Biology Revised (5th Edition)

Revised with expanded content and improved graphics, Biology: God’s Living Creation, glorifies God through the study of life as God’s most complex act of creation. Topically, students will learn about plant life, human anatomy and physiology, ecology, zoology, and cellular and molecular biology through the lens of Scripture. While evolution is mentioned, the theory is presented as a departure from true science. The course is designed to engage a student’s interest in and appreciation for the gift of life and promote field work. Text work and text readings are integral, with microscopic and dissection activities beginning in the early chapters. A compound microscope (400x), slides, dissection tools and specimens are required for successful completion of the course. Contact Rainbow Resource for a complete supplies list.

The softcover Student Textbook provides textual readings, feature articles, and the section and chapter reviews. Application questions are included in the reviews to help students connect science to real life. Space to record answers is not included, so students will need a separate notebook. The text is well-illustrated, with graphics and colorful photographs throughout the text to aid student understanding. Key words are in bold and there is comprehensive glossary in the back of the book.

The spiral-bound, two-volume Teacher Guide provides a scope and sequence, daily lessons (170), chapter overviews, lesson preparation resources, teaching notes and extension opportunities. Reduced student pages are included with the section review answers in the margins of the corresponding pages. Answers to Chapter Review questions are found in the appendix. Volume 1 covers chapters 1-12 and Volume 2 covers chapters 13-24. If you prefer to not use the teacher guide, a separate Answer Key is available that includes the answers only to section and chapter reviews from the student text.

Additional resources include the Field and Lab Manual, and the Quiz and Test Book Volume 1 and Volume 2. Answers are not included; each book has a separate teacher guide or answer key.

The Field and Lab Manual provides 25 experiments, 10 additional activities, and 3 field-study projects. Experiments include the introduction and purpose, equipment and supply lists, step-by-step instructions, and a report sheet. You will need to provide numerous items including a lab coat/apron, safety glasses/goggles, 400x compound microscope, dissection tray and tools, slides, dissection specimens (sheep brain and heart, fetal pig, frog, perch, grasshopper, crayfish, starfish, and earthworm), beakers, test tubes, prepared slides, and numerous other items. Please contact us for the full list of supplies.

The Field and Lab Manual Teacher Guide includes the complete student lab manual with answers. It also includes teacher notes for each experiment and the additional projects. A comprehensive listing of necessary supplies/equipment and instructions to construct a permanent plant press is also included.

The Quiz and Test Books Volume 1 and Volume 2 are separated into semesters, following the same chapter divisions as the Teacher Guides. Volume 1 and 2 combined include a total of 12 exams: 8 tests (roughly one every 3 weeks), 2 nine-week exams, a semester exam, and a final exam. Short answer, multiple choice, matching, and essay questions are all represented. There are a total of 36 quizzes in the two volumes, which offer a variety of reinforcement exercises. For example, matching, true or false, short answer, and labeling/identification pages. Answers for the test book and quiz book are found in the corresponding Answer Keys. Student and teacher resources are not reproducible.

Also available are the Biology Student and Parent Kits. The Student Kit includes the Textbook, Volume 1 and 2 Test and Quiz Book, and the Lab Manual. The Parent Kit includes Volume 1 and Teacher Editions, Volume 1 and 2 Test and Quiz Key, and the Field and Lab Manual Teacher Edition. There is no Lab Demonstrations DVD available currently. Since this is an optional resource, it is not required to successfully complete the program. ~Deanne

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