Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal

Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal

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Item #: 048065
ISBN: 9781935495123
Grades: K-6

Product Description:

Like the highly acclaimed journals that accompany each Apologia Young Explorer textbook, the Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal will provide everything your student needs to complete his or her studies of all the glorious creatures of the oceans, lakes and streams. A companion to Exploring Creation with Zoology 2, this special notebooking journal will be treasured by your child as he or she illustrates and records fascinating facts and information learned during each lesson. There are beautifully decorated templates for completing every assignment in the book, as well as a detailed schedule to follow. Also included are pages to record projects, experiments, and activities. Finally, paste pages are provided to display the gorgeous, colorful lapbook-style miniature books your student will assemble.

What's included in the Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal:

  • A Suggested Schedule for completing the readings, notebooking assignments, activities and experiments utilizing a two-day per week plan.
  • Fascinating Facts templates for your student to record what he or she learned in each lesson, using both words and illustrations.
  • Creative templates for completing the Notebooking Assignments.
  • Review Questions for each lesson, which can be answered orally or in writing as a written narration.
  • Scripture Copywork, including both print and cursive practice, which is a valuable method for not only practicing handwriting but also memorizing Scripture and teaching spelling, grammar and writing.
  • Project Pages and Scientific Speculation Sheets for your student to keep a record of experiments or projects completed throughout the course.
  • An enormous selection of book and dvd suggestions to complement your student's studies, as well as more experiment and project ideas to Dive Deeper into each lesson.
  • Beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books for your student to create, encouraging him or her to record facts and information learned in each lesson. These keepsakes are placed on the Miniature Book Paste Pages.
  • Field Trip Sheets used to keep a record of field trips your student enjoyed during his or her studies.
  • A Final Review with fifty questions your student can answer either orally or in writing to show off all he or she remembers and knows about swimming creatures of the fifth day!

These notebooking journals are the perfect complement to the Exploring Creation Series. The students will cherish their individual notebooks as they make them their very own with words and illustrations, reflecting all they have learned in their pursuit of science. Additionally, these journals will serve as your record of your student's scientific endeavors throughout the year. When your child flips through his notebook, he will be reminded of the knowledge he has attained, reviewing the material as he peruses the pages he has created. The activities in this notebooking journal provide everything your child needs to complete the assignments in Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day. 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 2:

Once students have learned all about the creatures of the air and the basics of zoology, they can take a trip into the depths and discover all the strange and unique creatures of the sea, lakes, and rivers. They'll learn about the special features of swimming creatures, the different watery environments they live in, what their lifestyles are like, and the special circumstances they deal with. Then they take a closer look at specific groups of swimming creatures, including whales, seals, sea cows, sea turtles, sea snakes, sea frogs and toads, primeval reptiles (like plesiosaurs), fish, sharks, rays, crustaceans, cephalopods, echinoderms, cnidarians, sponges, leeches, and more. As they study these creatures, they'll create replicas of them to add to an ongoing "Ocean Box," and conduct neat experiments like discovering the insulating power of fat, investigating how electrical current travels through salt water vs. fresh water, and determining how much of a role temperature plays in tadpole development. They'll also add to their notebooks by drawing the animals in them, comparing and contrasting animals, and much more. Whether the ocean is a familiar place to your children or not, they'll be equally fascinated by learning about the unique creatures beneath the water.

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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We are using this in our homeschool group this coming year.
Stephanie W on Aug 15, 2023
We needed the notebooking journal to add some extra activities to our lessons and to help the information stick.
Briana H on Jun 6, 2023
We are using this in our homeschool group this coming year.
Stephanie W on Aug 15, 2023
required for our co op course
Paula B on Aug 14, 2023
We needed the notebooking journal to add some extra activities to our lessons and to help the information stick.
Briana H on Jun 6, 2023
required by school
Rebecca M on Apr 2, 2023
for a class my son is taking.
Nicole K on Sep 3, 2022
This is to accompany my 5th graders homeschool co-op science class for the upcoming year.
David P on Aug 20, 2022
per our homeschool co-op
Amber G on Aug 19, 2022
Love these and our kids love the activities!
Julia M on Jun 21, 2022
School Book
Michael B on Jun 16, 2022
My daughter's hybrid homeschool program required it.
Sheryl L T on Jun 7, 2022
I chose this journal so my children can think deeper about the Swimming Creatures and give them more hands on activities.
Leslie K on Oct 12, 2021
used the zoology 1 notebook. My daughter is very creative and she enjoyed it.
Donna M on Sep 1, 2021
The notebooking journals with the exploring creation set are both fun and educational. They really make the program something great.
Sarah L on Aug 27, 2021
co-op using
Marti H on Jul 16, 2021
My daughter loves to write/doodle and this notebook gives her direction during our reading time and helps to reinforce what we're learning.
Robert E on Jul 6, 2021
I like these notebooks for record keeping with this curriculum. We do not use every page, but it gives us a guide for staying on track.
Nathan R on Jun 11, 2021
I will be teaching this study next year at our co-op for 4-6 graders.
Laura B on May 13, 2021
Really helps organize daily plan and work.
Raina M on May 5, 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
love the idea of the kids journaling while doing science
Tari C Z on Feb 3, 2021
I like how the activities help the children to learn the material more thoroughly. Also because it's all in one place and easy to do.
Pam B on Oct 25, 2020
Great activities to reinforce learning
Amie B on Sep 29, 2020
great for younger students
Heather E on Aug 9, 2020
My children love this science curriculum. It's a great way to teach science to multiple kids.
Jessica S on Jul 3, 2020
Almost finished with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures. We liked it a lot. Ordered this one to continue with the series.
Valerie J on May 16, 2020
Our fourth and last will soon start this module, and we are happy the same edition's notebook is still available to go with the textbook.
Sarita on Feb 17, 2020
We used Exploring Creation with General Science and she saw this option to continue and was excited to do more science!
Toni O on Jan 13, 2020
We are looking forward to using this program in a co-op this year with a 4th grader!
Kristie M on Sep 15, 2019
added to the books
valerie g on Sep 12, 2019
I wanted some ideas for journaling that were a bit fancier than just notebook paper and for having more to put in her homeschool portfolio.
Gail C on Sep 10, 2019
Joining a Science Club and already have the Text book
Connie on Sep 6, 2019
4th grade science for my child, I had student book already
Tiffany C on Aug 21, 2019
The value. I am a homeschooling Mom. I strive to get the best possible deal.
Rebecca R on Aug 19, 2019
This will be a great way for my daughter to keep track of what she is learning as she reads and studies Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day.
Jamie A on Aug 8, 2019
I have used it in the past with my children and now am going to use this for my grandson. It has nice hands on things and saves time for me.
Sandra W on Jul 26, 2019
These journals reinforce all the great things we learn while reading the text and doing the activities.
Juliet H on Jul 25, 2019
My son viewed the activities from the sample and thought this science and activity journal looked fun.
Virginia C on May 12, 2019
Reliable company
Caroline N on Apr 22, 2019
We have done 3 other notebooking journals in this series.
Susan C on Dec 6, 2018
Home school
shelley r on Dec 2, 2018
Good prices and reliable services...
Sally D on Sep 14, 2018
To go with the textbook.
User on Sep 5, 2018
Have the junior journal notebook for my younger son and it looks good, ordering for my 7th grader.
Heather M on Sep 2, 2018
Comprehensive lab book, Scripture to copy (handwriting) and memorize if we choose to...sold!
Julia R on Aug 24, 2018
We use this curriculum regularly. The Notebooking Journal helps reenforce the learning and is fun.
User on Aug 23, 2018
Purchased textbook used and needed notebook, it was the best price on your website
Melissa B on Aug 23, 2018
I think this will help my nine year old organize information more clearly.
Kimberly D on Aug 16, 2018
Scott D on Aug 16, 2018
Helps this one focus on his work!
Cheryl S on Aug 14, 2018
We have used nearly all of this elementary series and they have all been GREAT, but when we added the notebooks to our schooling we got even more out of them and enjoyed them more too. And as the teacher, I have to say they make my day easier! I only have to remember not to always try to do ALL of the projects/suggestions included!
Caroline on Aug 9, 2018
required for our co op course
Paula B on Aug 14, 2023
required by school
Rebecca M on Apr 2, 2023
what grade level or age did you use this for?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We used the journal to go along with the class for my 5th grader. The system works best if you can start from the first book on Astronomy and work your way forward through botany and flying creatures as some of the material references information in the previous courses. I'm sure it would be ok as a stand alone class, but I wanted you to know the best pathway also. All of these courses have options to teach them for a younger or older class.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Simplifies Science
I wasn't sure if my children (ages 10 and 8) would like or even want to use these notebooks along side our Zoology 2 science this year. I decided to buy them and try them out anyway and it turns out they absolutely LOVE them! We use notebooking in our homeschool for many of our subjects and I think they especially enjoy these notebooks because it is somewhat guided for them while still allowing for a lot of creativity and imagination. I love having all the pages in one book. No having to search Pinterest or Google for pages or ideas to use with our science lessons. Highly recommend especially if you already use the notebooking method. It has helped my children remember many of the concepts taught in the book.
February 24, 2021
Rated 3 out of 5
I have not found the student notebook to be very useful.
I find several of the worksheets not very useful or interesting. I probably would not order the student notebook again.
September 24, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great addition to the book
We love the apologia science curriculum and this journal made it so much easier for me as mom/teacher to keep them focused as we progressed through the chapters. We enjoyed the booklets/projects at the end of each chapter and it was a positive addition to our studies.
August 3, 2020
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is the best science curriculum out there!
February 2, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Fun and engaging!
October 12, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Simplifies my day
Since I don't use a boxed curriculum I can easily get bogged down with finding supplemental materials. These notebooks have a wide variety of worksheets to keep interest and help retain knowledge.
January 21, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The hardest part is deciding what NOT to do!
Adds fun and doable activities to an already great textbook. One of the best things is the list of recommended books and videos to go along with each chapter. Makes everything easier for mom!
October 2, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My son loves his journal and really enjoys working oin it.
July 17, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love Apologia!
This book is great for applying all we're learning in the textbook. We did Zoology 1 last year and this book is similar in format. My kids especially enjoyed the crossword puzzles! The extra book recommendations in each chapter are very helpful. We ended up getting a beautiful bird documentary from the library last year based upon one of the lists given and it added tremendously to our study. I love this curriculum - highly recommend getting both textbook and journal!
August 4, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great addition to the book
My child loves these. They're great for note taking and the fun activities help reinforce the information in the book
September 1, 2016
over 7 years ago

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