Biology Principles (illustrations)
Biology Principle Figures discuss not only how the figure relates to the topic under consideration, but also how that figure illustrates a biological principle.
One page Unit Openers begins short vignette providing the student context of how the concepts to be covered are connected.
BioConnections, found in selected figure legends in each chapter, inform students of how a topic in one chapter is connected to a topic in another.
Feature Investigations, found in every chapter, describes the scientific process from beginning to end help students understand how biological principles emerge from experimentation.. A Feature Investigation includes three new elements: a Conclusion, the original journal citation for the experiment, and questions that are directly related to the experiment.
Evolutionary Connections provides an understanding and examines the evolutionary implications of scientific research.
Quantitative Analysis and Crunching the Numbers
Quantitative Analysis explores the quantitative aspect of biology, walking students through the quantitative components of biological concepts. Then Crunching the Numbers provide a sample problem that test the students understanding.
Learning Outcomes break the Chapter into digestible sections that cover skills or ideas students are to master.
Concept Checks appear in figure legends throughout the text asking students to apply or interpret information presented in illustrations.
Reviewing the Concepts
Found at the end of the chapter, Reviewing the Concepts provides a summary of the key concepts presented in each chapter section.
Testing Your Knowledge
Testing your knowledge allows students to check their understanding of key concepts BEFORE the move on to the next topic.
Test Yourself, Conceptual Questions and Collaborative Questions (End of Chapter Assessment)
Found at the end of each chapter Test Yourself, Conceptual Questions and Collaborative Questions test students understanding of how the chapter concepts