Rated 4 out of 5Â by DClark Overall it is a very good product.
After using the Bob Jones 7th Grade Curriculum for many years, this book has its good and bad. I do not like that the student activity pages are in a separate book now. It was much better when they were combined and with a part A & B. I find myself not using these pages as much as I used to because of it.
Also, the chapters on genetics are now more that of a 9th grade level and are now more difficult for the students to grasp at a 7th grade level.
The information in the books is outstanding but there is SO much to cover in 1 year. It is a bit of knowledge overload for a 7th grader.
November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SmartOnes6 We really enjoy this program! !
Excellent curriculum!! Curriculum made for success.
October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Christie My daughter loved this book!
This text is well written, up to date, and eye catching. The pages are attractive and my daughter, (who isn't keen on science) found this material interesting and enjoyable!
September 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bebe It works!
I wish that the activity pages were still in the textbook, rather than a separate book. That is something I prefer from the previous edition. I understand having a separate lab manual, but for additional worksheets that help the students further apply the "book learning", it would be so much more helpful to have them in just one book.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bebe Like the newest edition, more information that is helpful!
I especially like the first page of the chapter, it is a good introduction to the "meat" of the chapter. The facets are, and always have been, good for explaining and detail.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by QueenB This book is a good buy for junior high science classes.
This book is very readable for the students. The vocabulary words are right on target for what is necessary for the chapters that we have worked on so far. Some of the end of chapter questions are a little advanced for this age group. The Bible integration is interesting and very applicable.
February 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by KRFord Life Science
Pros: This book is current and teaches the latest developments in the field of life science. My previous book was outdated, so this edition saves me a lot of time researching to double check the information. I also really like that the book follows the same layout as the previous edition. This means that most of my lesson plans work with only minor tweaking. Another text from BJU was updated in a way that is completely different than the old edition. Unfortunately, it will take much work to rewrite all my plans. I am happy that is not the case with this edition.
Cons: This text tends toward a more conventional method of teaching. I wish there were ideas for interactive motivation and wrap ups for each lesson. Especially for the age the text is designed, students learn best through interactive, enjoyable methods.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cheese excellent text
Having taught the 2nd edition, previewed the 3rd edition, I feel this is your best edition of this textbook. Thank you for the additional helps and complete answers in all review areas. The standardized test prep are a big help in getting our students ready for SAT.
October 11, 2013