The goal for Biology (5th ed.) is not to just give students knowledge of Biology but also to teach them critical thinking and to develop college and career readiness while applying a Christian worldview in the field of biology. Biology provides an academically robust teaching of evolution that is more intense and thorough than secular texts while also analyzing and evaluating areas from a biblical worldview. It accomplishes its goals through webquests, real-world case studies, and lab and field activities that use the latest available technologies.
Biology Subject Kit (5th ed.) is rated
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Rated 3 out of
Not thrilledI think integral parts were left out in order to get the detailed instruction I like to give my classes. They are having to take many notes on information you deleted and add it to what the book says. In some instances, vocabulary that completely describes processes and organisms was left out. This is the first new addition that I wish I had not had my kids buy. The environmental aspects we already talked about.
The embryonic development from germ layers is good but incomplete without the full processes of digestion, etc, of each organism.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 3 out of
Excellent text, but not exactly homeschool-friendlyThis is a beautiful, well-formatted textbook. The information is laid out in easily digestible segments, and the illustrations and figures are of high quality. With that being said, it is disappointing that a textbook at this price point is softcover, and will therefore be less durable than its main competitor in the homeschool arena, Apologia. Also, it takes some time to become accustomed to the use of figures in the text, as it is not always clear where they belong in the "flow" of the information. For students who have been reading a lot of "real" books, it may take a period of adjustment to the idea that the figures are not supplemental in nature, but contain information that is only given in those figures and nowhere else in the text. I have found some of the review questions to be vague and difficult for my student to understand. Using this text is going to require a much greater financial investment for the average homeschooler because it requires purchasing a lab manual, a test pack, and three teacher resources in order to implement the program successfully.