Students learn to think like a scientist—observing, questioning, testing, and explaining
Centered on six main themes—evolution; energy, matter and organization; maintaining a dynamic equilibrium; reproduction, growth and development; genetics and molecular biology; and interaction and interdependence.
Chapters begin with a brief introduction to the main topic and a list of learning objectives.
Diagrams and illustrations highlight and enhance important ideas and themes.
Topical questions assess students' reading comprehension and knowledge.
Each chapter contains a feature quote to rouse student interest.
Mid-chapter and end-of-chapter question sets include multiple-choice, constructed response, and reading comprehension to prepare students for end-of-course examinations.
Chapters conclude with an inquiry-oriented Laboratory Investigation with thought-provoking questions.
Teacher Manual includes an answer key, teacher resources, and laboratory investigations to help teachers guide students in learning important biology topics and concepts. Lesson plans are tailored to each of the 28 chapters.