploring this question and countless others is at the heart of this newest course in the Apologia Elementary series. Offering fourteen lessons to be completed at your child's individual pacing, topics covered include a general introduction to chemistry and matter from a Biblical perspective, types of matter, the building blocks of creation, compound chemistry, mixtures, Newton's laws, gravity, forms of energy (including renewable energy), sound, light and spectrum of colors, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, simple machines and much more. Hands-on activities abound! Children will make smoke bombs, lava lamps and even create a periodic table from sugar cookies (YUM!). Notebook activities are plentiful in the text book, although an optional notebook is also available to enhance the learning experience. Author Jeannie Fulbright has once again given homeschool families a powerful tool for teaching science to our children. A complete supply list is found at the back of the book, although prepackaged science kits are available for your convenience. ~Deanne

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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Saves my voice to use Audio CDs with my younger children.
Elizabeth F on Apr 7, 2021
The audio CD is by far the best way for my kids to learn! They listen to it again and again...there's no way I would have enough time to read the book to them that many times, and they wouldn't be reading it themselves that frequently either. Well worth it!
Elizabeth S on Jan 2, 2021
Saves my voice to use Audio CDs with my younger children.
Elizabeth F on Apr 7, 2021
Listening to a "textbook" is a wonderful option for kids who need to keep their hands busy.
Christine S on Jan 15, 2021
The audio CD is by far the best way for my kids to learn! They listen to it again and again...there's no way I would have enough time to read the book to them that many times, and they wouldn't be reading it themselves that frequently either. Well worth it!
Elizabeth S on Jan 2, 2021
Love that my daughter can listen to the cd and I don't have to read it too her. She follows along while it is being read. She also listens to the section while she is doing the activities. Great to have playing in the background.
Melissa C on Sep 8, 2020
Might be useful for an auditory learner.
rox g on Aug 10, 2020
I chose the CD because after my child reads on his own he can listen to the CD and reinforce his learning
Rose Mary R on Aug 9, 2020
I am eager to use the cd with my struggling reader because it will enable his independence and encourage self-motivation!
Kristin K on Jun 19, 2020
This is a wonderful text book that is easy to understand and can be used by a variety of ages. I love how it uses critical thinking and a classical approach to education.
Andrea z on Sep 30, 2019
Audio is a way to make learning easier for my special needs child and myself.
Rebecca E M on Sep 4, 2019
I have a dyslexic student who will really benefit from having both the audio CD as well as the book.
Sarah S on Aug 18, 2019
Great addition to the books
Jennifer P on Jun 8, 2019
The audio is great for my dyslexic learner!
Lindsay F on Jun 1, 2019
I have the book and with all the other reading throughout the day I'd like some help. This way my kids can look at the book and the pictures while someone else reads. :)
Shannon C on Mar 11, 2019
My child loves science, but I cannot spare the time to read this to him. Since he is unable to read it himself, this CD allows him access to the information through independent learning. My goal is that he will listen to the CD while looking at the book.
Michelle P on Jan 11, 2019
friend recommended
Liz B on Sep 12, 2018
love that my struggling readers can read along!
Christina K on Aug 31, 2018
My children enjoy this series.
Nina E on Jul 6, 2018
I have a struggling reader and having audio to accompany his textbooks is brilliant!
Jessie e on Mar 16, 2018
My son has trouble reading a lot of text and comprehending/retaining. He does best with listening so this is a great option.
Laura S on Jan 3, 2018
we enjoy listening to the audio books in the car.
Mavia H on Dec 4, 2017
Heard this was a great resource for my seven homeschooled kids!
Dorina H on Oct 17, 2017
requirement for co-op
janice c on Aug 9, 2017
One of my children has dyslexia. This will be a great tool to help him.
Sarah K on Jul 10, 2017
audiobooks make the lessons more interesting
Shamichae W on Jul 7, 2017
These have been a life saver with a child with Dyslexia.
Laura A on Jun 22, 2017
Looking for something to allow kids to be more self reliant not requiring as much one on one help.
Christopher H on May 17, 2017
We love this science curriculum!
Kimberly D on Aug 24, 2016
I bought this so that my children could listen to the material as they were reading it from the book.
Jennifer D on Aug 17, 2016
My son has dyslexia.
Kimberly E on Jul 30, 2016
I would like to let my children hear and read!
Grace C on Mar 16, 2016
"We found the Audio for Zoology 1 to be very helpful for review, especially while driving in the car. Do not introduce new bits (without the text), as I found that if we tried to move on without the text, they didn't remember as much. When we read the text, I always review the day before's reading, and sometimes the Lesson-to-date (works far better). I don't love all of her pronunciations of the scientific terms, but listen with the children and correct anything to what I learned in science."
Stephanie B on Feb 29, 2016
My son needs audiobooks to learn
Brandy R on Jan 27, 2016
The text on audio is a lifesaver for my child with dyslexia. Thank you for producing these!
Danette L on Jan 19, 2016
Auditory learner - helps her access the media / material.
User on Jan 14, 2016
I plan that we can listen to the text during road trips.
Jason D on Jan 11, 2016
Listening to a "textbook" is a wonderful option for kids who need to keep their hands busy.
Christine S on Jan 15, 2021
Love that my daughter can listen to the cd and I don't have to read it too her. She follows along while it is being read. She also listens to the section while she is doing the activities. Great to have playing in the background.
Melissa C on Sep 8, 2020
Are the tracks split by lesson or by subsections? Just curious if this will work nicely with the suggested schedule in the notebooking journals or if I'll wind up pausing in the middle of tracks to stay with the schedule. Thanks!
A shopper on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: On the subject of the journal...I loved this as part of the work we did but we bounced around within each chapter. Sometimes we didn't do every page. I might have my son do the copy work and a word puzzle on the first day even though we didn't read through the whole chapter. He started w the younger journal but I ended up moving to the journal. He was grade 5. I think the Jr journal is good for much younger kids. The older journal is good for grade 5/6 and even then, there not always enough challenge. You can make up for that in other ways and the "try this" and experiments.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Works very well for my ADHD son who doesn't do well sitting for group reads. He can listen after & I don't have to re-read!
July 31, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
We weren’t impressed with the audio. It added time instead of moving our reading along more quickly.
August 21, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good but wish it was organized better. The audio is in small snippets. I would rather it go along with the workbook or be entire sections or chapters. Or if they had a resource of which tracks to listen to for the workbooks-would make it easier to use.
July 28, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Makes reading so much easy
Our girls like to read these books together and with the CD is so much easier. Also you learn the right pronunciation for those scientific terminologies.
June 28, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
also available on audible
I really wanted to like this product. The recording is made by the author, and she has a cheerful enthusiastic voice. Because this is a mp3 format, I was not able to play this cd in my vehicle. I'm tied to using it in the cd drive of my computer. My child loves the quality of this audio reading, but we ended up purchasing another copy of these files on audible so that we could listen on the go.
March 25, 2016
over 8 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for kids with dyslexia
The mp3 has been a tremendous help for my 9 year old who struggles with dyslexia. For her to be able to have the book open and follow along while listening to the audio has increased her comprehension dramatically. Working through the crossword puzzle in the Notebooking Journal sometimes took over an hour. After reading along to the text while listening to the mp3, her comprehension is so improved that the crossword takes only 15-20 minutes.
January 16, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
MP3 version
Love being able to cook dinner while we listen to science. The text size and content of this title makes this book a little harder for my 4th grader to read than some of the other Apologia texts. Wish the track numbers were supplied for each chapter.
October 24, 2015
over 8 years ago

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