Explore biology-life-as God created it! From the smallest (and yet still incredibly complex) bacteria to the largest mammals, students will read about the life of insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals, as well as the science of biology itself. Classification, energy storage, digestion, early biologists, DNA, and other topics are all explored in easy to read chapters that always point the glory of creation back to God. Chapter highlights, illustrations, and questions are included for each chapter. 153 indexed pages, softcover. Line-listed answers included.
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Customer Reviews for Exploring the World of Biology: From Mushrooms to Complex Life Forms
Review 1 for Exploring the World of Biology: From Mushrooms to Complex Life Forms
I really like this book so far.
Date:August 16, 2012
I am really enjoying this book so far. We end up looking up youtube videos to watch to remember more of what we read. We dissected a mushroom, and we just make up things as we go along that go along with the lessons and readings in the book.
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Review 2 for Exploring the World of Biology: From Mushrooms to Complex Life Forms
A solid biology textbook
Date:April 26, 2011
Here are some various observations I made:
--There are 14 chapters that are approximately 10 pages each, ranging from microscopic organisms to mammals.
--Although it is listed as a middle school text, it can be used and adapted for different ages and skill levels.
--Each chapter contains an 'Explore More' section, which includes questions, discussion ideas, and research options.
--All of the pictures and illustrations are in black and white. This was a concern initially, since my boys really seem to be drawn in to the colorful pictures that generally accompany science texts. However, this seemed to be less important as I read the material, and the illustrations were still well done. I also realized that having black and while illustrations was probably the primary the cost of the book was so low.
--The material was evolution free and had an underlying scriptural focus. The NIV translation was used for all of the Bible references.
I think what I liked most about Exploring the World of Biology was that it covered the basics in a thorough manner scientifically, but it also focused on the stories of the people and the discoveries involved. History was included in a very natural manner, and not simply as an add on piece of information. It is the first science book that I have reviewed that I can realistically see myself being able to use and adapt with each of my boys, ranging from 1st to 9th grades. It is very well written and user-friendly. I'm pretty sure at this point that this is the direction we will go in for the next school year.
Disclaimer: I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes.