Monday, March 11, 2013

Review:The Ecology Book(Wonders of Creation)

The Ecology Book
About the Book:
Study the relationship between living organisms and our place in God's wondrous creation!
  • Learn important words and concepts from different habitats around the world to mutual symbiosis as a product of the relational character of God.
  • Designed with a multi-age level format especially for homeschool educational programs.
  • Examine influential Scientists and their work, more fully understand practical aspects of stewardship, and investigate ecological connections in creation!
The best-selling Wonders of Creation series adds a new biology-focused title that unveils the intricate nature of God's world and the harmony that was broken by sin. This educational resource is color-coded with three educational levels in mind: 5th to 6th grades, 7th to 8th grades, and 9th through 11th grades, which can be utilized for the classroom, independent study, or homeschool setting.
Whether used as part of our newly developed science curriculum or simply as a unique unit study, the book includes full-color photos, informative illustrations, and meaningful descriptions. The text encourages an understanding of a world designed, not as a series of random evolutionary accidents, but instead as a wondrous, well-designed system of life around the globe created to enrich and support one another.
Jean LightnerTom Hennigan
About the Authors:
Dr. Jean Lightner is an adjunct professor with Liberty University Online.  She has a B.S. in Agriculture (Animal Science major), a D.V.M., and a M.S. in veterinary preventive medicine.  After working just over three years as a veterinary medical officer for the US Department of Agriculture, she resigned to stay at home and teach her four children.  Now that her children are grown, she is deeply involved in creation research.  She has contributed numerous articles to creation journals, magazines, and websites and serves as a board member for the Creation Research Society.  She is also a member of the Creation Biology Society, Christian Veterinary Mission and the National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps.

Tom Hennigan has written for the Creation Research Society Quarterly, Answers Research Journal, Creation, Creation Illustrated and Answers Magazines.  As a product of creation evangelism, his passions include helping people to see the glory of Christ in Creation and encouraging the Body of Christ toward Biblical Stewardship and Discipleship.  Tom and Jennifer have four grown children and live in Cleveland, Georgia.

My Review:
This Ecology text has been developed with 3 educational levels in mind. You can use it in a classroom, independent study, or homeschool setting. So it is all three different levels combined in one handy book.

Level One is a basic level suitable for younger readers usually the 5th-6th grade levels. It includes the building memories and wonder why segments.

Level Two is suitable for the middle aged student that is in the 7th or 8th grade level. This middle level digs deeper into ecological issues related to today's environmental issues and focuses on words to know and practical applications.

Level Three is a level that focuses on the high school grades 9th-11th. This upper level incorporates concepts and theories related to all subject matter included in the text as well as unique information within the dig deeper sections.

Master Books has taken the study of Ecology and combined God's creation within its text to create something very unique and easy to understand. There are beautiful, real life photographs on each page. Each chapter contains the "Big Five" the who, what, where, why and how. So each chapter answers each of these questions. There are words to know lists and appendixes available for further study. As well as a glossary for any of those words that are hard to understand words. There are also pages full of additional resources to expand on the lessons.

As a homeschool book, this Ecology curriculum is something short, sweet and simple and easy to incorporate into any homeschool family.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me for free for my honest opinion from New Leaf Press and Master Books.