Chemistry and Physics Notebooking Journal

Chemistry and Physics Notebooking Journal

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Item #: 055720
ISBN: 9781940110059
Grades: K-6

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The activities in this notebooking journal provide everything your child needs to complete the assignments in Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics. In addition to a suggested lesson plan, the notebooking journal provides a place for the student to record experiments and display his or her work. A variety of supplemental activities include full-color mini books, crossword puzzles, and even more fun experiments. Recommended for use by students who have mastered handwriting, can take notes, and enjoy upper-elementary-level activities.

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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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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
It was highly recommended.
Kayla G on Aug 22, 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
Hoping it will give my kids some writing practice for science.
Jessica H on Aug 28, 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
The Notebooking Journal will help to solidify the lessons in a creative way! I love this!!
Lori C on Aug 10, 2020
My son chose the subject that interest him with the Christian view
Rose Mary R on Aug 9, 2020
I wanted my little boys to have something that was just their own to go along with our science program. I thought these would make it special.
Shannon C on Aug 8, 2020
to go along with the text for 5/6 grade
Heather D on Aug 6, 2020
Co-op requirement
Janet K on Aug 3, 2020
We use this for our co-op class.
Leanne H on Jul 30, 2020
This is the science we are doing this year.
Angela K on Jul 27, 2020
I bought this notebook because it was included in a sale on RRC site at the time.
User on Jul 27, 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
Looking for something new to try over summer
Beth N on May 22, 2020
Homeschool co-op required
Jodi R on May 19, 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
These notebooking journals help me stay on track with the kids science. The lesson plan in the front lets them know what to do each week. At the end of the year, all of their work is one neat package that they can go back and look at over and over again. I also have them for records of their work. They are well worth the money!
Jessica C on May 11, 2020
We already have the Text book , from when my oldest son took this course, and he used the Notebooking Journal, which helped him keep his reading notes organized for his Co-op Class. For my youngest, doing w/o a Co-op, we decided to purchase the notebook journal , not only to help keep notes organized but also because it includes fun activities like the crossword puzzles and ideas for additional reading or experiments all in ONE location, saving me time-not having to make a Lapbook.
Jenniffer R on Apr 16, 2020
It's the book I was looking for, and the price was better than I found elsewhere.
Sheri D on Oct 24, 2019
This is a student application to the learning. It is a great accompaniment to the text.
Andrea z on Sep 30, 2019
Goes along with textbook. Great reinforcement of what we are learning.
Erin T on Sep 28, 2019
co-op selection
Kar H on Jul 11, 2019
To go with the book I purchased a few years ago.
Alicia H on Jun 27, 2019
We love the simplicity of the journal in keeping everything together.
Theresa O on May 6, 2019
Makes it easier for kids to answer questions and do activities
Veronica W on May 5, 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
Love this series! We've done them all!
Carrie R on Oct 29, 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 I liked it
Liz B on Sep 12, 2018
1) This journaling notebook Includes a complete schedule (teaching subject 2x/week) of textbook reading as well as notebook and this journaling notebook activities<br />2) Journaling notebook makes it easy for my kids to have hands on crafts which corresponds to information read in the text book.
Sarah R on Aug 29, 2018
Helps reinforce what they're learning and gives us a pacing structure.
Tina P on Aug 25, 2018
Co-op class
Kimberley S on Aug 22, 2018
For my son to use for his science curriculum this year
Laura C on Aug 17, 2018
Love this science curriculum
Rosanne E on Aug 9, 2018
The notebooks help the students really process and enjoy the study!
Esther W on Aug 8, 2018
I wanted a fun hands on science before he had to go to general science and above.
Carrie H on Aug 4, 2018
Need for a co-op class
Erica B on Aug 2, 2018
required by FPA
Stan L on Aug 2, 2018
Alot of fun hands on experiments with household items!
Katie Y on Jul 26, 2018
Used this in the past
Monica F on Jul 22, 2018
This is a faith based curriculum and it is well organized and easy to read
Rhonda S on Jul 11, 2018
I chose this item because we have used the journal with several of the Exploring Creation series science books and my kids really enjoy the activities and it really reinforces the information from the text.
Pam K on Jun 5, 2018
My son is going into 6th grade and it seemed the best fit for him.
User on Apr 28, 2018
These notebooks have helped my children organize the information. They also help keep them on track with assignments.
Shelley M on Mar 20, 2018
Great journal
b ok b on Mar 12, 2018
Hoping it will give my kids some writing practice for science.
Jessica H on Aug 28, 2020
Required text for homeschool co-op
Mary C on Aug 13, 2020
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My kids love this book! Such a high focus on Creationism.
January 19, 2020
9 months ago
Very colorful and well laid out.
July 25, 2017
over 3 years ago
excellent product
We love this notebook as well. This is our 3rd and we have learned and enjoyed with them.
December 1, 2016
over 4 years ago

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