Compared to Apologia’s Exploring Creation series, BJU Press homeschool science curriculum is the more traditional approach (like when I went to school in the 60s and 70s). Like Apologia, it is also a Christian curriculum with a creation science view.
This is a solid academic science curriculum that has been used by homeschoolers with success for over 20 years.
We’ve used everything in the BJU Press science curriculum but the physics (nothing against the physics–they didn’t take it.) Our older children liked these science courses and did well in science on the college level (even though it wasn’t their major interest.)
Bob Jones homeschool science also has more student activities which include various lab experiments and different types of activities to reinforce learning (Q&A, matching, fill in the blanks, etc.). Those activities are a great way to learn thee types of questions that homeschoolers will see in college courses.
Life Science Grade 7 4th Edition
Life Science (4th edition) introduces the living world with all its wonders. Content on cellular biology, genetics, history of life, microbiology, botany, zoology, ecology, human anatomy and physiology. Life Science is presented with a Biblical perspective.
The BJU Press Life Science 4th Edition Homeschool Kit includes one of each of the following:
- Teacher’s Edition 279950
- Student Text 276832
- Lab Manual Teacher’s Edition 279935
- Student Lab Manual 279943
- Tests 280008
- Tests Answer Key 279992
Life Science 4th Ed. Teacher’s Edition
The Life Science Teacher’s Edition with CD has notes in the margin to help in preparing lessons, chapter overviews, suggested teaching schedules, and more.
The Teacher’s Toolkit CD has extra material such as section quizzes, additional activities, visuals, and more.
Life Science 4th Edition Student Text
The Life Science Student Text 4th. Ed. has these features in each chapter: colorful images, a list of key terms, a chapter summary, review questions, and extra questions to prepare students for standardized tests.
Life Science 4th Edition Tests (1 Packet)
There is one test for each chapter in the Life Science Tests. Questions are presented in a variety of formats including multiple choice, true/false, matching, diagrams, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and essay.
Tests Answer Key
Life Science 4th Edition Tests Answer Key
Answers for all the objective questions and suggested responses for essay questions are provided in the Life Science Tests Answer Key.
Student Lab Manual
Life Science Student Lab Manual 4th Edition
The Life Science Student Lab Manual includes worksheets, activities, and labs.
Teacher’s Edition Lab Manual
Life Science Lab Manual Teacher’s Edition 4th Edition
The Life Science Lab Manual Teacher’s Edition has the following features:
- Answers for each of the Applications and Investigation questions
- Suggestions for grading
- Margin Notes with suggestions for substituting materials, hints for making labs work in a homeschool setting, tips for explaining difficult concepts and procedures, and helpful background information.