You know, becoming a member of the Homeschool Review Crew has been so much more of a blessing than I ever thought it might be! We have had the blessing of studying other selections from Apologia‘s Young Explorer Series science in the past, so I was thrilled to get to review Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
My family has had the pleasure of reviewing other publications from Apologia:
- Writers in Residence
- Apologia Educational Ministries: The Ultimate Homeschool Planner
- What On Earth Can I Do
- Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
Apologia was as usual, extremely generous to us as reviewers! We received the:
265 page textbook, which contains fourteen lessons, a section with answers to the narrative questions, and an index.
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Notebooking Journal which contains the following, and much more:
- A lesson schedule, notebook assignments, activities and experiments. This uses a two-day each week plan.
- Pages in the notebook for your child to use in making a paper model of themselves.
- color illustrations of the organs and body systems about which are to be cut out and added to the child’s paper model as they are learned about.
- Scripture copywork
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Junior Notebooking Journal, which is very similar to the Notebooking Journal, but better suited to all but one of my boys, “The Artist.” Perfect for . . .
- Younger children that have not yet mastered handwriting.
- Older children that are delayed in handwriting mastery.
- Older children (or adults!) with learning disabilities.
- Children that are new to written narration.
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology MP3 Audio CD, a complete audio recording of the course Exploring Creation With Human Anatomy as read by the author Jeannie Fulbright.
I had expected that as it had happened in other Exploring Creation With . . . curricula, that all of my boys would prefer to use the Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Junior Notebooking Journal. Because of this, I ordered three additional Junior journals. And then we began. “The Artist” decided he would rather work in the regular Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology. And “Mr. Locquacious” was attending a charter school for a while. So, I ended up with two extra Junior notebooking journals! It’s all good though, someone will need those junior notebooks.
We have been enjoying our time with this curriculum! This time around, I purchased a lab kit to go with it, sorted out by lesson. We have been doing more of the experiments because we have just about everything on hand.
Here, we saw how a magnifying glass works, using a simple drop of water.
A fun experiment, one that our boys really liked, was to see which substance would “mummify” the apple slices the most. They set up seven clear cups and labeled them with the original weight of the apple slice and the contents which were placed over the apple slices.
After seven days, the powders were taken out, and each apple slice weighed in order to see which one had the most fluid removed.
As “The Artist” just pointed out while I was writing this, it absolutely drove them out of their minds waiting! The kept going to check and see if anything had yet happened!
In the notebooks there are a variety of things to do. I mentioned above that they each have pages for the kids to make a model of themselves. What I did not mention is that there are three different pages, in three different colors. Plus, there are two templates for each color. The child is to put a small picture of their faces at the head. I have children of different colors, so I feel that this was a wonderful addition, something I’ve not seen elsewhere. As they learn about them, different organs, etc . . . are then cut out from clear pages and added to the model.
The Notebooking Journal has more writing in it . . .
Whereas the Junior Notebooking Journal has more coloring in it, something which “The Puzzler” and “The Batman” both like better.
We absolutely LOVE the Exploring Creation with . . . series, and hope to work through many more of the topics.
We will be taking our time through this curriculum. I would rather take a lot longer and have my boys really understand, than to rush them through and have them not retain things.
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