Exploring Creation w/ General Science SET

Exploring Creation w/ General Science SET


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Grades: 7-8

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.

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. Each course consists of a high-quality hardcover student text and a paperback solution manual. 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.

The recently-published Notebooking Journals are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering 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.

Most of the courses are available on Complete Course CD-ROMs. These 2-disc sets include all of the information found in the print version of the course along with additional multimedia animations, videos, narrations, and pronunciation guides. Tests can be viewed on-screen and printed out, but are not interactive. The teacher has access to password-protected answers which they can use for manual grading. Although the program does not require access to the internet, Internet Explorer is used as the interface.

Companion CD-ROMs are also available for each Apologia textbook. Not to be confused with the CD-ROM Complete Course, these CD-ROMs offer only the multimedia features that cannot be included in a print textbook. Features include videos of experiments, close-ups of a variety of organisms, identification of different components on 3-D models, and pronunciations of words with which students are probably unfamiliar. This one would be our preference, as our family finds it easier to read a book than to read for an extended period on the computer monitor. System requirements for all CD-ROMS: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10 (not supported for Mac operating systems).

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 now offers updated Video Instruction DVDs for Biology, Chemistry, and Advanced Biology. These have been remade with Sherri Seligson as your host (switching from Rusty Hughes). Sherri is an author and scientist and she energetically 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. There are no pdf files with this newer edition of the DVDs just video lessons and tutorials for the experiments in 4-disc sets.

General Science, Physical Science, and Physics are going out of print from the publisher. The stock we have remaining are the Rusty Hughes edition of the DVDs (while they last). The lecture instruction closely follows the text, with lectures broken down by text section. Presented in a slideshow fashion, students will see information or illustrations and hear Mr. Hughes as he explains that concept. At the appropriate time, Mr. Hughes will perform the experiments for each chapter, explain the procedure, work through the experiment, and offer a visual of the expected outcome so that students know how to do the experiment themselves. He also makes it very clear that the demonstrations are not to replace you doing the experiments. Module notes are available in PDF format at the beginning of each module and contain all math problems from the lectures. The student will print them and fill them out as they are discussed in the lecture. A suggestion for planning your lessons for a 10-day period is offered at the beginning of the first module.

To use these DVDs, you must have a DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with General Science:

From Dr. Jay Wile, this two-volume set is the first course of the Exploring Creation with... series. As such, it touches on the basics in several areas of science. The 16 modules in the hardcover student text are designed to be covered in 32-36 weeks. These modules introduce the history of science, scientific inquiry, experimentation, simple machines, archaology, geology, paleontology, fossils, the fossil record, life, classification of life, the human body, energy, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the lymphatic system, the reproductive system, the urinary system, and the nervous system. As with the entire series, the book is written to be understandable; you do not need to be a high school science teacher to present the material. And, as you would expect from the


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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I will be using this for 8th grade science.
Shannon W on Jun 24, 2019
easy to understand text
Joni C on Mar 24, 2019
I will be using this for 8th grade science.
Shannon W on Jun 24, 2019
We wore the book out on our older children and need a new copy.
Beth W on May 28, 2019
easy to understand text
Joni C on Mar 24, 2019
Recommended by other homeshcool parents
Jennifer B on Mar 2, 2019
This is the curriculum we will be using in our co op.
Tasha R on Feb 6, 2019
these texts were advised by respected freinds
Dan W on Dec 12, 2018
my sister recommended it
Lori K on Oct 1, 2018
Best price for the set. I need all for General Science class.
Cindy C on Sep 22, 2018
Curriculum used for class
Todd H on Aug 20, 2018
I think these text books are well written and very comprehensive. Also best price from rainbow resource.
carolyn s on Aug 16, 2018
Recommendation by my sister.
Dorothy P on Aug 1, 2018
co-op requirement
Debra M on Jul 26, 2018
For homeschool 7th grade.
Erika J on Jun 16, 2018
I have used it with my two older children and it is a wonderful Creation based Science Curriculum.
Charlotte B on Jan 29, 2018
Recommended by a friend.
Cathy J on Jan 10, 2018
Christian Science curriculum for my kids
User on Nov 4, 2017
My son is taking a science class and this is the material he needed.
Sandee D on Sep 6, 2017
Resource for Simply Charlotte Mason
Elizabeth W on Aug 31, 2017
Recommend by home schooling parents.
Robert S on Aug 21, 2017
Recommended by evaluator
Rebecca M on Aug 17, 2017
Thorough and organized curriculum
Justine M on Aug 17, 2017
Using together with fellow home-schoolers
Mary D on Jul 5, 2017
Our co-op is using this.
Jennifer C on Jul 3, 2017
This is the book our co-op is using.
Christa C on Jun 30, 2017
My son is taking a class that requires this text.
User on Jun 26, 2017
Recommended by another parent
Cindy B on Jun 25, 2017
to homeschool my child
Jonathan S on Jun 19, 2017
Looking for something that my son will enjoy and trying to make him more independent with his work. I think the Notebook Journal will help him.
Brandi S on May 12, 2017
like very much Dr. Wyle
Melanie S on Nov 9, 2016
To upgrade the previous edition so my daughter can use the student notebooking journal.
Diane M on Oct 30, 2016
Recommended by friends.
Tamara H on Oct 22, 2016
Purchasing the updated version.
Dawn O on Sep 29, 2016
I came across to this curriculum while I was looking at one of the complete curriculum sets. I also have a friend who use this for her children and feedback sounded very well.
Ayako O on Sep 2, 2016
Can't find my other copy! Also, it is required for a co-op class.
Lorie F on Sep 2, 2016
I have an older edition and wanted to update it.
Tiama C on Aug 20, 2016
I am homeschooling my seventh grader using My Father's World and needed to add more science to her studies.
Terra B on Aug 12, 2016
Kimberley W on Aug 9, 2016
for our co op
User on Aug 1, 2016
Our co-op required this textbook. We had an older version that did not correspond with the lessons so we upgraded to the newer edition.
Christine M on Jul 26, 2016
Required text
Annette H on Jul 26, 2016
the two science books we purchased for our homeschool hybrid school (Liberates Academy in Orlando FL) and the others I purchased b/c they look interesting and were cheap enough
Jill K on Jul 26, 2016
required for class.
EMILY D on Jul 20, 2016
This is a required book for our co-op.
Pamela W on Jul 11, 2016
Being used in co-op class.
Jerry S on Jul 5, 2016
very organized curriculum...
User on Jun 1, 2016
These truly are the best science sets I have found to prepare homeschoolers for college. I have two in college and two still in middle and high school. Also, you can't find better prices than at Rainbow Resource Center.
Julie F on May 4, 2016
Recommended by friends
User on Apr 19, 2016
We love how this series combines math and science and prepares our child for college level classes as well as a career in the field of science.
Jeanne H on Apr 3, 2016
This is a good, solid science program for our 7th grader.
Kira E on Jan 21, 2016
I have the first edition and the student notebook. Finally decided 2nd edition is different enough to merit buying it instead of making my daughter try to resolve the differences between her textbook and her journal
Kimberly B on Jan 11, 2016
We wore the book out on our older children and need a new copy.
Beth W on May 28, 2019
Recommended by other homeshcool parents
Jennifer B on Mar 2, 2019
I need the student notebook in this 2nd edition. Could you direct me to it, lease?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hope this helps https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/General+Science+Notebooking+Journal/054686
The book mentions a companion cd, but I can’t seem to find it in my set. Do you buy the cd separate?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Companion CD-ROM is not part of the set. It is a separate purchase and provides a pronunciation guide as well as some multi-media supplementary content.

Is this the complete set needed for this course, with test, student book, and all? Thanks.
A shopper on Mar 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The set I received came with the textbook, the student notebook, and the solutions and test manual.
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This is a large textbook with an equally large student notebook. I, as the teacher, am glad I'm not the student who has to do all the work. We're only about a week into the textbook, so this is based only on that. Some of the wording in the text and questions is confusing and finding the answers to the end of module questions was hard as they aren't in the answer key, but rather are in a later page in the textbook. However, this seems to be an engaging curriculum and my daughter has done a couple experiments already, which she really enjoyed. I think it's worth the money and it seems to be a solid curriculum.
October 6, 2017
over 2 years ago
Great for my child.
My girl really likes this curriculum and the science kit that can be purchased along with it. A great add to any curriculum.
September 23, 2017
over 2 years ago

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