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Exploring Creations with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the fifth day 2nd Edition

Exploring Creations with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the fifth day 2nd Edition

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Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, 2nd Edition presents the science of sea creatures in a God-honoring way to elementary students. In this special ocean-centered zoology book, students  will learn all about God’s glorious design of swimming creatures. Students will dive right into the world of ocean creatures and learn about the connections animals make with people as they study oceanography, animal behavior, and more. Students will also conduct hands-on, interactive experiments to bring their learning to life.

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day Textbook

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Take a journey under the sea with God’s amazing creatures in Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, 2nd Edition, geared toward elementary students. In this special ocean-centered zoology book, students will learn all about God’s glorious design of swimming creatures.

Young explorers will also have fun conducting interactive experiments and hands-on activities from the textbook and Notebooking Journal (sold separately). They will even create their very own ocean box, adding in creatures as they learn about them.

Curriculum Overview 

Students’ journey under the sea begins with an introduction to oceanography, which includes topics such as the oceans’ structure, salinity, tides, and waves. After becoming young oceanographers, students will continue their adventures by studying marine biology. They will learn all about God’s amazing swimming creatures, including whales, cephalopods, mollusks, gastropods, and more. They’ll learn not only about the creatures’ historical, physical, and behavioral significance but also about their important connections to humans. 

Hands-On Experiments

Students will investigate topics such as powerful water pressure, dazzling density, and stupendous hagfish slime by conducting at-home experiments using common household items. These engaging, hands-on activities bring learning to life and create an atmosphere of fun!  

Lesson Plans and Materials

This 1-year Zoology 2 course contains 14 lessons. The Notebooking Journal (sold separately) includes a suggested detailed lesson plan and daily schedule to set young explorers up for success.

The Zoology 2 course covers the following topics: 

  • Lesson 1: Amazing Aquatic Animals
  • Lesson 2: Habits and Habitats
  • Lesson 3: Cetaceans of the Sea Part 1
  • Lesson 4: Cetaceans of the Sea Part 2
  • Lesson 5: Sweet Sirenians & Playful Pinnipeds
  • Lesson 6: Fishing for Bones
  • Lesson 7: Super Sharks and Racing Rays
  • Lesson 8: Stupendous Turtles of the Sea
  • Lesson 9: Ancient Aquatic Animals
  • Lesson 10: Armored Arthropods
  • Lesson 11: Mighty Mollusks
  • Lesson 12: Sensational Cephalopods
  • Lesson 13: Notable Cnidarians
  • Lesson 14: Enchanting Echinoderms and Purposeful Porifera

Once students have completed their studies in Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, 2nd Edition, they will have gained not only a deeper understanding of the sea and the creatures that live within it but also a greater knowledge of the One who created it all!

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