BSCS Biology: A Human Approach

  • A student-centered biology curriculum appropriate for students of all abilities
  • Fourth Edition | © 2011 | Standards based
  • BSCS 5E Instructional Model drives the instructional flow
  • Organized into six core units based on unifying themes
  • Components include a eStudent Edition, eTeacher Edition, online professional development resources for teachers, online assessment guides, interactive labs, and online parent resources that include progress reports, calendar updates, and announcements

BSCS Biology: A Human Approach has been revised for the fourth edition to incorporate more sense-making and metacognition strategies, improve conceptual flow, and provide more support for teachers. An online learning environment has been added to the program, of which the print components are a part. The online environment includes all information in the print edition, videos, simulations, and animations. The fourth edition of the program is now available through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Embedded within the Student Edition eBook are multimedia tools including video, audio in both English and Spanish, PDF transcripts, and slideshows that reach students who, as part of the digital generation, learn best with dynamic and interactive technology. The new digital learning network is personalized for teacher, student, and parent use and encourages communication and collaboration both in the classroom and at home.

BSCS Biology: A Human Approach is a general biology curriculum that makes frequent use of human examples to engage high school students in the fundamental concepts of biology.


Please click on unit titles below to view unit overviews.

Unit 1: Evolution: Change in Living Systems
Unit 2: Homeostasis: Maintaining Dynamic Equilibrum in Living Systems
Unit 3: Energy, Matter, & Organization: Relationships in Living Systems
Unit 4: Continuity: Reproduction and Inheritance in Living Systems
Unit 5: Development: Growth and Differentiation in Living Systems
Unit 6: Ecology: Interaction and Interdependence in Living Systems

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-9252974. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.