Apologia Science has been the best for our family. I wanted to share some of our FAVORITE projects from Apologia science.
I was compensated for this post from Apologia Science, however, all opinions are my own, and my children and I completed these projects WAY before compensation was even a thought 😉
We have spent many years studying Apologia curriculum (learn how to use Apologia Science here), so it’s no secret to you all that we LOVE it. However, I haven’t really highlighted our FAVORITE projects from Apologia Science through the years here, and today, that’s going to change!
Why? Because if you’re like me you want to SEE why people love something. Not just hear about it right? So, here are some of our FAVORITE projects from Apologia science.
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Bird Feeders~Flying Creatures of the 5th Day
This is without a doubt our favorite project from Apologia zoology. My middle actually took it to the science fair and placed second with it. It was SO much fun!
The basic concept was to determine whether or not birds have a preference over the color of the feeder. We could tell no big difference in our bird feeders, but the red one weighed a little less after a few days, so our conclusion was that birds preferred over green 🙂
Dissection~Land Animals of the 6th Day
My middle absolutely LOVED dissecting in Land Animals. The snake kind of sort of freaked me out! But, she and her dad really loved it!
This really is a great way to learn different parts of the animal. She learned lots of different terms. And got some great one on one time with her dad.
How Do Bats Smell? ~Flying Creatures of the 5th Day
Bats smell, hear, taste, feel and see just like people do. They aren’t really “blind as a bat”. They can see very well in the daytime. But, how do they tend to their babies at night? Bats give birth once a year and raise their young in large nursery colonies where the baby bats cling to the walls until they can fly. This makes it hard for momma bats to find their babies right? No! They use their sense of smell.
For this experiment, we put different scents on cotton balls. I then had each child take a “baby” cotton ball with a specific scent. Blindfolded they had to find their baby in a ray of scents. It was a lot of fun!
Make a Stethoscope~Human Anatomy
A stethoscope helps a doctor hear the sounds that are being made inside your body. This activity let the kids hear what is going on in their own body just like a doctor! See a video of this experiment here.
Diaphragm Model~Human Anatomy
To help kids understand how the breathing process works they did this experiment to imitate it. We learned how the diaphragm works and what causes our lungs to fill with air.
How Big are Whales~Swimming Creatures of the 5th Day
The girls loved learning about whales, and one of our favorite projects from Apologia was measuring to see how big whales really are. It really put their size into perspective!
Brittle Stars~Swimming Creatures of the 5th Day
One of our highlights from Swimming Creatures was making a brittle star. The brittle star is a spiny, hard-skinned, long-armed animal that lives on the rocky sea floor. We had never heard of them before Apologia Science.
Predators Vs. Prey~Land Animals of the 6th Day
This was a fun game to help kids learn how the predator vs. prey relationship works. The idea was to find out what happens when a cougar cannot find enough deer to eat, and to learn why some areas have an explosion in the deer population.
Apologia Science is the absolute BEST homeschool science program out there. I hope you enjoyed a peek into some of our favorite projects with Apologia.