A Review of Biology Materials for Secondary Schools

  • Report prepared by M. Patricia Morse and American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) Review Team, University of Washington.
  • Report provides a snapshot of the year 2000.
  • Ten biology programs were reviewed by a nine-person review team of scientists, teachers, and science educators.
  • Review funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
  • This 2001 publication is available in the AIBS web store and as a free PDF download.

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) conducted a review of 10 textbooks that were used in yearlong courses in the biological sciences in secondary schools. The goal was to provide information to those in school districts who choose instructional materials to make informed decisions that help teachers provide all students with standards-based learning environments for biological literacy. Two BSCS programs were reviewed in the AIBS publication – BSCS Biology: A Human Approach and BSCS Biology: An Ecological Approach.

To read the full report, visit the AIBS web store.

Morse, P.M. (2001). A Review of Biology Instructional Materials for Secondary Schools. Washington, D.C.: The American Institute of Biological Sciences.