Exploring Creation with General Science Text Only

Exploring Creation with General Science Text Only

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Item #: 017414
ISBN: 9781932012866
Grades: 7-8

Product Description:

The second edition of our general science course has several features that enhance the value of the course:

Scientific advances in the relevant topics have altered how some of the material is covered. For example, the primary function of the human appendix wasn't determined until 2006. Thus, while the primary function of the appendix is not discussed in the first edition, it is discussed in this edition.

There is more color in this edition as compared to the previous edition, and many of the drawings that are in the first edition have been replaced by higher-quality drawings.

Advanced students who have the time and ability for additional learning are directed to online resources that give them access to advanced subject matter.To aid the student in reviewing the course as a whole, there is an appendix that contains a Summary of the Module which covers the entire course. The solutions and tests manual has the answers to those questions.

Please note that this course is currently out of print and has been replaced by the new 3rd edition. We no longer have inventory of the Solutions Manual and we have a limited number of textbooks. If you opt to purchase a textbook, you will need to locate a used copy of the Solutions Manual and test booklet to make a complete course. This course from Apologia 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, archaeology, 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 title, the handiwork of the Creator is a central theme in the course. Experiments, which require no expensive equipment, are a part of each module. Materials lists for each module are provided in an appendix at the end of the book. Many of the items needed are common household items, and the rest are easily obtainable. The softcover Solutions Manual (no longer available - out of print!) provides solutions to the questions in the book, a test booklet, and test answers.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with General Science:

The General Science course, designed for 7th grade, transitioned to the 3rd edition in 2019. The 2nd edition is now out of print and we are out of stock on most of the course components.

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 updated Video Instruction DVDs for Biology, Chemistry, and Advanced Biology. 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. There are no pdf files with this newer edition of the DVDs just video lessons and tutorials for the experiments in 4-disc sets.

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 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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This was needed for my daughters co-op.
Glenna H on Aug 2, 2020
For His co-op class for the year
Robyn M on Aug 4, 2019
This was needed for my daughters co-op.
Glenna H on Aug 2, 2020
school required
Karen M on Aug 5, 2019
For His co-op class for the year
Robyn M on Aug 4, 2019
I enjoy reading these aloud and the children also can easily read and take notes on the sections themselves.
Sharon F on May 8, 2019
my sister recommended it
Lori K on Oct 1, 2018
Local cooperative is using it for Science.
Erin D on Aug 27, 2018
Great Price!
Mary B on Aug 9, 2018
Required by Co-op Curriculum
Jim Bob H on Aug 6, 2018
This is the text our homeschool class uses.
Christal S on Aug 6, 2018
homeschool class
Elizabeth J on Jul 30, 2018
I had the first edition and the co-op required the 2nd edition
Teresa N on Jul 5, 2018
Using it for a science co-op
Elizabeth K on May 23, 2018
Creation Based
ROBERTA P on Dec 6, 2017
This is the curriculum my son's co-op will be using this year.
Dori G on Aug 28, 2017
Angela K on Aug 24, 2017
A friend is teaching a co-op course in our community using this textbook.
jamie p on Aug 23, 2017
Recommended to me by a veteran home school mother.
Erica L on Aug 22, 2017
Our Science Teacher requested it for class
Ruth L on Aug 22, 2017
co-op required
Catherine D on Aug 19, 2017
really good texts for home school science
User on Aug 18, 2017
required for homeschool co op group
Tina P on Aug 11, 2017
required text
Barbara G on Jul 6, 2017
I want to relearn science from a biblical perspective.
Lucille D on Jun 10, 2017
required for school next year
jonathan h on May 27, 2017
This book entirely lacks references, is full of biased statements, and drove my middle schooler bananas. Does contain lots of basic decent information, but steer clear if you are not already a young Earth creationist.
Julie V on Dec 14, 2016
Part of his school requirements
Elana S on Aug 26, 2016
Additional student
Elizabeth B on Aug 5, 2016
Educational purposes/needed for class
Michelle S on Jul 27, 2016
Our homeschool co-op is using it this year.
homeschoolmarm on Jul 24, 2016
need new edition for class this school year
Jon D on Jul 20, 2016
Required for home school classes.
Molly S on Jul 18, 2016
School selection for students in the Fall.
Kimberley D on Jun 24, 2016
We have always had great scienc experiences with the Exploring Creation with... series!
Angela A on Jan 20, 2016
For my great niece to learn about Science
mary ann s on Dec 3, 2015
school required
Karen M on Aug 5, 2019
I enjoy reading these aloud and the children also can easily read and take notes on the sections themselves.
Sharon F on May 8, 2019
what age or grade is this for. Would 5th or 6th grade be to young?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used this curriculum with my 7th grader who is working a grade level behind in science and math. He enjoyed it and we are using the Physical Science book for 8th grade. So, depending on your child's abilities, 5th or 6th grade may be fine.
Can this be used as high school credit?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would depend on what your state requires home school families to do for academics. I would also consider the age of your child and their capabilities. Generally speaking, it is for middle school.
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Great introduction to general science. Reader-friendly. Challenging.
November 27, 2016
over 3 years ago
I was really looking forward to receiving this curriculum because our family has used all of the Apologia Elem Science books (by Jeannie Fulbright) and loved them After reading the reviews I was sure we would love this product as well However I was so disappointed when I received it If you are a homeschool family looking for an intelligent discussion on evolution vs creation this is not the text for you I found that the author took a very condescending tone throughout this topic going so far as to ridicule those who did not agree with his creationist viewpoint While the information and experiments presented were well-done I found the text so thoroughly suffused with Mr Wile's dogma that it was offensive Also Mr Wile takes an extreme pro-vaccination stance in his text again showing condescension to those who might disagree with this view I realize this review is different than most others for this product but I wish I would have known this before purchasing this text I was pleased that I was able to return the text to Rainbow Resources but sad that I will be looking beyond Apologia for my junior and high school children
July 28, 2011
I greatly enjoyed this program! My friend and I did it together and we loved reading the text and doing the experiments We liked the way the text was written (ie a "conversational tone") to us and not at us which seems to be the way a majority of science texts were written We took more than 36 weeks to complete the program and the only test we took was for module #1 and that was orally The course was excellent and I can still recall the information I garnered from it
My daughter got a late start on this text last year and was not able to finish but she is very excited about beginning again this year She has never cared much for science until we started Apologia The experiments are fun and easy therefore WE learn a lot It doesn't take much teacher prep other than ensuring you have necessary project materials and the materials are usually things you have around the house anyway Since this book is adaptive to each learning style- especially visual and tactical- it will be used for my other two children The money spent on it was well worth it!
September 3, 2008

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