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Exploring Creation with General Science 2-book Set
Exploring Creation with General Science

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Grade Levels: 7th-8th

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Product Code: 288-311

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A Systematic Introduction to the Sciences
Exploring Creation with General Science 2-book Set is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. Although it can be used for eighth grade (especially if the student has recently left the public schools), it is typically used best in the seventh grade. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household items.

Apologia: Setting the Standard
Without a doubt, Apologia has been setting standards for science textbooks for years. If you have ever doubted the thoroughness of a science text, one glance at these large textbooks will allay all fears! If your child thrives on detailed explanations and lots of information, Apologia is a great place to start.

Written For Christian Homeschoolers
The full color illustrations and written-for-homeschoolers text have immediate appeal. On closer look, the Christian worldview provides a solid foundation. I believe that a scientist who grasps the God of creation will have a tremendous head start as he moves onward into research and development, treating patients, or further study.

A Word Of Warning
These books are not for every student. They are massive, detailed and require a fair amount of math. A student who does not yet excel at math or will be overwhelmed by the textbook format may lose their zeal for science if forced to proceed down this track. Instead, we suggest looking at the Paradigm Curriculum for a gentler approach that will feed their interest without overwhelming them.

Apologia Is Perfect For…
…the student who loves science and isn't scared by math. He or she may want to pursue a career in the field, proceed to college, or simply satisfy their thirst for knowledge. Many homeschool families have found these to be a cornerstone of their student's higher education and we are sure you'll find them a worthy investment.

Companion CD Rom Also Available
Multi-media Companion CD Rom (sold separately) is designed to be used with the textbook Exploring Creation With General Science. It contains pronunciations for the technical words in the course, animations used to explain some of the more difficult concepts in the course, and videos of experiments that the student would not be able to do on his or her own.

There is no Math prerequisite for this course.
  • Proven techniques that strengthen retention
  • Engaging narratives
  • Narration prompts
  • Notebooking projects
  • To view more information click the Learn More tab above the product description.

    Download PDF samples:
  • General Science Sample
  • General Science TOC
  • General Science Lab List
  • Jr & Sr High Scope & Sequence
  • Course Sequencing

  • Though not required, a student journal is available separately and is the perfect complement to this textbook.

    Set Includes:
  • Hardcover Textbook
  • Solutions & Test Manual
  • Consumable Test Packet
  • Extra Test Packets Sold Separately

  • Math prerequisite: None

    Publisher's Information
    Author: Dr. Jay Wile
    Binding: Hardcover
    ISBN: 978-1-932012-89-7
    Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
    Made In: USA
    Faith-Based: Yes

    Awards and Endorsements:
    Old Schoolhouse EE Award 2015 1st Place Winner!
    Practical Homeschooling 2015 Reader Award Top Ranked by Homeschoolers!
    One of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 2015!
    About.com Readers' Choice Winner!

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    Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Not what I was expecting June 17, 2013
    Reviewer: Alioop  
    Got this for my 6th & 8th grader. Bought the CD-Rom and science kit to go with it. The book is written as though the author is speaking to you, which I found weird and disconcerting. Also throughout a lesson the same fact will be repeated over and over and over. We are also not homeschooling because of religious reasons, so we did not like Bible references on every page. Just not our cup of tea. It was promising at first, but became grating.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Very pleased with this program. March 14, 2013
    Reviewer: J. Condi  
    This is our first year using a formal science program, and I am very pleased with Apologia. We purchased this for our self-motivated 7th grader, and he basically did the entire program himself, in half the estimated time, with very little oversight. The materials required in the experiments were all easy to find, and we had nearly all of them in the house already. I was especially pleased with how the author addressed issues that tend to be controversial (such as the geological record and evolution), and on which there is a great diversity of opinion. On these issues, the author clearly stated his own perspective and worldview, and then presented other perspectives and explained those as well. I have no complaints with the program and it met our needs much better than I anticipated.

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