My children love these science books and beg to study science. As a child I dreaded science. To have found academically sound books full of truth, which children enjoy, thrills my heart! My 6th grader will often read them to her younger siblings without me. My kindergartener will join in, cheerfully. My high schooler, has her own books & studies; but, will read this for free reading... I highly recommend this book & the entire series!
This is our second year using Apologia for Science. We enjoyed last year (Zoology I) and are absolutely loving this year (Astronomy). Both years I asked my student what he'd like to study and then purchased that particular curriculum. That's one of the beauties of Apologia, there's no set order in which to use their Science curriculum. This allows the student to explore subjects that correlate with their current interests and allows the the teacher to assist in the process. (I have encouraged waiting to complete the Botany and Anatomy books until my student is a little older.) Our family loves being able to educate our children with Christian curriculum that is well designed, thought through, and ties everything back to our Creator. Apologia's the best! =)
I bought this book based on a collection of reasons, but particularly because a trusted friend and veteran homeschooler recommended it. It has supremely surpassed my expectations with its more in-depth study of God's beautiful and magnificient creation of our solar system! I am using it for a fourth-grader and he is enjoying it as much as I am!
If your child is up to doing a lot of reading for 1st grade i would recommend this subject. This book should have a grade limit of 3rd grade or higher. Great book! It came in the mail in awesome condition.