Exploring Creation with General Science Course on CD-ROM

Exploring Creation with General Science Course on CD-ROM

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Item #: 000179
ISBN: 9781932012903
Grades: 7-8

Product Description:

This CD-ROM includes all the information contained in the print version of the course, and more. Animation, video clips, narrations, and audio pronunciation guides add multimedia interest. Tests and study guides for every module are located on a separate CD and can printed out, but are not interactive. The teacher has access to password-protected answers which they can use for manual grading. Computer requirements: PC using Windows XP or higher.

Please note that this course is currently out of print and has been replaced by the new 3rd edition. We no longer have inventory of the Solutions Manual and we have a limited number of textbooks. If you opt to purchase a textbook, you will need to locate a used copy of the Solutions Manual and test booklet to make a complete course. This course from Apologia 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, archaeology, 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 title, the handiwork of the Creator is a central theme in the course. Experiments, which require no expensive equipment, are a part of each module. Materials lists for each module are provided in an appendix at the end of the book. Many of the items needed are common household items, and the rest are easily obtainable. The softcover Solutions Manual (no longer available - out of print!) provides solutions to the questions in the book, a test booklet, and test answers.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with General Science:

The General Science course, designed for 7th grade, transitioned to the 3rd edition in 2019. The 2nd edition is now out of print and we are out of stock on most of the course components.

Category Description for Apologia Junior / Senior High Science:

Written specifically for use in a homeschool environment, these biblically-centered courses take a lot of pressure off the parent teaching the course. The main component of each course is the textbook. Please note that most textbooks have switched from hardcover to softcover format. 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.

TheStudent Notebooks are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering the 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.

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 also offers Video Instruction for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology and Advanced Biology. These have transitioned to USB flash drive format. Sherri Seligson, author and scientist, is your host and 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.

System requirements for USB drives: USB port (PC or Mac), media player capable of playing mp4 files, and an internet browser. DVD requirements: DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.

We now offer SuperSets and Advantage Sets which include multiple items. Advantage Sets include the text, solutions manual (with a copy of the test), notebooking journal, and the MP3 Audiobook CD. SuperSets include everything in the Advantage Set (text, solutions manual with tests, otebooking journal and MP3 CD) plus the Video Instruction USB Flash Drive.

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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my daughter is having trouble with just using the book and keeping up so hopefully this will help
Carol M on Mar 24, 2019
Tasha T on Mar 7, 2017
my daughter is having trouble with just using the book and keeping up so hopefully this will help
Carol M on Mar 24, 2019
So older child can be more self taught and directed.
Charlene H on Jul 20, 2018
Tasha T on Mar 7, 2017
Have the book and work book. Will enjoy the disk as help with teaching.
Elizabeth T on Oct 9, 2016
Liked set up and content
Eric S on Oct 8, 2016
I wanted a comprehensive science program with a Christian perspective.
Tracy E on Dec 8, 2015
So older child can be more self taught and directed.
Charlene H on Jul 20, 2018
Have the book and work book. Will enjoy the disk as help with teaching.
Elizabeth T on Oct 9, 2016
Can this be played on a standard HDMI DVD player? Some CD's can but I'm not sure about this one.
A shopper on Aug 31, 2020
Does this include an audio of the text?
Michelle M on Sep 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not include the audio for the text. I purchased it for that very same reason, only to find it doesn't give audio for the full text. Just certain words here and there.
does this include everything from the companion cd as well?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the full course includes the audio text of the book plus the Companion CD content plus printable study guides and tests.
will it work on a mac?
A shopper on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Apologia does not offer technical support for their CD-ROMS for Macs. However, the CD-ROMS have been tested on Mac OS X. There is a read-me file on the root and .exe directories of each CD-ROM with directions for running it on the Mac platform.
Is the actual text from the book available to read on the CD-Rom? How would a student go about reviewing a concept they did not understand?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the entire text is available to read on the CD-ROM. Students can easily navigate back to a particular section for review.
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This is the entire book in writing. There is pronunciation of words when you push the word to make sure you are saying the word correctly. There is another disc included that you can print tests, summaries and solutions from which I do like, to help determine if the student really understands the topic.
You could just get the textbook or CD-ROM you really don't need both. I also recommend the student activity book.
November 9, 2016
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