Zoology 2 is the fourth book written by Jeannie Fulbright and is my personal favorite! Maybe it is only because I live in land-locked Arkansas, but this book literally taught me something new on every single page. Certainly, if you live near a large body of water (think ocean!) you will want your child to explore this book thoroughly. Equally suited for older or younger students, this book is great for an entire family study, followed by a trip to the beach! Since many families are no where near an ocean, we decided to box up many of the shells and other animals (sponge, coral) that are discussed in detail in the later lessons of the book. You can bring the ocean to your house by ordering a Shell Box Assortment
along with this book. For small replicas of the animals studied we have also assembled an Ocean Box Assortment
. Larger sea life replicas
are available as well.
I like the projects in this book better than any of the other texts. Maybe that is because many of the experiments involve real animals - a goldfish, tadpoles, triops and sea monkeys. And yet, none are expensive, or require great care. Four lab supply kits are available for this book from Creation Sensation - a Deluxe Family Kit, a 2nd Student Kit, a Priority Kit (less expensive, but you have to find some of the items yourself) and custom built co-op kits for groups. (So sorry, but none of the kits come with a goldfish or a tadpole!)
Exploring Creation with Zoology 2 is a wonderful book to use in a co-op! If you are considering using this book in a co-op setting, be sure and schedule a field trip to an aquarium or a fish hatchery sometime during the co-op. Check with your state wildlife office to see if a mobile aquarium might be brought to your co-op. For a closing celebration plan a trip to a seafood restaurant.