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Apologia Science is Great College Preparation

Apologia Science is Great College Preparation



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Apologia Science is a very rigorous college preparation series. I don't usually recommend specific curriculum because I know it's more about how it fits your child than the textbook or curriculum itself. When it comes to science, though, we had such great success with this curriculum that I do recommend it. Even though it has a Christian worldview, I still recommend it to homeschoolers who are not Christian because it is such a thorough curriculum.

I know for a fact that Apologia science programs make for great college preparation because my son Kevin was an electrical engineering major in college. He even referred to his Apologia Physics book while he was in college and used his Apologia Chemistry book to review for a college class! Apologia science was one of my "best buys" because my children used them for 5 years. Kevin earned a fabulous GPA in engineering at least in part because he was so well prepared through Apologia Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

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Apologia is a self-teaching homeschool curriculum. Kids can learn on their own and moms don't have to know anything about the subject in order for their children to be successful. Believe it or not, I didn't have a clue about physics and was barely able to keep up with chemistry, but my kids excelled at science in high school and in college because of Apologia science!



Have you enjoyed using Apologia science in your homeschool? Let me know in the comments!

Apologia Science is Great College Preparation

Please note: This post was originally published in August 2012 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.



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Comments 11

Guest - Wanda on Monday, 12 January 2015 20:01

We used Apologia science throughout our son's highschool homeschool years. After the first year or two he said something much like this: "Mom, please don't ever get me any science books except Apologia. I don't ever want anything else." He loved Apologia General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Advanced Chemistry. The whole program is excellent in every way. In addition, the odd time when we had questions that we emailed them with, they replied promptly with helpful answers. Can't say enough good things about the Apologia program!

As a side note: A tremendous resource we appreciated greatly on the topic of creation is a lavishly illustrated book entitled Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation by Dennis R. Petersen.

We used Apologia science throughout our son's highschool homeschool years. After the first year or two he said something much like this: "Mom, please don't ever get me any science books except Apologia. I don't ever want anything else." He loved Apologia General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Advanced Chemistry. The whole program is excellent in every way. In addition, the odd time when we had questions that we emailed them with, they replied promptly with helpful answers. Can't say enough good things about the Apologia program! As a side note: A tremendous resource we appreciated greatly on the topic of creation is a lavishly illustrated book entitled Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation by Dennis R. Petersen.
Guest - Assistant to The HomeScholar on Monday, 12 January 2015 21:51

Thank you for sharing your story, Wanda!
We love Apologia at our house too!
Blessings,
Robin
Assistant to The HomeScholar

Thank you for sharing your story, Wanda! We love Apologia at our house too! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Guest - Penny Turpin on Friday, 01 August 2014 11:54

I have used several of the Exploring Creation Zoology Books and the Anatomy & Phys books. In high school, we have used Apologia General Science, Bio, Chem, and Chem2. Plans are to finish up with Marine Bio and Physics. I LOVE the Apologia books as they are all laid out the same. My DD knows what I expect and plans out her year. I have added/switched some of the experiments in Chem based on the chemicals required (especially in Chem 2). But really love that she can run with it and learn!

I have used several of the Exploring Creation Zoology Books and the Anatomy & Phys books. In high school, we have used Apologia General Science, Bio, Chem, and Chem2. Plans are to finish up with Marine Bio and Physics. I LOVE the Apologia books as they are all laid out the same. My DD knows what I expect and plans out her year. I have added/switched some of the experiments in Chem based on the chemicals required (especially in Chem 2). But really love that she can run with it and learn!
Guest - Assistant to The HomeScholar on Monday, 04 August 2014 13:56

That's really important, Penny!

You've laid a good foundation, since she knows what you expect. Good job!

Robin
Assistant to The HomeScholar

That's really important, Penny! You've laid a good foundation, since she knows what you expect. Good job! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Guest - Mrs. Barnts on Friday, 01 August 2014 09:47

LOVE Apologia! For lower grades, I use "Science Detective" from The Critical Thinking Company. It is very thorough and perfect for covering all subject matter to prepare for upper grades. I start my 6th graders with Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science and have them do half of the curriculum, spreading it out over a year, then have them do the 2nd half in 7th grade. This prepares them for the rigor (but COMPLETELY awesome)of the rest of the years in Apologia science when they need to do it everyday to get done in a year. RECOMMEND!

LOVE Apologia! For lower grades, I use "Science Detective" from The Critical Thinking Company. It is very thorough and perfect for covering all subject matter to prepare for upper grades. I start my 6th graders with Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science and have them do half of the curriculum, spreading it out over a year, then have them do the 2nd half in 7th grade. This prepares them for the rigor (but COMPLETELY awesome)of the rest of the years in Apologia science when they need to do it everyday to get done in a year. RECOMMEND!
Guest - Assistant to The HomeScholar on Monday, 04 August 2014 13:55

Thank you, Mrs. Barnts!

I love the ideas for lower-grade science prep! Well done.

Robin
Assistant to The HomeScholar

Thank you, Mrs. Barnts! I love the ideas for lower-grade science prep! Well done. Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Guest - Lori on Thursday, 31 July 2014 18:30

We have used Apologia Physical Science & Apologia Biology. We will be using Apologia Chemistry this year and the Physics next year. I ditto Lee's review above. I highly recommend it. It is awesome.

We have used Apologia Physical Science & Apologia Biology. We will be using Apologia Chemistry this year and the Physics next year. I ditto Lee's review above. I highly recommend it. It is awesome.
Guest - Assistant to The HomeScholar on Monday, 04 August 2014 13:53

Thank you for your input, Lori!

Robin
Assistant to The HomeScholar

Thank you for your input, Lori! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Guest - Lee (website) on Saturday, 18 August 2012 15:37

I suggest using unit studies for lower grades. Check with apologia about using A & P with a 9th grader. I think the prerequisites are algebra 1 and biology and chemistry, but check with them to be sure.
Blessings,
Lee

I suggest using unit studies for lower grades. Check with apologia about using A & P with a 9th grader. I think the prerequisites are algebra 1 and biology and chemistry, but check with them to be sure. Blessings, Lee
Guest - Sally (website) on Friday, 17 August 2012 11:29

Sorry, I meant to add that we are not going the college-prep route.

Sorry, I meant to add that we are not going the college-prep route.
Guest - Sally (website) on Friday, 17 August 2012 11:28

Lee, I have been deliberating about Apologia this year so this is timely. Do you have experience with their lower level material? Could a 9th grader use the Anatomy and Phys? I realize it is written for elementary students, but if their high-school books are college prep maybe the lower level books are ahead of grade level also?
Thanks.

Lee, I have been deliberating about Apologia this year so this is timely. Do you have experience with their lower level material? Could a 9th grader use the Anatomy and Phys? I realize it is written for elementary students, but if their high-school books are college prep maybe the lower level books are ahead of grade level also? Thanks.
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