7/10/2013

101 Series: Biology 101 Curriculum DVD Review

I was contacted by Tammy Olson asking if I would be interested in checking out the 101 series DVDs, a DVD curriculum created for Christian homeschool families. Of  course I was excited to do so.



First let me tell you a little about how this great DVD series started. In 2003 Tammy was having a problem finding a biology curriculum to fit her family. So with Wes having 15 years of corporate film production experience he decided to make his own curriculum and then in 2004 Westfield Studios was founded. Read more about the Olson Family Here.

Biology 101 is the world of biology from a Biblical perspective. It is designed for students ages 15 and up but all material is suited for all ages. It comes with 4 DVDS filled with the study of biology following the actual creation days revealed in the book of Genesis. It also includes a PDF guidebook that includes quizzes for each segment.

Overview of Discs
Disc 1
Introduction: Defining Life and Life Classifications
Plants
Disc 2
Aquatic Creatures
Avian Creatures
Disc 3
Land Animals Part 1
Land Animals Part 2
Mankind Part 1
Mankind Part 2
Disc 4
Genetics
Cells and Genetics

Total Running time: 4 hours, 37 minutes

There are more DVD available and more coming. Check out 101 Series Store HERE. 
My Personal Opinion
I had the opportunity to review the Biology 101 Dvd and I have to say I loved it. I enjoyed the way the dvd follows the order of creation. This way helps to show us how everything is in a way connected. My son who is only in the 6th grade watched the dvd with me and said he liked learning through watching (he doesn't enjoy reading textbooks as you can imagine).  He also said that he liked that it followed the order in which God created the earth. I too really enjoyed the DVD and recommend it to anyone that enjoys learning visually. I have to say I learned things that I did not know...
like a Hummingbird can see in ultraviolet light.
Even if you are not homeschooling these DVDs would be great to help students get a Christian view of all context they are provided in their classes.

You will have the opportunity to win one of these DVDs for your family starting on July 17 so check back to enter.

12 comments:

Dorothy Teel said...

Biology 101 sounds to me like a program that I would love for my granddaughters who are homeschooled be able to use. I think more things need to be taught from creation series. Thank you for doing these and I appreciate being able to check this Biology 101 series out.

Lise said...

Would love this for my twin 8th graders...when they get to high school!

Maureen said...

I like that it is based from a biblical perspective and the PDF file with quizzes etc. would be most helpful. This DVD seems to be an excellent resource that I would welcome into our homeschool!

Nelda said...

I love this set. I would really like to own this for sure. I love it being from a biblical background too. This is excellent!!!!

Cassandra Kelton said...

I watched a move recently that explained how creation and evolution worked together and it was incredibly interesting. I would love to have this set to show my daughter when she gets older.

Donna said...

I sounds like a great program.

Lydia Hostetler said...

This is just what I need. My oldest is going in 8th grade homeschooling.

kathy pease said...

this looks so interesting..I love learning about different things and this sounds like a wonderful program :)

9 Lives said...

Looks like fun! I like the idea of Biology through Genesis… very clever. We'd use this in our homeschool (K through 11 this year).

9 Lives said...

Looks like fun! I like the idea of Biology through Genesis… very clever. I can see us using this with our homeschool (k through 11th this year).

Clarissa said...

I love that its creation based! I'd love it for my kids... and myself!

lilyk said...

I think this DVD looks very interesting!