Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

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ISBN: 9781932012613
Grades: K-6

Product Description:

Birds, bugs, and bats if it flies, it's explored in this fascinating introduction to zoology! The first portion of the book focuses on birds and their unique characteristics. Kids will learn bird anatomy, how they are able to fly, why they build nests, how they raise their young, and more. They'll also learn to identify the birds they see every day and do activities that explore the habits and preferences of different species of birds. Students will learn about bats, some of the most useful and wonderful flying creatures in the world. As they study the physical characteristics and lifestyle of the bat, they'll gain a new appreciation for these creatures. Finally, kids will get up close and personal to the insect world. They'll learn how to identify and classify the many different types of bugs they see, and they'll even get to design their own experiments with different insect species. Kids will get the opportunity to keep their own field journals as they are encouraged to be their own scientist as they observe and understand the world around them.

Publisher Description:

In this book, your children will begin exploring the dynamics of flight and animal classification, understanding why the design we see in these incredible creatures points us to our Creator God. Then, get ready for the exciting adventure of learning about birds. Your children will learn how to attract various bird species to your yard and identify them by looking at their special physical characteristics, diverse nests, and interesting domestic practices. They will also learn the anatomy and the glorious design that enables birds to do remarkable things. The text contains actual experiments on the preferences and habits of the birds your children see. These experiments further enrich the learning experience.

After becoming amateur ornithologists, your children will explore the world of chiropterology, which is the study of bats. They will be able to intelligently share with others the value of bats in our world while exposing the misconceptions that most people have regarding these docile creatures of the night. Your children will then investigate entomology, the study of insects. They will learn to scientifically classify insects they find in their yard by a simple glance at their wings and other important characteristics. In addition to designing experiments with flies, crickets, darkling moths, and caterpillars, they will also learn how to attract and catch insects for scientific study.

When your children complete this study of zoology, they will never view nature in the same way again. Their eyes will be open to the different species that live in their midst, enjoying and understanding nature to the fullest. Vacations will become educational experiences as they notice birds and insects inhabiting the areas they visit. By learning to keep a field journal, they will be able to notice unusual circumstances or sudden increases in bird or insect populations. They will become true scientists as they come to know nature and the fascinating world that God created.

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 Science (K-6):

Author Jeannie Fulbright was a home school mom looking for a quality elementary science series that was creation-based using the Charlotte Mason approach. When she didn't find the type of curriculum she was looking for she decided to create her own. These books use the classical and Charlotte Mason methodology including narration and notebooking to develop critical thinking, logical ordering, retention, and record keeping.

These books came to the attention of Apologia and Dr. Jay Wile, who came to an agreement with the author to take over editing and publishing them. Apologia says, "Well, it has finally happened! After years of searching for an elementary science curriculum that is truly God honoring, user friendly, and scientifically sound, we were introduced to two books by Jeannie Fulbright. It's no wonder that we want to publish her books. As one of the parents who has already used Mrs. Fulbright's astronomy book says, 'It reminds me of Dr. Jay Wile's Apologia Science only yours is on an elementary level while his is written for high school age.' We couldn't have said it better ourselves."

Since the Charlotte Mason method is employed, every lesson is organized with a narrative, notebook work, an activity, and a project. The student notebook is emphasized in the lessons. Activities and projects bring the lessons to life and use simple household items. While the author's intent is for the parent to read these books to elementary students, a student with a 4th-grade reading level could read these books on their own. The books come from a strong creationist viewpoint, including sections called "Creation Confirmation" and Scripture interwoven throughout the book. Apologia recommends spending an entire year covering each book, taking about two weeks to explore most lessons (some lessons may require more time).

As they complete her courses, Ms. Fulbright encourages students to compile a notebook to collect and display the information they are learning. She has now gone one step further by providing a format specifically adapted to each course. The Apologia Notebooking Journals provide a place for the student to complete every assignment, to record experiments and to display work. Included are weekly lesson plans, templates for recording fascinating facts and assignments, and scripture copywork in both print and cursive models. In addition to full-color Miniature Books (for recording facts and information and pasting directly into the notebook), there are optional ideas (Take it Further in Astronomy; Dig in Deeper in Botany; Fly Higher in Zoology, etc.) for lots of additional activities, projects, experiments, books or videos, all of which correlate with specific lessons in each course. Along these lines, the Personal Person project in both of the Anatomy notebooks is special providing clear vinyl overlays of each body system. Be prepared to cut these out, though.

< In some courses (and eventually in all) the youngsters in your homeschool have a Junior Notebooking Journal prepared just for them with less handwriting but the same reinforcing activities. These books include coloring pages, project pages, and cut and fold miniature books (same ones as in the version for older students). There is space for notebooking assignments (more drawings, no questions to answer) and scripture copywork (shorter verses to copy either in manuscript or in beginning cursive). Biblical quotations are from the NASB, KJV, NIV or NKJV.

To complete the books all you will need to provide is scissors, glue, colored pencils, a stapler, and a few brass fasteners. The author does caution, however, that everything in the journal is "optional" and work can be tailored to each student by simply tearing out unwanted pages from the spiral-bound book. Serving both as a uniquely expressed record of the student's work and as a prized reminder of acquired knowledge, these books will become a homeschooling heirloom.

We also now offer lab kits from Nature's Workshop for most of the elementary courses. Kits contain most of the materials for the experiments, and are conveniently packaged by lesson in the corresponding book (sold separately). There are still a few items you will need from around your house, but with these kits the list becomes extremely short. ~ Janice / Jerry


From Apologia:Our Young Explorers Series combines our conversationally-written instruction, hands on activities, and interactive notebooking with an inquisitiveness into God's Creation to turn your young learner into a young explorer. From the tiniest microbe to greatest galaxy, all of creation declares His glory (Psalm 19:1), and if we study Gods creation with intent to glorify Him, then we will soon learn to be in awe of Him and the works of His hand. This awe is more easily instilled during the elementary years when a good old-fashioned bug hunt, leaf collection, or field trip to your local zoo can reveal all sorts of wonders.



Category Description for Exploring Creation with Zoology:



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.


Category Description for Exploring Creation with Zoology 1:

Birds, bugs, and bats if it flies, it's explored in this fascinating introduction to zoology! The first portion of the book focuses on birds and their unique characteristics. Kids will learn bird anatomy, how they are able to fly, why they build nests, how they raise their young, and more. They'll also learn to identify the birds they see every day and do activities that explore the habits and preferences of different species of birds. Students will learn about bats, some of the most useful and wonderful flying creatures in the world. As they study the physical characteristics and lifestyle of the bat, they'll gain a new appreciation for these creatures. Finally, kids will get up close and personal to the insect world. They'll learn how to identify and classify the many different types of bugs they see, and they'll even get to design their own experiments with different insect species. Kids will get the opportunity to keep their own field journals as they are encouraged to be their own scientist as they observe and understand the world around them.




Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
K
Grade End
6
ISBN
9781932012613
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Apologia
Weight
2.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.25" x 8.75" x 0.75"
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I have really been enjoying the other books in this series.
Shamar J on Feb 16, 2020
School Requirement :)
Diana L on May 16, 2019
I have really been enjoying the other books in this series.
Shamar J on Feb 16, 2020
Read aloud works for all ages and the subject is fascinating to all nature lovers.
Marina S on Sep 1, 2019
School Requirement :)
Diana L on May 16, 2019
My 7 year old was excited to begin this series!
Sarah G on Apr 2, 2019
We are planning to have our 3 younger boys do the class, but we only had one of these books, so we needed another. This is the best elementary science we have found. Our 4 older children did the class, and they basically became expert entomologists.
Susan A on Mar 18, 2019
Looks like something our Grandson would enjoy
Sharon B on Nov 29, 2018
Recommendation of another homeschool mom
Trisha M on Oct 22, 2018
Looking for a very in-depth topical science program that still connects us to Nature on a regular basis.
Emily G on Sep 24, 2018
Used Zoology 2 and daughter loved it.
Emily S on Sep 10, 2018
After completing the astronomy book last year, we look forward to beginning the Zoology series. These books are engaging and enjoyable.
David M on Aug 21, 2018
For a co op class my daughter is taking
Julie R on Aug 21, 2018
A friend would like to use this together.
Jessica O on Aug 17, 2018
Recommended by other Home schooling families
Charis A on Aug 16, 2018
Recommended by another homeschool mom
Erin L on Aug 9, 2018
I was referred to this curriculum by someone in my homeschool community who has used it for years and loves it! It is creation based which I am looking forward to.
ANGIE H on Aug 7, 2018
We have completed their astronomy and botany books, and this is the next in the series. This year, we've added a small flock of chickens, 2 pollinator gardens, and 2 colonies (hives) of honeybees to our yard...we're excited to explore the creatures in our own backyard, with this year's science theme!
Abigail H on Aug 6, 2018
Required for co-op class
Charlene K on Aug 2, 2018
This was recommended to me by a few friends.
Karen F on Jul 30, 2018
Both kids adore birds.
Casey M on Jul 28, 2018
required for 6th grade science at our school
Rebecca M on Jul 25, 2018
Required text for my daughter's Zoology 1 class.
Marsha A on Jul 20, 2018
excellent scientific text with engaging labs and activities
Amy S on Jul 19, 2018
HOME sCHOOL
Barbara S on Jul 12, 2018
Love the focus of this series. It covers various aspects of science. It's one of the best resources I've found.
Jenny H on Feb 17, 2018
Plan to use for second grade with the Junior Notebooking Journal
User on Oct 27, 2017
Excellent, readable yet thorough, science curriculum.
Dawn I on Oct 12, 2017
Needed it for co-op class.
maria l on Sep 21, 2017
sounded interesting. not really. i don't like science at all. especially bugs and insects but i had to pick something for science.
Corina G on Sep 1, 2017
I chose this because my son is interested in flying creatures.
Crystal F on Aug 11, 2017
Love the Zoology books!
Julia Z on Aug 9, 2017
I've used it successfully with my 2 older sons
Melanie B on Apr 29, 2017
coop class
Nadine L on Apr 19, 2017
I, and my kids, like this series.
Leslie I on Jan 30, 2017
This is used by the classical school my son will be attending.
Addie M on Oct 15, 2016
Love this curriculum, one of the best I have found.
Donnyell F on Oct 4, 2016
I purchased this for our science curriculum.
Keiko Yu N on Sep 26, 2016
coop curriculum
Jenna W on Sep 2, 2016
Learning about God through His creation
Martha Y on Aug 31, 2016
Three words: Best Science Ever!
Jessica P on Aug 18, 2016
teacher recommended and using in co-op for homeschool
Cynthia G on Aug 15, 2016
I chose this for my daughter to use as a reference for a class she is taking at a homeschool co-op.
Lucy R on Aug 11, 2016
This is a book we will be using with our homeschool co-op class.
James C on Jul 22, 2016
I chose this because I have 6 children ranging from birth to 13 and I wanted a science course we could easily do all together but on each child's own level.
Serenity O on Jul 12, 2016
Easy to use and provides great understanding of the subject. Used their products before and love them.
Tamara O on Apr 29, 2016
great resource center with good prices
Hong T on Apr 5, 2016
I have been using Exploring Creation science books for years and have never been disappointed. We do not have this particular science book, I know my kids will love it.
joan b on Mar 24, 2016
My son loves animals, and we strongly believe in creation. I wanted a curriculum that does not teach a theory that is in direct opposition to our beliefs but gives him a strong foundation in science. The sample lesson that I was able to look at on Rainbow Resource Center's website really sold me on this.
Jennifer K on Mar 21, 2016
We loved their Human Anatomy science book and the kids are looking forward to this one and their other zoology books.
Tiffany B on Mar 4, 2016
Several friends highly recommended it and my daughter's new co-op is using it.
Renee R on Jan 13, 2016
Checking it out. And the price at RR is WAY better than at Amazaon.
Kevin And Jozina P on Jan 10, 2016
Read aloud works for all ages and the subject is fascinating to all nature lovers.
Marina S on Sep 1, 2019
My 7 year old was excited to begin this series!
Sarah G on Apr 2, 2019
How much does a book like zoology 1 weigh?
User on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 2.45#
I really like these courses but was wondering if it mattered if they were not completed in order. I think my children would like #3 the best. Would it make any difference if we did that one first?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The publisher encourages starting the Zoology sequence with Exploring Creation with Zoology 1. However, it is possible to start with Zoology 3 if you take the time to complete Module 1 of Zoology 1 first. That Module is available as a download from our website - "download a sample" button under the add to cart/add to wishlist box. - http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=010470
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Daughter loves Zoology!
My daughter has never been so engaged in one subject like she is with Zoology. We love everything about Apologia. We have finished Earth Science and Physical Science as well.
October 22, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Knowing and growing
Thanx for the quick arrival of these tools to learn and teach this year and in the years to come. So far so good, we are in the first lessons and are provoked to much discussion.
September 12, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I was really looking forward to working through Zoology 1 with my 8 and 10 year old children Our actual experience with it is mixed The material is interesting but we ran into problems trying to use it during the winter We started in September and couldn't do many of the experiments once the weather changed to snow and bitter cold We skipped ahead to the sections on pterosaurs and bats and plan to complete the experiments for the insects and bird nests as the weather warms up Ideally I should have switched to something else (perhaps the astronomy) then switched back to this in the Spring Also we didn't really care for the content of the junior notebooking journal- it was mainly busywork
April 14, 2014
I thought I might be able to help others by writing a review that is not a glowing reviewso perhaps you can see why this may not work for you if you are like us Zoology 3 happens to be one of the things I remember the least fondly in 7 years of homeschooling I felt that the book was unnecessarily wordy and long-winded History and Literature are my favorite subjects to teach so I thought a conversational Science text would be nice That was not the case My children and I all began the course with gusto However only 3 months into the year we were all forcing ourselves to get through it My students found the notebook to be 75% busy-work: making little pocket books and flip books and such Each section started out interesting but just went downhill as it seemed to us to be beaten like a "dead horse" as the saying goes We have enjoyed hundreds of BBC nature and Science videos We watch Science videos on Netflix and YouTube for fun We loved several Science biographies and we have also enjoyed Abeka and A Closer Look Science but Apologia Elementary did not work for us
December 13, 2013
My boys were 11 & 7 and we used this curriculum as a supplement to another curriculum we were doing They loved it so much that we are going to complete it this year and use it by itself I also purchased the journal along with it and they loved to go outside and do the things in it draw pictures paste things in journal They said "this isn't school work - this is fun"
August 14, 2012
I am so NOT a science person Through my years of homeschool my family has started countless science books only to have them fizzle out after a few weeks Lots of times this is due to the fact that those other books are designed for class room use The lessons are cumbersome and many times require materials that I have no clue how to findApologia is not like this at all This is one science curriculum that is specifically designed for homeschoolers The text is written directly to the reader including many interesting descriptions and clear presentations of the subject matter My third grader this year is using the Zoology 1 book about flying creatures Since the text is written on a fourth or fifth grade reading level I do have to read the text to her but she has no trouble following me and understanding what I am reading to her She really is enjoying this book So far we have learned so much about birds but later we will be learning about bats flying reptiles and insects Each chapter includes hands on activities to help your child really understand what has been presented in the text One thing that I really appreciate about Apologia is that the activities don't use hard to find objects Most of the time the items needed can be found lying around the house or purchased inexpensively at the store There are 16 chapters in our book One could finish a chapter a week and do two books per year but I estimate that one would have to do 45-60 minutes of science per day to read all the text do the notebooking projects and any experiments I will probably cover the book over the course of one year While the books seem a bit costlier than some others I think the value for the price is terrific The text books are hardbound designed to hold up through several children The corresponding notebook adds puzzles and journaling activities to the text While I am sure that one could come up with these activities on one's own I need something all set up for me or I will never get around to printing out the pages I need so I definitely think the notebook is worth the money Also experiment log pages are included in the notebook and some full color paper projects are in the back of the bookI definitely think we will be returning to Apologia for our science needs in the future
October 28, 2010
Our whole family loves the Apologia Science books! They are so easy to use very little teacher prep the text is written like the author is right there speaking to us The lessons are packed with fun information colorful pictures and drawings to illustrate the concepts Lab/experiment supplies are conveniently listed for each Lesson which makes assessing the "need to gets" and "already haves" quick and easy The elementary level books do not have unit tests so for my kids that like to test we review the narrative questions(answers are in the back of the book)and play games with the vocabulary words from the unit The activities are fun and engaging for all ages my children have beautiful journals and scrapbooks from every book we have completed to show off to grandparents when they visit Skeptical grandparents (one is retired from public education) have been very impressed with the hands on learning and the in depth understanding my children have gained from these books We love Apologia Science!
July 27, 2009
We have struggled for a long time with what to use for science and have tried a number of things I love science and wanted my children to love it too Instead they hated it and didn't ever want to do anything I suggested Finally I pulled this book off the shelf that had been sitting there for over a year and tried it AT LAST- my children liked it- we all liked the narration and notebooking style of learning The reading is personable and easy to listen to It has real-life and practical learning activities I think they enjoy learning in-depth about something instead of grazing over the top of a large number of general subjects It piques their interest and satisfies their desire to know something about something I am finally excited about elementary science and just wish there were more years to do all the books!
December 9, 2008
I did Zoology 1 with our 7 year old this last year and he really enjoyed it He often can remember the facts we cover better than I do If my husband is nearby when we are doing science he joins us as he finds these books so interesting Yet the language and format are simple enough for young children to enjoy also Even my 3 year old loves to sit down and leaf through the book just to see all the wonderful pictures She asks many questions about the photos I know she is learning too I only had one child formally using Zoology 1 but my children ages 3 and 5 enjoyed being involved with the projects I love the fact that the projects are simple and the supplies are inexpensive (often they are items we already have) This curriculum has really given my son a good foundation in science as well as a desire to continue to learn more My sons will be 8 and 6 soon and I am looking forward to using Zoology 2 with both of them next year
June 16, 2008
We used Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 this past year with our 9 and 11 year old girls They loved it and so did I The experiments were easy to do and supplies were easy to find We especially loved the notebook approach both girls have created wonderful notebooks they can share with the family There is tons of information and it is presented in a format that easy for the girls to understand and enjoy We look forward to Astronomy this next year
April 29, 2008

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