Exploring Creation With Zoology 1 (old)

Exploring Creation With Zoology 1 (old)

Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

Young Explorer Series
by Jeannie Fulbright
Hardcover, 240 pages
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This book is organized and written exactly like Jeannie's other books. The only thing that is different is the subject matter! In this book, your children will begin exploring the dynamics of flight and animal classification, understanding why the design we see in these incredible creatures points us to our Creator God. Then, get ready for the exciting adventure of learning about birds. Your children will learn how to attract various bird species to your yard and identify them by looking at their special physical characteristics, diverse nests, and interesting domestic practices. They will also learn the anatomy and the glorious design that enables birds to do remarkable things. The text contains actual experiments on the preferences and habits of the birds your children see. These experiments further enrich the learning experience.

After becoming amateur ornithologists, your children will explore the world of chiropterology, which is the study of bats. They will be able to intelligently share with others the value of bats in our world while exposing the misconceptions that most people have regarding these docile creatures of the night.

Your children will then investigate entomology, the study of insects. They will learn to scientifically classify insects they find in their yard by a simple glance at their wings and other important characteristics. In addition to designing experiments with flies, crickets, darkling moths, and caterpillars, they will also learn how to attract and catch insects for scientific study.

When your children complete this study of zoology, they will never view nature in the same way again. Their eyes will be open to the different species that live in their midst, enjoying and understanding nature to the fullest. Vacations will become educational experiences as they notice birds and insects inhabiting the areas they visit. By learning to keep a field journal, they will be able to notice unusual circumstances or sudden increases in bird or insect populations. They will become true scientists as they come to know nature and the fascinating world that God created.

This course on flying animals is the first book in the series and is followed by Exploring Creation With Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day and Exploring Creation With Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day.

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ReNae of ND, 2/24/2011
I have a love hate relationship with this book - the amount of information is tremendous, the pictures are beautiful, the projects are fun, and the author has written a great curriculum using the total immersion approach to just the flying creatures: but my children, and myself included, became a bit sick of birds. We may be in the minority, because I have heard parents say their children devoured this book and the birds were the best part. And so my review is to let parents know this is a wonderful book that accomplishes what the author intended and your children will learn a vast amount of information, but approximately half the book focuses on birds and the other half on insects with bats taking up only 1 lesson. A wonderful bonus in regards to this book is the lesson on the prehistoric flying reptiles: the pterosaurs. It was nice to be able to study these animals from a creationist viewpoint and have my children read about these "flying serpents" in their Bible.