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Behold and See 5
David Beresford, Ph.D.

Behold and See 5 is an up-to-date, Catholic science program written by Dr. David Beresford, a college professor, working scientist, and homeschooling father. Written for Catholic homeschooling families, Behold and See 5 combines a stunning, full-color interior with hands-on experiments and engaging scientific content from a Catholic perspective.

Since faith and reason are inseparable, the main goal of Behold and See 5 is to teach up-to-date scientific knowledge in the context of our Holy Faith. The text provides an in-depth, conceptual understanding of selected topics from biology, human anatomy, earth science, chemistry, and physics. It gently communicates the richness and order of God’s creation, and reflects on the proper use of scientific knowledge for the glory of God.

Besides being Catholic and current, Behold and See 5 is one of the most engaging science texts you will ever use! Dr. Beresford’s enthusiasm for science can be clearly seen in the text’s conversational style, the abundance of hands-on experiments, and the eagerness with which he helps students actually “do science” for themselves. A working scientist himself, Dr. Beresford will soon have your child digging for worms, recording weather data, and organizing experiment results in graphs and tables.

An indexed glossary is included. Activities can be selected as materials, time, and ability allow. Non-consumable—this text may be used over and over again! Ten chapters, 238 pgs. Full color throughout! Softcover. 8½”x11”

The accompanying Student Workbook provides kid-friendly exercises, tests, and a complete answer key to complete this full-year course.
116 pgs. Softcover. 8½”x11”

Recommended core text in CHC Lesson Plans for Fifth GradeTour this title within the Fifth Grade Interactive Guide!

A single-subject lesson plan is also available here.

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About the Author
David Beresford, Ph.D. (population biology/entomology), teaches biology at a variety of levels: university courses in Introductory Biology, Statistics, Euclidean Geometry, and Mathematics at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy, and Entomology and Invasive Species Biology at other institutions; high school biology at Wayside Academy, a private Catholic school, and elementary science to his own children at home. He writes articles about G. K. Chesterton for “Gilbert Magazine” and has also been published in “Catholic Insight” and other magazines. His scientific research focuses on finding ways to control the insect pests of dairy and beef cattle and studying species’ diversity in northern habitats. This work has been published in various ecology and entomology scientific journals. He lives with his wife and children on a farm in Dummer Township, Ontario, Canada, where they raise pigs, geese, and chickens.


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“This is our first year using a Catholic Heritage Curricula Science Curriculum. We are using the Behold and See 5 for our 5th grader, and LOVING it! What a nice change from the "typical" science curriculum. We are enjoying the incorporation of science and God and His world. My daughter also enjoys the "Roll up Your Sleeve!" activities. They give great project ideas that do not require much preparation. We also use the workbook, which helps reiterate what is learned in the text. The questions are not too hard, nor too easy, just perfect for the grade level. There is also a variety of activities, so the child does not get bored with something redundant. My daughter wants to do science before any other subject! ”
- Kristen, GA
Behold and See 5 is amazing. We and the G. family did it together with a total of 4 children-- ages 7 through 11. Amazing book, the kids retained it all, and now we are finishing the year out with building a garden here in Kentucky, the two families together. I am positive that the kids will be using what they learned in Behold and See 5 throughout the process.”
- Suzie, KY
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