The student notebook provides introductory material, grading tips and rubric, and a 34-week schedule (3 days per week) for the parent/student. Student note taking pages, On Your Own questions and space for answers, instructions and writing space for projects, study guide questions, and module tests are all included in the student notebook. Course contains over 50 projects and do not require a lab kit. Projects are primarily research or personal assessment based. There is no lab credit with this course. Spiral Bound. 366 pgs.
This companion notebook is designed to be used with Apologia's Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition, and contains all projects, study guides and tests needed to complete the course.
NOTE: Students will require both the textbook and a student notebook to complete this course.
Looking for a solidly Christian and academically complete health and nutrition course for your high schooler? You may have just found it! Course covers a wide range of topics related to health and nutrition including anatomy and common health related concerns, conditions, mental and emotional stability, genetics, macro and micro nutrients, exercise and diet. Skills essential for emotional health are covered including understanding your temperament, decision making skills, boundaries, contentment, conflict resolution, communication skills, and more. There is also an introduction to various mental health issues including signs of and available treatments for depression, anxiety, Autism Spectrum, Dementia and others. Reproductive anatomy and physiology are covered including accurate illustrations and descriptions. Marriage, sexuality, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are discerningly explained, along with alcohol and drug abuse, pornography and other topics necessary for our young people to understand for successful navigation in adulthood. This is handled gently, and respectfully, but parents should evaluate their young adults emotional and spiritual maturity prior to lessons. Students are also introduced to an array of health-related careers. Course requires the textbook, student notebook, Internet access and basic exercise equipment (fitness ball, athletic shoes, cushioned floor).
The textbook provides an introduction for the student, 15 modules, answers to On Your Own Questions and the index. Textual information is explained well and discretely (when necessary), graphics and pages are colorful and attractive. Scattered throughout are On Your Own questions, Think About This exercises and referenced projects to complete. Projects are only referenced in the text; complete instructions are found in the student notebook. At present, the textbook is not available separately. 441 pgs, hc.
The student notebook provides introductory material, grading tips and rubric, and a 34-week schedule (3 days/week) for the parent/student. Student note taking pages, On Your Own questions and space for answers, instructions and writing space for projects, study guide questions, and module tests are all included in the student notebook. Course contains over 50 projects and do not require a lab kit. Projects are primarily research or personal assessment based. There is no lab credit with this course. Spiral Bound. 366 pgs, pb.
With purchase of the course, you receive a link and password to the Book Extras site. Access to this site provides test and study guide solutions. Also included are links for each module that take students to online resources to go deeper. These may include articles, YouTube videos or websites dedicated to a specific topic. For example the CDCs vaccination website and the counter National Vaccine Information Center are included. Apologia recommends the course be taken concurrently with their 9th grade Biology. Parents should discern their young persons ability and maturity. Like other Apologia upper level science courses, this is designed to be independently completed. Parents may wish to oversee online activity. This one-year course will meet your transcript needs for a nutrition credit and provide the skills for a successful transition to adulthood. ~ Deanne
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.
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.