Apologia’s Swimming Creatures

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of swimming creatures and is a part of Apologia’s award-winning Young Explorer Series. It is packed with a variety of hands-on activities, experiments, and projects.
From the rivers and streams to the mighty ocean, God filled the Earth’s waters with animals great and small. Upon His word, enormous whales sprung into being. At His command, billions of plankton leapt to life. On that day, millions of creatures like the strapping sea turtles, the skulking sharks, the delightful dolphins, and the soaring squid gladly joined their fellow sea animals. Strong swimming bass traveled the rivers past the creeping crayfish and the sluggardly snails. How joyously crammed with excitement was the fifth day of Earth’s existence!

Apologia’s second zoology book will take your student on a delightful exploration into the wonders of the swimming creatures made on the fifth day of creation. We’ll begin with a big splash from the whales and dolphins, then spy on seals and meet manatees before swimming with the sea turtles, snakes, and salamanders. We’ll even peek in on the primeval plesiosaurus and its pals.

Following the frolic with fish and sharks, we’ll uncover the world of crabby crustaceans, sea snails, clams, and their soft-bodied friends like the octopus, squid, and nautilus. We’ll consort with corals, find flowers that devour plankton, see stars and feathers that walk, leap and roll, and discover dollars that disappear in the sand and sponges that clean more than you might think.

From the microscopic to massive, no stone is left unturned in your student’s passage through the waters of the world. Lesson experiments or project reinforce the scientific method and the concepts studied. No matter how near or far you live from the ocean, you and your students will wonder at God’s designs in the amazing aquatic animals He formed on the fifth day.

Link to Apologia’s website for more details:  https://www.apologia.com/shop/?swoof=1&pa_topic-series=zoology-2

Required Materials: Zoology 2 Textbook and Zoology 2 Note-booking Journal (see supply fees below)

This is a 30 week class that meets 1.5 hours weekly. The curriculum is designed to last 26 weeks. Enrichment activities for the remaining 4 weeks will be determined based on class size and announced at a later date.

Class homework requirements: homework assignments will range from reading the text, completing worksheets, taking quizzes, researching topics, and projects.


Time: 10:45 – 12:15
Grade: 4 -6
Class Fees: $375
Supply fee: Option A: $125 (required materials provided by tutor) or Option B: $65 (purchase your own required materials)
Tutor: Erica Thomas