Purchased this to study with my two children, and we all love it! The text is presented in a way that is interesting, easy to understand, yet challenging too. I love that my children are learning about science from a Christian perspective, and they can see how an awesome Creator designed it! The accompanying journal notebook is a great way for children to record what they learned and enjoyed most; you can choose how many activities you want to use.
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! =)