Zoology 2 Lab Kit

Zoology 2 Lab Kit

# 048427

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Item #: 048427
Grades: K-6
Note: Item only ships to contiguous U.S. destinations. It will automatically cancel if shipping to non-contiguous U.S.

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Product Description:

Personal-sized fans, AA batteries, pepper packets, balloon, construction paper, glue, plastic cup, paper cup, nails, blue drink mix, yellow drink mix, spoon, cardstock, clear tape, small cups, table salt, paper clip, pencil, colored yarn, petroleum jelly, gloves, stopwatch, plastic bags, chalk, tape measure, small box, vanilla, sea shell, Cheerios, disposable containers, sand, modeling clay, black permanent marker, plaster of Paris, thermometer, wooden ruler, battery holder, insulated copper wire, electrical tape small light bulb, light bulb holder, file folders, index cards, six-sided die, sea animal game pieces, Triops, colored pencils, scissors, cardboard, sheets of foam, dropper pipette, water bottle w/lid, large & small google eyes, brown & red pipe cleaners, cotton string, red drink mix, coral specimen, plastic tubing, binder w/lined paper, toothpicks, feathers, straws.
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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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
The lab kits are a must! So convenient and we are more likely to do the projects because of the kit.
Elaine W on Mar 16, 2023
These science kits make my life so much easier as I school 4 children. Everything is easily accessible and labeled. I will never go back to scrounging for supplies for science experiments!
Amie H on Jul 29, 2022
The lab kits are a must! So convenient and we are more likely to do the projects because of the kit.
Elaine W on Mar 16, 2023
I find that I don't have the time to go to hobby stores to get some of the more particular items needed for experiments. This way my kids get to do more of the experiments that don't have to be pushed off for a break in our school year.
Michele R on Aug 3, 2022
These science kits make my life so much easier as I school 4 children. Everything is easily accessible and labeled. I will never go back to scrounging for supplies for science experiments!
Amie H on Jul 29, 2022
makes doing experiments so much easier
Kim H on Jul 1, 2021
So I don't have to spend time gathering the items.
Heather S on Jun 28, 2021
I love these kits!
Sherri M on Jun 8, 2021
I love not having to run around and get supplies! Why buy a curriculum if you aren't going to do the funnest part of it? This makes the fun easy.
Rondi D on Oct 7, 2020
My daughter is interested in this
Rose W on Oct 1, 2020
I bought the kit because it is convenient to have all these items compiled for us, rather than shopping for them individually. I really appreciate that the kits are offered! Before I decided to purchase it from Rainbow Resources, I did an item & cost comparison of similar kits from a couple of other retailers and determined that Rainbow Resources was offering the most comprehensive kit at the best price. Thank you!
Mellissa S on Sep 23, 2020
I would never do the labs if I had to look all over for everything. this is difference between doing nothing and doing almost everything.
Caroline M on Jul 31, 2020
I ordered the books and now that I have them I think it is easier to buy the kit vs find the supplies myself.
Jamie C on Jul 29, 2020
Recommended by a friends and we live overseas...
Kelly F on Jul 27, 2020
Because without all the stuff on hand it is very unlikely that any experiments will get done. And without them there will be sadness and crying. And if I have to hunt down all the items on my own it will not only most likely cost more, but I might lose my mind.
Colleen J on Apr 28, 2020
I love these pre-packed kits! I tend to be so much more faithful instructing my children with all the fun activities when all the supplies are ready to go for me!
Juliet H on Jul 25, 2019
leading a coop
Laura M on Jul 12, 2019
To make it easier to complete the experiments with less preparation.
Jennifer H on Jul 11, 2019
I will never go to the store for all these items. This kit ensures we will do the labs!
User on Jun 20, 2019
We live on an island and can be hard to get some basic things, so thought this was a smart move.
Stephanie A on Jun 11, 2019
Lab Kits help make science class successful! All the supplies we need are on-hand and help us avoid unnecessary delays.
Lorie D on Mar 30, 2019
I like the curriculum.
Adda F on Feb 26, 2019
We used Zoology 1 Lab Kit and it was great.
Raluca J on Feb 17, 2019
I might already have a lot of these items, but I don't have all of them, and I don't want to lose time hunting for supplies during our school time. My sanity is worth $80! (This comes out to about $2.50 a week for science experiments.)
Julia R on Aug 24, 2018
Sure I could round up all of the items to complete the activities, but this makes it so easy and no prep. Also, my son loves to get the required items out of the kit.
Amy R on Aug 19, 2018
It is just so convenient to have everything in place and not have to search around for it.
User on Aug 6, 2018
Saves so much time and hassle collecting all the items for the labs. Student friendly labelled packets make it very self directed. A very good price online.
Jocelyn Z on Jul 29, 2018
These kits are the only reason we ever get any projects done.
Jody L on Jul 20, 2018
supplies all in one box. What could be easier and any more stress free???
Ellen W on Jul 18, 2018
it's cost effective to have a lot of these things in single units since I would not otherwise buy things like drink mix packets. Huge timesaver, and for a working homeschool mom time=money
Nannette J on Jun 28, 2018
My darling daughter loves marine biology.
Dawn I on Oct 12, 2017
I love the already put together kit as it makes homeschooling much easier for me
Collet S on Oct 6, 2017
100% totally convenient.
Elizabeth D on Sep 6, 2017
To enhance her comprehension of what she is learning in science.
Shelly S on Sep 3, 2017
This purchase is to simplify our Science this school year.
Carmen R on Aug 12, 2017
It makes following through with all the supporting science experiments easy when everything is ready to go in a bag clearly marked which lesson it goes with. Thank you for helping homeschool parents excel at science labs!
Sarah O on Jul 4, 2017
It is easy and convenient for a good price. It makes doing experiments easy because we have everything we need. It is well labeled.
James P on May 30, 2017
Last year we did the Zoology 1 curriculum. We loved the book and journal, but I wished I had bought the lab kit. It seemed silly at the time, but it was something I wished I would have bought.
Sara M on May 25, 2017
Everything you need is inside it make science class quick and easy!
toshau L on May 15, 2017
To be able to do the experiments with out having to worry about all the supplies!
Rebecca C on Feb 21, 2017
I liked the complete kit so I don't have to find items when I am teaching a lesson.
User on Jan 13, 2017
These kits make science a lot of fun. They also save time.
Chad H on Dec 29, 2016
great product
Shelley on Nov 17, 2016
I picked this lab kit to make my life simpler and make sure we can stay on track and get to the experiments without the stress of running around to find what we need. Super excited to get this lab kit and get started!!
Sarah J on Sep 26, 2016
I will be using this forApoligia Swimming Creatures at our homeschool co-op.
Burr B on Aug 28, 2016
not having to go and collect all the item for our science yr will be nice.
Emily L on Aug 12, 2016
We loved Zoology 1 and the lab kit is great. Most items are included that are needed for the experiments and with homeschooling and only needing it for 1 student, it is great so you don't have to buy a lot of items and have to much left over.
Paula C on Aug 10, 2016
It makes it so much easier and I'm more likely to do the experiments if everything is all ready for me and all I have to do is take a bag out that contains everything I need. It's worth paying to simplify my life!
Jon W on Aug 2, 2016
Without it, we would never get around to the experiments.
User on Jul 27, 2016
I'm using the book and junior notebooking books this year.
Kelli R on Jul 21, 2016
I love to get this so that I have everything we need in one place and I don't have to go searching for things or buying things separetly.
Amy M on Jul 20, 2016
This seems much easier than trying to gather all of the supplies on our own.
Wendy O on Apr 4, 2016
I find that I don't have the time to go to hobby stores to get some of the more particular items needed for experiments. This way my kids get to do more of the experiments that don't have to be pushed off for a break in our school year.
Michele R on Aug 3, 2022
makes doing experiments so much easier
Kim H on Jul 1, 2021
What science book goes with this?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This lab kit goes along with the Apologia Zoology 2 science book curriculum. I find it very useful as you will have most everything on hand you will need for the experiments for every chapter in the book.
Does the Zoology kit have any faith based elements in it?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No. It does not.
How many students can this kit accommodate?
User on Jun 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The kit is designed to do all the experiments one time. However, if you have more than one student in the family they can simply do the experiment together. If you want them to each do it individually, you may be able to supplement with household items you already have.
I have two children doing the same book, do I need two lab kits?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. We did the experiments together. There was only one experiment that I needed additional stuff for, and it was cheap and easy to come by. The blubber experiment used latex gloves and Vaseline so the kids could see how blubber kept whales warm...the kit only had enough gloves for one child and a small size container of Vaseline.
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Rated 1 out of 5
I should have paid more attention to was was included. My bad there but I relied on them providing what's needed. Included stuff anyone would have like a ruler tape and cheap scissors but didn't have a few things I wouldn't have lying around that would have been nice to have. Again my fault but isn't worth the money. Piece together yourself.
August 24, 2023
1 year ago
Response from Rainbow Resource Center
Reminder, these kits are a time-saver for parents and we do list all items on the website.
August 24, 2023
Sara C. Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Worth the investment.
My kids love this kit! It has really helped to make the lessons come alive for them. We did what we could as we started the lessons but skipped through many activities because I wouldn’t want to go out and buy 1 of something that came in a pack of 20 or more. Thank you.
September 13, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very Pleased!
A great value for everything you need to complete the experiments. As a busy mom this has made it so much easier!
November 28, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very helpful!
We rarely did experiments because we'd always be missing one item. This kit has everything you could need. It's been awesome! Helps us to be able to complete all the experiments. It's also in bags labeled with the lesson so they are easy to locate. Worth every penny to me.
September 6, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So helpful!
So pleased how organized and thorough this kit came! I wish beginnings publishing would be as thorough!!
August 12, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worth it!
This kit is incredible. When we got to the first activity in the text which required 2 fans, I almost laughed to myself thinking there was no way the lab kit I bought included 2 fans. BUT, it did!! It is thorough and well organized. I like that it states when to save an item to be used for later too. If you are doing the textbook, I highly recommend this kit to supplement the teaching. So helpful for multi-sensory learning. Plus, many of the activities teach concepts besides the actual physical animal. Teach things like sound travel, etc...
September 29, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
I recommend this curriculum.
I really like this curriculum, and the fact that they make the science experiments aso easy for us parents is a HUGE plus.
July 17, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very Organized
This product can to us organized by week and labeled by week. Making it super easy to use.
September 12, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love the kit. Makes it so easy to do the experiments. Otherwise, I tend not to do them because I can't get it all ready in advance to do. Now I have no excuses. Would definitely buy a kit again!
November 10, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It has saved me a lot of time having the kit already put together for me. I thought I would save some money by getting things on my own, but it really did not. I made many trips into town, just to find out I had wrong items. This is great to have everything ready to go!
May 8, 2016
over 7 years ago

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