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):

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 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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Great activities to reinforce learning
Amie B on Sep 29, 2020
My children love this science curriculum. It's a great way to teach science to multiple kids.
Jessica S on Jul 3, 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.
User 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
My younger children that will be doing zoology this year asked me to buy them after they saw their siblings using and enjoying them 2 years ago.
Ruben C on Aug 7, 2018
We are using this study with a group of other homeschoolers this year.
Elisa S on Jul 30, 2018
It goes so nicely with the text. Simple yet interesting pages for the student to record their notes, findings and mini projects. Helps solidify the concepts by journaling, note booking and lap booking all in one.
Jocelyn Z on Jul 29, 2018
Great addition to our science.
Priscilla G on Jul 27, 2018
required for our 6th grade science at school
Rebecca M on Jul 25, 2018
Great companion to the textbook. Keeps all our assignments organized and in one place. Also provides templates for the assignments. Makes it simpler to do the textbook. Well worth the money.
Jody L on Jul 20, 2018
Fun, easy and great ideas for interactive learning any age
Anel S on Jul 20, 2018
To go along & supplement the boolk
Justine B on Jul 17, 2018
Wynette N on Jul 11, 2018
My son liked using the notebooking journal for land animals that was required at our local co-op, so we are getting this for next year. He loves workbooks of all types.
Hye Young E on Jun 6, 2018
This is a must to help facilitate the learning and concepts from the text.
Paul W on May 20, 2018
We have used this for 4 years and the note booking journals are a wonderful attention learning tool !
Rhonda L on May 3, 2018
One daughter has it and loves it. It has really captured her interest this year when so many things in her curriculum are difficult for her. She is an 8th grader who is an excellent artist. Though the content and even the font of the textbook are geared for younger children, it is a great fit, and she is really absorbing all the material, and she loves to tell me all about it! We LOVE it! So now I'll get the workbook for my 6th grader.
Jennifer F on Mar 17, 2018
Great curriculum! I've used this with all my children!
Laurel C on Feb 24, 2018
i needed the workbook for my son. He is starting this because we are bored of our other science.
Jessica D on Feb 22, 2018
I have used their books in the past and they are wonderful!
stephanie n on Jan 21, 2018
I'm sure we will quickly move through LoF Goldfish.
Lou D on Jan 16, 2018
On sale and what I plan to use for next year.
Pamela M on Nov 27, 2017
I already have the textbook I used for my older children and now my youngest is ready to learn this, so we're buying the notebooking journals to go with the books she will learn next. We LOVE the mini-books in the back of the journals especially!
Elizabeth S on Oct 20, 2017
These notebooks are a great companion to the text books
Amy C on Oct 8, 2017
home education purposes
tiffany r on Sep 22, 2017
great for younger students
Heather E on Aug 9, 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
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.
Exploring Creation w/ Astronomy 1E
Exploring Creation w/ Astronomy 1E
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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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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
2 months ago
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 2 years ago
This is the best science curriculum out there!
February 2, 2020
9 months ago
Fun and engaging!
October 12, 2019
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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 2 years ago
My son loves his journal and really enjoys working oin it.
July 17, 2018
over 2 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 4 years ago
Note booking journals
I love these notebooks as they follow right along with the text and reinforce what I am reading out loud.
January 20, 2016
over 4 years ago

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