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Apologia Science

Parents often have a difficult time teaching their kids math and science, primarily because they either didn't have much themselves or because they haven't had to use it since high school or college. Apologia offers a thorough introduction to general and specific science that is student-directed and doesn't require a lot from parents or teachers. It makes science fun and interesting, helping remove the scariness from a commonly intimidating subject.

Usually there are enough pros and cons in a particular curriculum that it's hard to back it whole-heartedly, but this is one we feel we can recommend without any serious reservation. While it isn't a perfect program, it is thorough, self-taught, and fun, without sacrificing content. The one major complaint some have expressed is the lack of technical vocabulary (that's a plus for others). And some argue that while it is nice that the experiments can be done without regular lab equipment, the purpose for lab science is that students learn to use those tools.

Apologia's open help policy is indispensable for many parents whose kids just aren't grasping certain concepts. Assistance is provided on request via email, standard mail, voicemail, online or fax, and addresses and numbers are provided in the front of each student text. Most parents that have used the course say they never had to contact the publisher, but those who have say help has been timely and truly helpful.

The Young Explorer Series for elementary kids deals with the natural world and astronomy and is based on the days of creation. The Exploring Creation books are for junior high and high school students and cover general science, biology, physics, and other more specific disciplines. There are some differences of approach between the two series, though the routine of reading text, answering questions and doing experiments is pretty standard throughout. You can learn more about both levels of books by clicking on the series links for more in-depth reviews.

It's pretty hard for a lot of us to get excited about science, but if there's a curriculum that can do it, this is it. Your child doesn't need to be a genius to understand the straight forward text, or have a fully-functional lab to do the experiments. All they really need is a healthy dose of curiosity and a willingness to learn, the only requirements for success in any discipline.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

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Advanced Chemistry in Creation - Solutions and Tests
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2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
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for 12th grade
in Apologia Science (Location: B17-05D)
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Advanced Physics in Creation - Textbook
by Jay Wile
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for 12th grade
in Apologia Science (Location: B17-05D)
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Anatomy Coloring Book
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for 12th grade
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Apologia: Exploring Creation With Biology - Home School Kit
by Jay Wile & Marilyn Durnell
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 9th-12th grade
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Apologia: Exploring Creation With Biology - SuperSet
by Jay Wile & Marilyn Durnell
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 9th-12th grade
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Apologia: Exploring Creation With General Science - Home School Kit
by Jay Wile
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
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Apologia: Exploring Creation With Physical Science - Home School Kit (old)
by Jay Wile
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for 8th-9th grade
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Exploring Creation With Astronomy
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for 3rd-6th grade
in Apologia Young Explorer (Location: B17-04B)
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Exploring Creation With Astronomy - Junior Notebooking Journal
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from Apologia Educational Ministries
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Exploring Creation With Astronomy - MP3 CD
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Exploring Creation With Astronomy - Notebooking Journal
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for 3rd-6th grade
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Exploring Creation With Biology - Audio Book
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from Apologia Educational Ministries
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in Apologia Science (Location: B17-05D)
$29.00
Exploring Creation With Biology - Companion CD
by Jay Wile & Marilyn Durnell
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 9th-12th grade
in Apologia Science (Location: B17-05D)
$19.00
Exploring Creation With Biology - Extra Tests
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
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Exploring Creation With Biology - Full Course CD-ROM
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Exploring Creation With Biology - Solutions and Tests
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for 9th-12th grade
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Exploring Creation With Biology - Student Notebook
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Exploring Creation With Biology - Textbook
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Exploring Creation With Botany - Junior Notebooking Journal
by Jeannie Fulbright
from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 1st-3rd grade
in Apologia Young Explorer (Location: B17-04B)
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Exploring Creation With Botany - Notebooking Journal
by Jeannie Fulbright
from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 3rd-6th grade
in Apologia Young Explorer (Location: B17-04B)
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from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 3rd-6th grade
in Apologia Young Explorer (Location: B17-04B)
$27.00
Exploring Creation with Chemistry & Physics - Notebook Journal
by Jeannie Fulbright
from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 3rd-6th grade
in Apologia Young Explorer (Location: B17-04B)
$27.00
Exploring Creation With Chemistry - Extra Tests
3rd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
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for 10th-11th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Apologia Science (Old Versions only) (Location: BLG-08A)
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by Jay Wile
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 7th-8th grade
in Apologia Science (Location: B17-05D)
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in Apologia Science (Location: B17-05D)
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2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
in Apologia Science (Location: B17-05D)
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Exploring Creation With General Science - Full Course CD-ROM
by Jay Wile
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 7th-8th grade
in Apologia Science (Location: B17-05D)
$65.00
Exploring Creation With General Science - Solutions and Tests
by Jay Wile
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 7th-8th grade
in Apologia Science (Location: B17-05D)
$22.00 $12.00 (1 in stock)
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for 7th-8th grade
in Apologia Science (Old Versions only) (Location: BLG-08A)
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