Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal

Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal

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Item #: 014251
ISBN: 9781935495116
Grades: K-6

Product Description:

For a detailed comparison between several lapbook products designed for Apologia Science courses, check out our Lapbook Comparison Sheet

Complimenting Exploring Creation with Zoology 1, the Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal will provide everything your students need to complete their studies of insects, pterosaurs, bats and birds using Exploring Creation with Zoology 1. The Notebooking Journal serves as your child's individual notebook, providing a place for them to complete every assignment in the book. It includes a weekly schedule, templates for the notebook activities, nature hunts and record keeping, projects, experiments and much, much more.

Included in the Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal is:

  • A daily Schedule for completing the readings, notebook assignments, activities and experiments utilizing a two-day per week plan. Included also is an alternative schedule for cold climates.
  • Fascinating Facts Templates for your student to record what they learned with both words and illustrations for each lesson.
  • Templates for completing the Notebooking Activities.
  • Review Questions for each lesson, which can be answered orally or in writing as a written narration.
  • Scripture Copywork, with both print and cursive practice - which is a valuable method for memorizing Scripture, teaching spelling, grammar and writing, as well as handwriting practice.
  • Project Pages and Scientific Speculation Sheets for the student to keep a record of and log experiments or projects completed throughout the course.
  • Fly Higher ideas for each lesson which compiles additional activities, projects, experiments, books or videos that correlate with the lesson.
  • Beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books, which the students may wish to create, encouraging them to record facts and information they learned in each lesson. These are then placed on the Miniature Book Paste Page, to display in their notebook.
  • Field Trip Sheets to keep a record field trips they enjoyed during their studies.
  • A Final Review with fifty questions the students can answer either orally or in writing to show off all they remember and know about insects, bats, pterosaurs and birds at the end of the course.

  • These Notebooking Journals are a perfect compliment to the Exploring Creation series. Each student will cherish their individual notebook as they make it their very own with words and illustrations reflecting all they have learned in their pursuit of science. Additionally, it serves as your record of your student's scientific endeavors throughout the year. When your child flips through their notebook, they will be reminded of the knowledge they have attained, reviewing the material as they peruse the pages they have created.

    A variety of activities include full-color mini-books, additional fun experiments, crosswords, and supplementary materials. Recommended for use with students who have mastered handwriting, can take notes, and enjoy upper elementary level activities.

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.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Zoology:

Category Description for Apologia Science (K-6):

This popular elementary science series was originally created when Jeannie Fulbright, author and homeschool mom, was looking for a quality elementary science series that was creation-based using the Charlotte Mason approach. When she didn't find the 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. The series has since expanded to cover more science topics. New for 2021 is Earth Science, authored by Rachel Yunis, author of Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology.

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).

Notebooking Journals were a later - and welcome - addition to the series. As they complete the courses, students were encouraged to compile a notebook to collect and display the information they are learning. The Apologia Notebooking Journals now 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.

Junior Notebooking Journals are a simplified version of the orignal Notebooking Journals and require less handwriting but have 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. There are plenty of activity options in the journals, but keep in mind that based on your student, you may not want to complete every activity. 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.

For convenience, we now offer either Advantage Sets or SuperSets. Advantage Sets include the textbook and either the Junior or original Notebooking Journal. SuperSets include the text, the MP3 Audiobook CD and either the Junior or the original Notebooking Journal.

We also offer lab kits from Nature's Workshop for 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

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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I liked the anatomy notebook, so I wanted to get the notebook for zoology also!
Shell R on Feb 2, 2023
This series has been recommended to me by more than one home school mom whom I respect. We will be doing this course as a family this year and getting together with three other families to do some of the experiments together. I have one student in 4th grade so based on a quick flip through of the Junior version of this same Journal I decided my fourth grader would be ready to have this version.
Katheryn P on Jul 9, 2022
I liked the anatomy notebook, so I wanted to get the notebook for zoology also!
Shell R on Feb 2, 2023
This will help me stay on top of things and free up time.
Emmaline E on Sep 11, 2022
This series has been recommended to me by more than one home school mom whom I respect. We will be doing this course as a family this year and getting together with three other families to do some of the experiments together. I have one student in 4th grade so based on a quick flip through of the Junior version of this same Journal I decided my fourth grader would be ready to have this version.
Katheryn P on Jul 9, 2022
School Book
Michael B on Jun 16, 2022
My daughter's hybrid homeschool program required it.
Sheryl L T on Jun 7, 2022
Have the book, need a new journaling book for the next student in the family.
Lesley H on Mar 24, 2022
time savings for mother over making our own notebooks this year.
Melody P on Sep 4, 2021
Independent Learning Academy teacher Connie Avery chose for curriculum.
Kali G on Aug 4, 2021
Wanted to purchase while I could to go with the matching text book before they were changed.
User on Apr 7, 2021
My children really liked zoology 2 and want to complete 1 and 3
Melisa H on Mar 1, 2021
I like the colorful mini books and activities in these notebooking journals which help solidify what my kids have studied into memory.
Kari W on Feb 27, 2021
I need the notebook as an extra resource for the book.
Tameka B on Sep 24, 2020
It was recommended by a long time home schooler friend; and I am new this year to home schooling.
Andrea V on Aug 16, 2020
I cannot wait to go through this interactive workbook with my kids. I believe this will keep them entertained and anxious to learn more.
Kayla R on Jul 30, 2020
I wanted the regular journal for my 4th grader
Sarah O on Jul 27, 2020
recommended by trusted friend
Megan B on Jul 25, 2020
We have been using this series for 6 years and my kids love it. It's easy to read, very thorough, and has great notebook activities for review. They also love the pictures! They can read the text on their own and do most of the notebook activities on their own too.
Cami on Jul 21, 2020
to supplement the textbook
Cari F on Jul 11, 2020
We're going through Flying Creatures course and these notebooking journals make it easier to review what's been learned from the textbook. Cross word puzzles are a fun way to review the vocabulary for each chapter.
Iryna T on Jun 30, 2020
These journals are great! I especially love the crossword puzzles as they are a great review after reading the lessons. My kids enjoy doing the activities.
Misty C on May 21, 2020
great for teaching different ages
SCHAIANE R on Apr 19, 2020
I have used these books for 2 years now and this is the 3rd one for her and she loves all aspects of this.She has had so much fun learning.highly recommened.
Lori R on Apr 10, 2020
We like this series of elementary/middle school science books and this is the next one we are studying.
Karen L on Mar 21, 2020
To go with the text
User on Mar 7, 2020
My daughter will love using it and learn scripture along with science.
Amie B on Feb 26, 2020
Loved using them with my older children years ago-- excited to start using them with my younger ones!
Maria E on Feb 12, 2020
recommended by education consultant
Julie A on Feb 11, 2020
We use this for our homeschool curriculum (3rd and 5th grade). I like how it focuses on one topic at a time rather than skipping around from topic to topic. We read it as a family and the workbooks make it easy to remember what we've learned.
User on Sep 7, 2019
Boys like it better than making their own notebooks
User on Aug 27, 2019
My kids have enjoyed these in the past.
Tonya M on Aug 17, 2019
helps when teaching a range of ages
Bethany L on Jul 24, 2019
It's fun and reinforces what the child learns from the book.
Jenna K on Jul 16, 2019
The 3 boys are doing the Exploring Creation with Zoology class with their dad. These notebooks are good for them to do their assignments in, and to draw in.
Susan A on Mar 18, 2019
We used the Botany and Astronomy Jr Journals. Great tools for deepening our science study and exploration
Tawny M on Feb 4, 2019
For a class
Rachael V on Jan 7, 2019
Used Zoology 2 and daughter loved it.
Emily S on Sep 10, 2018
I love the layout and text of these books!
Nikki L on Sep 7, 2018
Daughter begged me to do this study this year! We already have the textbook and the accompanying book makes it more fun (although it is not necessary).
User on Aug 29, 2018
I have 2 older science students
kristi W on Aug 21, 2018
We will be do doing Zoology and I wanted to simplify my prep work for the class.
Anya A on Aug 21, 2018
Michelle V on Aug 20, 2018
My third and sixth graders will be using Zoology 1 with their co-op friends this year. We have used nearly all of the series.
Debra G on Aug 16, 2018
recommended by other homeschool moms!
Charis A on Aug 16, 2018
julie f on Aug 15, 2018
Super awesome curriculum easy to understand, awesome pictures and great projects to go along!
Rebekah B on Aug 10, 2018
For Coop Class
Alma B on Jul 31, 2018
This was recommended to me by a few friends.
Karen F on Jul 30, 2018
My daughter loves to do art she just needs direction in where to go with it.
Casey M on Jul 28, 2018
Required for 6th grade science at school
Rebecca M on Jul 25, 2018
Kids love their own journals.
Charlene H on Jul 20, 2018
This will help me stay on top of things and free up time.
Emmaline E on Sep 11, 2022
School Book
Michael B on Jun 16, 2022
Are these books reproducible? Or is there a digital version available for printing multiple copies?
User on May 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The books are not reproducible and we do not carry a digital version. You might check with the publisher - Apologia.

The Notebooking Journals are a supplement. You do not have to use them in order to complete the course. Your student can keep his own notebook with assignments from the text.
can you use the newer edition of notebooking journal with the older textbook?
User on Aug 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All components for this course - text, notebooking journal, and junior notebooking journal - are compatible with each other.
what age for each notebook? I have a 7 and 9 year old. Do I need Junior for the 7 year old and the regular one for the 9 year old?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will definitely want jr for your 7 year old. The regular has full crossword puzzles for vocab review and more writing space/less drawing space. Also the jr has coloring pages to go with a verse for each lesson, the regular does not have them. Hopefully this helps you decide which will suit your 9yr old better!
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Rated 5 out of 5
A good companion for the textbook
A good companion for the textbook. If your child enjoys crafts and crossword puzzles, this will be a good book for them. My seven year old enjoyed it.
April 3, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Not needed, but a GREAT help!
We usually got tired of doing science class and quit before we finished the text. This notebook keeps all your experiments, journaling, drawings, etc. organized as you study. The art projects make it fun to review the science facts. So after we bought the student notebook we finished a whole year of science. This notebook has thin lines for older elementary students that write faster. If your child doesn't write quickly, you should buy the Jr. Notebook.
August 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for us
The apologia notebooks are perfect for my girls, ages 6,8 &10. I have seen where other parents have assembled their own spiral-bound notebooks, but Apologia has done all the work of putting together a fun, multi-sensory way for the kids to retain what they've learned. I highly recommend both forms of the notebooks.
November 9, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Easy to teach, great detail for age
I have used several different curricula while home schooling 3 different grade levels (now at K, 3, 5). We do science and history together. This seems to keep everyone's attention and is easily adjusted to fit everyone's needs. I love the notebooks, although my kindergartener skips has to skip a lot.
October 22, 2015
over 7 years ago

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