The Biology (5th ed.) Student Text takes the student on a quest to understand God’s living world, from the microscopic world of the cells to the macroscopic world of plants, animals, and the human body. Clear scientific images help them picture the cell’s workings, and galleries of photos in every chapter give them a sense of the classification of life. Case studies, webquests, lab activities, and questions help students think like scientists and understand that biology makes sense from a biblical perspective.
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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.