Apologia Zoology 1 Review
Apology Zoology 1
Homeschooling mom of 5 shares a helpful Apologia Zoology 1 review and some money-saving tips!
Hi, I'm a homeschooling mom of 5. We were looking for a science curriculum all the kids could work on together. I have k-6. We decided to go with apologia since we heard some nice things about it. We chose zoology 1; I will admit I was skeptical at first. I bought the journals and science kit to go along with the textbook. I was so happy with how this curriculum is laid out. It is very user friendly, and interactive for my kids. We loved the journal as it helped keep the kids on track with what they learned each day. The kindergartener didn't do a journal. I also liked the mini projects they had you do, like go collect 10 leaves, or 5 feathers etc. and the kids would bring those items in and learn more about them.
We really loved having the science kit, everything was pre packaged so there was no, let me look for a rubber band, or umbrella. Everything was right there in the kit. The science projects are fun and entertaining. The kids really loved doing them, and the results surprised them. The projects help them remember what they learned, which was my favorite part.
One way to save money, would be to prepare a head of time and get your own science kit items ready each week. I paid approx $80 for the science kit, you probably have most of the stuff already in your home, but I loved the idea of having it all together for me. Another way to save money would be to just buy one notebook and have your kids do the work on regular paper, and keep it in a binder, instead of paying $18 for each notebook. You can also get good discounts at Christian book.
My kids really enjoyed doing this science and we will be getting the second book in this series zoology 2. The only down side is focusing on one thing for an entire year like flying creatures. The second one is land animals, and then creatures of the sea. You could definitely get all three books and work it to finish in a year or intertwine them, however, we are doing one at a time.Amanda, thanks so much for taking the time away from your busy day to share your Apologia Zoology 1 review with others! Your thoughts are very helpful, and your money-saving tips - greatly appreciated! Blessings, Heather :)
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