BSCS Biology: An Ecological Approach

  • Designed for first-year high school biology students
  • 10th Edition | © 2006 | Standards based
  • Developed using the BSCS 5E Instructional Model
  • Components include a Student Edition (with 2 CD-ROMs), Teacher's Annotated Edition (with Student CD-ROMs and Teacher Resource CD), Computer Test Bank, Student Study Guide (teacher's annotated version on Teacher Resource CD), and color transparencies

Using a student-centered, active-learning approach, BSCS Biology: An Ecological Approach offers students a rich array of hands-on activities and laboratories that develop inquiry skills and conceptual understanding. BSCS believes that students acquire and retain an in-depth understanding of biology when they are directly involved with the concepts and skills they are learning. BSCS Biology: An Ecological Approach emphasizes the process of discovery over the memorization of facts so that students don't just learn about science, they think science. Embedded into the curriculum are fundamental concepts such as science as inquiry, the history of science, the impact of science on society, and the diversity of life.

Recurring biological themes unite the rich biology content in a cohesive, engaging, conceptually-based teaching framework. The active-learning, student-centered approach to biology also helps develop students’ inquiry skills. The concepts of BSCS Biology: An Ecological Approach include biological evolution, the diversity of life, genetic continuity, organism-environment interactions, the biological roots of behavior, the relationship between structure and function, homeostasis, science as inquiry, science and society, and the history of biological concepts.


Please click on unit titles below to view unit overviews.

Unit 1: The World of Life
Unit 2: Continuity of Life
Unit 3: Diversity and Adaptation in the Biosphere
Unit 4: Functioning Organisms
Unit 5: Patterns in the Biosphere

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