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Monday, May 20, 2019

Homeschool Review Crew - Big Bible Science

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I was thrilled to get a chance to review Big Bible Science, RTM 5-7; RM 7-11 from Christian Focus. Other members of the Homeschool Review Crew had the opportunity to review other products from Christian Focus Publications, as follows, so be sure to click on the link at the end of the review to read what they had to say about:

Big Bible Science, RTM 5-7; RM 7-11
Elizabeth Prentiss, RTM 8-9; RM 9-14
God is Better than Princesses, RTM 0-5; RM 5-6
God is Better than Trucks, RTM 0-5; RM 5-6

The abbreviations stand for RTM (Read to Me) and RM (Read Myself), followed by the recommended age range.


Learning about God's Word and learning about God's world go hand in hand.

The book is written in a manner that is intended to tap into the child's imaginations and help them find answers to questions they have while developing a life-long lasting love for Christ. God's Word and His World go hand in hand. Big Bible Science helps children explore both through real live science experiments. The book includes 21 units that walk students through scientific concepts such as Newton's Laws, gravity, friction, animal classifications, and the human body.

The book is paperback, glossy cover, and contains 96 pages. Additionally, there are some online extra experiments to try.

The author is Erin Lee Green who is originally from Arkansas but now lives in Puerto Rico. She has a Master of Arts degree in teaching and taught chemistry, astronomy and geology at a public school. Nowadays, she enjoys sharing God's wonders and Salvation with her children as well as with the world.

Each chapter includes:

Objectives: Science learning goals.
Materials: What you need before each lesson.
The Big Idea: A scientific explanation of the lesson that also ties in a Biblical perspective.
Activities: Demonstrations, games and experiments.
Apply it: Ideas about how to find examples of the lesson in your world.
Go Beyond: For more advanced students this will challenge them to think and experiment further.

The book starts with a unit on gravity and compares it to Psalm 37:23-24 - Though he may stumble he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with His hand. The side panel lists all of the items you need for the experiment, and the next page explains how to conduct the experiment. The lesson is wrapped up with an application to life using the Scripture and a recommendation to read the mini biography of George Muller, a scientist.

These short biographies are included in the book at the end, so you don't even have to rush out and buy a separate book or even look for it at the library unless you want to do a more indepth study on the people mentioned.

The mini biography pages include:

Guillaume Amontons
Svante Arrhenius
Augustin De Coulomb
Benjamin Franklin
Galileo Galilei
Hero of Alexandria
Carolus Linnaeus
George Muller
Isaac Newton
Leonardo Da Vinci
Lynn Townsend White

The rest of the lessons are laid out in a similar format, with a Scripture reference or correlation to God, a side panel of items needed, an experiment and an application lesson.

Experiment Units include:

  • Gravity 
  • Newton’s First Second and Third Laws of Motion
  • Co–efficient of Friction
  • Static Electricity 
  • Acid-Base Taste Test 
  • Combustion Reactions 
  • Plant Requirements 
  • Lunar Craters 
  • Water Cycle 
  • Angle of the Sun’s Rays 
  • Basic Animal Classification 
  • Field Trip: The Zoo 
  • Nervous System 
  • Muscles 
  • Bones 
  • Respiratory System 
  • Circulatory System 
  • Digestive System 
  • Urinary System
How Did We Use It?

My daughter LOVES science experiments, so she was hyped about this review.

All of the experiments are designed to be done in a home school environment, with materials and equipment that you probably already have around the house. If not, they can be easily acquired. I had most items already. The book is written so that a parent/teacher can use it for instruction for younger children, or older children could easily follow along with it alone, with appropriate supervision where necessary for some of the experiments.

What Did We Think?

I really believe that by understanding how science works, we return glory to its Creator. I love Science books that include as their foundation, Scripture. This one does just that. Every lesson begins with a scientific fact that corresponds to Scripture. The experiments were explained well and didn't require buying expensive chemicals and such. Most things, we already had around the house.


Read what other members of the Homeschool Review Crew thought by clicking on the picture below:

Big Bible Science, Elizabeth Prentiss, God is Better than Princesses,  God is Better than Trucks. {Christian Focus Reviews}

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