A couple years ago, we reviewed Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy, and since then, we have been hooked on Apologia’s science programs. We were very thankful to get a chance to review Apologia‘s Young Explorer Series science again, this time with Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology.
About the Product:
Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology is available as a textbook, notebooking journal, junior notebooking journal, and the MP3 audio CD. This set is geared toward the elementary school age and helps children understand what is going on in their bodies and how wonderful God has designed us. There are 14 lessons that cover various subjects including the digestive system, your senses, nervous system, growth and development, and more. If you’re like me and like to take a peek inside products before purchasing, you can even view a sample of the products on their website.
As I mentioned early, we are huge fans of Apologia. I love that there is a lesson plan already put together in each of the Notebooking Journals that can be followed. It takes a bunch of planning out of my workload by following the included plans. Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology is meant for working through twice a week and flows nicely as such.
Since I’m homeschooling 4 kids and I have a toddler in the house, I love to combine kids for our lessons where I can. One of my favorite things about Apologia is that they offer a student Notebooking Journal and a Junior Notebooking Journal so this program can be used with multiple ages at once. The Junior Notebooking Journal is a little easier with some coloring and other activities, which makes it perfect for the younger crowd. For our family, I used this Apologia program with my 5th grader and my 2nd grader. My 5th grader used the regular Notebooking Journal, while my 2nd grader used the Junior Notebooking Journal. Each of the books was similar, but geared more toward the appropriate age. Both had work pages for the experiment logs.
Another thing I like about Apologia is that most of their experiments are easy and most use items that we already have in our home anyway.
Above, you can see a couple photos from when we did an experiment this week about how muscles work. My kids had to use a clothespin (we used a chip clip for a similar concept), and guess how many times they could open it in a specific length of time. Afterward, they had to see if they felt sore from opening the clip and working their finger muscles. It was an easy experiment, but much was learned.
The MP3 audio CD in this set actually came in great use during our weeks reviewing because for several weeks, I lost my voice! Fortunately, we had the MP3 audio CD and the kids were able to listen to their day’s lessons without me having to read it. In fact, it was so easy to just pop in the CD that we used it on busy days in the car to refresh what we have been learning.
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