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  • Item #: 067781
    ISBN: 9781441318374
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    This journal for teens and adults is an introspective journey to learn oneself better. It could even be used with high school students to help shed some light on a career path. Each daily prompt falls into one of the following areas: who are you? What do you do? Your stuff, your people, food, your body, memories, places, dreams, outdoors and lastly a topic called this or that? They suggest you work through the book front to back. The questions really do get you thinking about what you value in life. Some days you will write a page, others will be just a short question with a few lines. A student could use this as a daily writing warm-up activity. A grandparent could fill it in for their grandchildren, creating a cherished memento as grandchildren (and probably their own children!) learn new things about them. However it is completed, and by whomever completes it, this is sure to become a keepsake for posterity. hc, 158pp, 6x8”, with an attached satin ribbon bookmark. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 064708
    ISBN: 9781576582381
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  • Item #: 023169
    ISBN: 9781935495147
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    Exactly what was needed in the Apologia elementary science scope and sequence – the Human Body. We waited awhile for this, but it was worth the wait (as we knew it would be). Continuing their pattern of in-depth studies, exciting information, engaging activities, and biblical worldview, this latest course examines the body systems – skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous – along with nutrition, health, embryology, the immune system, and the major organs. It also provides a brief history of medicine and an introduction to cell structure and DNA. Activities within the fourteen lessons include finding blood type, making a cell model, and building a skeleton. Oh! And be prepared! Your student will be looking for household bacteria. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 005555
    ISBN: 9781932012859
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    This is it, the eagerly anticipated and finally available third book in the"Exploring Creation with Zoology" series. Now it's time to learn about all the land animals God created on the sixth day. Animals in this category are diverse and include many different types. Like the others in this series, the groups are studied using their scientific names. You'll learn about Carnivores, Caniforms, Feliforms, Marsupials, Primates, Rodentia, Ungulates (hoofed animals), Artiodactyla, reptiles, amphibians, and even dinosaurs. The book is divided into 14 modules, each containing the quality information and illustrations you've come to expect from Apologia. Children will learn about what makes each group very special and different from other groups of animals.At the end of each module, children will engage in a variety of notebookactivities and experiments. A "Track It!" activity helps students identify tracks of the animals just covered in that module. The "Map It!" activity encourages students to mark a map with the location of where you might find the animals from that module. How Exciting! I think parents will really enjoy learning along with their children about the unique land creatures God created.

  • Item #: 009088
    ISBN: 9781932012484
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    This book covers the nature of astronomy, the structures of the solar system (from the Sun to Pluto, including the moon and asteroids), stars, galaxies, and space travel. Some of the fun notebook assignments include making a mnemonic phrase, a comic strip, an advertisement, and writing a play. With interesting activities and projects including making a telescope, solar eclipse, craters, moon phases, and an astrometer, children are sure to remember the information they are learning.

  • Item #: 010470
    ISBN: 9781932012613
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    Birds, bugs, and bats – if it flies, it's explored in this fascinating introduction to zoology! The first portion of the book focuses on birds and their unique characteristics. Kids will learn bird anatomy, how they are able to fly, why they build nests, how they raise their young, and more. They'll also learn to identify the birds they see every day and do activities that explore the habits and preferences of different species of birds. Students will learn about bats, some of the most useful and wonderful flying creatures in the world. As they study the physical characteristics and lifestyle of the bat, they'll gain a new appreciation for these creatures. Finally, kids will get up close and personal to the insect world. They'll learn how to identify and classify the many different types of bugs they see, and they'll even get to design their own experiments with different insect species. Kids will get the opportunity to keep their own field journals as they are encouraged to be their own scientist as they observe and understand the world around them.

  • Item #: 009090
    ISBN: 9781932012491
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    This book covers the nature of botany and plant classification before moving on to reproduction, seeds, water movement, nutrient production and distribution. Some of the notebook assignments include a pollination "story," bark rubbings, leaf identification and labeling the parts of a flower. The book includes interesting activities and projects like growing seeds in plastic bags, making a light hut to grow plants, dissecting a bean seed, making pine cones open/close, and measuring transpiration.

  • Item #: 031587
    ISBN: 9781572814219
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    Join Lewis, Clark, York, Sacagawea, and her son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (affectionately called "Pomp") in their famous expedition of 1804-1806! Explore the wildlife, plants, flowers, people, and food the Corps of Discovery encountered during their historical trek westward to the Pacific Ocean. Included are 56 exploration cards, a trail map poster (18" x 24"), stickers, and instructions. Each exploration card is numbered, categorized, and dated. The cards bear an illustration of the discovery, the name of discovery, and a brief but informative description. There are directions on how to play two different games for 2-4 players. In Lewis & Clark Rummy Twist, be the first player to "go out" by collecting groups of three or four cards from the same category. For example, four reptile cards and three coastal Indian tribe cards would make a winning hand. In Lewis & Clark Trail, gather any five sequential cards following the route of Lewis & Clark. Young explorers can line up all of the exploration cards in numerical order and create their own expedition trail! Once they have completed the journey's sequence with cards, they can compare it to the poster.

  • Item #: 048065
    ISBN: 9781935495123
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  • Item #: 048066
    ISBN: 9781935495130
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  • Item #: 050259
    ISBN: 9781935495611
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  • Item #: 050258
    ISBN: 9781935495604
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  • Item #: 045968
    ISBN: 9781935495062
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    For a detailed comparison between several lapbook products designed for Apologia Science courses, check out our Lapbook Comparison Sheet

  • Item #: 014251
    ISBN: 9781935495116
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    For a detailed comparison between several lapbook products designed for Apologia Science courses, check out our Lapbook Comparison Sheet

  • Item #: 049864
    ISBN: 9781935495628
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  • Item #: 049105
    ISBN: 9781935495475
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  • Item #: 050260
    ISBN: 9781935495635
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  • Item #: 055721
    ISBN: 9781940110066
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  • Item #: 030161
    ISBN: 9781426331992
    Retail: $14.99
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    This is a little more than just a straight atlas. It starts off like any other atlas with all the essential information: how to use the atlas, kinds of maps (including projections and how maps are made), how to read a map, the earth in space, the earth in motion, the land, the physical world, climate and vegetation, environment and endangered species, the political world, people, and world economics. Now on to the map section, which is divided into eight smaller sections, focusing on each continent (and the oceans). Each continent is mapped in two distinct ways. The first is a map of the continent's physical features, followed by a political map. After the maps are spectacular photographs of people and places from around the continent. Then the chapter takes a closer look at the countries, and in some cases states, which make up that continent. Statistics are included in each major region, including languages spoken, land areas, religions, economics, populations, important cities, and more. The maps are full color and easy to look at and read. The last section of the books includes flags and statistics from each country, a glossary and index. At about 9" x 12", this large, softcover atlas is convenient and easy to use for young explorers. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 013718
    ISBN: 9781583242766
    Retail: $16.99
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    Armed with this book and a small set of pattern blocks, you'll be ready to have some fun with your young one exploring all kinds of math concepts. Similar to the Math Discoveries books, this volume has a little broader range while retaining the fun flavor of those explorations. Every "lesson" has a Focal Point which explains its goal. This is followed by a short materials list (usually just pattern blocks) and instructions for leading the activity. A nice additional feature is the Guided Learning section which gives you a little scripted dialogue to use after the activity. An extension activity is also provided at the bottom of each teacher page which invites you to "Explore More with PB" (PB being a little mascot character). Facing this teaching page is the activity page itself – very crisply and cleanly done. While the activities are fun and informal, the amount and breadth of learning is impressive. After an exploration and discovery unit, this 133-page volume covers numbers & operations, geometry, measurement, algebra and probability & statistics. Activities within these units are orderly, beginning with simple concepts and building to more complex. For example, the Algebra section begins with simple patterns and sequences and culminates with an activity titled "Guess the Robot's Secret" which introduces functions. So while "playing" and having guided fun with pattern blocks, your child is getting some real meat in their math diet. The groundwork you lay here will pay off later when some of these mental connections are already in place for higher level math work.

  • Item #: 066584
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  • Item #: 060638
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  • Item #: 057037
    ISBN: 9780898705522
    Retail: $12.95
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    The writings of G.K. Chesterton have delighted readers for over a century. His works include plays, novels, poetry, literary commentary, pamphlets, essays, and lectures. Perhaps it's only among my Facebook friends, but his quotes show up regularly there. There's probably an app that spits one out daily. He's loved because he writes cleverly yet with straight forward perceptivity. This book might be classified as his autobiography. He uses the analogy of a young explorer that eagerly sets off to discover new worlds. Thinking he has done so, he prepares to go and conquer only to discover that he's landed practically in his own back yard. What was this journey/discovery that ended so close to home? A self-described pagan at age twelve and totally agnostic by his sixteenth birthday, his journey to find answers and explanations landed him square in the middle of orthodox Christianity. Once there, he spent the rest of his long life in appreciation of both the journey and the discovery. Only thirty-four when he wrote this, it's nevertheless a classic example of his robust prose. It's also a resource for Lightning Literature upper level. 168 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 035090
    ISBN: 9781426302558
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    The sister book to the National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers, this atlas uses the same colorful style of maps and comprehensive coverage that make these atlases the perfect easy reference for young students. All fifty states are given a two-page spread, with full-color physical maps showing major highways, national parks, cities, mountains, lakes, reservations, all the major industries around the state, deserts, rivers, borders, and more. There is also a brief description of the state, along with state facts and some interesting trivia. A two-page spread is also given to the territories administered by the US. The atlas begins with ten thematic spreads covering how to use the atlas, the physical United States, the natural environment, natural hazards, the political United States, population, immigration and minority populations, potential geographic areas where alternative energy can be used, and Washington D.C. A list of facts and figures, a glossary and an index round out the atlas. Full of nothing other than National Geographic standard photographs from each region, locator maps and color coding are used to make this atlas more accessible to all users. Large format (10.5" x 14"), 176 pgs, hc. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 027080
    ISBN: 9781556524424
    Retail: $16.95
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    Let your young scientists explore the earth with 60 activities in the areas of the earth's structure, fossils, rocks & minerals, crystals & gems, and earthquakes & volcanoes. Don't let the smaller 9"x 7" size fool you; this book is over 180 pages of information and fun. Each of the five chapters follows the same format. A cute little poem (corny at times) begins the chapter and is then followed by a list of the activities and new words you might encounter (along with definitions). 'Dynamic Earth' offers bulleted information on that specific topic and then a number of activities is presented along with materials lists, instructions and illustrations (black & white) where needed. You will get to play 'Earth Trivia,' make an earth spinner, take a core sample of a cream-filled cupcake, use tostada shells to model the continents, play 'Continent Bingo,' make fossils, start a fossil collection, grow crystals and much more. You'll find most items needed for the activities around your house, and there are some reproducible pages for some of the other activities. The back of the book offers a few (minimal) suggestions for additional resources, but you will probably be able to find some good ones at your local library. There is also a suggestion for purchasing fossil, rock, and gem specimens but you can let your child collect rocks while playing outside or find your own sources for purchasing (We carry quite a variety).

    Use this book as a unit study about earth science or as supplemental hands-on for your curriculum, either way you will have a lot of fun as you learn about the earth. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 019208
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    Consider this the Swiss army knife of adventure for all the young explorers around your home! All tools are plastic, completely safe for kids, and entirely functional out in the wild. Included are a wide variety of safety, convenience, and examination tools: a safety whistle, signaling mirror, spoon, fork, saw knife, screwdriver, brush, magnifying lens, and tweezers. The utility tool folds away for convenient carrying, and comes with a carabiner clip and hanging loop for easy clipping.

  • Item #: 009844
    ISBN: 9781633220805
    Retail: $12.95
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    We all know that stepping outdoors and staying active is healthy for everyone. Sometimes our creativity fails us and we exhaust our ideas for outdoor activities. This book has 101 outdoor ideas to complete including activities such as building a bucket pond or a bottle tower garden, making a daisy chain or mud faces, or playing pebble dominoes. There are activities for all seasons with clear directions and pictures. There are also a wide range of art and science activities that use household or easy to find items. Some activities could be done independently while others require adult supervision. A checklist is offered for you to check off the activity and date it. How many can you complete this year?

  • Item #: 009836
    ISBN: 9781780677354
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    Nature journaling comes naturally for some children, but others need a little more guidance to release their inner naturalist. Combining guided activities and free journaling or sketching pages, children will learn about various aspects of our physical world and gain confidence in recording their own observations. Planet Earth, moon and stars, tree identification, flowers, insects, frogs and toads, moths and butterflies, seashells, birds, and more are introduced. While most activities center on drawing and reflecting, a few hands-on activities are included as well: for example, making leaf prints and growing sprout head.

    This nature journal's 8"x 11 ½" size makes it perfect for children to document their nature journey without the limitations smaller journals present. Bright colors, black-line illustrations and well-constructed pages and binding will allow storage of your children's outdoor reflections and memories for years. Sturdy, flexible cardboard cover. 224 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 058354
    ISBN: 9781940110127
    Retail: $39.00
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    This excellent (but optional) companion to the Apologia Biology course provides a place to keep everything together - module notes and lab reports. The introductory information includes a rubric for grading experiments, grade recording charts, parent notes/student notes, and most importantly, a daily schedule (no need for separate lesson plans). The module notes provide a uniform format for completing chapter notes, the On Your Own and Study Guide questions, and an (optional) modular summary. The consistent format is only one of the reasons you might choose this notebook option. Full-color illustrations (ready for labeling) as well as full-color dissection photographs would be other reasons. 604 pgs. spiral-bound

  • Item #: 055719
    ISBN: 9781935495987
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