Exploring Creation with Biology Audio Book MP3 CD

Exploring Creation with Biology Audio Book MP3 CD

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ISBN: 9781932012651
Grades: 9-10

Product Description:

This audio recording contains a complete reading of the text, read by Kathleen Wile. Includes "On Your Own" problems, but not study guides, tests or answers. Designed especially for auditory learners or those with reading difficulties, this CD "text" can be used in the computer, or taken on the go. CD must be played on an MP3-compatible CD player. ~ Alysia
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 Biology:

Teaching a high school biology course at home can be challenging. What if I'm not knowledgeable about biology? What if I don't like dissecting things? What if I can't afford a microscope and slides? What if I can't find a course written from a Christian perspective?

Valid questions. One answer is Exploring Creation With Biology. This course can be used if you have any (or all) of the concerns mentioned. First of all, the book assumes that God is the creator of all life, not that life just happened or that one kind of animal evolved into a different kind of animal. While the creationist view is evident throughout the book, Chapter 9 is a 30+ page discussion of the theory of evolution compared to the theory of creation. Also, if you tire of hearing radical environmentalists whine about man destroying the earth, appropriate scientific facts are sprinkled throughout the book refuting many of their claims.

The book is written specifically for use in a homeschool. The authors assume no prior knowledge of the subject, and the course is written in an easy-to-understand, conversational style. Nonetheless, it is a serious biology text - one of the co-authors was formerly a university science professor. The book contains 16 chapters, or modules, discussing every topic you would expect in a high school biology course. The book contains a variety of drawings and photographs, both color and black-and-white.

Lab work can be more challenging in a homeschool environment, and the authors have made allowances for this fact in their course. Three types of lab exercises are included. First, household labs use only household equipment and should be done by all students. Second, microscope labs require the use of a 400x microscope and prepared slide set. Third, dissection labs require a dissection kit of instruments and specimens. The authors do not require the microscope and dissection labs to be done, although they believe that these are certainly beneficial. To make these labs more "do-able", they have developed a slide set and a dissection kit to be used with this course. We offer these below.

The course comes with two components. The student text includes all student reading, experiments, "On Your Own" exercises (with answers and discussion later in the chapter), and 15 to 25 "Study Guide" questions at the end of each chapter. The second book, Solutions and Tests, as you might expect, contains 10 to 20 test questions for each chapter, answers to the test questions, and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. This guide also includes the perforated tests listed below.

How do students feel about this course? One student wrote, "I am one of the [homeschooling students] that has the privilege of testing out your remarkably interesting and informative biology course... I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to you for taking the time to put together and write this curriculum."




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

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




Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
9
Grade End
10
ISBN
9781932012651
Format
CD
Brand Name
Apologia
Weight
0.15 (lbs.)
Dimensions
4.75" x 5.5" x 0.25"
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My slower reader wants to listen to the audio as a study tool while he cleans his room. (LOVE IT!)
Roxi L on Oct 21, 2019
This audio book helps my dyslexic son process the coursework more efficiently.
Gina R on Sep 14, 2019
My slower reader wants to listen to the audio as a study tool while he cleans his room. (LOVE IT!)
Roxi L on Oct 21, 2019
For my girls who are struggling reading the Biology book, I'm hoping that this will improve comprehension and recall of facts/terms.
Dyan C on Oct 3, 2019
This audio book helps my dyslexic son process the coursework more efficiently.
Gina R on Sep 14, 2019
for my child that is a better learner through audible sources
bridey a on Sep 3, 2019
Excellent for an auditory learner or slow reader!
Heather D on Aug 10, 2019
reading support for my dyslexic son
Brian D on Aug 3, 2019
my son is dyslexic so I hope this along with the study and lab notebook will help him in his class.
Rhonda S S on Jul 18, 2019
The audio book helps our child to learn the material better.
Jenn S on Oct 13, 2018
My student found that it takes him less time to accomplish his work when he can listen to the audio version of the text. The readers voice is easy to listen to.
Jocelyn Menguita M on Sep 12, 2018
I have found that this CD is very helpful in understanding the correct pronunciations of words and it makes the reading assignments much more manageable.
Annette K on Aug 28, 2018
My daughter has learning disabilities I'm hoping this may help her with this class.
melissa h on Aug 14, 2018
Challenge II Director, I will listen to this to prepare for class:)
Sarah M on Aug 3, 2018
Daughter is a auditory learner.
Robert G on Jul 29, 2018
My older daughter and I used the audio book for chemistry. My rising 10th grader is an auditory learner, and it just made sense to purchase the CD for her to listen to as she reads, or just to listen! Auditory processors will benefit greatly from this resource!
Jenifer S on Jul 26, 2018
I need to be able to hear it as well as read it! Great for help with pronunciation or those kiddos that don't really like to read!
User on May 23, 2018
To use with my auditory learner, who will be taking her first high school science class. Hoping it will add to her success as a student.
Heather B on Apr 24, 2018
So they can be read to when needed and listen to all the scientific terms pronounced correctly.
Wendy F on Mar 20, 2018
I like all the words spoken correctly
Timothy S on Dec 7, 2017
My daughter has trouble processing the text on her own.
Kathleen T on Nov 6, 2017
My kids love to listen the cd's in the car/plane or read a long with them.
Sheri W on Oct 31, 2017
Need it for my daughters Biology
Enid M on Oct 11, 2017
Study aid
Jeffrey E on Sep 18, 2017
My son has a difficult time with new vocabulary, and there are definitely an abundance of new words in a high school biology course. This audio book helped him to understand the content without having to struggle over how to pronounce the challenging words correctly. <br />Also, we are on the road a lot, and this was a good way for him to use his time wisely as he worked through his biology course.
Joanne E on Sep 14, 2017
Lighten up the reading load in school
Amy R on Sep 8, 2017
My son is dyslexic and an auditory learner, I am hoping this will help him with this course.
Michal K on Sep 4, 2017
best price
Jacqueline J on Sep 3, 2017
To help my daughter with all the biology reading
Erika B on Aug 9, 2017
Helpful for students to listen while they ride or just to give the eyes a break from reading.
Hannah C on Mar 28, 2017
I have children with learning issues. The audio books help with the learning comprehension and they feel that they can do science on their own.
Holly S on Nov 2, 2016
This was purchased for our blind child and for the rest of us to listen to while we are doing home duties or drawing.
Yolanda L on Oct 13, 2016
I chose this per my son's request. He is an excellent reader, no problems w/ comprehension, etc, but ever since he was about age 4, he has always preferred audio or read-alouds. So, in light of that, it's nice to know there is an audio version of a biology text! We also purchased the text, for him to follow along w/ the audio or read only or listen only.
Susan R on Aug 26, 2016
My student reads rather slowly and this helps tremendously with getting their work done in a timely manner.
User on Aug 25, 2016
Looks like a good reinforcement for my struggling learner.
Katrina M on Aug 17, 2016
student likes listening to audio while reading text
Diane M on Aug 13, 2016
It helps my son to have the audio for this textbook.
Julie N on Aug 10, 2016
My child is a slow reader and being allowed to read along is a benefit to him.
Evonne M on Jul 24, 2016
My daughter will have a very busy schedule this fall while taking the Biology course. It is my hope that by having the audio book in addition to the text, she will be able to stay caught up on her Biology reading & not fall behind. She can listen while doing other things.
Marsha K on Jul 14, 2016
My child reads silently along with audio to help with monotony of reading.
Lisa B on Jul 5, 2016
Love the curriculum
Caroline W on Jun 16, 2016
A friend recommended this to help retention while my son read the text. It has been great!
Karyn S. on Nov 27, 2015
For my girls who are struggling reading the Biology book, I'm hoping that this will improve comprehension and recall of facts/terms.
Dyan C on Oct 3, 2019
for my child that is a better learner through audible sources
bridey a on Sep 3, 2019
can I save the Audio from the CD to my computer and then load the audio content on to my iPod to listen to? We no longer have an Audio CD player in our family.
A shopper on Nov 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the MP3 audio content can be loaded on to your computer and then uploaded to your devices.
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So, so deadly dull
This is atrocious. When I subjected my studious oldest child to this in late elementary and asked how he liked it, he said he didn't like it much. That was being nice. I never listened to it myself but was just trying to sneak in school during down time. Last year, I finally listened to this CD during a long drive for another child who was using this text in a class. It almost put us all to sleep. I find the Apologia text dull enough. To have someone read it in such a droning tone was dreadful.

Disclaimer: I confess that I am not a fan of Apologia and have avoided it with my oldest, who will probably major in science. I gave in and used Apologia with this other child because of the class that was offered (social element) and because this child probably won't major in science. I should have stuck with Miller and Levine. Even if you like Apologia biology as a text, this CD is very dull. I think it would be faster to read the text even for a slow reader.
November 14, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Fantastic!!
This was a saving grace for my daughter!! She listened to it so much and it helped her get the information down!!
September 15, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
helpful to have
the audio book is of good sound quality. It is well read and easy to understand reader. It's a great help to have !
June 28, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
The reader does an awesome job of reading this test. The voice is pleasant and interesting. Auditory learners will enjoy this CD.
November 2, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Two of our children have struggled with reading and (not surprisingly)also have problems with reading comprehension One loves science and one does not These MP3 CDs have been wonderful for both of them It has helped them learn a required (and for one an interesting) subject much more easily Since we discovered their difficulties in comprehension we have searched out similar listening CDs for textbooks but they are difficult to find It is so wonderful to know that our favorite science curriculum has this area covered so all our kids can learn as easily as possible! We still have our kids read along in the textbooks and listening to the CDs while reading along has improved their reading skills as well Thank you Apologia for creating these and thank you Rainbow Resource providing them for us!
August 22, 2011

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