If you thought biology was the tedious province of secular scientists, think again: The Riot and the Dance is biology like you've never seen it before.
This Lab Manual is the perfect lab companion to The Riot and the Dance, including 25 labs along with materials list, objectives, exercises, detailed lab instructions, and a year long schedule of interactive labs corresponding to the Student text. Enjoy getting your hands (or latex gloves, at least) dirty with your children!
What People Are Saying about The Riot and the Dance:
"The Riot and the Dance by Dr. Gordon Wilson is not your typical biology text book, as is obvious from the title. It is written in a more personal style—like a conversation between the student and the professor. As a consequence the reader feels more like the author is a real person and they are reading a real book (rather than trying to plow through a dictionary or encyclopedia). All the essential biology is presented, and is presented well—but in a more user-friendly context. The author is transparent in his Christian perspective, but remains strongly focused on the biology at hand. His very limited interjection of personal perspectives preserves the book's professional character but adds a dash of salt. There is no attempt to deal in depth with various theories regarding the history of life, which I feel is appropriate and intellectually honest." -John Sanford, PhD, Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University
"As a former college professor, it was refreshing to read a biology textbook that was not saturated in evolutionary fairy tales. Wilson doesn't hide his beliefs about creation beginning with God's Word. I enjoyed the conversational style of the book that will engage students with the information versus the typical biology textbook that is a boring recounting of facts. I also appreciated the use of analogies as these are a very effective teaching tool in the sciences. The Riot and the Dance will make a great addition to any biology classroom that desires to learn about God's world beginning with God's Word." -Georgia Purdom, PhD, Answers in Genesis
"This is a textbook that is not like other textbooks because it is fun. I have used this book as a help in teaching high school biology, I've referred to it during medical school (for his summaries of metabolic pathways), and I have read big chunks of it for pleasure and out of curiosity. Dr. Gordon Wilson is a very talented teacher and he does a wonderful job of illustrating the content of his book." -Ryan
"The Riot and the Dance is everything you need a biology text to be. It’s college prep. It’s interesting. It covers biology from the cellular level all the way up to the macro level (but does not cover humans) and ends with a well written chapter on ecology. It traffics in awe and wonder... If you are looking for a biology curriculum for high school, The Riot and the Dance is worth your consideration. It’s a solid, informative text, it’s engaging, and the labs are good. What’s not to like?" -Brandy
Dr. Gordon Wilson is currently a Senior Fellow of Natural History at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. Before coming to NSA he was a faculty member at Liberty University from 1991-2003. He has taught a wide array of biology courses at both institutions. Gordon received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University in 2003, and also earned his M.S. in Entomology and B.S. in Education/Biology at the University of Idaho. He has published his dissertation research on the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) in Southeastern Naturalist and the Herpetological Bulletin. When he's not herping (look it up), you will probably find him teaching biology, discussing creation/intelligent design, or enjoying his family and the outdoors in his corner of the Palouse. He also regularly writes articles for Answers Magazine. Gordon and his wife Meredith have four children and three grandchildren.
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PUB. DATE: January 1, 2016
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The Riot and the Dance Student Textbook is an approachable and readable explanation of the basics of biology and it is made up of two units, one on the cell and one on the diversity of life. It includes 29 chapters with review questions at the end of every chapter.
The Riot and the Dance Teacher's Edition contains detailed reading objectives, quizzes for every chapter, unit exams, and a complete answer key. Students can take the quizzes and exams directly from this book as the pages are perforated for easy removal.
The Riot and the Dance Complete Bundle contains the Student Textbook, the Teacher's Edition, and the Lab Manual all for 25% off!