Abeka Science Grade 10

Presenting life as God’s most complex creation, Abeka’s Biology: God’s Living Creation course studies plant life, human anatomy and physiology, 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 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 list.

The student textbook provides textual readings, feature articles, and the section and chapter reviews. 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. A nice feature is the Trans-Vision Plates™, which provides a unique look at the inside of the human body through transparent overlays. Also includes a glossary of biology terms and medical prefixes.

The teacher guide provides the full student text at the beginning and the teacher resources in the back section. Resources include the scope and sequence with a suggested teaching schedule, classroom management information and grading scale, daily lessons, and answers to the text questions. 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, Quiz Book, and the Test Book. Answers are not included; each book has a separate teacher guide or answer key.

The Field and Lab Manual provides 25 experiments and 3 additional projects. Each experiment begins with an overview, 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 earth worm), beakers, test tubes, prepared slides, and numerous other items. Please contact us for the full list. For your convenience, we also offer the companion Lab Demonstrations DVD, which gives students the opportunity to view all 25 experiments and 2 of the additional projects (The Tree Identification Project is not included). Use the DVD to supplement or replace the hands-on experiments. If your student is college bound in the sciences, you may still wish to implement some of the hands-on experiments at home to better prepare them.

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 test book provides 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 included on each test. The quiz book includes 36 quizzes which offer a variety of reinforcement exercises including matching, true or false, short answer questions 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, test book, quiz book, and lab manual. The parent kit includes the teacher edition, the test key, quiz key, and the Field and Lab Manual Teacher Edition. The optional Lab Demonstrations DVD is sold separately.

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