Exploring Creation with General Science Companion CD-ROM

Exploring Creation with General Science Companion CD-ROM

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Item #: 000178
ISBN: 9781932012910
Grades: 7-8

Product Description:

Includes microscopic videos of cellular reproduction, bacteria, and other single-cell organisms, and an underwater video. Some of the figures from the course are animated so students get a better understanding of the topics. Technical words are pronounced. System requirements: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8 (not supported for Mac operating systems).

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.




Category Description for Apologia Junior / Senior High Science:

Written specifically for use in a homeschool environment, these biblically-centered courses by Dr. Jay Wile take a lot of pressure off the parent teaching the course. Each course consists of a high-quality hardcover student text and a paperback solution manual. The student text includes all the student reading, instructions for labs, "On Your Own" exercises, and fifteen to twenty "Study Guide" questions at the end of each chapter. Unlike many upper-level science texts, we have found these to be extremely readable! The text has a conversational tone, and concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Plenty of helpful diagrams and pictures are included which add interest and break up the text. Answers to the "On Your Own" exercises are also included with discussion at the end of each chapter. The labs are designed to be done easily, and most require only household items to complete; unlike high school courses, like Bob Jones which require investing in some lab equipment and chemicals to complete the labs. Where a microscope or dissecting materials are required, a reasonably-priced complete kit of materials is available, for ease in collecting the items.

The Solution Manual contains test questions for each chapter, answers to the test questions and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. For some courses, a separate Perforated Tests booklet is available; please note that this is only necessary if you want an extra copy of the test questions.

The recently-published Notebooking Journals are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provide opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline. Grading rubrics for the lab reports are provided in the Appendix.

Most of the courses are available on Complete Course CD-ROMs. These 2-disc sets include all of the information found in the print version of the course along with additional multimedia animations, videos, narrations, and pronunciation guides. Tests can be viewed on-screen and printed out, but are not interactive. The teacher has access to password-protected answers which they can use for manual grading. Although the program does not require access to the internet, Internet Explorer is used as the interface.

Companion CD-ROMs are also available for each Apologia textbook. Not to be confused with the CD-ROM Complete Course, these CD-ROMs offer only the multimedia features that cannot be included in a print textbook. Features include videos of experiments, close-ups of a variety of organisms, identification of different components on 3-D models, and pronunciations of words with which students are probably unfamiliar. This one would be our preference, as our family finds it easier to read a book than to read for an extended period on the computer monitor. System requirements for all CD-ROMS: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10 (not supported for Mac operating systems).

MP3 Audio CDs are also available for most courses. The audio files are in MP3 format, and will require an MP3-compatible CD player to use (these can also be run on most computers). Tests, study guides, and answers are not included - this is simply an audio version of the text.

Apologia now offers updated Video Instruction DVDs for Biology, Chemistry, and Advanced Biology. These have been remade with Sherri Seligson as your host (switching from Rusty Hughes). Sherri is an author and scientist and she energetically takes you to interesting locations, incorporating animated diagrams (over 20 hours of instruction) to help students better understand the concepts being taught. The content is more of a summary of the textual information found in each section of the modules than a narration of the text. Students will either see Sherri Seligson on location or in a lab during the speaking portions or they will see animated illustrations and examples. Sherri takes students through each lab and talks about what needs to be done and the results of the experiments. There are no pdf files with this newer edition of the DVDs just video lessons and tutorials for the experiments in 4-disc sets.

General Science, Physical Science, and Physics are going out of print from the publisher. The stock we have remaining are the Rusty Hughes edition of the DVDs (while they last). The lecture instruction closely follows the text, with lectures broken down by text section. Presented in a slideshow fashion, students will see information or illustrations and hear Mr. Hughes as he explains that concept. At the appropriate time, Mr. Hughes will perform the experiments for each chapter, explain the procedure, work through the experiment, and offer a visual of the expected outcome so that students know how to do the experiment themselves. He also makes it very clear that the demonstrations are not to replace you doing the experiments. Module notes are available in PDF format at the beginning of each module and contain all math problems from the lectures. The student will print them and fill them out as they are discussed in the lecture. A suggestion for planning your lessons for a 10-day period is offered at the beginning of the first module.

To use these DVDs, you must have a DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.




Category Description for Exploring Creation with General Science:

From Dr. Jay Wile, this two-volume set is the first course of the Exploring Creation with... series. As such, it touches on the basics in several areas of science. The 16 modules in the hardcover student text are designed to be covered in 32-36 weeks. These modules introduce the history of science, scientific inquiry, experimentation, simple machines, archaology, geology, paleontology, fossils, the fossil record, life, classification of life, the human body, energy, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the lymphatic system, the reproductive system, the urinary system, and the nervous system. As with the entire series, the book is written to be understandable; you do not need to be a high school science teacher to present the material. And, as you would expect from the


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
7
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781932012910
Format
CD-ROM
Brand Name
Apologia
Weight
0.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
4.75" x 5.5" x 0.25"
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Purchased this to go with the General Science course. I believe my son will benefit from having audio/video to go along with the book. This is our first year using a "regular" textbook, so I thought this might help ease the transition. Also it received good reviews.
Erica S on Aug 14, 2019
Because we have a daughter with dyslexia and she learns better by listening than reading.
Jean M on Jun 23, 2019
Purchased this to go with the General Science course. I believe my son will benefit from having audio/video to go along with the book. This is our first year using a "regular" textbook, so I thought this might help ease the transition. Also it received good reviews.
Erica S on Aug 14, 2019
Teaching this science class for our co-op this year and have found in the past that the companion cd-roms are a must have.
Desiree T on Jul 15, 2019
Because we have a daughter with dyslexia and she learns better by listening than reading.
Jean M on Jun 23, 2019
Am excited about having some audio/visual supplementation to the text
Karen T on May 8, 2019
Looks like a good supplement for the curriculum.
User on Jan 18, 2019
I think it might make the text and content even more interesting for the students.
Jean C on Nov 1, 2018
To be a visual aid and to help with pronunciation. My husband who is a biology major feels this will be helpful plus it is referenced in the textbook.
Lorraine V on Jul 26, 2018
This is such a great course. I chose this Cd to pair up with the sonlight schedule.
CHRISTIN R on Jul 21, 2018
I chose this to go along with the book. Both worked well for my 12 yr old daughter
Mary M on Jan 23, 2018
convenience
Monica V on Sep 19, 2017
Thought it would enrich the text book
Lori B on Sep 14, 2017
To aid in the teaching of the lessons.
Lisa H on Jul 3, 2017
I am teaching it to a group of students, and I want to show the videos.
Roberta R on Sep 23, 2016
Works well with the curriculum, very helpful.
Jessica D on Sep 13, 2016
To help students who do not like to read a lot.
Paul on Sep 7, 2016
I thought it would be helpful, so the children didn't have to search out things on the internet and possibly run across something undesirable. However, my daughter has since said the quality was not good. She said, "All the videos are super blurry."
Marci F on Sep 2, 2016
It's nice to have those videos for more in depth study.
Diana B on Aug 9, 2016
I feel this is a great science course.
Lisa B on Dec 1, 2015
Teaching this science class for our co-op this year and have found in the past that the companion cd-roms are a must have.
Desiree T on Jul 15, 2019
Am excited about having some audio/visual supplementation to the text
Karen T on May 8, 2019
will this work with Windows 10?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Per 2016 Apologia catalog: Apologia CD-ROMs are fully tested and technical support is available for Windows XP, 7, 8, and 10
Is the information on this CD also on the full book CD? (Not the instructor DVDs, but the book CD)
A shopper on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Companion CD-ROM includes multi-media clips, pronunciation, and other illustrating content that is also include on the Full Course CD-ROM.
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Don't confuse this with the dvd included in the bundle
RR did a great job with their Apologia deluxe sets. They are a great deal. Problem: They come with the classroom dvd. The guy sits and reads the lesson, which comes for free with the deluxe package on the included mp3. No experiments, no helps. Order the notebook, book set, and lab kit separately ... And order This! Companion cd. A huge help! So much better than the much more expensive dvd. Blech!
February 23, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Nice Add-on for Apologia General Science
I purchased Apologia General Science to use with an older student who struggles with science and it really has been a good fit for him. I went the extra mile and bought the companion CD-Rom for the added features. I really like being able to use it view the videos or animated graphics. It adds more depth to our lessons. The videos aren't high quality but they are narrated and demonstrated by the author himself. The animated graphics are decent/mediocre. There are at least 3 for every module. The textbook will prompt you when there is a feature on the CD-Rom to go along with the lesson.

My only real complaint is that it's not always convenient to be by the computer during our science lesson. I have made it work though. If we "skip" a session on the CD-Rom I don't worry about it. The next time we see the prompt we will view the video/graphic from the current lesson and then the one that was "skipped". This way we get extra review of that topic. It works out perfectly.

Overall, I really like the CD-Rom. I will love it even more if I can use it again in a couple of years with another child, but with technology these days, that is not a guarantee. I love having it with our lessons but it's not essential. I'm not sure I would buy it again but I'm glad I have it. The CD-Rom is a great value for the money. I recommend it.
March 15, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago

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