Disclosure: I received free curriculum for review purposes and am being compensated for my time. I am not required to give a positive review. As always, I am sharing my honest opinion with you.
We have used Apologia’s elementary science curriculum for years, so I was excited to see their new high school Health and Nutrition curriculum because I knew it would have a Christian worldview. I want my kids to learn science through the lens of God’s amazing design and wisdom for our lives.
It is important for our children to learn to take care of themselves physically, but their mental and spiritual health is just as important. Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition covers all of those bases and then some.
Complete Health and Nutrition Curriculum
Most of the health curriculums that I have come across are only supplemental. Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition is full year science course packed with information and activities. Honestly, it was a bit more advanced than I was expecting. More on that below. 😉
The course consists of a textbook and workbook, and is divided into 15 modules:
- Who Am I and Why Does Health Matter?
- Physical Influences On Thoughts and Feelings
- Mental and Emotional Stability
- Interpersonal Harmony
- Treasuring Your Senses
- Processing Nourishment and Hydration
- Food Science I – Micronutrients
- Food Science II – Micronutrients
- Let’s Look at What You Eat
- Delivering the Oxygen
- Let’s Move
- You’re Stronger Than You Look
- At War With Infection
- Peace in Difficult Times
- The Gift of Reproduction
Each section includes science lessons, practical applications, and spiritual encouragement.
The workbook contains assignments and study guide questions. It also has pages to take notes while reading the text.
There is a suggested daily schedule in the front of the workbook that is so helpful! It is completely open-and-go with no long planning session required from a parent.
The Birds and the Bees
The very last module of this course is about reproductive health. It emphasizes purity and the sanctity of marriage. The descriptions and illustrations are very thorough, but tastefully done. Our children need to know that the way their bodies work is by God’s design.
Advanced Health and Nutrition Course
I mentioned above that I was a little surprised at the level of this course. I wasn’t expecting such a meaty course, and it was a bit too much for my 8th grader. She is not an advanced reader and the terms were simply above her level of comprehension. She worked through a few lessons before we decided it was best to shelve it for high school. We will pull it back out in a couple of years when she is ready because it is goldmine of information.
Don’t let my experience deter you from checking it out for your 8th or 9th grader, though. It might be a perfect fit for your child! Check out the large sample files for a closer look.
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