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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review: World of Science

Science is not one of my favorite subjects, but I am very impressed with World of Science.  From the back cover, " World of Science explores God's creation all around us from the furthest star in the Universe to the smallest atom under our feet."  This hard cover book contains over 800 illustrations and photographs and includes over 60 science experiments.  The book contains an introduction, 7 sections, glossary, scientific units, and an Index within its 240 pages.  The sections are:

  • Matter and Chemicals
  • Energy, Motion, and Machines
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Light and Sound
  • Earth and Life
  • Space and Time
  • Science Experiments
I thought the introduction answered the question Why Do Science? so well.  It states, " Science can help us see the intricacies of God's creation allowing for enormous advancements in our world."  Later it says, "Without restraint or godly wisdom, science can become a tool of devastation."  There have been many scientists who have seen God's handiwork in the world around them.  That's why I think it is important to teach science to our children, to show them God's handiwork is in all things and to raise up a generation that will come at science from a Christian perspective in whatever field they are working in.


The layout of World of Science is very easy to read through or find exactly what you are looking for. Each page Each page is full of illustrations, photographs, charts, and a science discovery on the topic.  The book is engaging and interesting for children to read.  Younger siblings who cannot yet read can enjoy looking at the pictures.  My children love studying space and the planets.  Here's a peek inside what we were looking at:



One of the best things about this book is the experiments included in the back of the book.  There are over 60 experiments listed.  Each one is written out in an easy to understand format with pictures to show you what it should look like.  Each experiment has a list of what you will need and anything you need to be cautious of like, "Be careful with the mold.  If you touch it wash your hands afterwards."  Here is a picture of one of the experiment pages (which by the way my boys want to do all of them)

The World of Science would make a wonderful elementary science curriculum or great addition to your homeschool library.

I received a complimentary copy of World of Science from New Leaf Publications for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.
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