Exploring Creation with Physical Science Student Notebook (3rd Edition)

Exploring Creation with Physical Science Student Notebook (3rd Edition)

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Item #: 000930
ISBN: 9781946506542
Grades: 8

Product Description:

Student Notebook provides a suggested daily schedule, a place to record study notes, lab charts and tables and space to answer the “On Your Own” and Study Guide questions. Not reproducible.

Publisher Description:

This companion notebook is designed to be used with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition textbook. The student notebook provides an organized, complete lesson plan for the year, which lets students check off their progress as they work their way through. It has places for their notes as they’re reading, lab charts, and tables to record their scientific findings.

Completely revised, this new edition of Exploring Creation with Physical Science offers a greater focus on chemistry and physics compared to the previous editions. Maintaining a Creation focused, rigorous approach to the sciences, the updated content changes are a more natural progression of Apologia’s upper level scope and sequence that began with the General Science, 3rd edition. A careful introduction to the scientific process, methods, and measurement/data collection are covered in the first module, followed by a focus on chemistry (4 modules) and physics (6 modules). Additional chapters cover earth science (2 modules), and chemistry and physics in the life sciences. Physical Science Research concludes the course, showing students what is involved in research from brainstorming to making a presentation. A total of 15 modules are included, and will take 2 or more weeks to complete. Students should plan on spending one hour per day on science. Like the previous courses, the text is written to the student and most students will be able to complete the readings and most activities independently. Labs are integral, with 29 formal experiments and 47 “Explore More” activities included. Hands-on experiments use household supplies. Safety glasses are required. For your convenience, a Nature’s Workshop Plus Lab Kitis available. Students will learn how to create both informal and formal lab reports in this course. Completion of all lab activities are expected, and students will document all labs through either the informal or formal report. One formal lab report is completed per module. Not compatible with the previous edition.

There are 2 required components. First is the softcover Student Text which includes all student reading, experiments, "On Your Own" exercises (with answers and discussion later in the chapter), and Study Guide questions at the end of each chapter. The second book, Solutions and Tests, contains the chapter test booklet, answers to the test questions and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. Tests are not reproducible. Test booklets can be purchased separately.

Optional but recommended, the Student Notebook, provides a suggested daily schedule, a place to record study notes, lab charts and tables and space to answer the “On Your Own” and Study Guide questions. Not reproducible. Also available, the optional Audio MP3 CD provides an audio reading of the textual information and "On Your Own" questions.

This 8th grade science course has transitioned to a new 3rd edition in 2020 and the 2nd edition course is now out of print with limited inventory. The two editions have a different scope and sequence are not compatible.

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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Helpful for my student to learn to take notes and help process that information.
Ruth B on Apr 24, 2023
Logos Online School Physical Science 8th Grade
Ruth Y on Apr 4, 2023
Helpful for my student to learn to take notes and help process that information.
Ruth B on Apr 24, 2023
Classical Conversations Challenge I
Jennifer B on Apr 11, 2023
Logos Online School Physical Science 8th Grade
Ruth Y on Apr 4, 2023
This notebook goes with the textbook we are using for science at co-op this year.
Tiffany R on Aug 23, 2022
Class using this text
Kelly V on Aug 17, 2022
This is for our 8th grade science for this year. The Student Notebooks for this series are extremely helpful for guiding middle-school students and preparing them to know what to do so they will be able to handle the more difficult high school sciences.
Laurie L on Aug 17, 2022
It makes it easier for my son to complete his homework assignments and saves me a lot of planning.
Amy G on Aug 15, 2022
required for 9th grade science
Jendi T on Jul 28, 2022
Logos Online School, Physical Science required
Lee R on Jul 23, 2022
to accompany the course
Laura P on Jul 23, 2022
Required at University Model school
Kat M on Jul 21, 2022
Required for Homeschool Co-op
Sandy R on Jul 16, 2022
Co-op requirement
Amy T on Jul 8, 2022
The student notebook was a game changer for my son when he took Biology who struggled in the Physical Science curriculum the year before, so I am hoping this one will have the same positive effect for my daughter taking this class this year. It also helped him learn how to take notes.
Alison R on Jul 5, 2022
I found this tool to be a useful addition and review for the student as they read the text.<br /><br />BK
Bonnie K on May 26, 2022
I t was recommended to go along with the text to help my student learn to take good notes.
Carla H on May 17, 2022
I've been told this is a nice transition for students who aren't used to taking notes from textbooks.
Sarah S on Mar 28, 2022
Helpful to keep my 9th grader on track with easy check boxes!
Misty M on Mar 17, 2022
I am ordering additional notebook because I have another child that will be using this the following year.
Cheryl L on Jan 28, 2022
Needed for Classical Conversations coop group.
Anne M on Dec 16, 2021
School requested it
Martha W on Oct 28, 2021
home school program
Velta M on Sep 15, 2021
We need it for homeschool co-op.
Candice C on Sep 14, 2021
Classical Conversations
Chenwen H on Aug 30, 2021
School requirement
Michelle F on Aug 30, 2021
Classical Conversations Challenge 1
Marie P on Aug 20, 2021
Well-organized notebook to help students parcel out the most important information from the text. Highly recommend purchasing with the text.
Sarah S on Aug 9, 2021
I have heard from other parents that this is helpful to students learning to take notes and for breaking the modules down into manageable segments. I hope it will benefit us!
Heather M on Aug 3, 2021
Already have the textbook from older sibling so purchasing the notebook for the younger sibling who's going into 8th grade.
Jennifer S L on Jul 31, 2021
Classical Conversations
Amy K on Jul 30, 2021
It is organized and all planned out for the year. I don't have to do the planning. My children just follow the schedule which makes it easier for all of us.
Julie R on Jul 29, 2021
Classical Conversations Curriculum
Amanda N on Jul 27, 2021
used in Classical Conversations Challenge curriculum
Richard S C on Jul 26, 2021
really helps as a study guide along with the text book to master all the info needed.
Alicia J on Jul 25, 2021
I have two students taking the same course.
Rita B on Jul 12, 2021
Book required for Classical Conversations Curriculum; workbook to make assignments easier for my son...and me
Dondra T on Jul 9, 2021
tutorial requirement
Lisa B on Jul 7, 2021
for a coop class
Dana J on Jul 6, 2021
text is required for Classical Conversations - I thought this companion would be easier use for my son
Brittany K on Jul 1, 2021
Classical Conversations Challenge I Suggested Resource
Summer P on Jul 1, 2021
Classical Conversations Challenge 1
Samantha B on Jun 30, 2021
Recommended by tutor.
Christina C on Jun 24, 2021
We are going through the book with another student and needed a new student book
Nicole T on Jun 18, 2021
I need another notebook to add a second child to the program.
Jennifer N on Oct 28, 2020
school required
Kimberly H on Oct 12, 2020
I thought the student book would be helpful for my son to learn outlining and taking notes from his reading material.
Wanda H on Oct 8, 2020
Our boys (15 and 12) really appreciate the guidance the Notebook provides. Trying to remember all of the definitions, on your own questions, experiments, etc on their own by just going through the textbook was hard & confusing for them. They really like these colorful & helpful notebooks they can just pick up and go to the next page. As the teacher, I am thankful for the daily guide located at the beginning!
Lexie H on Sep 9, 2020
Love the student notebooks. Simplifies note taking and helps with organization,
Joy S on Sep 9, 2020
Our Coop is using this notebook.
Jessica Y on Jul 27, 2020
Needed for homeschooling class
Sabrina L on Jul 27, 2020
Classical Conversations Challenge I
Jennifer B on Apr 11, 2023
This notebook goes with the textbook we are using for science at co-op this year.
Tiffany R on Aug 23, 2022
Will this work with the second edition text book or are they too different?
kristine on Jul 5, 2021
BEST ANSWER: They will not work with a second edition. I was not able to tutor with kids in the second edition and third edition for our homeschool group. The parents had to vote on it, because they are so different.
Is there an answer key to the Student Notebook?
Julie on Nov 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The answers to the On Your Own questions (the ones that are in the middle of each of the modules) are at the end of each chapter in the Student Text (just before the study guide at the end of each module). The answers to the study guide questions are with the test and test solutions in the Solution Manual (sold separately).
What is the difference between this student notebook journal and the lapbook journal?
Stephanie on Aug 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Both are similar in terms of purpose - they provide a way to review and reinforce the information the student is learning in the Physical Science course.

Lapbooks are a collection of "mini-books" that display information in interesting and engaging ways. These mini-books are mounted in accordion-style fashion on colored file folders. There is less writing with these than in the Student Notebook and they work well for hands-on students.

The Student Notebook is more academic in flavor, providing space for student completion of review questions, study guides, and lab reports.
According to the above description, the Physical Science textbook is hardcover. Will the textbook for Physical Science (3rd edition) be hardcover or softcover?
A shopper on Apr 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We have just received word from Apologia that the Physical Science 3ED textbook will be a softcover book. We will be updating our website and descriptions accordingly.
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