Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy & Physiology

The last several weeks we have been using Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, by Apologia. All about the human body for elementary grades. I have to say that I have been wanting to use Apologia for sometime and never got the chance until now and I am so glad we were chosen for this review !

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Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Text:  If you are looking for a Text that gives glory to God and teaches your children how each part of their body works inside them, this is an awesome book to study from. It is loaded with Lesson Plan ideas, Reading on Anatomy and Physiology, Projects & Experiments, Supply Lists and lots of colorful illustrations. Covering Topics from The History of Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Cells , RNA, DNA, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, The Digestive & Renal Systems, Health & Nutrition, The Respiratory System, Life in the Blood,  The Cardiovascular System, The Nervous & Endocrine System, More on the Nervous System, Your Senses, The Integument System, The Lymphatic & Immune System and Growth & Development. All of this is very in depth but presented in a way for young children to understand.

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Junior Notebooking Journal: This notebooking journal is full of loads of activities for your younger children  and could be used for children from grades K thru 4th grade. It has coloring pages, copywork in manuscript and cursive, some simple crosswords and lots of hands on things to do, to reinforce what is learned from the text, like Mini Books to put together on many of the topics being taught.

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Notebooking JournalThis Notebooking Journal we felt was going to be a good use for Daniel (10 years old ) when he is a little older. This could easily be used for Grades 5 thru 6 th or even older children or an adult if your learning as a family ! It has Similar activities but seems to have more advanced things like Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles, Scripture Copywork in Cursive and Many fun projects that also go with the lessons learned in the Text.

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology MP3 Audio CDThis easy to use CD is great, as you can play it while you follow along with the reading of the author’s word from the Text.  I found it to be a great resource.  I usually follow along myself and I will tell you there are some things in here that I never learned when in school. It is easy to follow along with and if I need to Daniel could follow along and play the sections himself at age 10 ! It was nice to as it tells you when to do a project or when to do the Try This in the Text.  So it is great for listening to at home or in the vehicle.

You can use the Lesson Plans given in the text for you can take things at your own pace !

I wanted to share with you a few pages from the text. It is beautifully illustrated and loaded with knowledge, which makes it wonderful for the children to see and understand what we are learning about !

Our Science Time looks something like this, Listen and Read the sections for the day, Talk about what we are learning and do a couple projects from the text and the notebooking journal.  Daniel and I spend this time together working through the Text and I am really enjoying all the things were learning.  It has been educational for me as well. Suffice it to say my Science learning consisted of basic chemistry in 8th grade and then some simple Biology in 9th grade.

As we studied about the History of Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body Daniel colored pictures from different time periods, made a diagram of a cell, made the vocabulary flip chart and also the cell wheel

Daniels Project ” My Body ” The beautiful overlays allow him to see just where the systems are in his body and how the body comes together as a whole.  Doing this made it more personal for Daniel to learn of all the systems in the body. So far we have learned about the Skeletal System, the Muscular System, the Digestive and Renal Systems.

 

I really think this would be great for Christian Schools, Home schools or anyone wanting to give their children a wonderful knowledge of Science from a biblical view. It is engaging and could be used by many grade levels. If you are teaching multiple grades and need something for Science or Health, this could be just the Series for you. It is easy to understand, simple to explain to the children, yet it teaches some very in depth concepts.

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Wulf The Saxon Audio Review

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The year is 1065. Edward the Confessor is King of England. Wulf, a young Saxon landholder, quickly earns respect from those he serves, through his devotion to duty, courage, and honor. But when Wulf and his devout Christian friend, Harold, find themselves shipwrecked on the shores of Normandy, a desperate struggle for the throne of England begins. On a battlefield outside of Hastings, the very course of history is decided. Brothers become enemies. A boy becomes a man. A nation is born.

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Heirloom Audio Productions brings another G.A. Henty novel to life with Wulf the Saxon!

I am excited today to be bringing you my review of  Wulf the Saxon from Heirloom Audio Productions.   We received this 2 CD Audio of this 2 1/2 hour Non-Stop Adventure for our honest review. It is rated for ages 6+ – Adult.

I can’t begin to tell you what an exciting adventure this was. My children ages 15, 14 and 10 listened intently as did my husband Mark and I. No matter what the age it was a great tale to be told ! 

( I would save this one for those over 6 years old, only due to the war and battle sounds and graphic description of battle tragedies,  which may be scary to younger children.) 

As the story begins, we wondered if this would be a sad story or one of true love as the relationships even friendships are quite intimate and loyal.  You could really hear the the sincere care in the voices of all the characters and how they were genuinely concerned for one another.  They really did what they thought was best for the other person and that shows sincere caring.  The adventure was full of danger for those concerned and you could really sense the danger of the battle as we listened. I felt the pains of war as I listened.  We also wondered for a long time if Harold would be able to have the love of his life or be forced to marry for the betterment  of his country.  Would true love reign or would it be cast aside ? Will he marry the love of his life ?

In many areas of life, we could see how Wulf was protected and provided for and it was a reminder to us of the way the Lord watches over and provides for us. Even in the hardest time during ones life when one chooses to do the right thing, it brings about a reward.  Doing good to others even if they have not done good to you…

Wulf shows truly godly character in many ways he lives and how he treats others. Always a faithful servant and friend to all who know him.

While he is younger and not so worried about marrying, he meets a young lady who seems to like him, but he never seems show concern for his own life or living but his service is to that of his King and country.  Will he ever take notice that the young lady cares about him ? Will she sidetrack him from his duties ? Surely there is a reason she is asking questions , wanting to know his thoughts on things.  Years go by and Wulf grows in character and is promoted in station in life. He has many travels and opportunities. Will all this keep him from one day settling down ? Will he find his helpmeet for him ? Will he one day marry for love ? Will he find the woman who shares his dream?

I hope you will get a copy of this for your listening enjoyment !

I for one enjoyed the cast of characters and their voices as the story is told and the adventure plays out… this was a really fun and interesting story of history, that taught me things I had not learned before ! For me I wished it didn’t have to end !

It has peaked my interest in getting more G.A. Henty stories on cd and also the books for my children to listen to and enjoy reading.

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Maestro Classics Review

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 We are so pleased today to bring you a review of Maestro Classics.  We received two cds for our review, the first one was My Name is Handel: The Story of Water Music. The second one was an all time favorite of ours Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.  These cds of classic stories are set to wonderful classical music. They are geared toward ages 4 + and families, but they really caught even my attention as a homeschool mom.  If your children love music and stories, they will love these cds.  We have truly enjoyed these.  I had read online that there have been studies done to show that listening to classical music improves memory and learning in children and adults.  So I really looked forward to this for the children to hear their favorite classics set to classical music.

Maestro Classics ReviewAges 5 + upPrice: $16.95My Name is Handel  is music from Water Music,  Messiah, and Rinaldo throughout the  story. It includes Music and Historical Insights plus the ” My name is Handel ” Sing-along song and a 24 page booklet. Total Playing time is 48.45 mins.  We read through the little booklet that comes with the cd to learn more about Handel and The Orchestra during his time. We also learned about the churches in the area to.  Our favorite was the Harpsichord music. It was fun to learn about travel back in Handels day to.  We really enjoyed this cd and used it for our music calls as well as reading time.Maestro Classics ReviewAges 4+ upPrice:$16.95 Listening to Mike Mulligan and his  Steam Shovel was so much fun. Even my 6 year old Daniel really enjoyed this one.  Each of the children pointed out the instruments that they really enjoyed while listening to the story. This traditional story is one of our favorite ones so this made for all the more enjoyment. I used the activity booklet  with the children. Even Daniel enjoyed the dot to dot. We learned about composer Stephen Simon and the folks who played the parts in the story.  We enjoyed learning the Mike Mulligan Song. On of our favorite instruments was the Uilleann Pipes. The Girls enjoyed the crossword puzzle, word search and maze from the booklet to do while learning more about this fun cd.  ~All in all I think this is a lovely set of CDs to use for Reading and for Music appreciation time.  There is so much to do and enjoy with them and I am so glad that Maestro Classics made a little book to go along with the stories and told so much about the music also. It held the childrens attention and was something they could really take part in and not just listen to.  The music was excellent and just brought so much more to the story then just reading the book. I liked it alot as I can combine several subjects in one class time. I would highly recommend these to anyone to use in their home school or even a home setting.  Music is such a wonderful things to share in the Home and it surely brings much enjoyment to all of us.  Also they have such a wonderful selection in stories and music beyond the two cds that we enjoyed. Please take some time and read the other reviews by following the link below. You won’t be disappointed !~You can also learn more about Maestro Classics by visiting them at the following:

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