The student edition provides age-appropriate scientific information through text, captioned photographs, annotated illustrations, diagrams, and special interest boxes. Each reading section ends with a Quick Check question to assess student understanding. The course encourages students to begin formulating a biblical worldview of science by showing them how we can use science to glorify God and help others. This edition also contains an introduction to each Investigation, Inquiry, Exploration, and STEM activity. These activities allow students to apply the engineering design process and foundational science inquiry skills to develop orderly approaches to problem solving.