COMING SPRING 2020
Introducing Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition
This foundational course covers everything students need to be successfully prepared for a college-level biology course. The materials have been updated, deeper explanations of certain concepts were added, and new graphics were created to help students understand the life sciences.
See the evidence of God’s creation as they learn scientific principles
Develop skills to think through and beyond the textbook materials, and be able to create their own experiments from concept to interpretation of results
Conduct experiments in a methodical way that prepares them not just for future classes, but for life
Take personal notes, conduct, and record experiments, and be able to interpret results
Learn how to record & report data, including the proper design of graphs & how to read them
Gain science confidence by developing a strong foundation in biology
Are there experiments and lab reports in this new edition?
Yes. The experiments come in three types: microscope labs, dissection labs, and household labs. Household labs use only common household equipment. See the FAQ download for more information.
What grades is this course designed to teach?
Designed to be taught as the first high school level course (9th grade); Exploring Creation with Biology could be completed by an advanced student in 8th grade. There are no math prerequisites for Biology.
Are the dissections and slides the same in this new edition?
Mostly. We have updated all of the labs and microscope work to be more user-friendly.
What are the math prerequisites for this course?
There are no math prerequisites.
What are the science prerequisites for this course?
There are no science prerequisites.
Vicki Dincher is a retired home school mom of four college graduates (all employed in science/health care fields). She’s been married to her college sweetheart, Jerry Dincher, since 1981 and now enjoys helping homeschool her grandchildren.
Vicki holds an M.S. in biology from the University of Nebraska and a B.S. in biology from the University of Pittsburgh.
In addition to teaching biology at a local community college, she taught middle school, high school, and college level science courses (including general science, physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, and advanced biology and physics) to home educated students in local co-ops and online for 25 years.
For more than 20 years, Vicki was involved in a large 150 student homeschool co-op teaching science and serving as the executive director. It was while there that she realized her passion for helping students to use their own natural curiosity to “get” science and to connect what they observe in creation to the Creator.
Vicki began developing curriculum to encourage and inspire students in the sciences. Vicki continues to work with her local homeschool community through Encore! Home School Productions, a nonprofit organization providing educational and drama opportunities for home schooled middle school and high school students in the Central Pennsylvania area.