Pearson School Ap Biology Essays

Features and Benefits

As the volume of information in biology has exploded over the past few decades, so has the amount of content in the biology course. To address that challenge, the College Board has ushered in new reforms in the AP Biology course that call for an alternative textbook.

The Campbell author team has listened closely and paid special attention to the new College Board Curriculum Framework as well as Biology 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists and Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. This streamlined, 900-page Campbell BIOLOGY IN FOCUS AP* Edition is the result. The authors emphasize the essential content and scientific skills necessary for success in the AP course, while upholding the high Campbell standards for accuracy, clarity, and pedagogical innovation.

This new program includes all of the content in the College Board’s NEW AP Biology Curriculum and is supported by a wealth of teacher and student materials. View the correlation between the AP® Biology Curriculum Framework 2012 – 2013 and the concepts within CAMPBELL BIOLOGY IN FOCUS 1e AP* Edition.

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Campbell Biology In Focus Structure and Features

 

 

 

 

Focus on the Big Picture
Each unit begins with a visual preview of the chapters’ contents, showing how the material in the unit fits into a larger context and helps students focus on the big ideas. (image provided BigPicture)

Focus on the Big Ideas
AP-specific chapter level features clearly correlate the textbooks content to the new AP Curriculum Framework and prepare students for AP Exam success. 

Focus on the Key Concepts
Each chapter is organized around a framework of 3 to 6 Key Concepts that focus on the big picture and provide a context for the supporting details. 

Practice Scientific Skills Scientific Skills Exercises
in every chapter help students master the AP Biology Framework Science Practices. Students will build skills including data analysis, graphing, experimental design, and math skills.. (image provided ScienceSkills)

Engage in Scientific ThinkingInquiry Figures
reveal “how we know what we know” by highlighting how researchers designed an experiment, interpreted their results, and drew conclusions. After exploring the featured experiment, students test their analytical skills by answering the What if? questions

Experimental Inquiry Tutorials,
based on some of biology’s most influential experiments, give students practice analyzing experimental design and data and help students understand how to reach conclusions based on collected data.

Make Connections Across Biology
By relating the content of a chapter to material presented earlier in the course, Make the Connections questions help student develop a deeper understanding of biological principles. (image provided Connection)

Focus on Evolution
Every chapter has a section that focuses on evolution, the fundamental theme of biology. Each section is highlighted by an Evolution banner

Review and Test Your Understanding Chapter Reviews
help students master the chapter content by focusing on the main points and offering opportunities to practice for exams. Test Your Understanding Questions are in standard AP exam format and organized into three levels based on Bloom's Taxonomy.

Prepare for AP Exam Success

AP* Test Prep Workbook–Revised for New Curriculum, by Fred and Theresa Holtzclaw
Developed according to the outline of Campbell BIOLOGY 9e AP* Edition to provide the most comprehensive practice, this workbook has been thoroughly revised to support the new Curriculum Framework. This test preparation manual helps reinforce the important connections between what is learned in class and the new AP Biology exam.

Read the Key Changes for the Pearson AP Test Prep Series: AP Biology.

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Editorial Reviews

ISBN13: 978-0321856630 ISBN10: 0321856635 Edition/Copyright: (4TH)13 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Pearson Year Published: 2013

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Editorial Reviews

ISBN13: 978-0321856630 ISBN10: 0321856635 Edition/Copyright: (4TH)13 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Pearson Year Published: 2013

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Editorial Reviews

ISBN13: 978-0321856630 ISBN10: 0321856635 Edition/Copyright: (4TH)13 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Pearson Year Published: 2013

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