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  • Item #: 059837
    ISBN: 9781613749616
    Retail: $18.95
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    Children are fascinated by animals and capitalizing on their interest and passion will help them to love learning (and who knows, maybe provide a career opportunity for them in the future!). Divided into two parts, this book takes children from understanding Zoology at its most basic definition through the foundational concepts of animal forms and functions, animal behavior and environment. Then, it forays into zoology (in real life) with a survey of career paths and experiences for zoologists. Intermingled within the text are full color illustrations and abundant hands-on activities. A sampling of activities includes playing a dolphin echolocation game, demonstrating a butterfly’s life cycle, communicating like a deep sea animal, molding “tiger teeth”, planning and drawing an animal’s exhibit and following recipes to create an edible animal cell and bat fruit salad. The over 20 activities usually use easy to find items. Includes bolded vocabulary words, a glossary, an index and resources to learn more. A perfect supplement to any science curriculum or unit study/summer study resource. 131 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • 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 #: 048066
    ISBN: 9781935495130
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  • Item #: 041001
    ISBN: 9781615385331
    Retail: $8.95
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    Take a walk, find something interesting (a fallen log, a patch of moss, a beetle) and encourage your child/student to take the time to observe, draw and write about what he sees. Each page has 5 large (dotted half-line) writing lines and a space to draw a picture (about 7 x 4) at the top. Younger students can tell you what they see while you write for them and they draw a picture. Older students can write a few sentences on their own. While you are creating a keepsake, children are learning to be curious about nature and practice their handwriting skills. A few pages at the beginning of the workbook explain some classifications children can include and there are some prompts if you need a little guidance on your nature walk. You dont have to find a lush forest; a yard or park will do the trick! Take a magnifying glass and some colored pencils with you. Each page has a verse from a poem or Scripture at the bottom. Memoria Press, 36pp (26 journaling pages), 8.5 x 11 pb ~ Sara

  • Item #: 066994
    ISBN: 9781591937272
    Retail: $9.95
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       In the same series as Nature Log and Bird Log, the Bug Log gives young naturalists a place to record insect sightings. There are 30 two-page log entries, where kids can record the name of the bug, the date/time, season, weather, location, visual details, sounds, additional notes and a drawing of the bug. The last portion of the journal includes 8 pages for additional photos or artwork plus 8 bug coloring pages. 5.5” x 8.5” and spiral-bound.

  • Item #: 050259
    ISBN: 9781935495611
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  • Item #: 050258
    ISBN: 9781935495604
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  • Item #: 049864
    ISBN: 9781935495628
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  • Item #: 005555
    ISBN: 9781932012859
    Retail: $42.00
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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 #: 010470
    ISBN: 9781932012613
    Retail: $42.00
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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 #: 013236
    ISBN: 9781932012736
    Retail: $42.00
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    Once students have learned all about the creatures of the air and the basics of zoology, they can take a trip into the depths and discover all the strange and unique creatures of the sea, lakes, and rivers. They'll learn about the special features of swimming creatures, the different watery environments they live in, what their lifestyles are like, and the special circumstances they deal with. Then they take a closer look at specific groups of swimming creatures, including whales, seals, sea cows, sea turtles, sea snakes, sea frogs and toads, primeval reptiles (like plesiosaurs), fish, sharks, rays, crustaceans, cephalopods, echinoderms, cnidarians, sponges, leeches, and more. As they study these creatures, they'll create replicas of them to add to an ongoing "Ocean Box," and conduct neat experiments like discovering the insulating power of fat, investigating how electrical current travels through salt water vs. fresh water, and determining how much of a role temperature plays in tadpole development. They'll also add to their notebooks by drawing the animals in them, comparing and contrasting animals, and much more. Whether the ocean is a familiar place to your children or not, they'll be equally fascinated by learning about the unique creatures beneath the water.

  • Item #: 043962
    ISBN: 9781889538785
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    Heavy on the science side of gardening rather than just the aesthetics, this book holds plenty of both information and projects. There are five chapters – "Living in a Community," "Plants are Essential for Life," "Nature's Garden," "Plants Need Animals!" and "Nature Recycles." Inside these chapters kids will learn about soil and its composition, roots, weeds, friendly and not-so friendly garden insects, photosynthesis, plants as food, trees, flowers and pollination, butterflies and hummingbirds, garden critters, decomposition and composting, the water cycle, and more. Some of the projects include pressing plants, keeping a nature journal, making a root-view garden, planning a garden, making a scarecrow, looking at a soil sample, experimenting with watering, making a bird feeder, observing the wildlife in your nature area, planting a butterfly garden in a window box, and going on a see hunt, among others. The pages themselves are appealing to the eye and engaging, offering a nice blend of colorful illustrations, interesting text, and clear directions for the projects. For any family or child interested in gaining solid knowledge of what goes on in the garden – behind the scenes! 120 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 065760
    ISBN: 9781624726460
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  • Item #: 003273
    ISBN: 9781426314025
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 060452
    ISBN: 9781889538891
    Retail: $12.95
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    The art of nature study is immensely pleasurable and educational for our children. However, as parents who've not been taught this art, we often experience doubts of the educational value or even frustration at how to provide a worthwhile study. If this describes you, this book may quickly become your most valuable tool in the pursuit of nature studies. Well organized, the book begins with introducing a naturalist and the tools necessary to be a nature explorer, including details on a well-crafted nature journal. Adding to its value and ease of use, the book is divided into seasonal sections, which begin with a scavenger hunt focusing on the signs of each season. Within each seasonal study, explorations are offered in a variety of settings: woods, city, beach, pond, and meadow. The authors elaborate on the signs of the season in each of these areas and encourage exploration, but the authors provide background details to promote learning for families without access to each locale. Each section also offers information on careers in the field and a variety of activities, including DIY projects, journaling ideas and expanded science studies. Vividly illustrated with over 150 scientifically detailed illustrations of plants, animals and fungi. A wonderful resource for novice or intermediate nature loving family! 120 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 064472
    ISBN: 9781561459148
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  • Item #: 068551
    ISBN: 9781613735367
    Retail: $18.99
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      Introduce water loving children to the mysteries of the deep. Beginning with a foundational understanding of the marine environment, learn about coastal communities, the open sea, rivers, streams, lakes and ponds, and environmental challenges facing the aquatic world. They are also introduced to marine scientists, giving a glimpse into careers available.

      Discover why the ocean is blue, how animals survive icy waters. Meet various water creatures like sharks and rays, penguins and sea birds, whales and dolphins, squid and octopus. Colorfully illustrated with informative details written for middle school and beyond, this resource includes 21 hands-on learning activities such as making an edible coral reef and miniature tide pool, constructing a squid, composing a sea monster poem, transforming salt water into fresh water, testing methods to clean up oil spills and more. Glossary and Index included. Wonderful introduction to the marine sciences for all ages. 132 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069000
    ISBN: 9781426319020
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  • Item #: 066125
    ISBN: 9781603209830
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    “Why” animal and human questions /answers

  • Item #: 003322
    ISBN: 9780062381996
    Retail: $6.99
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  • Item #: 055396
    ISBN: 9781584768210
    Retail: $9.99
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    When kids join Little Pirate on an adventure, they learn how to observe, hypothesize, experiment and draw conclusions. What kinds of creatures come from eggs? Join the quest to find out and learn all about animals that hatch in a charming board book. Each page gives kids something to think about and a flap to peek under as LP's friends join his trek. The illustrations are bright and bold, while under the flaps are real animal photos. Kids can read this themselves or enjoy the interaction as they are read to and answer the questions. Animals included are a robin, sea turtle, fish, snake, ostrich, butterfly, spider, and a Komodo dragon, followed by an interesting two pages with photos of various nests. 20 pgs, hc. >

  • Item #: 067083
    ISBN: 9781465414571
    Retail: $24.99
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     Beginning with microscopic life, this beautifully photographed encyclopedia invites children to a world teeming with diversity and color. Children will learn fascinating details. Did you know that even though all spiders make silk only some species catch prey in their webs? Did you know the polar bear is the largest land-based meat eater? This enthralling resource offers more than 1500 photographs!

      Information is presented according to how the animals relate to one another. The first section microscopic life covers bacteria, single-celled life, zooplankton and seaweeds. Next are short chapters on fungi and plants as the foundation of the tree of life. Subsequent chapters are dedicated to invertebrates, insects, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The photography is up close and personal; children will be able to see the intricate details and vibrant colors of each animal represented. An excellent resource for your home or class library. 302 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 068815
    ISBN: 9780395861363
    Retail: $7.99
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      Beautifully illustrated, this book introduces your children to 14 of the most fascinating in the animal kingdom. Each 2-page spread features a world record holder animal through a picture collage and fascinating information. The large, clear print tells the record, with smaller print on the side page, providing more details. For example, “The smallest bird is the bee hummingbird” is displayed next to a beautiful illustration of a bee hummingbird and flower. On the inner page we read, “The bee hummingbird is an acrobatic flier that is only 3 inches long. It weighs 1/30 of an ounce-less than a dime.” This may quickly become a favorite read aloud for the little ones in your family! Recommended resource for the Memoria Press Simply Classical Curriculum. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 055343
    ISBN: 9780763658168
    Retail: $7.99
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    Feed your child's curiosity about the natural world around them with this gentle and informative book. The book features lovely watercolor illustrations of insects and their habitats. Kids are encouraged to follow ants to see where they live and to listen to sounds like buzzing bees and watch their movements. Looking under rocks is another chance to be an insect detective! This book is full of good information that answers questions little ones may have about creepy crawlies, like what those wiggly marks are on leaves (leaf miners), and how dragonflies lay eggs in water before changing into flying creatures (metamorphosis). Good for kids' vocabulary! 30 pgs, pb.~ Sara

  • Item #: 067084
    ISBN: 9781465435521
    Retail: $17.99
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      Children love learning about animals. Satisfy their curiosity with a healthy dose of learning using this well illustrated and engaging book. After a brief introduction to the animal kingdom, each of five sections is dedicated to different animal groups: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Creepy-crawlies, and Fish. Each section begins with an overview of the animal group before covering specific animals and traits of the group. Information presented clearly explains basic intricacies of the animal world and the vibrant illustrations bring animal life alive! Includes special features to facilitate learning: quizzes, “turn and learn” to follow a topic, and “weird or what” animal facts. Additional reference section included. Excellent introduction to the animal world for children. Evolutionary content. 168 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 030431
    ISBN: 9781608871889
    Retail: $10.99
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  • Item #: 052092
    ISBN: 9780756694814
    Retail: $9.99
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    Share a love of birding with kids using this starter bird book with stickers. Beautiful color photos and information on the habitat, diet, migration patterns, male and female color differences, and chicks are written in language kids can easily understand. Kids will love getting to put a sticker on the page when they spot each bird. Many of the 100 stickers are color photographs while others are stars. Portable size makes it nice for taking on a hike or a vacation. Have fun watching the birds together. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 057009
    ISBN: 9781770851832
    Retail: $6.95
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    If you're studying caterpillars and butterflies, this would be an incredible resource. It's part field guide, part how-to guide, and it introduces the basics of the caterpillar/butterfly life cycle as well. The first pages show examples of different types of caterpillars and identify caterpillar anatomy. Then readers learn about the life cycle, with photos of a particular moth at each step as an example. The next several pages discuss keeping a caterpillar to observe and how to house and feed it. The remainder of the book introduces kids to caterpillar and butterfly/moth phases of several common species, along with a list of foods in case they would have the opportunity to keep a caterpillar of that species. I really appreciate the abundance of full-color photos throughout, which give the reader lots to look at! 32 pages, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 014569
    ISBN: 9780756619725
    Retail: $21.99
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    Although most Dorling-Kindersley books are known for their gorgeous photography and eye-catching layouts, this encyclopedia is downright amazing. It is packed to the gills with close-up photos of mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians, with plenty of fascinating details on every one. The first part of the book presents general animal topics, including classification, senses, communication, camouflage, birth and growth, habitats, ecology and much more. The second part of the book, which is the largest portion, presents over 2,000 animal species, organized alphabetically by common name. I love this aspect, as it makes it very easy for children to look up the animals they are familiar with, whether they are dogs or penguins. A variety of species for that general name are presented within, so children can see the diversity that exists within each animal group. Most topics and animals are given a two-page spread which features a mix of general text, captioned full-color photos and illustrations, and often a striking, full-page photo of the animal as well. Fact boxes scattered throughout offer a succinct list of information on animal family, habitat, distribution, food, and approximate size for each group of animals. Although enjoyable purely for browsing, an index and glossary are also included. This "feast for the eyes" could easily capture the attention of your resident animal-lover for hours! 376 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 002256
    ISBN: 9781587920127
    Retail: $3.99
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    Want to carry fifty wild animals in your pocket at once? Then you need to get these pocket flash cards highlighting fifty different reptiles, mammals, fish, birds, and amphibians. Each of the colorful 5 1/4" x 3 1/8" cards is made out of sturdy cardstock. The cards are color-coded to indicate class. On the front of the card is a full-color picture of an animal and a map showing where in the world they can be found. On the back, there are facts about what food they eat, their average size, countries they can be found in, and their preferred habitat. Their scientific classification information is given in the upper right-hand corner. There is also a list of interesting characteristics and facts about the animal. Five cards are included which give more information about the five different classes of vertebrate animals. Your kids can use these cards to master the facts about the different animals or they can simply play the Crazy Pairs card game (instructions included). Your child will be an animal expert after they learn all the information on these cards! - elise