I ordered this program, after my daughter said she wanted to learn about marine life. When I first received the text and notebooking journal, I thought it looked like a lot of time would be required to complete the lessons. It can, of course be split out to work as quickly or as slowly as needed, so we started at a slow pace. My daughter has totally eaten it UP! She is in love with her journal - I stressed to her that she should make it hers (i.e. color, decorate, record interesting information, illustrate, etc.) and she has really gone to town. In the past, she has done science to get it over with, but now she starts each day asking, "When can we do science??" We started her ocean box yesterday, and the first words she spoke this morning were, "I wonder what creatures we will add to it today!"
As for the creationist view, it just couldn't be better. We are here by God's design, as are the creatures of the waters. We are really having some good conversations based on the information presented in the text.
Exciting and detailed text that works well when read aloud to my children ages 3, 5, and 8. The kids love the pictures and look forward to doing Science. We found Zoology I easily completed in 9-10 month school year.
We absolutely love this. Our evaluator recommended this series last year but we decided to stay with what we already had. Now I'm wishing we started last year!! Very easy to read and understand, great pics. Parents and kids are excited to dive into "sea creatures." The notebooks are also great. They have a regular and "junior" version of the notebook (workbook) which makes it appealing to large families such as ours. Our oldest son has extra chromosomes (aka special needs) and is able to participate at his level right alongside his brother. Highly recommended by our family!!