Exploring Creation with Physical Science Notebook Set

Exploring Creation with Physical Science Notebook Set

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This middle school physical science course is specifically designed to be the second course taken during junior high. It is created to give middle school students an understanding of the basic world that surrounds them each day of their lives and the forces in creation, so that they can appreciate the real-world relevance of scientific inquiry and the beauty of creation. We believe that students' educations should prepare them for life, not just an academic year.

Our award-winning, homeschool, junior high physical science course covers:

Measurement and Units so that students can convert between units in scientific study
The Earth, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Lithosphere so that students can appreciate the wonder of our blue planet
Weather so that students can understand the factors that affect the Earth's weather and how weather is predicted
Introduction to Physics to understand the mechanics of motion, forces, and energy
Our Newton's Laws and the Forces in Creation to understand friction, static and kinetic energy, gravity, electromagnetic forces, and electrical circuits
Our Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies to introduce the wonders of our universe
An Introduction to Chemistry for a basic introduction to atoms and molecules

Because of the differences between the first and second editions, students in a group setting cannot use both. They must all have the same edition.

The Student Notebook for this homeschool science course, helps middle school students work toward becoming independent learners with the companion student notebook. The student notebook includes:

A detailed, yet flexible, day-to-day schedule that your students can follow to stay on track with their assigned course
Module organization and note taking space to help guide your student in their independence
Complete lab forms for your students to fill in and document laboratory work
Additional materials that go beyond the science in the textbook and into the science of the real world
Rubrics for grading lab reports

The softbound solutions and tests manual, which contains answers to Study Guide questions, module summaries, tests, and test solutions. One test packet is included with this manual.

Because of the differences between the first and second editions, students in a group setting cannot use both. They must all have the same edition.

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 by Dr. Jay Wile 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.




This offering from Dr. Jay Wile introduces junior high students to his creation-based science texts. Beginning with basics such as atomic structure and measurement, students learn about air, the atmosphere, water, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, weather, motion, Newton's laws of motion, gravity, magnetism, and electricity. Hands-on experiments use household chemicals and supplies.




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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I've used their curriculum before. It is really thorough and has a creationism view point.
Klarisa K on Jul 17, 2019
Teacher recommended it.
Roxann H on Mar 27, 2019
I've used their curriculum before. It is really thorough and has a creationism view point.
Klarisa K on Jul 17, 2019
Classical Conversation recommendation
Jennifer L on Jul 1, 2019
Teacher recommended it.
Roxann H on Mar 27, 2019
Homeschool - wanted to use a Christian based math for my kids
Dana T on Aug 23, 2018
Co-op
Jessica B on Aug 15, 2018
Highly rated curriculum at a reasonable cost.
Doug W on Aug 6, 2018
More economical to order the set!
Janalee B on Jun 26, 2018
Classical Conversation recommendation
Jennifer L on Jul 1, 2019
Homeschool - wanted to use a Christian based math for my kids
Dana T on Aug 23, 2018
What exactly is in this set? Item #'s or ISBN's please.
Michelle on Aug 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Included in the set:

017415Exploring Creation w/ Physical Sci Soltn Manl
017416Exploring Creation w/ Physical Sci Textbook
054687Physical Science Notebooking Journal
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All of these product complement one another in an orderly easy to understand way. Great reinforcement tools
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