Grades 6 - 8
The field of biology focuses on living things, from the smallest
microscopic protozoa to the largest mammal. In this book you will read
and explore the life of plants, insects, spiders and other arachnids,
life in water, reptiles, birds, and mammals, highlighting God’s amazing
creation. You will learn about the following and so much more:
- How does biological classification give each different type of plant or animal a unique name?
- In what ways are seeds spread around the world?
- What food does the body use for long-term storage of energy?
- How did biologists learn how the stomach digested food?
- What plant gave George de Mestral the idea for Velcro?
For most of history, biologists used the visible appearance of plants
or animals to classify them. They grouped plants or animals with
similar-looking features into families. Starting in the 1990s,
biologists have extracted DNA and RNA from cells as a guide to how
plants or animals should be grouped. Like visual structures, these
reveal the underlying design or creation. Exploring the World of Biology is a fascinating look at life – from the smallest proteins and spores, to the complex life systems of humans and animals.
This set includes Exploring the History of Biology text, Supplemental Student Questions, and Teacher Key & Tests.
We love John H. Tiner’s science books for middle school students. He
writes from a biblical perspective and has won numerous awards for his
books on science and medicine for young people. They are excellent
introductions to the people and places central to the planet Earth, the
history of medicine, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. These
illustrated books have review questions and activities after every
chapter, and Memoria Press has added additional supplemental review
questions to each chapter, unit reviews, unit tests, and a final exam
for each book in the series.