The Ecology Book from Master's Books

I have found many great educational resources from New Leaf Publishing Company. They provide resources with a distinctively Christian worldview.

Recently I had the opportunity to review their brand new The Ecology Book published by the Master Books division. The authors of this book are Jean Lightner and Tom Hennigan.

I was impressed by this science course. Here are some of my favorite things.

* The book has three levels of reading. Level 1 is for 5th and 6th graders. Everything at this level is written on a white background. Level 2 is for 7th and 8th graders and is written on a green background. Level 3 is written for 9th-11th graders and is written on a blue background. I really like that I can use the same resource for different grade levels.

* This book, like all I’ve reviewed from Master Books has a distinctively Christian worldview. I think that is vital in a science course. The authors don’t steer away from the difficult subjects, but they bring the truth of God’s Word into everything.

* Every chapter begins with a “Big Five” – Questions of Who, What, Where, Why and How that are going to be answered in the chapter. This guides students as they read to look for the answers.

* The book deals with our responsibility as Christians in taking care of the world God has given us. Our moral responsibility to care for God’s world is covered again and again.

My one concern is that the book seems as if it might be a little short for a high school course. I haven’t headed into the high school waters yet, but it seems as if this would count as at least a partial course credit in our state.

This is another great resource from New Leaf, and I’m looking forward to using this as a resource for our science. You can find other reviews of this book here.

I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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