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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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 daily lesson schedule, it serves as your child’s notebook and provides a place for them to complete every assignment, record their experiments, and display their work. This title is a part of Apologia’s Young Explorer Series.

A perfect complement to Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics, the Chemistry and Physics Notebooking Journal provides everything your student needs to complete his study of chemistry and physics. Not only does it include all the helpful and creative features of our other Notebooking Journals in the Young Explorer Series, but it also many additional activities, projects, and experiments that can be completed in one day or less.

This Notebooking Journal will serve as your child’s notebook, providing a place for him to complete every assignment in the text. He will illustrate and record fascinating facts and information learned during each lesson, complete the notebooking assignments on specially designed templates, record experiments, activities and projects, complete vocabulary crossword puzzles, put together beautifully designed miniature books, and more!

A detailed daily schedule is included in each of our Notebooking Journals and Junior Notebooking Journals and makes planning a breeze! This schedule lists the pages to read in the textbook and the pages to complete in the journal. You may view a sample by clicking on the button below.

The Benefits of Using the Notebooking Journal

Keeping a scientific notebook has always been standard scientific practice. Apologia’s Notebooking Journals have been designed to:

  • Facilitate retention and provide documentation of your student’s education. The unique personal written and artistic expressions incorporate both sides of the brain
  • Be flexible and allows for multilevel learning. A twelve-year-old student may write an essay and make an elaborate illustration, while a six-year-old may write one sentence with a stick-figure drawing
  • Help students record experiences, observations, and thoughts
  • Engage students in the scientific process
  • Provide a written history that students can reference as they explore new subject areas
  • Give your student a place where they can record and organize experiences and observations
  • Provides a place to review their notes to create opinions, and draw conclusions about the way their world works

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):

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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It's the last of the series for us
kylie h on Sep 5, 2023
I like to use the notebooking journals for my kids to work on while I read aloud from the textbook. It helps them stay engaged with the content and retain what they've learned.
Kelly H on Aug 23, 2023
It's the last of the series for us
kylie h on Sep 5, 2023
school choice
LeAnn R on Aug 28, 2023
I like to use the notebooking journals for my kids to work on while I read aloud from the textbook. It helps them stay engaged with the content and retain what they've learned.
Kelly H on Aug 23, 2023
highly recommended and wanted to try this year
Tiffiny D on Aug 6, 2023
Looking forward to having one book for kids to do all their science activities.
Michelle E on Aug 5, 2023
to use with the text book
Kathryn T on Aug 4, 2023
Using the journal in conjunction with the textbook is important. It really reinforces learning.
Rita M on Mar 20, 2023
for my kids to apply what they are learing
Kate G on Aug 16, 2022
Co-op requirement
Amy T on Jul 8, 2022
6th Grade Science
Jenni E on May 18, 2022
Used for a jr. high science class
Janice H on Sep 11, 2021
Materials required for LIFE coop in Fort Mill, Sc
Heather H on Aug 23, 2021
Love these journals! You really get a lot out of them as you read the textbook
Ryan B on Jun 30, 2021
These journals are such useful companions to the book. It really helps to have a place to take notes and record observations. Also, the extra activities- the experiment suggestions, the crossword puzzles, the verse copywork, and the minibooks add richness to science without adding to my workload as the mom/teacher. We love these journals!
Michelle R on Jun 22, 2021
The notebooks work well with the textbook. It makes my child more independent in working through the text.
Janet H on Jun 3, 2021
The notebooks are a great supplement and help students process the information.
Laura P on May 27, 2021
Excited to use these journals with our small science co op next year.
Elizabeth F on Apr 7, 2021
To give my kid a deeper understanding of the subject.
Subramanian S on Jan 11, 2021
Recommended by a friend and we love the Astronomy course!
Dawn M on Nov 10, 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
school choice
LeAnn R on Aug 28, 2023
highly recommended and wanted to try this year
Tiffiny D on Aug 6, 2023
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Handy Supplement
Our family really takes advantage of the mini-books as well as the pages available for documenting the "Try This" projects from the textbook.
September 23, 2023
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very useful in helping me structure “extras” in Science. Now that my children are 7 and 11, they can even work together on some projects.
October 7, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My kids love this book! Such a high focus on Creationism.
January 19, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very colorful and well laid out.
July 25, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
excellent product
We love this notebook as well. This is our 3rd and we have learned and enjoyed with them.
December 1, 2016
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