Yes, I do believe I like the A Beka version of biology better for Emily. I would almost consider the Apologia Biology more of an Honors course. Just my opinion though. I will be creating lesson plans based on the A Beka biology book. There won't be any testing or quizzes. I believe in a mastery based learning with a lot of hands on work. This may not be the way you school...but this is how we do it. I find it hard to grade learning. You either "get" it or you don't? Practice makes perfect, right??
Here we go!!!
eta: why make stuff that is already there? I started making the kids some flashcards but there are a ton out there on Quizlet. Tons of stuff on there!
Also, found a great comparison between the A Beka version and the Apologia for the Biology. HomeSchoolReviews . I agree with a lot on here. As it is true that the A Beka has WAY more anatomy than Apologia. And anatomy is second nature to me and for me to teach. We are going to start at Chapter 3 with plant reproduction. From being a science major in college I will take things in sections of importance.