Apologia Exploring Creation with Earth Science

We have used Apologia curriculum a few times in our homeschooling years and I am always impressed with how thorough their curriculum is! Now I get to try out their new Exploring Creation with Earth Science with my grandson!

Apologia Exploring Creation with Earth Science is a Charlotte Mason based homeschool science curriculum for kids in grades K-6. With suggested schedules, lots of hands-on activities and accompanying notebooks, its fun and easy to use! A review from Starts At Eight.

Science is one of the subjects in which I have tried a myriad of approaches and curricula for. We have done unit study style science where I gathered and created units on things like volcanoesrocks and mineralsbugs and insects, and so many more.

We have tried full on school textbooks (those were the early years and it was tough), as well as solely for homeschoolers science curriculum.

What I have found is that we need a curriculum that is well laid out, gives us a plan to follow, makes assignments and grading easy for the parent, and is age level appropriate.

Apologia Exploring Creation with Earth Science

Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Earth Science is a Charlotte Mason based science curriculum for kids in K-6th grade. The cool part is you can choose what level notebook it most appropriate! YES THEY HAVE MORE THAN ONE! But then, I am getting ahead of myself!

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Exploring Creation with Earth Science has 14 modules covering:

  1. The Observable Universe
  2. Life in the Habitable Zone
  3. Spheres of the Earth
  4. Mapping Your World
  5. The Geosphere
  6. Making and Shaping the Land
  7. The Hydrosphere
  8. The Atmosphere
  9. Climate and Weather
  10. Weather Forecasting
  11. The Biosphere
  12. Cycles of Life
  13. Unique Places on Earth
  14. God in Creation
Apologia Exploring Creation with Earth Science is a Charlotte Mason based homeschool science curriculum for kids in grades K-6. With suggested schedules, lots of hands-on activities and accompanying notebooks, its fun and easy to use! A review from Starts At Eight.

Features of Exploring Creation with Earth Science

Suggested Schedule

Apologia Exploring Creation with Earth Science is a Charlotte Mason based homeschool science curriculum for kids in grades K-6. With suggested schedules, lots of hands-on activities and accompanying notebooks, its fun and easy to use! A review from Starts At Eight.

The notebooking journal begins with a section for parents. One of the things included is a suggested schedule based on doing this science program 2 days a week for 28 weeks. This means no planning hours! Just a simple, flexible schedule to follow!

You can obviously adjust as needed but this schedule is great in that it isn’t overly rigorous. It gives you plenty of time to do each activity and because it’s only 28 weeks you have room for breaks, sick time, getting behind, and vacations.

Notebooking Journals

Apologia Exploring Creation with Earth Science is a Charlotte Mason based homeschool science curriculum for kids in grades K-6. With suggested schedules, lots of hands-on activities and accompanying notebooks, its fun and easy to use! A review from Starts At Eight.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, no one does notebooking journals like the Apologia Science curriculum has! They are one of my favorite features! The notebooking journals include coloring pages, notetaking pages, places to record all hands-on activities, vocabulary review pages, mini books, and the Suggested Daily Schedule.

As I was saying before, there are two different notebooking options:

The Regular Notebooking Journal – This journal is meant for kids who have mastered handwriting, can take notes, and enjoys upper elementary level activities.

The Junior Notebooking Journal –  Fun graphics and imaginative designs inspire your child’s thought and creativity. The wider writing lines in this journal make it easier for writing. Perfect for younger elementary students or those students with limited writing skills.

Coloring Pages

Apologia Exploring Creation with Earth Science is a Charlotte Mason based homeschool science curriculum for kids in grades K-6. With suggested schedules, lots of hands-on activities and accompanying notebooks, its fun and easy to use! A review from Starts At Eight.

Ok, I just have to say it, I LOVE the coloring pages! Mostly because they speak to me, but also because they are relevant to the topics being studied, and offer little hands and minds something to focus on while you read the text to them, or as a side activity to complete on their own.

Hands-on Activities

In every lesson there are multiple hands-on activities. Things that use mostly common household items and can be done safely and easily in your home. When it came to all the mapping in the Exploring Creation with Earth Science we got to use our much loved globe! Not only creating maps ourselves, but finding and demonstrating map skills on the globe!

Apologia Exploring Creation with Earth Science is a Charlotte Mason based homeschool science curriculum for kids in grades K-6. With suggested schedules, lots of hands-on activities and accompanying notebooks, its fun and easy to use! A review from Starts At Eight.

As pictured above you see part of a notebooking activity about stalactites and stalagmites. The notebooking journal not only gives kids a place to record their insights and discoveries, but has full color, beautiful cut out activities to go along with each lesson.

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Be sure to VISIT Apologia’s Website and check out the FULL SIZE PREVIEW of Exploring Creation with Earth Science. You can get the Table of Contents, first lesson from the Exploring Creation with Earth Science textbook and companion Notebooking Journals. In addition, you will receive the FAQ Guide.

Giveaway

2 winners (USA or Canada only) will get an Exploring Creation with Earth Science set. Winner’s choice of Regular or Junior.

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