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For introductory courses for biology majors.

 

Uniquely engeras biology students in energetic finding out, scientific thinking, and ability breakthrough.

Scott Freeman’s Biological Science is beloved for its Socratic narrative style, its emphasis on experimental evidence, and also its dedication to active finding out. Science education and learning study suggests that true mastery of content requires a move amethod from memorization towards active engagement with the material in a focused, individual means. Biological Science is designed to equip students through techniques to assess their level of expertise and recognize the types of cognitive abilities that need improvement.

 

With the Sixth Edition, content has been streamlined through an emphasis on core principles and also core competencies from the Vision and also Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report. The text’s unique BioSkills area is now put after Chapter 1 to assist students construct essential abilities necessary to come to be a scientist, brand-new “Making Models” boxes overview learners in interpreting and creating models, and brand-new “Placed It all Together” instance research studies conclude each chapter and help students watch relationships in between chapter content and existing, real-people research study questions. New, engaging content contains updated coverage of global climate adjust, advancements in genomic editing, and also recent insights into the evolution of land also plants. The functions in the text are sustained and also incorporated with MasteringBiology tasks, Learning Catalytics™, and also brand-new whiteboard videos that guide students in completing the “Making Models” assignments.

 

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This title is likewise available through MasteringBiology -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment mechanism, designed to improve outcomes by engaging students before, during, and after course through powerful content and activities. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally efficient content before class and also encourage important thinking and retention with in-course sources such as Learning Catalytics™. Students deserve to better master concepts after course via typical and adaptive homejob-related assignments that provide clues and answer-specific feedearlier. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one area, while diagnostic devices give instructors access to wealthy data to assess student expertise and also misconceptions.

 

Mastering brings finding out full circle by repeatedly adapting to each student and also making finding out more personal than ever–before, during, and also after course.

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Develop skills-based learning in biology: Building on the extensive skills instruction in previous editions, the Sixth Edition places an even greater emphasis on developing important science skills that reinforce concepts in biology. Unique BioSkills reference section is now placed earlier in the text to draw attention to key skills students need to succeed in biology.  Previously located in an appendix at the end of the text, this easy-to-find reference material now follows Chapter 1 to better support the development of skills throughout the course.  Each BioSkill includes practice exercises in the book and in MasteringBiology that reinforce each skill. NEW! Opening roadmap introduces the BioSkills section and places science skills in context with student success in biology.  NEW! BioSkill on Reading and Making Visual Models teaches students how to interpret visual models and how to create their own models to visualize and understand biology concepts. NEW!  BioSkill on Recognizing and Correcting Misconceptions alerts students to ways that preconceptions about ideas can hinder their understanding of biology.  This BioSkill helps students develop metacognition about misconceptions, and it provides some strategies students can employ throughout the course to avoid common pitfalls. EXPANDED!  BioSkill on Interpreting Standard Error Bars and Using Statistical Tests includes a new discussion of commonly used tests, such as Chi square, t-test, and analysis of variance (ANOVA).  A new section discusses interpreting P values and statistical definition. NEW! BioSkill on Using Spectrophotometry covers this technique that is commonly taught and used in introductory labs. NEW! BioSkill on Using Molecular Biology Tools and Techniques relocates material previously covered in genetics chapters.  Coverage includes Making and Using DNA Libraries, PCR, Dideoxy Sequencing, Shotgun Sequencing, and DNA Microselection. MasteringBiology™ BioSkills review questions are available to students in the Study Area for self-paced learning and exercise.  Additional BioSkills questions in the item library are assignable for homework-related. NEW! Unique Making Models boxes appear at strategic points throughout chapters to guide students in deepening their understanding of biology concepts by learning how to interpret and create visual models. Short, easy-to-follow instructions are provided in each Making Models box, including a short introduction that describes how to make a useful drawing, a simple sketch that models how to draw the principles, and an activity question that prompts students to create their own model or modify the example sketch. Interactive whiteboard videos accompany each Making Models box to deepen the learning and to dynamically show students how to build visual models.    Students can access the videos via QR codes, through the eText, or in the Study Area of MasteringBiology. MasteringBiology™ Making Models activities include the whiteboard videos plus application questions that help students develop the skills of interpreting visual models. MORE! Additional quantitative questions have been added throughout the text, and are labeled for easy identification to encourage students to practice quantitative reasoning skills.  These questions are available for auto-graded assignments in MasteringBiology.   Engage students in scientific inquiry and active problem-solving: Throughout every chapter, the authors emphasize the scientific process and prompt students to think like a scientist.   NEW! End-of-chapter case studies appear in every chapter and provide a brief summary of contemporary biology research in action. Titled “Put It All Together,” each case study helps students connect what they learn in class with existing, real-world biology research inquiries. Case study questions ask students to synthesize and apply their knowledge of chapter concepts.  Each case study includes at least one question that requires students to analyze real data or apply quantitative skills. Case study questions are assignable in MasteringBiology. Classroom activity questions are available for clickers and in Learning Catalytics to help instructors easily incorporate the case studies into their classroom teaching. A wide variety of practice questions and exercises designed to encourage students to stop to test their understanding as they are reading are highlighted in blue throughout the message. “You should be able to …” activities appear within the prose of each chapter and challenge students to demonstrate understanding or apply their knowledge to new cases. Figure and table caption questions and exercises ask students to critically examine information in figures and tables. Every “Blue Thread” question, including end-of-chapter difficulties,is ranked according to Bloom’s taxonomy and is assignable in MasteringBiology. The Socratic writing style challenges students to think through difficulties, form questions, seek answers, and form follow-up questions—practicing the process of science as they read Research boxes teach students how we know what we know about biology by using current and classic research to model the observational and hypothesis-testing process of scientific discovery.  Each Research box concludes with a question or exercise that asks students to think critically about experimental design by predicting outcomes, analyzing the setup used to test a hypothesis, or interpreting data found in experimental outcomes. Data sources are included for all graphs and charts throughout the text to emphasize the research process that leads to our understanding of biology concepts. MasteringBiology “Solve It” tutorials engage students in a multi-step investigation of a “mystery” or open question in which they must analyze real information. MasteringBiology Experimental Inquiry Tutorials allow students to replicate a classic biology experiment and learn the conceptual aspects of experimental architecture. Students can critically evaluate the experiment and make decisions about how to set up, analyze, assess, and evaluate other experiments.   Emphasize conceptual understanding while providing streamlined and up-to-date biology coverage.   Unique Big Picture concept maps integrate visuals and words to help students synthesize ideas, trends,   and information across chapters for challenging topics in biology, including Energy, Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology. NEW! Big Picture concept map on the Diversity of Life helps students see relationships among the major taxonomic groups in the tree of life. ”You should be able to…” activities encourage students to analyze important patterns within each Big Picture concept map. MasteringBiology Big Picture concept map tutorials are complex, higher-level activities that require students to build their own concept map and to answer questions about the content.  They are automatically graded to make it easy for professors to asauthorize. Unique chapter-opening roadmaps set the table for learning by visually grouping and organizing information to help students anticipate key ideas as well as recognize meaningful relationships and connections that are explored in the chapter that follows. NEW! Streamlined coverage maintains an emphasis on topics that are most relevant to how today’s biologists understand the natural civilization.  Examples include: Newly combined chapters on reproduction and development (Chapter 38 and Chapter 47) integrate discussions that were previously found in separate chapters on developmental biology and plant and animal physiology.  Melding and streamlining this information provides a more cohesive and succinct approach to these closely related topics. NEW! Innovative Diversity summary tables present organismal taxonomy in a manageable and visually engaging format that helps students compare and contrast important details about key lineages.  Each table includes a QR code that allows students to easily link to additional online reference material using a smartphone. New Chapter 20 (The Molecular Revolution: Biotechnology and Beyond) merges coverage of genomics and biotechnology topics that were previously discussed in separate chapters. Extensive content updates include new data on global climate adjust, coverage of genomic editing via CRISPR-Cas9, details of how the Ebola virus infects cells, insights into the evolution of land plants, and even more.   Closely align formative and summative assessment with Majors Biology course goals: Informed by current science education research and curriculum reform strategies, the Sixth Edition instructor resources provide a broad range of easy-to-use assessment options.   NEW!  Chapter Assessment Grids help instructors quickly identify suitable assessment questions in the text according to learning outcomes, Bloom’s taxonomy ranking, core concepts and core competencies discussed in the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report, and, when applicable, common student misconceptions. An extensive selection of mid- and high-level assessment questions are provided throughout each chapter to help students prepare for tests. NEW! Question labels call attention to questions that require quantitative skills, an understanding of the process of science, connecting biology and culture, and making models.  NEW! Caution questions address topics for which students often hold common misconceptions. Answers to Caution questions include information that addresses the misconception. “Blue thread” questions in the text are also assignable in MasteringBiology for auto-graded assignments.  Please refer to the MasteringBiology section for more information.   Also available with MasteringBiology™ MasteringBiology from carolannpeacock.com is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment device, designed to improve results by engaging students prior to, during, and after class with powerful content and activities. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics™. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedago. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one area, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.   NEW! Extensive labelling helps instructors quickly identify suitable assignments and assessment questions according to learning outcome, Bloom’s taxonomy rating, core concept and core competency discussed in the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report, and also, when applicable, common student misconceptions. Hundreds of self-paced MasteringBiology assignment options provide individual coaching with specific hints and feedback for course product.  Examples include: NEW! Making Models Whiteboard Videos support the new Making Models text feature and include practice and assessment activities.  The videos can be accessed via QR code, the eText, or in the Study Area of MasteringBiology.  Instructors can also assign activities that include the videos plus application questions that help students develop the skills of interpreting visual models. NEW!  End-of chapter Case Study Questions ask students to synthesize and apply their knowledge of chapter principles.  Each case study includes at least one question that requires students to analyze real data or apply quantitative skills. NEW!  Galapagos Evolution Video Activities These incredible videos, filmed on the Galapagos Islands by Peter and Rosemary Grant, bring to life the dynamic evolutionary processes that impact Darwin’s finches on Daphne Major Island. Six videos explore important concepts and data from the Grants’ field research study, and assignable activities make sure students stay focused on the important takeaway points. NEW! HHMI Short Films are documentary-quality movies from HHMI and include assignable inquiries. EXPANDED! Big Picture Concept Map Tutorials require students to build their own concept map that synthesizes information across chapters and units.  New to the Sixth Edition are concept map tutorials on Diversity. “Solve It” Tutorials engage students in a multi-step investigation of a “mystery” or open question in which they must analyze real information. Experimental Inquiry Tutorials allow students to replicate a classic biology experiment and learn the conceptual aspects of experimental architecture. Students can critically evaluate the experiment and make decisions about how to set up, translate, assess, and evaluate other experiments. BioFlix® Tutorials use movie-quality 3-D animations and coaching exercises to help students master tough topics outside of course. NEW! Optional Adaptive Follow-up Assignments are based on each student’s performance on the original MasteringBiology assignment and provide additional coaching and practice tailored to each student’s needs. NEW! Learning Catalytics™ allows students to use their smartphones, taballows, or laptops to respond to questions in class.  Instructors can create their own inquiries, draw from community content shared by colleagues, or access Perason’s library of question clusters that explore challenging topics through a series of 2-5 questions that use a single scenario or set of information, build in obstacle, and require higher-level reasoning. NEW! Classroom activities are delivered via Learning Catalytics and clickers to help instructors easily incorporate the text’s new end of chapter case studies into their teaching. NEW! eText 2.0 integrates the text with videos, animations, Vocab Self-Quizzes, and Practice Tests in a format that can be used on smartphones, tablets, and computer systems. NEW! Dynamic Study Modules provide students with multiple sets of questions with extensive feedback so that they can test, learn, and retest until they achieve mastery of the textbook product. “Blue thread” concerns, including End-of-Chapter problemsand BioSkills review inquiries, are available for assignment in MasteringBiology or for inclusion on tests. Pre-class reading quizzes can be assigned through MasteringBiology to help students pinpoint concepts that they understand and concepts with which they need more help. By identifying topics that are most difficult for them, students are better prepared to ask questions and more likely to listen proactively. Get Ready for Biology exercises in the Study Area provide diagnostic tests, animations, tutorials, and self-assessment questions to help students brush up their study abilities, math skills, language abilities, and even more. Chemistry Review activities are integrated into appropriate chapters throughout the text to help students get up to speed with the chemistry knowledge they need to succeed in General Biology.">