This new Berean Builders Science Curriculum for high school from respected science professor Dr. Jay Wile is designed to be highly hands-on and engaging for students. Each lesson combines textbook information with review questions and science experiments, so students develop practical scientific knowledge and skills. Frequent reviews, checks for understanding, and science projects and experiments engage students. The information is presented clearly for high school grade levels, with a colorful layout and few pictures. However, since the layout is text-heavy, it can be challenging to focus and persevere through the content for independent study. Only the chemistry course was available at the time of this review. This curriculum presents a Christian creationist worldview.

Berean Builders Science Curriculum Review – Grades 9-12
Curriculum Components Recommended Student Textbook, Test and Answer Key Book
Curriculum Cost (per Grade) $65
Hands-on Activities Cost (per Grade) $80
Strengths
  • Conversational tone for ease of understanding
  • In-depth information presented clearly
  • Review questions and frequent experiments
Weaknesses
  • The textbook layout is not very engaging for students, as it’s heavy on reading and explanations
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Includes Student Tests Yes
Worldview Creationist
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Science Content Quality
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Activity/Lab Prep Time 20 minutes

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