Exploring Creation with Marine Biology 2nd Edition Deluxe Set

Exploring Creation with Marine Biology 2nd Edition Deluxe Set

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Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, by Sherri Seligson, is an award-winning, college-preparatory high school science course for homeschool students. This updated second edition is even more user-friendly and comes with the complete set of self-directed learning tools, to make sure that all students thrive, whatever their learning style.

Prerequisite: Biology

This Superset includes: Textbook, Solutions and Test Manual, Student Notebook, MP3 Audio of the text, and the Video Instruction Thumb Drive.

God's oceans are an amazing ecosystem full of fascinating, even bizarre creatures with cool abilities that are extremely intriguing. Sherri Seligson's own excitement about the world of marine biology is contagious and draws students into that underwater realm to explore with her.

This is one of the few homeschool science courses that includes an entire education on ecology. The creator-God designed the earth's astonishing ecosystem for his glory and the needs of his creatures, and it is a crucially important science for Christians in our day to understand accurately.

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Textbook

Apologia is known for texts that are very accessible conversational and easy to absorb even when the matter being discussed is very complex in nature. This text by Sherri Seligson is a prime example of that. It is clear that she is at once an extremely knowledgeable scientist and someone who has homeschooled her own children and knows how to teach and communicate with them well.

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Student Notebook

The student notebook that accompanies Exploring Creation with Marine Biology provides an organized, complete lesson plan for the year, which lets students check off their progress as they work their way through. It has places for their notes as they're reading, lab charts, and tables to record their scientific findings.

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MP3 Audio

Auditory learners take in written information better if they hear it as they read along. Audio helps them stay focused because their brains are able to give more attention to the text. And because rereading and pauses are greatly reduced, they cover more ground in less time which is encouraging for them and gives them more confidence as scholars.

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Thumb Drive

In the videos that accompany Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, Sherri Seligson is actually teaching the course, using visual animations and on-location video clips. This helps students absorb the concepts in a richer and more engaging way, and it encompasses all types of learners. The animations help explain more difficult concepts in a three-dimensional, interactive way rather than in a static, two-dimensional text only. And the medium allows students to review material until they really understand it.

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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 as of summer 2020, most textbooks have switched from hardcover to paperback. 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 Student 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.

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 also offers Video Instruction for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology and Advanced Biology. Currently some are in DVD format and some have transitioned to USB flash drive. 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.




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 COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

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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Complements learning opportunity in FL
Todd B on Aug 18, 2020
Biology was brainy yet understandable, which made it intriguing. Scheduling was simple enough for my son to manage himself and he finished the course on time.
Carrie b on Sep 13, 2018
Complements learning opportunity in FL
Todd B on Aug 18, 2020
My rising senior needs one more science credit. He has always been fascinated with the ocean and marine animals. Math is not a strong point, so this was a good match for him. We chose the deluxe set because it has the instructional DVD. This will make my job much easier.
Linda H on Apr 17, 2020
Biology was brainy yet understandable, which made it intriguing. Scheduling was simple enough for my son to manage himself and he finished the course on time.
Carrie b on Sep 13, 2018
My rising senior needs one more science credit. He has always been fascinated with the ocean and marine animals. Math is not a strong point, so this was a good match for him. We chose the deluxe set because it has the instructional DVD. This will make my job much easier.
Linda H on Apr 17, 2020
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Awesome and detailed marine biology course for high schoolers. My 14 year old was excited to choose this course. He had wanted a detailed science course, not something general.
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