Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. is proud to present the second edition of its Exploring Creation With Biology course. The first edition has been used by thousands of students in all 50 states and 13 other countries. Now, this award-winning biology course will get even better!
The second edition has several features that enhance the value of the course: *There is more color in this edition as compared to the previous edition, and many of the drawings that are in the first edition have been replaced by pictures or higher-quality drawings. This is especially true for the sections in which microscopic structures are discussed.
*Dr. Wile has been answering student questions on the course for six years. Those questions have allowed him to realize what sections of the book could be written more clearly. Thus, this edition of the biology course is even more understandable than the first edition!
*More topics have been added, such as a discussion of the proposed changes to the standard system of taxonomy. In addition, more details have been added on many topics. *Some of the experiments have been changed to make them even more interesting and easy to perform.
*There is a course website that has links to materials which provide extra help as well as interesting news related to biology.
*Advanced students who have the time and the ability for additional learning will be directed to online resources that will give them access to advanced subject matter. *To aid the student in reviewing the course as a whole, there is an appendix that contains questions which cover the entire course. The solutions and tests manual has the answers to those questions. *There are cumulative tests in the solutions and tests guide if the parent/teacher wants to give the student quarterly, semester, or final exams. *Finally, even though the module tests are found in the solutions and tests manual (so that the parent/teacher always has a copy of them), a second set of tests is also provided in a perforated booklet. This will allow the student to be given the tests without referring to the solutions and tests manual. *Please note that because of the differences between the first and second editions, students in a group setting cannot use both. They must all have the same edition. This course is designed to be the student's first high school science course. Typically, it is recommended that the student take this course during the same year that he or she is taking Algebra 1. Exploring Creation With Biology is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Please note that this course does not contain a discussion of human anatomy and physiology. Most college biology professors do not consider it to be a part of a solid, college-prep biology course. Human anatomy and physiology is such a detailed subject that it merits an entire high school course (see the advanced biology course).
Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university biology course.
Parents and homeschoolers` response to this book has been overwhelming, often with the comment that this course was their favorite! Available now!