This course is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. Although it can be used for eighth grade (especially if the student has recently left the public schools), it is typically used best in the seventh grade. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household items.
This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course. However, your student can also use it for their 9th grade course work. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies. It is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum.
Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. is proud to present the second edition of its Exploring Creation With Biology course. The first edition has been used by thousands of students in all 50 states and 13 other countries. Now, this award-winning biology course is even better! PLEASE NOTE: Because of the differences between the first and second editions, students in a group setting cannot use both. They must all have the same edition.
Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. is proud to present the third edition of its Exploring Creation With Chemistry course. The first edition, originally published in 1995, was the first science course written by Dr. Wile. It took the homeschooling community by storm and set the stage for the rest of Apologia’s courses. Now, this award-winning chemistry course will get even better!
Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. is pleased to present the second edition of its Exploring Creation With Physics course. The first edition, originally published in 1996, was the second science course written by Dr. Wile. Now, this award-winning physics course is even better!
This is our advanced biology course. Combined with Exploring Creation With Biology , it gives the student the equivalent of a university biology course. In other words, these two courses together cover the entire "advanced placement" (AP) curriculum. In order to take this course, the student MUST have completed a first-year biology course AND a first-year chemistry course. It covers both the anatomy and the physiology of the human body’s 11 organ systems in detail.
For several years now, older students have asked us to produce a marine biology course. Dr. Wile’s area of expertise is definitely not in that area, but we have found someone who is a homeschooler and a marine biologist. Her name is Sherri Seligson, and she has written a marine biology course for us in the format of our "Exploring Creation With" series!
Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. is proud to present the second edition of its Advanced Chemistry in Creation. When taken after Exploring Creation with Chemistry, the two courses combine to cover everything that is normally covered in a first-year university chemistry course. Now, this award-winning course is even better!
In order to take this course, a student must have already completed a high school physics course, preferably Exploring Creation With Physics. When added to that first-year course, this course "fills in the gaps" and gives the student the equivalent of one year of university-level physics. You may have heard this kind of course called an "Advanced Placement" or "AP" course. In addition to a first-year physics course, the student must have also completed a trigonometry course in order to take Advanced Physics in Creation. The course provides detailed descriptions of kinematics, dynamics, rotational motion, gravity, oscillations, waves, optics, thermal physics, electrical forces, electrical potential, DC circuits, magnetic forces, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. The student is also given an introduction to the fascinating topics of special relativity and general relativity.