Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd Edition Set

Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd Edition Set


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Category Description for Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd Ed.:

Teaching a high school biology course at home can be challenging. Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd edition is updated, but still written with Christian homeschool families in mind. Viewing God as the Master Designer of life, this course begins with a thorough explanation of the scientific method, tools, and limitations of science. Topically, students will study the science of life, the chemistry of life, ecology, genetics, bacteria, viruses, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. The theory of evolution is also evaluated through a Biblical worldview. There are 16 modules, each taking approximately 2 weeks (1 hour per day/5 days per week.) Exams follow each module and quarterly exams are also available. Labs are required, and the publisher recommends all 3 types be completed: Microscopic, Dissection and Household. If you are familiar with the previous editions of Biology, the 3rd ed. text has been reorganized and updated with new content and current discoveries, detailed infographics and updated graphics. The writing feels less conversational or chatty, compared to the previous edition, but in my sample module (available download below), the text is clearly explained and understandable to most high school students. This edition is not compatible with previous editions.

Three types of lab exercises are included: Household, microscopic (require the use of a 400x microscope, concave and flat slides, and the prepared slide set), and the dissection labs which require a dissection kit of instruments and specimens. Families who have used the 2nd edition and own the recommended slides and microscope will appreciate that the microscopic and dissection lab equipment is unchanged, with the exception that the chick embryo is no longer used. There are additional household and lab supplies that are necessary. Download the list of required items below this description. Nature’s Workshop Plus is in the process of creating lab kits for this course.

The soft cover Student Text includes all student reading, experiments, "On Your Own" exercises (with answers and discussion later in the chapter), and Study Guide questions at the end of each chapter. It also includes a link and password to “Book Extras” which offers supplemental resources to aid students in their study of biology. The Solutions and Tests, contains the chapter test booklet, answers to the test questions and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. Tests are not reproducible. Test booklets can also be purchased separately.

Optional supports include the recommended Student Notebook, which provides a suggested daily schedule, space to answer the “On Your Own” and Study Guide questions and record personal study notes. It also includes lab forms for all lab activities, and additional information (not found in text) on how to design and perform their own experiments. It is not reproducible. Available Summer 2020, Video Instruction Thumb Drive and the Audio MP3 CD. Thumb Drive is Mac and Windows compatible. Requires Thumb Drive with minimum USB 2.0 port, web browser (no internet connection required), and a program capable of playing .mp4 files (Quick Time, VLC Player, or Windows Media Player). ~ Deanne

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Biology:

This science course, designed for high school, has been updated for 2020 and is now available in a 3rd edition. The 3rd edition is not compatible with the previous 2nd edition, which is now out of print with limited availability.

Category Description for Apologia Junior / Senior High Science:

Written specifically for use in a homeschool environment, these biblically-centered courses take a lot of pressure off the parent teaching the course. The main component of each course is the textbook. Please note that most textbooks have switched from hardcover to softcover format. The student text includes all the student reading, instructions for labs, "On Your Own" exercises, and fifteen to twenty "Study Guide" questions at the end of each chapter. Unlike many upper-level science texts, we have found these to be extremely readable! The text has a conversational tone, and concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Plenty of helpful diagrams and pictures are included which add interest and break up the text. Answers to the "On Your Own" exercises are also included with discussion at the end of each chapter. The labs are designed to be done easily, and most require only household items to complete; unlike high school courses, like Bob Jones which require investing in some lab equipment and chemicals to complete the labs. Where a microscope or dissecting materials are required, a reasonably-priced complete kit of materials is available, for ease in collecting the items.

The Solution Manual contains test questions for each chapter, answers to the test questions and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. For some courses, a separate Perforated Tests booklet is available; please note that this is only necessary if you want an extra copy of the test questions.

TheStudent Notebooks are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering the On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provide opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline. Grading rubrics for the lab reports are provided in the Appendix.

MP3 Audio CDs are also available for most courses. The audio files are in MP3 format, and will require an MP3-compatible CD player to use (these can also be run on most computers). Tests, study guides, and answers are not included - this is simply an audio version of the text.

Apologia also offers Video Instruction for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology and Advanced Biology. These have transitioned to USB flash drive format. Sherri Seligson, author and scientist, is your host and takes you to interesting locations, incorporating animated diagrams (over 20 hours of instruction) to help students better understand the concepts being taught. The content is more of a summary of the textual information found in each section of the modules than a narration of the text. Students will either see Sherri Seligson on location or in a lab during the speaking portions or they will see animated illustrations and examples. Sherri takes students through each lab and talks about what needs to be done and the results of the experiments.

System requirements for USB drives: USB port (PC or Mac), media player capable of playing mp4 files, and an internet browser. DVD requirements: DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.

We now offer SuperSets and Advantage Sets which include multiple items. Advantage Sets include the text, solutions manual (with a copy of the test), notebooking journal, and the MP3 Audiobook CD. SuperSets include everything in the Advantage Set (text, solutions manual with tests, otebooking journal and MP3 CD) plus the Video Instruction USB Flash Drive.

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.


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Looks like a solid, updated health curriculum for high school.<br />That recognizes the science that started with creation.
Starvelle H on Sep 26, 2021
Class requirement
Whitney H on Aug 30, 2021
Looks like a solid, updated health curriculum for high school.<br />That recognizes the science that started with creation.
Starvelle H on Sep 26, 2021
Best price available and in-stock
Marcela C on Sep 6, 2021
Class requirement
Whitney H on Aug 30, 2021
We have the previous edition but my son's class is using the 3rd edition.
Debra S on Aug 29, 2021
Required Curriculum in school
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for a science class
Cheryl C on Aug 25, 2021
Class requirement to update the edition
Lori K on Aug 24, 2021
lower price for set
Heather S on Aug 18, 2021
We will use this for Veritas Press live course.
Carmen R on Aug 16, 2021
Using for a co-op class
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It was in stock
Diana B on Aug 3, 2021
I chose this because we are enrolled in Challenge II at out local Classical Conversations Community and my son will be using this for the course work associated with that.
Rose W on Aug 1, 2021
Homeschool co-op
Sharon B on Jul 28, 2021
needed for a class
Karen S on Jul 28, 2021
Logos Online School uses this curriculum.
John P on Jul 27, 2021
used in Classical Conversations Challenge curriculum
Richard S C on Jul 26, 2021
Great and advanced Biology 1 with Lab, best if done with a Co op.
G I on Jul 20, 2021
2 boys
Rachelle F on Jul 15, 2021
required for class
Anne T on Jul 15, 2021
required by Classical Conversations
Chenwen H on Jul 9, 2021
Required for Logos Online Biology Class.
Dusti T on Jun 30, 2021
needed for our CC curriculum
KURTIS K on Jun 9, 2021
Need the newest edition for the upcoming school year.
Faith W on Jun 7, 2021
Classical Conversations Curriculum
Amalie C on May 31, 2021
We taking this class with Veritas Press.
Ruth L on Mar 8, 2021
we've used this curriculum for years. updating to 3rd edition.
Tracy B on Mar 3, 2021
Daughter wanted a challenging biology course.
Annette M on Nov 7, 2020
Rainbow Resource had the absolute best price on these items and the fastest shipping time and best shipping price!!!
Wendy B on Sep 22, 2020
Used the 2nd Edition with older daughter and needed new book.
Melissa C on Sep 8, 2020
Required for Classical Conversations Challenge II (10th grade)
James B on Sep 3, 2020
classical conversations book Challenge 2
Heidi H on Sep 1, 2020
My daughter needs for her homeschooling, which her teacher recommended this website, when other bookstores were out of stock of this product. Then her teacher recommended to go to this website and purchase the product.
kranthi c on Aug 27, 2020
Our coop changed from the 2nd edition to the 3rd edition at the last minute!
Jennifer C on Aug 22, 2020
New edition required for Classical Conversations Challenge 2 program.
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Debra M on Aug 18, 2020
Grandson going to Co op we Homeschool
Yvonne F on Aug 17, 2020
It's essential. But Gov. Newsom is not.
Joseph N on Aug 16, 2020
Required Homeschool curriculum text.
Alea L on Aug 14, 2020
This was purchased because our son is in a Challenge 2 class with our local Classical Conversations Community.
Sonia E on Aug 12, 2020
I chose these because they are required for our school program <br />I love the other books on other subjects in these series. <br />I expect this to be just as awesome
Allyson N on Aug 11, 2020
Classical Conversations
Fonda D on Aug 11, 2020
My son is in 10th grade. We own the 2nd edition, but needed the updated 3rd edition for his home-school Biology class this year.
Terri K on Aug 10, 2020
I wanted an updated version of a text book I have used for many years
Susan O on Aug 7, 2020
Recommended by friends.
Lynn W on Aug 5, 2020
Needed for Classical Conversations Challenge 2
Julie D on Jul 5, 2020
homeschool curriculum requires it<br />And cheaper to purchase on your site than others
Katherine I on Jun 20, 2020
Required for Classical Conversations
Debbie H on May 30, 2020
required for the course my child is taking
Zhiying C on May 27, 2020
Required for Classical Conversations Challenge 2 program.
Sara L on May 23, 2020
classical conversations
Jamie F on May 18, 2020
Best price available and in-stock
Marcela C on Sep 6, 2021
We have the previous edition but my son's class is using the 3rd edition.
Debra S on Aug 29, 2021
What items are included in this set?
A shopper on May 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The textbook and solutions manual come with the set.
When do you expect to have the 3rd Edition of exploring creation with biology set available for purchase?
Kristi B on Apr 30, 2020
We hope to have it this month but things are a bit uncertain at the moment.
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Not hardcover
I’m sure it says this in the description, but the text is not hardcover. I never thought to read that as the rest of Apologia’s high school textbooks are hardback. Kinda disappointing as most families use these for more than 1child-definitely won’t last as long.
September 27, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 3 out of 5
shipping was good but....
The shipping service through Rainbow Resource was great but the new edition cover pages front and back are not hard enough.
It must be improved inside of the contents. We didn't start the semester yet but I don't know why the covers are so thin compare to the book volume which is think.
I'm very concerned it will be ripped so easily.
August 5, 2020
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