Zoology 3 Junior Notebooking Journal

Zoology 3 Junior Notebooking Journal

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Item #: 049864
ISBN: 9781935495628
Grades: K-3

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Newest in the Young Explorer series of products is the Junior Zoology 3 Notebooking Journal. This notebooking journal is much like the original Zoology 3 Notebooking Journal, but is designed for younger students or those with limited writing skills. All the lines are primary writing lines (a dashed line between two solid lines), and there are far fewer than in the original journal. This junior journal is perfect for:

  • Younger students that have not yet mastered handwriting
  • Older students that are delayed in handwriting mastery
  • Older students with learning disabilities
  • Students that are new to written narration

Each lesson in the junior journal begins with two fun coloring pages for the student to color while he listens to the reading of the text. These pages provide opportunities for active learning while reinforcing the lesson's content. Following are pages with templates designed to encourage creative expression. The children can illustrate what they have learned and write a sentence or two about the topic.

Next, the student is given the opportunity to work with and learn the key vocabulary words presented in the text. Included are puzzle piece cut-out and match vocabulary activities, lift the flap vocabulary activities, partially filled-in crosswords (only two crosswords in the junior journal compared with one for each lesson in the other notebooking journals), and many more. These learning activities give the student another opportunity to see and think about the most important vocabulary words found in the lesson, increasing his retention of both the important terms and the subject matter of the text.

As well as vocabulary work, the student has a choice between print copywork, cursive, or both. The Scriptures used for copywork are shorter than in the original notebooking journal, and the font is larger.

Templates to complete all the notebooking assignments, project record keeping, Scientific Speculation Sheets and, of course, the same beautiful, full-colored miniature books found in the original notebooking journal are included in the junior journal.

A suggested lesson schedule is outlined for you, making this ready to use and enjoy. Perfect for younger elementary students or those students with limited writing skills.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Zoology 3:

This is it, the eagerly anticipated and finally available third book in the "Exploring Creation with Zoology" series. Now it's time to learn about all the land animals God created on the sixth day. Animals in this category are diverse and include many different types. Like the others in this series, the groups are studied using their scientific names. You'll learn about Carnivores, Caniforms, Feliforms, Marsupials, Primates, Rodentia, Ungulates (hoofed animals), Artiodactyla, reptiles, amphibians, and even dinosaurs. The book is divided into 14 modules, each containing the quality information and illustrations you've come to expect from Apologia. Children will learn about what makes each group very special and different from other groups of animals. At the end of each module, children will engage in a variety of notebook activities and experiments. A "Track It!" activity helps students identify tracks of the animals just covered in that module. The "Map It!" activity encourages students to mark a map with the location of where you might find the animals from that module. How exciting! Parents will really enjoy learning along with their children about the unique land creatures God created.

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 love these Jr. Notebooking journals! they make this science program so much fun!
Samantha J on Aug 3, 2023
It goes well with our textbook. Very helpful for notes, coloring and tracing.
Melissa D on Aug 11, 2022
We love these Jr. Notebooking journals! they make this science program so much fun!
Samantha J on Aug 3, 2023
I chose this book to add to our reading. We are currently reading through the textbook for school.
Kimberly W on Nov 11, 2022
It goes well with our textbook. Very helpful for notes, coloring and tracing.
Melissa D on Aug 11, 2022
To add to the main curriculum and give a little guidance to my younger student on extra activities.
Cyndel J on May 18, 2022
Required for class
Emily F on Sep 7, 2021
My 4th grader loved this book. He liked the activities and it was very informative. The pictures were really colorful and nice. I bought the junior version for my Kindergartner to go through with him.
Toni Z on Sep 9, 2020
I have used the Notebooking Journal with several other Young Explorer Series science books and loved it. It helps keep creative activities part of the lesson and learning experience.
Sheri S on Sep 4, 2020
recommended by a friend
Shannon B on Aug 30, 2020
Great way to try out notebooking with the guidance from the publisher.
Rachel N on May 26, 2020
Using for our co-op
Stephanie M on Aug 30, 2019
We love these workbooks and gives us just enough work to do for my youngers
Darcey H on Aug 28, 2019
We have the text book already and this will be awesome to use with it.
Cathy S on Aug 8, 2019
The notebooking journals for these science books are all awesome, colorful for the younger kids and motivating for the older kids.
Caroline on Aug 6, 2019
Older sibling did this book few years ago and I came back to you to order the student notebook to go with the text we ordered from you before.
Nicola R F on Aug 5, 2019
came highly recommended by several homeschooling moms
Melissa L on Aug 1, 2019
This has been a dynamic and engaging science curriculum for our family.
Jamie P on Jul 10, 2019
My daughter are going through Zoology 3 and this would help them retain information better. Plus I like the activities in it.
Mariela S on Apr 29, 2019
My three children (ages 9, 8, and 5) enjoy the coloring pages and activities in these books. I also find the suggested teaching/assignment schedule at the front of these notebooking journals to be helpful. We have really enjoyed Zoology 1 and 2 and are looking forward to 3!
Heather B on Sep 21, 2018
A helpful and fun addition to our science lessons
Emily H on Aug 22, 2018
used it last year and enjoyed the work
Rebecca Q on Aug 20, 2018
using at our co-op
TinaO on Aug 17, 2018
We have completely the first two zoology units and learned so much from them. Not only is it very informational, but there are opportunities for students to learn the scientific process and develop critical thinking by exploring and experimenting within the topics they are learning in each chapter.
Bethany A on Aug 13, 2018
We have used this curriculum and my daughter LOVED it! Hoping her brothers do as well!
Brandi S on Aug 12, 2018
love this series use with all my kids together( 2nd-prek ) for 1 room school concept
Tim S on Aug 11, 2018
These notebooking journals have been a staple of ours for years. They provide a variety of activities for the kids to complete as they work through the lessons, and I can pick and choose which ones I want them to do. It eliminates a ton of work on my part since I don't have to come up with activity ideas and worksheets, and it provides one neat place to keep all their science work all year long.
Crystal W on Jul 24, 2018
Required for our homeschool group
Kristen B on Jul 16, 2018
coop requirement
michele v on Apr 30, 2018
One of our teachers co-wrote this and it is a good, solid curriculum
Ann S on Apr 1, 2018
The notebooking journals are a great compliment to the textbook.
Katie N on Jan 16, 2018
goes along with the book and great activities for the child
Denise D on Dec 27, 2017
Excellent information and engages the students.
Andy S on Sep 12, 2017
On sale
Melissa D on Aug 24, 2017
Cristie U on Aug 22, 2017
Looks like a good choice for my 3rd grade son to do while his 6th grade sister does the regular Notebooking Journal.
Julie W on Aug 19, 2017
I like the notebooking journal activities which facilitate learning of the concepts and enjoyment of the learning process
Michelle W on Jun 30, 2017
My older kids did this in a co-op so now I'm doing it with the younger ones.
Karen L on Jun 8, 2017
For my kindergartner to learn science with her siblings....
Shalin N on Apr 23, 2017
Considering it for a co-op class next year.
Jeremy N on Mar 23, 2017
It is our science curriculum for 2017
Sofie H on Dec 8, 2016
Accompanies the curriculum
Mindy G on Oct 25, 2016
We are using this curriculum in our local homeschool co-op.
Crickett B on Sep 7, 2016
I'm teaching a group of homeschool students in a co-op.
Richard H on Sep 6, 2016
I have used it in the past and love the conversational, easy to understand style.
Kathryn D on Sep 5, 2016
Ordered for science class in our coop.
Terri W on Aug 30, 2016
it is our science curriculum this year.
Carrie M on Aug 24, 2016
We have been using Aplogiia for the last 3 years and absolutely love it. I, especially, love teaching my children how all things point back to God. And my children thoroughly enjoy the curriculum.
Dawn D on Jul 27, 2016
to teach my kids about Gods creatures for homeschooling
Mandy C on Jul 22, 2016
Class requirement
Jennifer P on Jul 19, 2016
homeschooling science
Carole R on Jul 4, 2016
We will b using this at our co-op this year.
Melissa C on Jun 5, 2016
I chose this book to add to our reading. We are currently reading through the textbook for school.
Kimberly W on Nov 11, 2022
To add to the main curriculum and give a little guidance to my younger student on extra activities.
Cyndel J on May 18, 2022
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Rated 2 out of 5
Not our favorite
Meh, not really into busy work for students. Science should be getting out and “doing” science not worksheets and coloring pages idk ??????? not our style but love the Creation support curriculum just not the worksheets
January 9, 2023
over 3 years ago
Response from Rainbow Resource Center
fyi The journals are not a requirement of the Apologia elementary courses.
January 10, 2023
Sara C. Staff
Rated 4 out of 5
Good for 3rd grader!
This is great, like all the apologia books/workbooks. My daughter really likes the coloring pages, fill-ins and flap books. The only thing we don't love is so many sections of "writing". She struggles with writing and a lot of the time she dictates to me what she wants to say and i write it down. I think I would have skipped a handwriting curriculum this semester and combined that with this if I had known. By the time she has done her workbook she is all "written out" for the day. We are just doing her handwriting every other day. Just my thoughts, but great for our family. my kindergartener is listening right along with us:-)
September 4, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Zoology from Apologia
I have loved Apologia's science curriculum. My kids will be using this with their co-op this fall.
July 8, 2016
over 7 years ago

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