Apologia Science Review

Apologia Science (Elementary Level)ReviewHeaderApologia

Textbook Retail $39.00

Notebooking Journal Retail $24.00

$$ Purchase at ChristianBook

Publisher Website: Apologia

 

OverviewButtonApologia Science Young Explorers Series combines  conversationally-written instruction, hands on activities, and interactive notebooking with an inquisitiveness into God’s Creation to turn your young learner into a young explorer. From the tiniest microbe to greatest galaxy, all of creation declares His glory (Psalm 19:1), and if we study God’s creation with intent to glorify Him, then we will soon learn to be in awe of Him and the works of His hand. This awe is more easily instilled during the elementary years when a good old-fashioned bug hunt, leaf collection, or field trip to your local zoo can reveal all sorts of wonders. ProsButton

  • Textbook is engaging for children
  • Pre-planned Daily Lessons (two day schedule)
  • Hands on Activities at the end of each Chapter
  • Multi Level Notebooking Journals include copywork, blank notebooking pages, and complete lapbooking elements.
CONSButton

  • With the notebooking pages there is a high amount of writing.  This is fine for some children, just be aware if you have a child who crumbles when it’s time to pick up the pencil. For that child I would recommend allowing verbal answers or looking into NOEO Science as well.

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So over Christmas break we made a semi-BIG curriculum change.

We completely swapped out our science curriculum
(previously: Truth in Science) for Apologia Science.

Now, don’t get me wrong here,
I still love Truth in Science.
I am so very fond of the Christ centered worldview presented throughout the program.
There was really nothing wrong with the program.
We had lots of fun learning about animal classification,
plants and trees. But…


We just have been so taken with notebooking lately.

 

 

So, I finally made the call to switch over to Apologia Science
which has pre-bound notebooking elements available.

Oh Happy Day.

This is our very first Apologia product.
(can you believe that?)

And while I always find that I am in LOVE with every curriculum that I purchase
(at least for the first half of the year *snicker*)
I’m really thinking that Apologia is going to make it the Long Term at our house.

(2014 Update:  We have now used Zoology & Astronomy, with plans for more!)

 

 

There is just no substitute for pre-planned daily lessons,

pre-bound spiral notebooks,

LAPBOOKING elements,

and multi-level accommodations.

Anyway, I love that more and more curriculum publishers
are incorporating multi-level teaching options and notebooking supplements,
it makes it so much easier for us homeschool moms!

Isn’t it fun making mid-year changes?

 

Pros:

  • Textbook is engaging for children
  • Pre-planned Daily Lessons (two day schedule)
  • Hands on Activities at the end of each Chapter
  • Multi Level Notebooking Journals include copywork, blank notebooking pages, and complete lapbooking elements.

 

Cons:

  • With the notebooking pages there is a high amount of writing.  This is fine for some children, just be aware if you have a child who crumbles when it’s time to pick up the pencil. For that child I would recommend NOEO Science instead.

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