In this God-honoring study of birds, your child learns about the glorious design and characteristics of flying creatures, including physical characteristics, nesting habits, flight patterns, and more! 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.
Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day – Textbook and Notebooking Journal
Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures is a homeschool science course for elementary grades K-6 and part of our Young Explorer Series authored by Jeannie Fulbright. For over 11 years in a row, The Young Explorer Series has been voted the #1 homeschool science for elementary grades.
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 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. You may view a sample by clicking here.
What Does Zoology 1: Flying Creatures Cover?
There are 13 lessons included in this one-year Zoology 1 course. A detailed daily lesson plan is included in the Notebooking Journals.
Lesson topics include:
- Explanation of Zoology: Animal classification, Latin, Binomial Nomenclature, Instinct, Extinction
- Flight, Drag, Airfoil
- Identifying Birds, Field Marks
- Bird Behavior, Habitat, Territory
- Communication and Calls
- Types of Feathers
- Flight, Migration, Flocks
- Flying Reptiles
- Beetles, Flies, True Bugs
- Interesting Insects
- Order Lepidoptera
Click the button below to view a sample of this course, including the textbook, Table of Contents, Lab Supply List, and sample pages from the corresponding notebook(s).
What Do I Need to Use This Homeschool Zoology 1 Course?
To complete this Zoology 1 course, we recommend the hard-cover textbook and spiral Notebooking Journal (grades 4-6) or the Junior Notebooking Journal for early elementary ages or children with limited writing skills.
This Zoology 1 course for elementary grades is packed with a variety of hands-on activities, experiments, and projects. These can be completed with household materials. You can view the complete list of lab supplies by clicking the button below. You may view a sample by clicking here.
What Are Some of the Activities in This Zoology 1 Course?
The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive!
A sampling of the course projects include:
- Designing and experimenting with gliders
- Crafting a field notebook
- Building a suet feeder and building a seed feeder
- Testing which colors attract birds
- Creating a birdbath
- Constructing a birdhouse
- Making a fossil egg
- And much more
What is the Daily Schedule for Zoology 1?
We have provided a detailed daily schedule for Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 in the front of each Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal. This schedule outlines what to read and what activities to complete, as it fits your family’s needs.
We recommend that you spend the entire school year covering this book, devoting approximately two sessions per week to the course.
A perfect complement to Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures, the Zoology 1 Regular Notebooking Journal provides everything your student needs to complete his study of Zoology 1. Not only does it include all the helpful and creative features of our other Notebooking Journals in the Young Explorer Series, but it also many additional activities, projects and experiments that can be completed in one day or less.
This Notebooking Journal will serve as your child’s notebook, providing a place for him to complete every assignment in the text. He will illustrate and record fascinating facts and information learned during each lesson, complete the notebooking assignments on specially designed templates, record experiments, activities and projects, complete vocabulary crossword puzzles, put together beautifully designed miniature books, and more!
A detailed daily schedule is included in each of our Regular Notebooking Journals and Junior Notebooking Journals and makes planning a breeze! This schedule lists the pages to read in the textbook and the pages to complete in the journal.
The Benefits of Using the Notebooking Journal
Keeping a scientific notebook has always been standard scientific practice. Apologia’s Notebooking Journals have been designed to:
- Facilitate retention and provide documentation of your student’s education. The unique personal written and artistic expressions incorporate both sides of the brain
- Be flexible and allows for multilevel learning. A twelve-year-old student may write an essay and make an elaborate illustration, while a six-year-old may write one sentence with a stick-figure drawing
- Help students record experiences, observations, and thoughts
- Engage students in the scientific process
- Provide a written history that students can reference as they explore new subject areas
- Give your student a place where they can record and organize experiences and observations
- Provides a place to review their notes to create opinions, and draw conclusions about the way their world works
What’s the Difference between the Regular Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal?
The Junior Notebooking Journals are designed for younger students who are still developing basic writing skills. These journals have easier crossword puzzles and activities, easier crossword puzzles and activities, and wider writing lines.
The Regular Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal are designed to work together to help accommodate teaching multiple ages in your homeschool.
What Is Included in the Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures Regular Notebooking Journal?
In this Notebooking Journal, you will find:
- A Suggested Schedule for completing the readings, notebooking assignments, activities, and experiments utilizing a two-day per week plan
- Fascinating Facts templates for your student to record what he or she learned in each lesson, using both words and illustrations
- Creative templates for completing the notebooking assignments
- Review Questions for each lesson, which can be answered orally or in writing as a written narration
- Scripture Copywork, including both print and cursive practice, which is a valuable method for not only practicing handwriting but also memorizing Scripture and teaching spelling, grammar and writing
- Project Pages and Scientific Speculation Sheets for your student to use to keep records of experiments, projects, and activities completed throughout the course
- A selection of book and DVD suggestions to complement your student’s studies, as well as projects and experiments to help your student Dig In Deeper
- Beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books for your student to create, encouraging him or her to record facts and information learned in each lesson
- Field Trip Sheets your student can use to keep a record of field trips or outings enjoyed during his or her studies
- A Final Review with fifty questions to be answered either orally or in writing to show off all your student remembers and knows about Zoology 1
Your child will treasure his Regular Notebooking Journal as he makes it his very own with words and illustrations, reflecting all he has learned in his pursuit of science. Additionally, the journal will serve as your record of your student’s scientific endeavors throughout the year. When your child flips through his notebook, he will be reminded of the knowledge he has attained as he peruses the pages he has created. A variety of activities include full-color mini-books, additional fun experiments, crosswords, and supplementary materials.
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