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Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day -- Young Explorers Series (Apologia Science Young Explorers) Hardcover – March 16, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Apologia Science Young Explorers
  • Hardcover: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries (March 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932012613
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932012613
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a great science curriculum! We have learned a lot and really enjoyed using it. You will find yourself observing birds everywhere or looking for insects in a new light. --Fortunately For You Books

There is more activity and variety in these courses than in traditional textbooks. The format makes it easy for parents to provide an excellent balance of information and activity that should be very effective for science instruction in the elementary grades. --Cathy Duffy Reviews

This is an excellent college-preparatory course for high school . . . The microscopic slides are wonderful quality, and are a great teaching tool with the course. The dissections are fun, easy, and interesting. The textbook reads easily. The author has a wonderful writing style that keeps the student interested. --Curriculum Choice

About the Author

Jeannie Fulbright is a mother of four who shares with her readers a love for God's Word, family, homeschooling, and science. She began speaking and writing in college as a sportscaster for the University of Texas and as a headline writer with the Daily Texan. Soon after her family set out on their homeschool journey, Jeannie recognized an immense need for scientifically sound creation-based curriculum that would be both engaging for kids and easy for parents to use. Her background in science at the University of Texas inspired her to create the Apologia elementary science courses.

More About the Author

Jeannie Fulbright is the mother of four - mostly grown children. She and her husband, jeff, an attorney live in Atlanta and believe with all her heart that each child was a designed with a unique calling and purposes. She has dedicated her parenting and passions to helping her children grow in faith and discover the unique inner talents and passions that will land them in fulfilling careers.

Jeannie is a keynote and featured speaker all over the country on educational topics including college preparedness, guiding students to success and all aspects of parenting.

Jeannie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Psychology, and minored in Chemistry and History.

She is a certified Life Coach and enjoys helping students jump through the hoops of getting into college.



Customer Reviews

Our boys four years and almost six absolutely love this book!
Karen Weinstock
This series has met and exceeded my expectations and I wholeheartedly recommend the 'Exploring Creation' books to anyone for a complete elementary curriculum.
LBK
It is refreshing to find science books for young children that are a pleasure for an adult to read as well.
Colorado Mom x 3

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

72 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Telling on August 8, 2006
Format: Hardcover
OK, I was sceptical! Everywhere I turned people were raving about the Jeannie Fulbright science books, but I just didn't get it. How could you spend an entire year studying just ONE thing?? What a waste of time! Wouldn't we get bored? Finally, I gave in to the peer preasure and ordered Zoology 1 thinking that if the books were THAT good, we could at least give them a try- for a month or two. Well, they ARE that good! and my whole outlook has changed. There is more than enough information for an entire year of study! There is just NO WAY we could get through it any faster. And what facinating information it is! I already learned a few things just by paging through it and my children (who have gotten a few glimpses of the beautiful pictures) are so excited to start. There are plenty of fun experiments (very important in this hands-on family) but they are not too complicted or time consuming (also very important) and the necessary supplies are inexpensive and easy to come by. And each book comes with a password so you can access the course website where there is EVEN MORE information! How cool is that? I am now a firm believer and can't wait to study ALL of these wonderful books.
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45 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Appelo on July 17, 2006
Format: Hardcover
We've been homeschooling for more than eight years and tried many different science programs. Unfortunately, science just wasn't getting done in our home. After reading wonderful reviews of Jeannie Fulbright's books, we bought Zoology I, Flying Creatures of the 5th Day. We love, love, love this book! Even after math and writing and Latin, science happens in our home! I love that Zoology I takes very little teacher prep time. We snuggle on the couch and read for the day and then I usually have my kids follow up with the written narration or notebooking activities set out in the book. Zoology I has the depth of a textbook, but reads like a living book. It was meaty enough for my 5th and even 6th grader, and yet not over the head of my 1st and 3rd graders. For the first time, all four children have beautiful notebooks to preserve their year's work. Also, the experiments and hands-on activities extend the lesson, not the mom. This has been our best curriculum find this year. We started Botany in late spring and can't wait to start Zoology II (oceanography) for the fall. Thank you, thank you to Jeannie Fulbright for writing a curriculum that is intelligent, engaging and enables all of us to explore science!
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Counter Cultural Mom on July 16, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Yes, it is true: this book has changed our lives! I am a homeschooling mother of 4 boys and this book introduced our family to a new hobby: birding. Sharing this new passion for something we had all previously taken for granted has been a great thing for our family. On our most recent vacation to the ocean, the highlight for my 9 and 6 year old sons was the one day spent at a national bird refuge! Our six year old has memorized over 40 bird calls with their mnemonic devices, and even more birds by sight! Even our 1 1/2 year old son can name a chickadee and a cardinal by sight! The value of this book in sparking a mutual passion transcended my initial goals of merely learning something about science, and I know these experiences will stay with the boys throughout their lives.

That said, the book also served the goal of teaching a lot of great science in an interesting, engaging way. In addition to sparking a particular passion for birds, the book also taught us a lot about bats, insects and flying reptiles.The material in this book was captivating and understandable even for my 4 year old, and the experiments were simple enough that my oldest son could do them by himself when necessary. The middle boys (6 and 4) could also benefit from most of them! This is the first science curriculum I have used that all my children (except the baby!) could equally participate in and benefit from.

This science series incorporates several excellent components. In addition to the great photos and clear information, there are opportunities for the child to narrate back what they have learned. We retain what we can explain, and this element helps solidify the information in the child's mind. We have also really enjoyed using Nature Notebooks.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on July 17, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I am a six year old homeschool boy. This book was great. I like birds and I wanted to know more about them. I liked learning how to make my own bird feeders and building my own bird house. I liked drawing in my nature notebook, too, because I like art. We have been catching lots of bugs since reading this book. I learned that the praying mantis female eats the praying mantis male after mating. It is cool to watch a praying mantis eat other bugs.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Williams on December 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is the third year I have used this series with my kids. This year I have a 3rd grader, 1st grader and Kindergartener. The first 2 books I did were Astronomy and Botany. I loved both of those books immensely. However, this one is just not nearly as exciting to me. I am finding that there is a lot of vocabulary this year and most of these vocabulary words are words I wouldn't even use. And on their website, this book is supposed to be for K-6th but I am finding it is much better suited to the older children because of the vocab.

In addition, I am not really enjoying many of the science experiments. Most are difficult to do or I don't see much relevance in them. For example, one is collect bugs and study them. Uhhmmm .... My kids won't pick up bugs (personal problem, yes I know). Another example is a bat experiment where the children sniff a bunch of smells and identify what they smell. It took a lot of time and I don't feel like we really learned much from it. For the bird section, most experiments involve some form of habitat for them. For most people, this is great and probably a lot of fun. However, for me, I am not willing to do most of these experiments because I have cats that are excellent hunters and feel like I am leading the birds to their doom if I make my home to inviting for them to want to stay near it (again, personal problem I know).

The final thing I am not as crazy about is I feel like book tried to fit more information in it so that it could be more chapters and take up more time during the year. For this reason, I think some of the topics brought up in this series are more complicated for a lower elementary grade. For me, I have only younger ones and I thought this would be great fit.
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