The Ecology Book
Authors: Tom Hennigan & Jean Lightner
Size: 8-1/2 x 11
Casebound; 96 pages
Recommended for: Jr High & High School
The Ecology Book is a new addition to the “Wonders of Creation” series offered by Master Books and will be available on April 1, 2013. It is 96 pages of full-color and LOTS of information. It is designed so it can be used with 5th through 11th Graders by utilizing a very interesting color pattern. There are three levels, each being a set of grades, and these levels are noted throughout the book by the background color. The youngest level (5th & 6th Graders) has a light background, the 7th & 8th Graders use a light green background and 9th – 11th Graders get a very dark green background. It is recommended that each grade above the beginning read their color as well as the younger colors.
If you look up the meaning of ecology, you get: the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms. Yep, that is exactly what this book covers! It as has facts about ecologists from history, offers ways to make a difference in our world and has suggestions for “building memories” by getting out in our world with your family.
To be a bit more specific, the youngest grades cover “the big five”: Who, What, Where, Why & How. The middle grades add vocabulary that are important to know and the highest grades get in to concepts and theories.
This book shares from a biblical world view and you will find MANY scriptures throughout the text. There are nine chapters as well as two appendixes and a glossary. Overall it would be a good supplement to your science program but I do not believe it would be a stand alone item. A very good thing is that it could be used for several students within your home at the same time, or a different times depending on how your schooling works.
Just as an FYI, there are 22 of the very dark (High School) sections throughout the book. In my opinion, this would be a book better suite for purchase in the younger years so you would be able to get more for the money you spent. However, the information presented will not go wasted by any age that should read it.
I did not receive one but there is also an Ecology Study Guide that will be available for $3.99 as well.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!