Exploring the World of Biology

Exploring the World of Biology

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Item #: 016000
ISBN: 9780890515525
Grades: 6-9

Product Description:

A sweeping tour of biology, from biological classification and naming systems to the kingdoms of life, with side trips into food nutrients, human digestion, scientific advances in growing crops, and hoaxes related to biology. Stories of many famous scientists are woven throughout, including Louis Pasteur, George Washington Carver, Robert Hooke, Carl Linnaeus, Jean Henri Fabre, John Audubon and others.

These Softcover Texts explore science topics from a Christian perspective and include review questions for assessment. Books are divided by topical chapter, each containing informative text, black-and-white illustrations and photos, and review questions. The text is engagingly written, weaving in stories of scientific discovery and famous scientists, instead of simply offering facts. While the visuals are black-and-white, they are detailed and clearly labeled. Review questions consist of true/false and multiple choice questions, along with a short list of questions students can use for further research, writing assignments, or be extended into projects. Answers to the short answer questions are found in the back along with a glossary and index. This series could form the core of an upper-elementary or middle school science program when combined with one of the new Parent Lesson Planners, or be used as a topical supplement. 160+ pgs each.

Student Questions and Teacher Key/Test books have also been created by Memoria Press for additional assessment. These are not referenced by the Master Books PLP, but are used in the Memoria Press Classical Curriculum, or can be used to flesh out review and assessment if using the books as a junior high course. While there was previously one “Questions, Reviews, Tests” book for each title, the series has been revised and there are now two books per text: a Supplemental Student Questions workbook with supplemental questions and review questions (for the student’s use), and a Teacher Key and Tests which holds the answer key, unit tests, final exam, and test key. The Supplemental Student Questions book includes a variety of question formats, although short answer is the most common. All are paperback and are not reproducible.- Jess

Category Description for Memoria Press Science:

User-friendly, well-organized and academically sound, these science guides from Memoria Press are sure to please the science-loving child in your home. Courses consist of a teacher guide, a student guide and in some cases, a separate text. Optional resources are suggested for some courses.


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

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John Hudson Tiner
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Master Book Publishers
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using it as a Spine for Biology 101 dvd course
Skye W on Jul 30, 2022
The text looks interesting to read, giving historical context to the subject matter.
Kristen U on Aug 6, 2021
using it as a Spine for Biology 101 dvd course
Skye W on Jul 30, 2022
Our Christian hybrid school requires them this year
Shelley R on Aug 14, 2021
The text looks interesting to read, giving historical context to the subject matter.
Kristen U on Aug 6, 2021
I like to read texts aloud as a supplement to my kids.
Susan R on Jan 19, 2021
We like the other books in this series by John Hudson Tiner.
Collette D on Aug 20, 2020
Recommended by many and it looks great!
Heather F on Jun 26, 2020
This appears to be a well organized, beautifully constructed textbook that I feel will give my children a positive experience in biology studies. I am teaching 3 high schoolers this year, and the information and graphics is sure to benefit and please each of their unique learning styles.
Anne Marie on Jun 12, 2020
My son has just completed John Hudson Tiner's Exploring the World of Astronomy Set from Memoria Press which he thoroughly enjoyed. I imagine he will enjoy this set also. <br />The teachers guide makes for easy marking.
Callan L on Jan 14, 2020
We wanted the Chemistry version and noticed the Biology is the same low price so we're getting both.
Mercedes C on Jul 16, 2018
It is a specific subject and will be a bit challenging for my grandson. I look forward to working through it with him.
Christine C on Jul 2, 2017
I chose this because this is the curriculum our co-op has decided to use
Kimberly B on Jun 30, 2017
My son enjoyed the sample pdf - he is interested in biology
Alexis B on Dec 15, 2016
More to the point offering more general information vs. the complexity of the Exploring Creation system, to hopefully help draw in a very uninterested student.
Kelly E on Oct 19, 2016
I chose this to use as my science curriculum for my 5th grader this year.
Heather C on May 17, 2016
Our Christian hybrid school requires them this year
Shelley R on Aug 14, 2021
I like to read texts aloud as a supplement to my kids.
Susan R on Jan 19, 2021
Is this 2017 edition?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: According to our warehouse, the copyright is 2008 with a printing date of 2018.
Does this text have any references to the age if the Earth? Is it friendly to people who have a Young Earth or Old Earth creation view?
Cassandra on Jan 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I think the best way to answer that for your family is to review the last chapter. It discusses the fallibilty of science and how theories can be debunked. I handled the chapter as a discusion tool. I think it leans young Earth in that chapter, but not obviously so in any other chapter.
Is this written from a Christian perspective?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, for example in Chapter 7 the author notes that George Washington Carver gives credit to God for his discoveries and refers to Carver's faith.
On page 81, the Bible is quoted in reference to locusts.
The author obviously brings his Christian faith into the writings, but still focuses on the science. It is an enjoyable, readable biology overview for those just getting into biology.
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Perfect for Independent Work
This book is perfect for independent work. My grandson has set a goal and this book works perfectly for that journey. The writing is thorough and easily understood.
August 3, 2017
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