Exploring Creation with Physical Science Audio Book MP3 CD

Exploring Creation with Physical Science Audio Book MP3 CD

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Item #: 009095
ISBN: 9781932012835
Grades: 8

Product Description:

A complete audio recording of the Physical Science text and "on your own" problems, as read by Michael A. Wilson. This is a suitable accompaniment to the books for auditory learners, slow readers, and those with other reading difficulties. The study guides, tests, and answers are not included on this CD, which is in MP3 format requiring an MP3-compatible CD player.

This course from Dr. Jay Wile introduces junior high students to his creation-based science texts. Beginning with basics such as atomic structure and measurement, students learn about air, the atmosphere, water, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, weather, motion, Newton's laws of motion, gravity, magnetism, and electricity. Hands-on experiments use household chemicals and supplies. 2nd Edition.

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 as of summer 2020, most textbooks have switched from hardcover to paperback. 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 Student 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.

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 also offers Video Instruction for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology and Advanced Biology. Currently some are in DVD format and some have transitioned to USB flash drive. 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.

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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General Science is a big leap for the middle school child. I've taught this in co-op many times and for my own child I've decided to let them listen to the audio book while reading along in the text.
Becky C on Sep 22, 2020
Helpful for kids who don't easily process info by reading - they can listen while they read.
Lara M on Aug 27, 2020
General Science is a big leap for the middle school child. I've taught this in co-op many times and for my own child I've decided to let them listen to the audio book while reading along in the text.
Becky C on Sep 22, 2020
I think this text can be quite challenging. It helps to hear and read the text.
Amy K on Sep 4, 2020
Helpful for kids who don't easily process info by reading - they can listen while they read.
Lara M on Aug 27, 2020
This purchase is to help my son stay motivated. This is also an encouragement to actually learn how to pronounce words correctly when he comes across them, instead of skimming over them or ignoring them.
Becci B on Aug 12, 2020
part of curricula for our school
Natasha M on Jul 26, 2020
not available in canada
Rozet T on Jun 13, 2020
My son is using the text book Exploring Creation with Physical Science, and he is not always grasping everything he reads. I am purchasing the audio CDs so that he can read and listen to the book at the same time.
Jessica M on Oct 15, 2019
We bought the audiobook so that we can listen while we follow along in the book.
Peggy C on Sep 14, 2019
my daughter is dyslexic and this will be a great way for her to study.
Kimberly M on Aug 20, 2019
This is a great option for auditory learners.
Kelli M on Jul 17, 2019
Great price
Shannon M on Mar 23, 2019
I plan on using this with my 8th grader. Having an audio portion is wonderful for a struggling learner.
Tiffany R on Mar 6, 2019
My daughter, who is an auditory learner, was not grasping all of the concepts reading the book alone. I hope this CD makes a difference in her comprehension.
Jennifer K on Jan 3, 2019
I LOVE using audio books for my auditory learners at home,. They are totally worth it!
Nicole D on Nov 26, 2018
My daughter is struggling a bit with Physical Science. Since she is an auditory learner and has some reading comprehension struggles, I think this will benefit her greatly in understanding the material taught.
User on Oct 4, 2018
My son was struggling with reading the volume of material contained in each module. This way he can read along with the narrator and complete his assignments in a timely fashion.
Leslie T on Sep 16, 2018
A friend recommended the audio CD because it helped her son. I am buying it in the hope that it will help my daughter who is a proficient but slow reader who is easily distracted. Anything to help her get through the material : )
Jennifer F on Sep 10, 2018
Needing my 7th and 8th grader to use this curriculum more independently, didn't want them to get hung up on words, and did not want to hinder my slower reader from being successful.
Victoria L on Sep 2, 2018
Helpful with reading and understanding every module since the modules are extensive and a lot to read.
Annelie K on Aug 29, 2018
Auditory learner, plus, I can listen in the car to what my son is reading so I can know what he is learning.
Rebecca L on Aug 12, 2018
To help read the text in the book
Bridget W on Jul 31, 2018
My son does so much better when he can hear the material. The cd makes it so easy for him to work independently.
Stephanie M on Jul 31, 2018
for slow reader
Libby C on Jul 31, 2018
Purchased to help save time reading the text and to help with pronouncing the scientific words
Catherine N on Jul 25, 2018
Highly recommended since the textbook has a lot of reading...
Melissa K on May 31, 2018
my son need to hear the cd not read it.
Gabriela R on Feb 1, 2018
I am hoping that reading and listening to the material will help my daughter learn the information. The book (ordered earlier in the year) is extremely wordy.
Jill K on Jan 5, 2018
My daughter is an auditory learner. These audio books have been a wonderful tool for her. She reads along in her science book and the material not only sticks with her better, it also helps her to properly pronounce names and terms.
Melissa R on Dec 20, 2017
I used an audio book for the last science book and it was great. Having the text read aloud helped keep us on track. If you have a struggling reader, an audio book will level the playing field.
Donna A on Dec 12, 2017
For my Classical Conversations, Challenge I homeschool student.
Patricia S on Oct 27, 2017
To help my 7th grader keep up with the reading for this text.
Joy B on Sep 20, 2017
Jerel K on Sep 12, 2017
My daughter needs to see the print and hear it. Being able to hear the science words will help her learn and help with comprehension.
Linda S on Aug 30, 2017
my son has a hard time reading and it will give him some independence from me, the teacher
Kelly K on Aug 16, 2017
My sons have dyslexia so this is very helpful to them.
Paul H on Aug 15, 2017
So my children can listen to the textbook as they read along. It helps with note taking and retention.
Alice H on Apr 13, 2017
to help my auditory learner
Jayme O on Feb 22, 2017
This is awesome for students who have trouble staying on task. My son loves to read along in his book with the cd.
Brandon W on Jan 5, 2017
My child is having trouble reading this textbook.
User on Nov 5, 2016
My son prefers to listen to an audio book while he reads along.
Angela G on Oct 7, 2016
Help with understand this subject. My students learn faster when they hear the information. Thanks.
Deanna N on Sep 27, 2016
HS Class
Debra D on Sep 7, 2016
My student has visual processing issues and having an audio book to read along with is a huge help. It's made it so that they can be independent with this course as appropriate for their age. The reader is female and has an engaging voice so it's easy to follow and not boring.
User on Aug 26, 2016
my son doesn't like to read
James J on Aug 19, 2016
My son is an audio learner. Using this CD enables him to be independent as he listens and follows along. It also enables me to attend to the many other homeschooling needs.
Georgia S on Aug 12, 2016
I like this for review and our auditory learners as a companion. Also it helps with the pronunciation for difficult words.
Diana B on Aug 9, 2016
auditory learners
LeAnn W on Jul 26, 2016
This pairs well for my new middle schooler. It allows him to read on his own if I cannot read with him.
Khalilah R on Jul 14, 2016
Love the curriculum
Caroline W on Jun 16, 2016
My students needed the audio CD to hear the correct pronunciation for the scientific words and to help with one student that has a comprehension issue.
User on Apr 30, 2016
I think this text can be quite challenging. It helps to hear and read the text.
Amy K on Sep 4, 2020
This purchase is to help my son stay motivated. This is also an encouragement to actually learn how to pronounce words correctly when he comes across them, instead of skimming over them or ignoring them.
Becci B on Aug 12, 2020
Will this play on a regular
CD player?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, no the MP3 CD will NOT play on a CD player or in the car. However, the material on the CD was well worth the investment and added to the textbook material (especially if you have a visual learner) We just kept a laptop computer close by and utilized it as we worked through the textbook. Hope this helps.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great for auditory learners
My son has to utilize all his senses to grasp most subjects! This audiobook has finally allowed him to retain science and gain understanding! A great help!
July 20, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent resource
We like the apologia science books but the physical science audio book really improved both the interest and retention of the material. It is truly a Wonderful accompaniment to the book. The voice is pleasant to listen to and is not annoying like so many computer generated voices. It works exceptionally well with audio learners.
January 30, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My youngest daughter has Aspergers syndrome and is a mulitsource learner Using the CD along with the book made it easier for her as not only could she follow along with the text while listening to the CD but she could hear it at the same time It was easy to use and not a lot of prep ahead of time She put the CD in herself and went from there Wished I had discovered these CD'S with earlier programs Love this product
November 13, 2010

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