Let me start by saying that I'm disappointed in this particular Apologia curriculum. It is much too difficult and in-depth for kids younger than junior high age.
That being said, my 11- and 13-year-olds are enjoying their notebooks considerably more than they enjoy the accompanying text. I wish I'd had notebooks like this for my science classes in school! There seems to be just the right amount of space to write a few lines of information and draw some pictures, and there are also cross-word puzzles, diagrams to label, Bible verse copywork, and neat suggestions for projects and experiments. The personal person project is pretty cool, too!
I was amazed at everything this journal has! Really reviews the materials extensively. Very fun for my 3rd grade daughter's way of learning. Drawing pictures to what you learned. Crosswords. And making a personal body. Can't believe how much we are learning and retaining even at her young age, and she's having FUN!!! We're just finishing the first chapter, and I'm looking forward to what else it has. It does have a lot of work/review, so you may not have to do each page, or have time to do each page. But at least it has options!! Worth the price. So glad I decided to add this supplement to our schooling!
The Apologia notebooks are durable, well-designed, and a fantastic supplement to reinforce and further explore the ideas presented in the Human Anatomy and Physiology textbook. My three children love having their own personal notebooks, and are more excited about studying A & P than ever.
I can wholeheartedly recommend this product, and will be purchasing more notebooks to supplement the other textbooks in this series.
The notebooking journal has been worth every penny! I am so glad I ordered this along with the textbook. My daughter is a 5th grader & finds it to be user friendly. A great resource & teaching tool which is much appreciated from a homeschool moms perspective!