Exploring Creation with Biology Solution Manual w/ Tests

Exploring Creation with Biology Solution Manual w/ Tests

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Item #: 017417
ISBN: 9781932012552
Grades: 9-10

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Publisher Description:

Solutions and test manual for Exploring Creation with Biology, Apologia's award-winning, college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. The softcover solutions-and-tests manual contains answers to module study guides, tests, and test solutions. A booklet containing an extra set of tests is shrink-wrapped with the manual.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Ed.:

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. The Study & Lab Notebook provides a consistent format for completing labs and questions from the text as well as lesson plans and rubrics for the teacher.

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 Exploring Creation with Biology:

This science course, designed for high school, has been updated for 2020 and is now available in a 3rd edition. The 3rd edition is not compatible with the previous 2nd edition, which is now out of print with limited availability.

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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Needed for class
Jennifer C on Sep 14, 2021
I wanted a little help since i haven't taken biology in a very long time.
ann g on Aug 2, 2021
Ease of use
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my kids lost the first one I bought
sheri m on Aug 25, 2020
co-op class
Shannon R on Jul 24, 2020
My older two children used the 2nd edition of the Biology book and enjoyed it. I needed to purchase the companion products.
Melissa K on Jul 1, 2020
Excellent study! We need these tests to get credit.
Rebekah R on Jun 10, 2020
My daughter ruined our current one.
Laura M on Feb 6, 2020
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Marne S on Jun 6, 2019
Required for an HSLDA online academy Biology class.
Matthew W on Apr 9, 2019
it was needed to complete the set
Bethea M on Mar 27, 2019
My child is currently taking this class with fellow homeschool students
Jonalle B on Oct 19, 2018
For grading purposes. Has the answers.
Renee C on Aug 29, 2018
I chose this product because I already own the textbook, but not the solution materials. Thank you for selling them separately!
Anne B on Aug 20, 2018
Rhonda S on Aug 13, 2018
My son was taking this class through our co-op and we moved out of state. I am now the instructor so this book was needed.
Jill B on Apr 17, 2018
Required for class fall 2018
Shauna E on Feb 11, 2018
I needed the solution and test manual to go along with the used book I bought for my oldest.
Heidi H on Nov 2, 2017
Wanted the tests for this book
Katherine G on Sep 14, 2017
needed for class
ralph p on Sep 14, 2017
We are in a co-op that is using this book.
Kristina R on Aug 31, 2017
Great to have this resource to complete this class for homeschool.
Shirlee S on Aug 27, 2017
best price
Eunice Y on Aug 14, 2017
To assist with skill achievement in the course.
Angela W on Aug 9, 2017
Jon A on Jun 24, 2017
To use with a class at a co op.
Laura A on Jun 22, 2017
Looks to make keeping assignments and labs orderly and in one place
Carrie S on Mar 14, 2017
helps students develop test practice skills and evaluate what they have learned.
Esther H on Feb 28, 2017
Easier to check work quickly
Larry D on Sep 30, 2016
We've moved twice in the past 12 months and my copy is lost.
Alicia B on Sep 20, 2016
I needed them to complete my curriculum
Amy K on Aug 21, 2016
Because I forgot to get it at the MPE convention.
Carol H on Jun 28, 2016
needed it for biology
Caty W on Nov 1, 2015
Because I need to be able to grade the work
User on Sep 30, 2015
I wanted a little help since i haven't taken biology in a very long time.
ann g on Aug 2, 2021
Required for my child's class
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