Our First Dissection! And a Special Guest…

We received the product this year  in exchange for an honest review and demonstration. This has in no way affected my opinion of the product, and I have provided an honest account of our experience.

Homeschool Labs and Dissection With Apologia

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We completed our very first homeschool dissection last week and it was an awesome experience. First, hands down, Apologia is our favorite science curriculum that we have used for years. We have always loved its biblical base and its thoroughness. It has always taught my children to see God in all of science and how He has created this world so perfectly in His design.

My daughter is currently studying Biology as a ninth grader. She also must complete the labs for this course to be added to her transcript as a science credit. We knew that meant dissecting this year and we were beyond thrilled when my father, who back in his day was a biology major, offered to help us!

We are so blessed to have him join us for this. He knew SO much and was able to make the lab much more exciting for my daughter. Even though we only dissected the earthworm so far, seeing all those little parts and how God created this creature was amazing.



Apologia’s Biology curriculum has been so easy for me to implement this year. We have the textbook, student journal (which includes the lab reports to fill out), DVDs for extra info and solidifying info, and the tests. My daughter is able to do everything independently.

The dissection kit was purchased separately and came with all of the tools needed for the dissections (scissors, surgical blades, tweezers, etc.). The specimens arrived in a  sealed bag and contained the earthworm, crayfish, perch, and frog.


Admittedly, my daughter wasn’t thrilled about this assignment, but once we started I think she was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t that bad, and was really quite interesting!

My boys, on the other hand, were a captive audience:

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We are scheduled to dissect again in a few weeks and I will be posting again with our experience. Be sure to subscribe to the blog and follow along on Instagram.

If you are looking for a solidly biblically based science curriculum, Apologia is simply the best we have used! They have many more resources available too.

Visit Apologia for more information on their science curriculum and more!

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Author: Karen DeBeus

Karen is the author of Simply Homeschool, Called Home, and Bible Based Homeschooling. She is passionate about encouraging homeschooling families on their journey to keep their eyes on the One who called them here. She can also be found blogging about all things simple at Simply Living for Him.

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