Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: God's Wondrous Machine: The Electrifying Nervous System by:Lainna Callentine

 The Human Body's Nervous System (Student)
About the Book:
Utilizing Bloom's and Gardeners' Taxonomies of multiple intelligence learning styles, this curriculum focuses on the human body's nervous system, and will create opportunities for children to stretch beyond their natural tendencies. This book series will challenge the child in all facts of multiple intelligence. The parent/instructor is able to choose hands-on activities that engage linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, kinesthetic, musical/rhythmic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalist learning styles about life's big issues. God's Wonderous Machine helps the student and instructor capture learning where each student thrives.

About the Author:
Dr. Lainna Callentine, MEd, MD, is a physician, instructor, writer, speaker, and creator at Sciexperience, as well as pediatrician at Bolingbrook Christian Health Center. She left formal medicine in the E.R. to homeschool her three children.

My Review:
 I just have to say that I love this book! As always the publishers at Master Books, do NOT disappoint. The full color photographs included in the book are phenomenal!  This is a new product line from Master Books/New Leaf Publishing of elementary science curriculum for grades 3rd-6th. This is a hardcover book with approximately 96 pages dedicated fully to exploring the human body's nervous system. This book is the first in a 9 book series, it can be used as curriculum, unit study or a supplemental course. There is a parent lesson planner book available that includes, worksheets, testing materials, and a flexible calendar to help with planning. The cost of God's Wondrous Machine: The Electrifying Nervous System is $15.99 hardcover or $9.99 digital download and is available here.

 Included in the 11 sections of the book is a general overview of the central nervous system, but there are also some great information that would really excite children to know such as old photographs featuring a curator for the Smithsonian examining a skull from 1935 that shows signs of a brain surgery from thousands of years previous. The book also includes vocabulary lists and scripture references. The hundred page book has a lot of great information packed tight. This book is a great start to some very in depth science adventures! I read through the book in a few short hours with my children and they really enjoyed learning new facts about the interesting people included in the book. If you would like to read more reviews, you can here.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from my participation in the Moms of Master Books.