We got the awesome and exciting opportunity to try Jeannie Fulbright’s newest science book through Apologia. Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics. In fact not only did we get to try the book out for review but they sent us the Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics Notebooking Journal and the Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics Junior Notebooking Journal to try out as well. This curriculum is used for grades K-6th. The notebooking journal is for older children that have mastered handwriting and can take notes. The junior notebooking journal is for the younger students with coloring pages. Both journals are good supplements to the book and both contain many of the the same things. The book is hardback and full color and it is priced at $39 and the notebooking journals are spiral bound and priced at $24 each.
Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics is a homeschool science curriculum that uses a Charlotte Mason approach to science. It’s very hands on and wants to immerse your child into the topic at hand. The book contains a supply list for all the experiments contained in the book as well as tons of fun experiments to teach your child the building blocks of creation and science. The Notebooking journals have suggested lesson plans along with additional activities to compliment the main book.
We love Apologia. Especially the Exploring Creation books. I know the Chemistry and Physics is technically for K-6th grade but I believe older students can use this as well. My 7th and 8th graders are enjoying this right along with their 3rd grade sister. So I really think you can use this even up through middle school if supplemented. As mom I absolutely love the Notebooking journals. I wish they had these several years ago when we were doing Astronomy and Botany. I would definitely have purchased them. They add a little more fun to the child that likes worksheets and those that like to get creative in their lessons. These books have scored big in our homeschool. Doing the experiments together and making actual observations has made it come alive.
All three of my kids learn best hands on. So having a science curriculum that encourages that type of learning is best for them and for me as a mom. What I like the most about this is that you don’t have to do every single experiment in the book but if you want to you can. The lessons can be catered to you and you can learn one lesson per week or make it last longer. It’s solely up to you. It’s completely flexible and that is something that even my kids like.
This is definitely going to be on my lists of favorites for the year.
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