Introductory Biology

by Charles Zaremba


Course Description:
Author Charles Zaremba’s nickname is “Mr. Biology.” He is a nationally-known educator with an award-winning website that has had more than 1,000,000 visitors since 1997. As author of Introductory Biology, Zaremba has brought his award-winning skills to the development of a teacher-friendly, standards-based course that has been specially designed for the new or out-of-field teacher. The course presents the world of biology in the clear light of day without endless detail and abstraction. Twelve concise chapters focus students’ attention on key concepts and applications that cover all the national and/or applicable state standards. An easy-to-use daily pacing guide provides a roadmap for the instructor to reduce teacher preparation time, and ensures coverage of the required content. A daily lesson plan includes point-of-use content background for the teacher and classroom-tested teaching strategies to support successful delivery of the lesson. Outstanding daily class notes (available in full color PowerPoint or as overhead masters) are ready the first day of class. The student workbook contains lecture text, worksheets and laboratory pages. The coordinating teacher workbook includes examples and answers for each lab. The 34 labs use inexpensive materials available through local stores; a complete lab materials list (with sources for unusual materials) accompanies the text. Two unit tests are available for each unit, and quizzes are integrated into each unit. Two final exams are included.

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Table of Contents:

  1. The Scientific Method
  2. Basic Chemistry
  3. The Cell
  4. Nucleic Acids
  5. Genetic Basics of Life
  1. Principles of Biological Change
  2. The Minor Kingdoms
  3. The Animal Systems
  4. Plants
  5. Ecology

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $279 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-746-6
Teacher Edition Subscription Printed Version
Teacher Manual
Includes 3 times email access
to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $349 US

ISBN: 978-1-931680-05-9
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
includes printed teacher manual, 25 printed student books and 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $899 US

Page count is Teacher Edition and number of Student Books.
Class Set download files
ISBN: 978-1-59657-747-3
Student eBook
screen view files only, timely delivery to qualified purchasers
Qty: $21 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-526-4
Printed Student Book
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required.
Qty: $26 US

ISBN: 978-1-931680-04-2
Mentoring Teacher Program Subscription
This subscription allows for 25 times email
access to the mentoring teacher
for 370 days or end of next school year whichever is longer if purchased after Dec. 1
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required
Qty: $200 US

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