Creative, hands-on activities enrich and extend the topics covered. The text offers students the opportunity to work on their own, in pairs, or in teams to complete the assignments. Lessons and activities often include connections to other disciplines, further reinforcing the relevance of biotechnology in students’ lives.
Biotechnology was created with differentiated instruction in mind. It can be taught to middle school students of different learning abilities as well as to high school life science or biology students as supplementary material.
Each chapter opens with a photograph and an Essential Question to focus attention on the chapter’s main idea.
Student activities extend the information, challenging students to be creative and gain a deeper understanding of the material.
Lessons are followed by a complete set of questions—vocabulary, multiple-choice, and short answer—to help students review the topic and assess comprehension. For more advanced students, Going Further questions offer more challenging work.
Chapter Reviews reinforce facts and concepts in a variety of question formats, such as true-false, multiple choice, and short answer. A vocabulary crossword puzzle uses all the vocabulary terms covered in the chapter.
Student Mini-Labs engage students in investigations that require inquiry skills and critical thinking.
Graphing Skills exercises enhance comprehension of the material while strengthening students’ skills at drawing and using graphs.
Abundant photographs, diagrams, figures, and tables illustrate concepts and clarify the concepts being taught.
All activities have been “student tested” and many can be used with students of differing abilities.
In some cases there will be two versions of a student activity to facilitate differentiated instruction.
The text can be used to teach biotechnology in many ways
as the main source of information in a biotechnology class
as supplementary material for a regular life science class, when the teacher wants to incorporate biotechnology into the curriculum
as a review of specific life science topics—at the end of the year in a life science class or before a state-mandated proficiency test
in classes held every day for one full semester for mainstream and other students
in classes held every day for two full semesters for Honors students
Presents fully-developed lessons with student mini-labs, graphing skills, and student activities for enhanced learning. An Answer Key is included.
(Laura M. Johnson)
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