Exploring Creation with Chemistry & Physics Text

Exploring Creation with Chemistry & Physics Text

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Item #: 055719
ISBN: 9781935495987
Grades: K-6

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Introduce your children to the fascinating world of chemistry and physics! The activities and projects in this course are sure to delight and inspire your young minds. They'll begin by exploring the basic building blocks of creation, atoms and molecules, and then journey through simple chemicals, the laws of motion, and energy in its many forms, before discovering concepts of electricity and magnetism. Along the way, your students will make their own bouncy ball, formulate a smoke bomb, build a solar oven, construct a working periscope, fashion a miniature motor, and create a lava lamp! All the while, God will be glorified as the Master Designer of all that they're discovering about the world and how it works. This exciting course will give your students a love for learning and a confidence in science that will carry them through the school years and beyond.

It is a wonderful way to teach your young students just how God made everything in the universe. Jeannie Fulbright presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study that covers atoms, molecules, simple chemicals, laws of motion, electricity, magnetism, and simple machines.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is present to hear it, does it still make a sound? Exploring this question and countless others is at the heart of this newest course in the Apologia Elementary series. Offering fourteen lessons to be completed at your child's individual pacing, topics covered include a general introduction to chemistry and matter from a Biblical perspective, types of matter, the building blocks of creation, compound chemistry, mixtures, Newton's laws, gravity, forms of energy (including renewable energy), sound, light and spectrum of colors, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, simple machines and much more. Hands-on activities abound! Children will make smoke bombs, lava lamps and even create a periodic table from sugar cookies (YUM!). Notebook activities are plentiful in the text book, although an optional notebook is also available to enhance the learning experience. Author Jeannie Fulbright has once again given homeschool families a powerful tool for teaching science to our children. A complete supply list is found at the back of the book, although prepackaged science kits are available for your convenience. ~Deanne

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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Recommended by our local homeschool Coop!
Jennifer M on Sep 15, 2020
Jennifer M on Sep 13, 2020
Recommended by our local homeschool Coop!
Jennifer M on Sep 15, 2020
Notebook supplement is a must that makes this science curriculum virtually "open and go" and so fun!
Jennifer M on Sep 14, 2020
Jennifer M on Sep 13, 2020
This will be the perfect curriculum for my grandson, there seems to be a lot of hands on information that will suit his learning style
Mary C on Sep 5, 2020
Because it as in stock and I need it right away.
Carla D on Sep 3, 2020
Purchased the lab supplies using public school funds but need to purchase this with my own funds because it isn't secular.
Marie N on Aug 31, 2020
recommended by a friend
Sindhu B on Aug 25, 2020
It was highly recommended.
Kayla G on Aug 22, 2020
Required text for homeschool co-op.
Mary C on Aug 13, 2020
Program has a good reputation in homeschooling community.
rox g on Aug 10, 2020
I have always loved the Charlotte Mason approach to learning. This goes right along with that!
Lori C on Aug 10, 2020
Co-op requirement
Janet K on Aug 3, 2020
teacher requested
jamie h on Jul 30, 2020
My son chose to study Physics for hi science this year
Hilary T on Jul 27, 2020
Required for our co-op
ERIN D on Jul 24, 2020
My children chose chemistry for science this year. In looking for a simple, young earth curriculum I decided this would work for us. Looking forward to lost of learning this year.
Suzanne L on Jul 17, 2020
My sons are excited about the experiments/projects included
Pamela R on May 28, 2020
I love how it was all laid out - easy to understand! Hoping we love using it this summer.
Beth N on May 22, 2020
looking for a multilevel science for younger kids. loved the Biblical approach and 2 levels of notebooking. My 2nd grader chose the topic!
Natalie T on May 22, 2020
Homeschool co-op required
Jodi R on May 19, 2020
we were gifted the notebook
denise r on Apr 22, 2020
Seemed very thorough and interesting.
Ariel S on Mar 31, 2020
This is the required text in 5th-6th grade science in our co-op. The teacher is going to be doing many activities and hands-on experiments. We're looking forward to using it.
Yolanda on Mar 21, 2020
Awesome book!
Amy A on Sep 6, 2019
needed for co-op class
Nicole B on Aug 29, 2019
To follow guest hollow curriculum
Marie W on Aug 12, 2019
The combination of the book with a science kit so filled with options for experiments was exactly what we were looking for. Excited to get started.
Katie J. on Aug 9, 2019
We have previously used this curriculum and love it
Kristin S on Aug 6, 2019
I like the format. It includes biblical content so I am happy that I can help my child make the connection between spirituality and science,
Jonae J on Jul 11, 2019
Reccomended by another homeschooling mom who uses this in a co-op she attends.
Fawn on Jun 29, 2019
For child's grade 6 homeschooling program
Rhonda S on Apr 8, 2019
to plan a 6-8th grade science homeschool coop class
Veronica S on Apr 6, 2019
Alpologia is the best science we have found. I have been homeschooled all my life and so has my wife and now my children are in the 9th year.
Craig M on Mar 3, 2019
It was recommended to me by my homeschool group coordinator.
CEANDREKA C on Nov 28, 2018
6th grade science. my child likes chemistry
Carrie R on Oct 5, 2018
co-op recommendation
Cristina W on Oct 3, 2018
have used this curriculum before and we liked it
Liz B on Sep 12, 2018
required for class
Danielle F on Sep 3, 2018
1) This textbook is presented from a biblical worldview and is easy to understand/teach to kids<br />2) A corresponding journal notebook with hands on activities can also be purchased along with this textbook that provides a schedule for teaching subject 2x/week
Sarah R on Aug 29, 2018
Son requested to learn about chemistry
Sarah S on Aug 29, 2018
Co-op class
Kimberley S on Aug 22, 2018
Highly recommended by several family members and friends. Christian based, and love that it has projects for each lesson!
User on Aug 16, 2018
great science curriculum
Rosanne E on Aug 9, 2018
using this to teach my co-op class
Shawna C on Jul 25, 2018
Wilson Hill Academy Science class
Kim B on Jul 16, 2018
This is a faith based curriculum that is well organized and easy to read
Rhonda S on Jul 11, 2018
My son loves this series but is especially looking forward to learning about physics and chemistry.
Amy D on Jun 26, 2018
Co-op teacher using it
Rebecca B on Apr 23, 2018
We have read other books by this author and we are thrilled to try this one too!
Jamie F on Apr 18, 2018
For homeschool
Laura M on Apr 6, 2018
Notebook supplement is a must that makes this science curriculum virtually "open and go" and so fun!
Jennifer M on Sep 14, 2020
This will be the perfect curriculum for my grandson, there seems to be a lot of hands on information that will suit his learning style
Mary C on Sep 5, 2020
This curriculum is broadly listed as being for 1-6 grades. Would a 2nd grader be able to grasp the concepts presented here?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Probably not. I have a 2nd grader and this would definitely be too much for him. My middle child used this for a local homeschool tutorial class where the kids were in a grade range of 5th-8th. They broke the book out into two years...he did the chemistry half when he was 5th grade and the physics half in 6th grade. This is definitely more appropriate for the higher end of the range listed.
Is this the third edition, second printing?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. This is the first and only edition of this book. This is the elementary school age chemistry book (young explorer series) NOT the high school chemistry or physics by jay wile that has more than one edition.
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My kids love this book! They learn so much with the hands on activities.
January 19, 2020
9 months ago
Learning and Fun? Is that legal?!!
I enjoy teaching and learning with my kids. Apologia is so fun and we all look forward to Chemistry days. It’s easy to teach the kids and some days we are so into the lesson we finish it all!! This is our first year homeschooling and this was definitely a great choice
September 26, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great book
My kids loved this science book. The experiments were fun and easy to do! I had most of the items needed without needing to plan ahead. This science study is what got my child interested in chemistry and physics. Well written and easy to understand!
May 21, 2018
over 4 years ago
Takes the hassle out of experiments
I ordered this kit after much consideration, and am happy with it so far. In our previous science text, there were many good experiments that I didn't do with my kids because it seemed we were always missing important items. This chemistry kit makes it very easy to do all the experiments and my kids keep begging to do more!
April 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Should One Judge a Book By its Cover? -- Probably
On the cover of all the books in this series, sunbeam enters the prism from the upper right and is bent toward the apex so that it exits toward the upper left, and the light is separated into a spectrum of its constituent colors. A simpler illustration on p. 170 also bends light toward the apex, and the red color is bent the most. Isaac Newton’s illustration bends the light away from the apex of his prism. When I put a prism in a sunbeam, the light is bent away from the apex, and the red is bent least. Do the experiment yourself before you purchase this book.
February 21, 2018
over 2 years ago
My son loves Apologia: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics! He really enjoys all of the projects. His younger sister is excited to be able to use it in a couple of years as well!
November 3, 2016
over 4 years ago
Great layout and color. Clearly explained subjects and just as easy for the mom as it is for the student.
September 30, 2016
over 4 years ago
Well Done
I look forward to using this set during the up coming year. I find the text book easy for children to understand and love the experiments.
August 26, 2016
over 4 years ago
Great Reaource
This is my second Elementary Science book from Apologia and it has a TON of scientific experiments in it. My almost first grader and I have been studying it this summer. Perfectly written to read aloud with natural pauses where the experiments come into play.
August 8, 2016
over 4 years ago
Great curriculum
This is the 2nd book in this series we have done. It's a very well written science curriculum. It is full of knowledge and wonderful, easy experiments to go along with the lessons. Personally, I think there is plenty to do without using the journal.
October 31, 2015
over 5 years ago

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