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Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal
Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal

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Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal
for use with Exploring Creation with Zoology 1

You Don't Need This Book
Really! However, for some of you, it may be the most useful science supplement you can buy, and that is why we are excited to offer it.

How the Young Explorer Series Uses Notebooks
The Young Explorer Series is our favorite science program for young scientists, and with good reason. The Charlotte Mason approach provides lots of information in a readable, engaging format. Lessons are designed to be spread over multiple weeks, with significant portions devoted to hands-on experiments and to notebook keeping.

Notebook Keeping Explained
Notebook keeping is simply a system for assisting your child to document what he has learned in each lesson. With the use of this book or even an ordinary 3-ring binder, your child will write out the highlights of each lesson. If your child doesn't enjoy writing, don't let that discourage either of you. The author of this book encourages you to have your child dictate his thoughts to you or illustrate them.

Notebooking Works!
Regardless of how you implement it, this approach helps your child to think through what he has learned, distill it down to its most basic level, and communicate it effectively. If he can't communicate it well, he probably doesn't really grasp it.

Two Approaches to Notebooks
When it comes to what notebook you use, your options are as varied as your children. We suggest one of two approaches. The cheapest option is to visit your local discount store and pick up a 3-ring binder. Then, print out the PDF to use as starter pages, punch holes in them, and begin.
For some of you, though, the time involved in a shopping trip, the cost of printing out forty-odd pages, and the effort of getting them all hole-punched and placed in order in the notebook is a bigger expenditure than simply purchasing a ready-to-use notebook. It is for your family that we offer this great tool.

A Wide Variety of Resources
With over 175 ready-to-use pages, as well as 59 pages of full-color supplements, the spiral-bound Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal includes:

  • A daily Schedule for completing the readings, notebook assignments, activities, and experiments utilizing a two-day-per-week plan.

  • Fascinating Facts Templates for your student to record what he has learned with both words and illustrations for each lesson.

  • Templates for completing the Notebooking Activities.

  • Review Questions for each lesson, which can be answered orally or as written narration.

  • Scripture Copywork, with both print and cursive practice--a valuable method for memorizing Scripture; teaching spelling, grammar, and writing; and for handwriting practice.

  • Project Pages and Scientific Speculation Sheets for the student to keep a record of experiments or projects completed throughout the course.

  • Fly Higher ideas for each lesson which include additional activities, projects, experiments, books, or videos that correlate with the lesson.

  • Beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books, which the student may wish to create, encouraging him to record facts and information learned in each lesson. These are then placed on the Miniature Book Paste Page to display in his notebook.

  • Field Trip Sheets to keep a record of field trips he enjoyed during his studies.

  • A Final Review with fifty questions the students can answer, either orally or in writing, to show off what he knows about zoology at the end of the course.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2017 Third-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Please note: This is the student journal only; the textbook is required!

Download PDF samples:
  • Zoology 1 Journal Sample
  • Zoology 1 Journal TOC
  • Young Explorer Scope & Sequence
  • Young Explorer FAQs

  • Publisher's Information
    178 black and white, plus 59-page color appendix
    Apologia Educational Ministries
    Made In:
    Consumable: Yes
    Reproducible: No
    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: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    This is our first year September 4, 2014
    Reviewer: Charlene T.  
    This is our first year homeschooling our grandson. We ordered the fifth grade curriculum. When looking at the catalog my grandson wanted to also complete the other Sciences - Astronomy, Flying Creatures, and Swimming Creatures so we ordered the Notebooks and borrowed from another homeschool parent and started homeschool on August 18. We are beginning with the Astronomy - once we complete that we will move on to the Flying Creatures and complete that Notebook and then on to Swimming Creatures (we will order that Notebook before ready to start) -- Our hope is to complete all three of these Science books this year and then we will complete the Land Animals which was included with the fifth grade curriculum and will also be ordering the Anatomy and Physiology book to complete in his sixth grade year. We are currently using the Astronomy Notebook with Astronomy text and loving it -- I highly recommend the Apologia Science texts and the Notebooks that go along with the texts. Thank you again Timberdoodle for all you offer for homeschooling. We are excited about our school year and Zachary loves Science again --

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    I am so glad I got this! November 8, 2010
    Reviewer: Christina from United States  
    The Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal is a wonderful supplement, definitely worth the extra expense.  It is full of beautifully decorated pages with places for my children to write information and boxes to sketch drawings in.  This makes it very motivating for them.  It also has full-color mini-book cutouts of various things that they love to make and glue in their notebooks.  There are pages with extra tips, projects, library book suggestions, crossword puzzles, review questions, scripture copywork, and more.   One thing I really like about it is that I can easily adjust it to each child (as I have several ages going through the course at the same time).  My oldest does just about every page, the crossword puzzles, extra projects and questions.  My younger ones do less.  They are really enjoying it and prefer it to lapbooking.  I highly recommend getting this supplement to go along with the Exploring Creation with Zoology I textbook.

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