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Zoology 3: Land Animals

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 these 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, and playing blind man’s bluff to track people by sound alone, just like jungle animals do. Additionally, your animal lovers will enhance their geography skills by recording on a world map where each animal about which they learn is found. If the animal is known to leave tracks, they’ll also learn to identify those tracks and to trace or draw the tracks for their own record.

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: creating a travel brochure for a person going on an African safari to explore primates, comparing and contrasting reptiles and amphibians, illustrating spider webs from your yard and home, labeling what kind of spider makes each web, and creating 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 that engage your students with the material learned. After learning about rodents, your students will 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.

Your children can now listen to Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 at home or in the car with the engaging, unabridged audio book read by Jeannie. A CD audio set and a MP3 audio CD are both available. To hear a sample, click on the image below.

Increase your family’s enjoyment of Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 by making sure each child has his own Zoology 3 Notebooking Journal, or for younger students the Zoology 3 Junior Notebooking Journal. The journals include 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 suggestions for each lesson. The junior journal has easier vocabulary crosswords, Scripture coloring pages, and primary writing lines.

The Zoology 3 Notebooking Journals bring your students’ learning and creativity together in one beautiful keepsake.