Evaluations of science-related media and their suitability for homeschool use.
Each review is for a specific book, video, or other resource. These are similar to Textbook Reviews, except that they are about materials that are not specifically written and sold as homeschool curricula. Examples include popular Christian books and videos that discuss science topics, PBS television programs, and science websites.
Currently, our efforts are concentrated on writing reviews for resources that we deem of highest quality and value. Therefore, do not be surprised if all of our current reviews have high ratings.
|Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution and Intelligent Design [book]. 2011. 2nd ed. Haarsma, D. B.; Haarsma, L. D.; Faith Alive Christian Resources. Grand Rapids, Michigan.||Science and Christianity; Science and the Bible; Origin and History of the Cosmos; Origin and History of the Earth; Evolution and the History of Life (Macroevolution)||2012-11||5 stars|
If there is a book, video, or other resource that you would like us to assess for its quality and suitability for homeschool use, please tell us about it by completing our Home Teacher Survey or using the Contact Us form.
Each review has the same basic structure:
- Specifications: A simple list of information about the resource, including the title, author, date, publisher, subject and topic.
- Ratings: A list of reviewer assessments and 5-star ratings of the resource according to various parameters. These include classification of the scientific and worldviews portrayed; prominence and coherence of the resource’s religious or theological content; accuracy and quality of the science itself; and grade-level and practicality for homeschool use.
- Discussion: One to several paragraphs explaining the reviewer’s reasons for assigning particular ratings and giving particular recommendations. Reviewers are asked to cite features and qualities that they like, to critically evaluate the scientific quality and Christian or religious content, and to recommend how the resource could be incorporated into a homeschool curriculum.