Grade Levels: High School
BSCS Biology: A Human Approach, Fifth Edition is organized into three sections and six core units based on unifying themes. The three sections found at the beginning, middle and end of the program are Engage, Evaluate, and Explain. These three sections are also a part of the BSCE Science Learning 5E Instructional Model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate)
Subthemes are distinguishing characteristics of BSCS Biology: A Human Approach, Fifth Edition and are woven throughout the program. These subthemes are:
Science as Inquiry and Science as Humanity encourage students to establish a connection between biology and real life.
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BSCS Biology: A Human Approach, Fifth Edition also features major revisions to activities in units 1, 4, and 6.
Unit 1, Evolution: Patterns and Products of Change in Living Systems, features more scaffolded instruction around core concepts of evolution including variation, common ancestry and evolutionary relationships, and speciation.
Unit 4, Continuity: Reproduction and Inheritance in Living Systems, includes updated activities in which students explore genetic counseling and genetic technologies, as well as increased connections between genetics and evolution.
Unit 6, Ecology: Interaction and Interdependence Living Systems, features a new activity and more scaffolded instruction about complex ecosystems.
BSCS A Human Approach Unit 1, Cooperating like a Scientist
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