I was very excited to see my name on the list to review Apologia Educational Ministries. We were picked to use Apologia’s science curriculum Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day and Zoology 2 Notebook Journal.
Prerequisites: Zoology 1 (even though you do not need to follow them in order)
Apologia’s second Zoology book will take you and your family on an exploration into the wonders of the swimming creatures made on the fifth day of creation.
We really had fun reviewing this product. Apologia conveniently gives you a schedule in the beginning of the book. There are 13 lessons which are then divided into 2 weeks, having you do science twice a week, (but you could adapt it to fit your needs). You are also given a complete list of materials needed for the projects in the book (most are easily found around the house). During the week not only are the kids learning Science but they are doing English, Grammar, Reading, Handwriting, Bible, and cool experiments. What more could we ask for?
Oh yeah they also gave us a special course website with lots of helpful extras. Diving Deeper suggestions are given if you wanted to add just a bit more fun to your day/week.
When learning about zoology it’s only fair to plan a fieldtrip to SeaWorld. Luckily we purchased season passes (not necessary), that way to can continue to see what we are learning.
We had such a blast seeing the creatures we had read about in the textbook. I would recommend this product for families with elementary aged students.
How we used the material: I would read to the girls the lesson, (older elementary will be able to read themselves), then we would work on the notebooking pages together. We did experiments and watched movies from the Digging Deeper section, we also read a few of the books suggested for our weekly aloud reading. Finding the books and the movies were very easy at our public library.
So I’m sure the burning question you have is “How Much?”
The textbook is only $39.00 & the notebook is only $24.00 for a complete and full year of hands on science fun.
I think you are gonna LOVE this curriculum so much that you are gonna have to check out all the other subjects they have too. See what some of the crew is saying about Exploring Creation with Zoology 1, Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 and Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
Wishing you many Blessing
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this product through the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.