Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day

Publisher: Apologia Educ. Ministries
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$36.47
The Young Explorer Series

This elementary-level science curriculum uses the Charlotte Mason methodology to give elementary school students an introduction to the incredible world of the swimming animals.

The book begins with a lesson on the general features of aquatic animals and the characteristics of their most common habitat: the ocean. It then spends two lessons discussing aquatic mammals like whales and seals. The next two lessons cover the aquatic amphibians and reptiles. Two lessons on fish follow, and then the student gets introduced to the amazing animals called crustaceans and mollusks. Then, the student starts studying the strange animals called cephalopods (like octopuses), and cnidarians (like jellyfish). Finally on to lesser-known animals of the oceans like sponges and tubeworms.

From the Charlotte Mason approach, the student notebook is emphasized in every lesson. Students are told to make illustrations for each lesson and are given notebook assignments to reinforce what they have learned.

The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive! They include making and wearing blubber to see how well it insulated, comparing the densities of cold and hot water, seeing the effect of temperature on tadpole development and fish activity, and raising sea monkeys or triops. Most importantly a creationists worldview is stressed throughout. Time and again, God is glorified as the Master Creator of all that the student is studying.

Hardback, 233 pages
Upper Elementary

Book Title Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day
Publisher: Apologia Educ. Ministries
The Young Explorer Series

This elementary-level science curriculum uses the Charlotte Mason methodology to give elementary school students an introduction to the incredible world of the swimming animals.

The book begins with a lesson on the general features of aquatic animals and the characteristics of their most common habitat: the ocean. It then spends two lessons discussing aquatic mammals like whales and seals. The next two lessons cover the aquatic amphibians and reptiles. Two lessons on fish follow, and then the student gets introduced to the amazing animals called crustaceans and mollusks. Then, the student starts studying the strange animals called cephalopods (like octopuses), and cnidarians (like jellyfish). Finally on to lesser-known animals of the oceans like sponges and tubeworms.

From the Charlotte Mason approach, the student notebook is emphasized in every lesson. Students are told to make illustrations for each lesson and are given notebook assignments to reinforce what they have learned.

The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive! They include making and wearing blubber to see how well it insulated, comparing the densities of cold and hot water, seeing the effect of temperature on tadpole development and fish activity, and raising sea monkeys or triops. Most importantly a creationists worldview is stressed throughout. Time and again, God is glorified as the Master Creator of all that the student is studying.

Hardback, 233 pages
Upper Elementary