Senior Biology 1
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This student workbook and its companion title Senior Biology 2 are suitable for any general biology program and particularly suitable for Honors Biology. An excellent resource for classroom activities, homework, extension and exam revision.
Senior Biology 1 takes a contextual approach to the content delivery, presenting core principles within appropriate, real-world contexts. Biological stories preface many content sections, providing valuable opportunities to focus on comprehension and synthesis of ideas. Students are encouraged to apply their understanding of core principles to new scenarios. The workbook’s emphasis throughout is on inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving.
Content covers: data handling and analysis, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cellular energetics, chromosomes, heredity and molecular genetics, nucleic acid technology, evolution.
A wide variety of over 240 engaging activities facilitate effective differential instruction. Introduce, consolidate, extend, and test using the same workbook.
Concept maps introduce each of four main divisions of the workbook, integrating content across chapters to encourage linking of ideas and application of prior knowledge to new understandings.
End of chapter literacy activities
Student understanding of terms related to essential knowledge is consolidated through a variety of literacy activities. They present a perfect synoptic self-test for students.
These support activities where relevant and appropriate to extend learning beyond the workbook and to assist students in visualizing complex processes.
Diagrams, illustrations and photographs
Clear, uncomplicated diagrams, illustrations, and photographs support and reinforce the text.
Links and support
BIOZONE’s unique tab system identifies connections to related activities elsewhere in the workbook and provides web-based support and recommended reading to consolidate and extend learning.
Learning Objectives and Key Concepts
Each chapter is prefaced by a one-page synopsis of learning objectives and key terms, providing students with concise summary of performance expectations for each chapter. The key concepts for the chapter are summarized in an itemized list, providing a focus for the essential knowledge requirements of learners.
Practical Skills and Mathematical Requirements
These components of the program are addressed in two complementary ways. Activities involving data handling and interpretation are integrated throughout the workbook, providing real-world scenarios in context. A comprehensive introductory chapter supports these, covering basic planning, computational, and graphing skills to be used in skill development and consolidation, and as a reference.
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