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Apologia Anatomy and Physiology Lesson 3 files added

17 Sep

I know, I know, they’ve been delayed quite a bit but they’re here – the Lesson 3 files for Anatomy and Physiology. Sorry to keep anyone waiting that’s been looking for them. The last few weeks have just been busy, busy, busy with running around and activities!

Here they are:

Lesson 3 Vocabulary


Lesson 3 Test

I’m actually working on the Lesson 4 test tonight (we’re a day behind – oops!) so hopefully I will have those up for you guys in the next week or two.

Have a great week!

Apologia Answer Keys

05 Sep

So I’ve been asked about answer keys for the Apologia worksheets. Maybe I didn’t want to include them? Maybe it was an oversight and I forgot to include them? Maybe I’ve been too busy? Well, actually, the real answer is there aren’t any!

Why? Well there are a couple answers actually.

1) It’s a lot of work.
Busy as I am, sometimes it’s hard enough getting the worksheets done, more-or-less having to go through them a second time and delete and enter answers into the space where each answer line once was. It’s very time consuming, and also can be a somewhat monotonous task, which, quite frankly, I don’t want to do.

2) When I made my own answer keys it didn’t always work out quite the way I thought it would.

I started out making my own answer keys by printing out a second copy of the worksheet set and then going through the book and filling in the answers in that second copy with a red pen. Every now and then, however, my son would put in answers that he had found in places in the book I may not have noticed, or had read/heard in outside materials and I’d end up having to spend time re-looking up the answers anyway. It seemed like a waste of time to do it once, and then maybe have to do it for certain questions again just because his answers didn’t match mine.

So basically, you’re on your own with the answer keys. I’m sorry for that but it’s really not too bad making your own using the existing worksheets. The worksheets are arranged chronologically, so you can easily go through the book and fill them in. If you have more than one child you can make the answer key once and keep it onhand until the younger ones move up to the book you’re currently working on, if need be. As best as I can remember, the test questions come from the book and should be fairly easy to find, so yet again it’s just a matter of making your own answer key by filling in the answers in a second copy of the test.

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology Lesson 2 Files

13 Aug

Wow, it’s almost been a whole month already since my last post! Time sure does fly when you’re having homeschooling fun!

Anyway, here they are, the magical files for Anatomy’s second lesson. There’s really not a whole lot to say about them, except that I’m pleased with the way the test turned out. These honestly aren’t the most fun things in the world to create (I really procrastinated on doing this test this week), but once they’re completed I’m actually excited about the finished product.

Anatomy and Physiology, Lesson 2 Vocabulary

Anatomy and Physiology, Lesson 2 Test

**Please note that for this test a couple of pictures need to be added.**

Questions 15-17 require a picture of the internal bone structure from page 41 with the different layers labeled with the question numbers. I chose to just draw this picture.

Questions 25-31 require a skeleton with bones marked with the question numbers that your child has to label. I took the picture of the skeleton for this test from an Apologia PDF file for the course notebook posted on their website here. It’s to the right of the book picture, obviously labeled “Course Notebook,” and you can just open it and print out the single page of the skeleton if you so choose.

Hopefully, if you intend to use these, you find them adequate. I hope everyone’s schooling is going well!

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology Schedule

26 Jul

Some of you out there may not know how to schedule things, or may not be sure how to break down this book, may not like other schedules you have found, or just might not have the extra time to sit there and figure it all out. I figured, in case anyone is interested, I’d post how I chose to schedule Apologia’s Anatomy and Physiology book for this school year. Basically I figure out how many weeks each chapter should or can take, and then figure out how to best work those time frames for each chapter (lesson) into our schedule for the weeks we have.

Here is how I broke down this book by chapter:

Chapter 1 – 2 weeks
Chapter 2 – 3 weeks
Chapter 3 – 2 weeks
Chapter 4 – 2 weeks
Chapter 5 – 2 weeks
Chapter 6 – 2 weeks
Chapter 7 – 3 weeks
Chapter 8 – 3 weeks
Chapter 9 – 2 weeks
Chapter 10 – 2 weeks
Chpater 11 – 3 weeks
Chapter 12 – 3 weeks
Chapter 13 – 2 weeks
Chapter 14 – 3 weeks

That comes out to 34 weeks, which is a good amount of weeks to fit into a regular 40-week school year, where it still allows for you to take off a few weeks from science whenever you decide to during the year.

I plan 3 days of the week for reading. If it’s a 2-week chapter, we do that reading in one week, and if it’s a 3-week chapter we do that reading in two weeks. The number of pages for each day just depends how I decide to break it up, where the sections end, and also depends on what else is planned for those three days. The appropriate terms from the vocabulary worksheet set are filled in while doing the appropriate reading. The final week is then used to do activities in the Notebooking Journal, and any projects or experiments that go along with the lesson. The final day of the final week is used for review.

Our test is actually scheduled the following week, so that it’s taken the same day we start a new chapter.

It’s a pretty basic schedule, and after having planned 3 other years I was able to get this one scheduled pretty quickly. What can I say? It works for us!

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 1 Files Added

24 Jul

Well, we’ve started it: Apologia’s Anatomy and Physiology book for elementary students. It’s just packed full of information and so far has been fun! I came up with a project for my son to make his own small strand of DNA and we did the chapter project and created our own gelatin cell, complete with candy organelles. Of course, there was a worksheet involved, and he’s taking his chapter test as I type this. I am also trying to fully utilize the Notebooking Journal that goes along with the book this year.

For this year’s book, I felt it was best to just have a worksheet with most of the bolded words and any other important words in the text to be on a worksheet for my child to fill in information about each of these things for the initial reading of the chapter. If I can find a program, I hope to take it a step farther, and transfer what he has written onto the sheet about each term onto electronic flash cards that he can use to review each term before the test (if anyone knows of any good ones let me know!)

And of course, we’re using any outside resources and projects that I can add to make the lesson more fun and memorable.

Anyway, here are the files for Chapter 1:

Chapter 1 Vocabulary Sheet

Chapter 1 Test

**Note that for the Chapter 1 Test you will need to add in a picture of a cell for labeling organelles**

There are also a couple of other worksheets posted on my Anatomy and Physiology page.

Hope these help! Keep checking back for more as we make our way through the book.

Apologia Zoology 3, Lesson 14 Files Added

25 May

The final set of files for Zoology 3 have been added – or not! Here are the files for the last lesson of the book, Lesson 14, but Lesson 12 files still need to be created and added. They will be added within the next month or so (hopefully closer to being added in a week or two, but life gets busy, so no promises on that one.)

So, here is the Lesson 14 Worksheet Set.

And here is the Lesson 14 Test.

Note that, for the Lesson 14 test, a couple of pictures need to be added. Question 9 requires a picture like the one added below (admire my artistic ability, or lack thereof), and then Question 12 of the test requires a picture of a snail with its internal anatomy so various parts can be labeled, much like the one shown in the “Gastropod Anatomy” section of the lesson, on the bottom of page 251.


It’s the end of the book. We made it! Yay!

Zoology 3, Lesson 13 files added

01 May

Here they are – and in a semi-timely fashion too! The Lesson 13 files for Apologia’s Zoology 3 have been added. These are a bit different than most of the previous files, because both the worksheet set and the test for this lesson have one or more questions that you have to either insert or draw pictures or diagrams into. It’s then up to your child to label or identify the various pictures or diagrams.

Zoology 3, Lesson 13 Worksheet

For this worksheet set, question 8 requires you to add in a picture of a spider so the various parts of the spider anatomy can be labeled. I chose to draw the picture that has the parts labeled on it, which is located on the bottom left-hand corner of the first page of Lesson 13 (page 229.)

**Note there is a question in this worksheet set (question 30) that requires your CHILD to draw in various types of webs. Obviously, you aren’t required to put the pictures in there because that’s up to them, but if you’re just going through the worksheets quickly, you might not realize it’s something they have to do and not something you have to put in there for them, so I figured I’d give everyone a heads up.

Zoology 3, Lesson 13 Test

This test set includes several test question that require you to put in pictures or diagrams. Questions requiring pictures include 12, 13, and one picture for questions 23-25. Question 12 and 13 require two different types of webs – of your choice – for your child to identify. Questions 23-25 require a picture of a scorpion like that under the “Scorpions” section, which is located at the bottom of page 239.

The end of the book (and the school year) is getting near! Happy teaching!

Zoology 3 Lesson 11 Files Added; Lesson 12 Files to be delayed

15 Apr

It’s been a considerably long time since I last added files, so I’m sorry for the delay in adding these, but here are the files for Lesson 11:

Lesson 11 Worksheet

Lesson 11 Test

Lesson 12 WILL NOT be up any time soon. I had my son do something different than usual. To get some experience with writing reports, I just had him read Lesson 12 and then pick a dinosaur of his choice to do a report on instead of his typical worksheet/test format.

I will, however, get up a Lesson 12 set of worksheets and the test at some point, so there eventually will be a complete set of worksheets for the Zooogy 3 book. Most likely this won’t be up until early June, when we’ve finished the rest of the book and I’ve had time to get the worksheets and test done. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause anyone with plans on using this in the next month or so.

Apologia Zoology 3 Lesson 10 Files Are Here!

04 Mar

Happy Sunday!

I hope I’m getting these Zoology pages out in a timely-enough manner for those of you who are using them this year, and hopefully they’ll be helpful for those planning to use them in the future. Anyway, here they are:

Zoology 3 Lesson 10 Worksheet

Zoology 3 Lesson 10 Test

If you’re new to the site, note that I also have all the previous lesson files available on the Zoology 3 page, and also have pages for both the Zoology 1 and Zoology 2 books as well. Hopefully these will be beneficial in your teaching of the Apologia books!

Zoology 3, Lesson 9 Files Added

10 Feb

Hello, hello again!!

Well, here they are. The Lesson 9 worksheet and Lesson 9 test that I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for are available now! Hopefully they’ll help someone out there in the Internet world using Apologia’s Zoology 3.

Here’s to a good weekend!

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