The Learning Path
Each chapter opens with a Learning Path that walks students through the main concepts of the chapter.
Concept Learning Objectives
Chapters are divided into sections for ease of use. Each section begins with Concept Learning Objectives that clearly state the skills or ideas students are to master.
Review of Concept Questions
At the end of each chapter concept, Review of Concept questions challenge students to check their understanding of that topic.
Scientific Thinking Figures
Thinking Scientific Illustrations walk the student through an experiment following the scientific method.
Inquiry and Analysis
Located at the end of each chapter, Inquiry and Analysis features provide students a deeper look into a scientific investigation, presenting experimental results and challenging them to interpret the data.
Connecting the Concepts
Located at the end of each Unit, Connecting the Concepts (Map) illustrates to students how seemingly isolated concepts in different chapters are actually connected by unifying concepts of biology.
Understand, Apply and Synthesize
Understand, Apply and Synthesize questions, located at the end of chapter, are organized according to the levels of Blooms - Understand questions assess base knowledge of concepts; Apply questions assess the student's ability to apply the information to different situations; and Synthesize questions assess the student's ability to think more critically about the topics covered in the chapter.