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  1. Time Left: 13 days and 2 hours

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    ISBN 9781932012736 good condition, slight water damage in some pages. shipping included


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  4. How frequently do you have your middle school students do lab reports? I'm thinking I did them rarely, if at all in middle school. I remember doing some in high school, but I'm a little hazy on how many. As a Chemistry major in college, I did them every week. If you have used Apologia, how often did you have your kids do complete lab reports? What do they do in public school these days? My daughter been taking Apologia science classes at an enrichment center two times a week for the last few years. This is the first time that she'll be doing science completely at home. I'm not a huge Apologia fan, but she loves the curriculum and requested that she use their Physical Science curriculum this year. For fun, she has also asked to read the Master Books Applied Engineering books (so no written work for Applied Engineering or the digging deeper research questions - the reading takes her about five minutes a day). I may cut some of the Apologia work in 2nd semester to work in Applied Engineering activities, but for now I'm trying to decide how many lab reports I should have her complete. There were three labs the first week, and after coaching her to fill out three lab reports, that seems like a bit much. It looks like there are about 50 experiments for the whole year for Physical Science. She loves science (and has expressed some interest in pursuing engineering), but doesn't love the lab reports. Who does? ? Someone suggested just doing the purpose, the data, and the conclusion for most of them, and occasionally asking for a full lab report. This person thought it was silly to usually request a hypothesis, because the expected results were given right after the experiment in the text. I do know that my daughter retains information much better if she writes it out, but I want to keep middle school science as fun as possible.
  5. I would love to compare these two classes. Has anyone had any experience with The Potter's School and Apologia Academy and can comment. Thanks
  6. It's been quite a while since I've been on here. So here's some information...My son is 13 years old (14 in Sept) he has apraxia. We have been slowly conquering reading which means he can't do a lot of reading independently. Writing out sentences, means I dictate, spell, and a lot of writing is very tiring for him. We have always done Apologia Science ( Botany, Zoology 1, 2 and a most of 3) loved it. We are part way through General Science, it took the longest time to get into the flow through the history, and scientific method etc... Now that we are on the tale end of Geology/ Fossil record, I find it not bad , I love the text and how it is written, and then we start to dwindle. He can fill in his notebook with me helping, experiments we talk about them and then read what happens, we will do the odd one here and there . I can never plan far enough ahead to have everything available plus doing 3-4 in a week is too time consuming. he doesn't do the study guide, I ask the test questions verbally, and usually does well. Our homeschool conference is next month, and back in Sept I thought I would continue on with Apologia all the way through, however I find I spent a lot of money and am not using the majority of the tools, plus our love for learning Science has dwindled. I know we are behind, we stop school at the end of May/ first of June. So I had thought of finishing what was left in the start of next year, and then make up or pull some stuff from here and there with unit studies or find another curriculum. I found the jump from the elementary Apologia books to this one drastic. We went from a 2-3 day/ week interesting study to a rigorous 5 day/week crazy schedule. I came across Noeo Science and was intrigued, the variety of books (not a textbook) appeal to me and I am sure to him (he's an auditory learner) I was also looking at Christian Kids Explore quickly. I guess I want to put the fun back in Science, and have something that is not so rigorous, I can become an "army general", and too structured very easy. For example : he has a really nice electromagnet kit he got for Christmas, I won't let him open yet as I want to use it, but feel I can't as we have so much in our Apologia left to do. We farm and I have a feeling he will be headed that way, I want to put that spark back into Science for him. I had a boy who loved learning about fossils, making cat traps with baskets and pulleys, he's watched countless operations,and we are hatching chicks right now. I feel like it is to late for this fun stuff, that it's time to get down to the nitty gritty. Anybody have any suggestions ?
  7. I am trying to find out the pathway for Apologia Online classes. Which grade do they generally start with and which order do the classes go in? Thanks in advance :) Sherid
  8. Is it worth it to buy the super set for $250 or just the 2 book set for $85? How much do you use the videos?
  9. We've done all the Apologia Young Explorer books in our 6.5 years homeschooling, but my youngest child didn't get in on the first two animal books, and my middle child was pretty young when we did them, so now with my oldest is moving on to higher level curriculum, it seems like it could be a good idea to revisit those books for my younger two children's 3rd/5th grade year coming up...or at least that's what they're telling me (they love the series, especially the animal books). Here's what I'm thinking... Pick out about 18 chapters from each of the three books - the animals/topics that interest them most, as well as the ones that I deem the most informative, and cover one chapter every two weeks for the next school year. This would be with the long range view that the following year we will revisit Botany and Anatomy. After that, my middle child will be in seventh grade and ready for higher level curriculum...it's possible my youngest will be also, since he excels with science. If anyone has done this (or something like it), I'd love to hear about it. I'm open to other options as well. We haven't really done any microscope work and we'd like to, so it would be helpful to hear of how to work that in or of other curriculum that does more with microscopes.
  10. I made the game for my own homeschool and found the flashcards online for FREE. Apologia's Exploring Creation with Botany FREE Jeopardy Game & FREE flashcard link. You can play the Jeopardy Game online, or use the questions with your personal Jeopardy Game Board. http://www.highlanddove.org/apologia-botany-jeopardy-game/
  11. This is a fairly new title, but has anyone used or seen feedback on it? I'm looking at it for next year. 3rd and 4th graders. Any feedback or links to other threads appreciated!!!
  12. I'm thinking of teaching a science course for 3rd and 4th graders at our co-op. Does anyone have experience with Apologia's Young Explorers Chemistry/Physics? Would that be a good fit for this group? Obviously, we could not finish the book in one semester (10 classes, 45 min) but possibly we could continue the 2nd semester. I'm thinking that we would follow the book but do a brief lesson at beginning (10-15 min) and then the remainder would be hands-on activities/experiments. We did do a chemistry (REal Science 4 Kids) pre-level last year, and liked that. But I was thinking this curriculum would expand on that. The other thing I want to ask -- are the materials for the experiments fairly easy to put hands on? We have some basic equipment (graduated cylinders) here. Also I have two classroom kits, one for states of matter and one for polymers which we could use. Would those fit in? Any thoughts and suggestions would be very welcome!
  13. I saw this come across my FB feed this morning and thought it would be of interest. ETA: ack I forgot the link. http://blog.drwile.com/?p=13271 My disclaimer. I really don't know what happened b/w Dr. Wile ( who wrote the Exploring Creation series) and Apologia. This could be a case of sour grapes for Apologia rewriting his books. However, he has positive things to say of the 3rd edition of the Anatomy book. His review is highly detailed giving specifics on his issues with the new edition. His reasoning is logical and consistent. Enough so, that even though my eldest is in 1st grade, I'm picking up a used copy of the 2nd edition.
  14. I picked up a first edition copy of Apologia's Exploring Creation with Physical Science at Goodwill awhile back. Children's books were 50 cents that day!!! I couldn't pass it up! LOL I know there is a newer second edition available and I was wondering if I should use the 1st edition for my daughter in a couple years or should I get the newer second edition? I was thinking of purchasing the student notebook that goes along with the second edition text. I went through the TOC of the 2nd edition on Apologia's site and see there are some changes. For those who have seen or used both editions, are the changes too drastic that it would make getting the 2nd edition notebook not worth the money? Thanks in advance.
  15. If we use the Red Wagon DVDs with Apologia sciences, will these help prepare ds to take SATII tests? Or will we still need more prep books? I know they are considered 'honors', but I'm not quite sure if that translates to what we're looking for. What about preparing for AP tests? I've been digging through some old threads, but haven't found what I'm looking for.
  16. If we complete the majority of the labs included in the Apologia Biology curriculum, will that be counted as "lab" credit?
  17. We live in Canada, and have a ds who is entering grade 9 via homeschooling. We have completed the TWTM sequence of science from grade 1-8. My ds will be doing Saxon Algebra 1 this coming year. We are interested in using the Apologia (Dr. Wile) science texts. My understanding is that in order for our universities to accept a student into sciences, they need to complete both the regular and AP texts of the Bio, Chem, and Physics courses of Apologia (If someone from Canada can confirm this or expound on this, I would appreciate this.) I am in need of some answers so I can better judge what to do for our science this year and to prepare him accordingly for sciences in university if he so chooses to go that route. If a student followed the 8 year sequence of science outlined in TWTM, does this student still need to complete one or both of Apologia's Physical Science and General Science courses? Is one more necessary than the other? Is there any reason this student should do one or both of these courses? If it is good to do both, can a student do both in one year? OR can this student skip these courses and start directly into Apologia's Physical and General Science courses and go straight into the regular Biology, Chemistry, or Physics course? For the regular Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses offered by Apologia, which course should a student do first, second, third? Can a student do two of these regular courses in one year? Can a student do the regular course and the advance course of either Bio, Chem, or Physics (of Apologia's) together in one year? I understand that the student needs to do certain maths before certain sciences, but I am unclear as to which. Could you please share which maths need to be with which sciences? Is there any other science program that would be better suited or any other advice or suggestions? Thank you
  18. I am planning on using Land Animals of the Sixth day and want to get a notebooking journal to go with it. I have 3 children I will be using this with - 2 will definitely need / use the junior version. My oldest could go either way - she likes to color and from the sample pages I think it would be ok for her. She doesn't need the primary lines for writing though. But if I get her the main notebooking journal - am I creating a lot more work for me having 2 different journals? (I also have a 5 yr old and 2 others in HS - so I am busy) Any recommendations from those that have used these? Is the junior version way to easy for an 11 year old? Thanks, Lori
  19. After hs'ing for six years, I'm going to be sending my dd off to high school now. It's occurred to me recently that I can actually take some time for my own self-education now, and although I'm very passionate about the arts, I'm also very interested in literature, history and some areas of science. I'm looking around to see what choices there are for me and have discovered that there really aren't many options for a creation based science course for an adult that's already been to college and graduated with an art degree. :huh: So I've been thinking about going back to hs elementary courses, such as Apologia, and studying them for my own enrichment, and then move on up to the high school level. I honestly never thought I'd be interested in science courses until my own dd was at home and I was introduced to Christian courses that are creation based. I've found it to be so fascinating and would love to learn more just for myself. Is this something that anyone else has done, or something similar? Any suggestions for me at all? Thanks for any tips or experiences you may have to share. Blessings, Lucinda
  20. I have decided to use Apologia for science this year for my children, age 11, 6, and 4. My 11 year old struggles with writing and reading. Would it be best to purchase the regular notebook journal for all or purchase both the regular and junior version. I expect to get "creative" with my 4 yr old who wants to "school" the same as his siblings. Will the regular be too advanced for an 11 yr old that is "behind"? Would you suggest using the junior for all if that is the case? PS. I have tried lapbooks many times and failed miserably. My kids liked but never loved them and they always took too much time. Not for us. Hopefully notebook journaling will work better.
  21. Again, this is the General Science Website I just got up this summer. I have taught this class at a tutorial for a few years, took off a year, and have a new class this year. Since this site is new, I will still be loading things throughout the year. I try to stay a few modules ahead. Unfortunately, I cannot link you to the on-line quizzes for the flashcards and module, because of the way Engrade is set up for teachers/students. I also have reformatted most of the Study Guides to match the sectional reading in each module. I am trying to find a way to get those linked as well (I just print them for my class). These sites were started on our tutorial gradebook site (Engrade) to help support students of varying abilities while home during the week. We only meet for one hour a week. I would be thrilled if others found it helpful since a lot of time goes into creating, improving and maintaining it. Please feel free to pass the link along ~ :001_smile: http://wikis.engrade.com/nctgs Warmest Regards, Debbie
  22. I have graduated two students following the traditional math & science sequences (Using Apologia). Both did very well except we stumbled and struggled with a year of BJU Chem via DVDs in the mix. Chem was very difficult for us. Spent 6+ weeks extra going over chapters where we scored less than 70% on tests. Now, I have 2 more students ready for high school science, with the same aptitudes: gr9dd NONMathy; ds gr 7ds "Mathy". I prefer to outsource their science at our current co op. The co op sequence offered is not the standard sequence (that I am used to and that I prefer due to our success), but rather physics first, before biology and chemistry. They both are finishing Apologia physical science with grades in the 85-95% range. My gut tells me that neither child is ready for physics; and we'd be better to either skip science next year. I base this primarily on my older daughter. She took physics her senior year at a local Christian school. She struggled mightily and barely scraped together a mid-B grade. It was a daunting task. However, the other moms in co op are comfortable with the General/Physical/Physics/Bio/Chem rotation. (There is a good reason for this sequence as we are a small co op and have BIG class-space problems, teacher needs and older students who "need" physics this year before they graduate.) I have scanned the internet for info on this as well. It seems most 9th grade physics classes done in private or public schools tend to do a simpler physics because of the higher math that is missing for most 9th graders. Most of the online articles I read seem to indicate most 9th gr physics students tend to take an advanced or more rigorous physics as 12th graders? I am wondering if I am needlessly fearful or right to be concerned? What say the experienced science moms? What do I need to know to make this decision? Thanks for any thoughts. I've been wrestling with this decision for a few months. Lisa J, mom to 2 grads/3 to go...
  23. I was wondering if anyone here has tried Apologia's Physical Science 2nd Edition Full Course CD-Rom and what they thought about it. Thanks
  24. We are starting Apologia's Zoology 1. I wanted to build interactive notebooks for my kids, but since I am new to them, I wanted some help. So, I bought a lap book guide to go with the textbook. Then I found a bunch of resources on Jeannie's extra page and also on the Yahoo group's page. Then I located online tests already written out. ( A big thank you to all parents who have gone before me!) I googled for some bird related penmanship pages and scoured my bookshelves for anything bird related. I created my Teacher's Binder so that I effectively have an open and teach program. Everything is already sorted by "mini-lessons" and printed out, ready to go. I also copied over the internet links I'll be using onto my symbaloo, so the kids can just click and find additional reading and games that I want them to have access too. This is going to be an awesome class! I hate to admit this... but I prefer prepping for a new subject over actually teaching the subject! Yeap, I'm a nut! Are there any other parents like me? Do you have any other suggestions for me to check out, related to Flying Creatures or over-prepping anonymous? This is what I used. Lapbooking pages http://www.knowledgeboxcentral.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=72&products_id=1016 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Elem_Apologia_Science/ http://quizlet.com/subject/flying-creatures/ http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=16222&it=1&filters=0_0_0_0&manufacturers_id=124&free=1
  25. We finished the third and final book in the Apologia Young Explorers animals series and we're reviewing this week before we start the Anatomy and Physiology book next week. I asked my fifth grader to write a research paper on one of the animals we covered...and she mentioned that we never studied penguins (!), that they weren't in any of the Apologia books. That got me wondering what other animals weren't included in the ark...er, series ;)
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