What separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!
This third and most thorough book in the Zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard. Your upper elementary students will explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed on the sixth day of creation. Families will snuggle together and discover some amazing animals, from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rexs.
Narration prompts are found throughout every lesson as are Try This! Activities, which will give your students hands-on experience with the material in the book. Some of the Try This! Activities include: students taping their thumbs to their hands to experience life without an opposable thumb, practicing what they should do if they encounter a bear in the wild, cutting out a small world map and fitting the continents together to understand why similar animals are found in Australia and South America, playing blind man’s bluff to track people by sound alone, such as jungle animals do. Additionally, your animal lovers will keep a world map, recording where each animal about which they learn is found, enhancing their geography skills. If the animal is known to leave tracks, they’ll also learn to identify those tracks and are encouraged to trace or draw the tracks for their own records.
As with all the Apologia elementary courses, notebooking activities are utilized to enhance your child’s learning experience and increase retention, as well as provide a record of their learning. Examples of the activities in the course include: create a travel brochure for a person going on an African safari to explore primates, compare/contrast reptiles and amphibians, illustrate spider webs from your yard/home and label what kind of spider makes each web, and create a canine newsletter with articles highlighting the interesting facts you learned about these particular carnivores.
At the end of each lesson are adventurous activities, projects and experiments which engage your students with the subject learned. For example, after learning about rodents, they’ll dissect an owl pellet and piece together a rodent’s skeleton, capture animal tracks in their own yard, engage in actual as well as simulated population studies and create an animal trivia game that reviews all they learned in a fun way.
The crowning glory of this course is the many, many Creation Confirmations found throughout the text, which highlight animals and zoological data that can only be explained through a young earth, God-designed creation model of origins. After your students finish this course, their understanding of animals as well as their faith in God will be strong and unshakable.
Increase your family’s enjoyment of Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 by making sure each child has their own Zoology 3 Notebooking Journal, which includes daily schedules, templates for completing the assignments and activities, vocabulary crossword puzzles, review questions, project pages, Scripture copywork in both print and cursive, gorgeous, full-color lapbook-style miniature books the students create, as well as many additional projects, experiments, ideas, and supplemental book/video lists for each lesson.
*This book is best for older elementary or middle school students. The amount of information can sometimes overwhelm the younger elementary student.
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