Junior Chemistry & Physics Notebooking Journal

Junior Chemistry & Physics Notebooking Journal

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Item #: 055721
ISBN: 9781940110066
Grades: K-6

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Designed for your younger junior chemists and physicists, this notebooking journal is a perfect complement for Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics. Age-appropriate activities include coloring pages, easy and fun science experiments, full-color mini books, and basic exercises to strengthen early-elementary-level vocabulary. A suggested lesson plan is provided for you, making the entire course ready to use and enjoy. Perfect for younger elementary students or students with limited writing skills.

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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Sindhu B on Aug 25, 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
recommended by a friend
Sindhu B on Aug 25, 2020
I needed notebook journals for each child using this textbook.
Eunice L on Jul 21, 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 have previously used this curriculum and love it
Kristin S on Aug 6, 2019
homeschool co-op book requirement
Jennifer F on Jul 14, 2019
Faith-based science journal for younger students.
Jennifer D on Jun 2, 2019
the junior notebooks are a great help.
User on Aug 6, 2018
Great workbook
b ok b on Mar 12, 2018
11 year old son likes format to go with his science
Lois T on Sep 19, 2017
From the description of this book, it sounds like exactly what my son will love: interactive, challenging, not just writing (activities and puzzles.)
Audra O on Aug 22, 2017
Activities look fun for young and older elementary kids
Christie Y on Aug 16, 2017
my daughter loves chemistry and wants to do experiments
Rebekah P on Aug 15, 2017
Our children enjoy using the journal
Susie W on Aug 9, 2017
I chose this for my 2nd grader
Shamichae W on Jul 7, 2017
These books are of great value and make teaching not only interesting but fun.
Kathleen V on Jun 27, 2017
Biola Youth Program Required Book
Ryan S on Jun 17, 2017
Recommended by A trusted friend. I've looked at the product a think it will be a wonderful resource for our homeschool.
Christine B on Jan 3, 2017
Christ center and great reviews. We have srtuggled through science the last 2 years and I am hoping for a change!
Kyleigh W on Aug 26, 2016
school reading list
Dawn K on Aug 20, 2016
needed for co-op
User on Aug 4, 2016
To help us stay organized
Renee P on Jul 11, 2016
assigned by teacher
Salvador M on Jun 14, 2016
We are using this science next year at our co-op and I needed it for me son.
Kimberly S on Apr 14, 2016
Excellent Christian Based Chemistry Physics program
Nancy Y on Apr 7, 2016
1st and 3rd grade science
Angela C on Mar 27, 2016
Required for homeschool group
Cinnamon C on Mar 9, 2016
Great option for 4th grade boy science.
Tabitha S on Feb 8, 2016
required at my child's hybrid school
Zohra G on Dec 27, 2015
It's what our science teacher asked us to use.
Laurel H on Sep 30, 2015
This is a low maintenance, but effective teaching tool that is an essential compliment and reinforcement supplement to Exploring Creation with Chemistry & Physics Textbook.
Lan K on Sep 24, 2015
I needed notebook journals for each child using this textbook.
Eunice L on Jul 21, 2020
We have previously used this curriculum and love it
Kristin S on Aug 6, 2019
Would this be considered too young for a 5th grader?
User on Apr 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It depends on your child's maturity level and writing level. There is quite a bit less writing involved in this as opposed to the non-junior version. It has coloring pages, which the regular version of the notebook does not. The regular notebook has more writing, question and answer pages, and crossword puzzles. It is also thicker. For a typical 5th grader who has good writing and reading skills, I would choose the regular version.
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Super fun!
We love this curriculum. It’s a great introduction to these areas of science.
September 6, 2019
1 year ago
Great Supplement!
I like the mix of activities available in this journal. The junior version was good for my daughter who doesn't like to write a lot!
April 3, 2018
over 4 years ago

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