Core Ideas in Life Science
Brian A. Jerome, Ph.D.
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
The most comprehensive, interactive, and colorful middle school life science textbook is now available for your students! On target with the Next Generation Science Standards, this exciting textbook helps students learn in ways never before possible.
Thirty-one vocabulary rich chapters cover the entire middle school life science curriculum. Easy-to-understand text coupled with over 300 narrated movies, over 1500 instructive images, over 100 engaging animations, dozens of interactive graphics, and student assessments make learning fun and meaningful. You and your students will not be able to put this book down!
31 chapters include: science and engineering, early life, cells, cell processes, heredity, fundamentals of genetics, genetics in action, genetics in our lives, evolution, life through time, evidence of change, classifying life, viruses and prokaryotes, protists, plants in our lives, plant structure and function, photosynthesis and plant responses, plant reproduction, invertebrate animals, vertebrate animals, bones and muscles, digestion and excretion, circulation and respiration, nervous system and endocrine system, the biosphere, ecosystem dynamics, natural cycles, deserts and tundra, grasslands, forests, water.
The Perfect E-Text
As the Director of Technology for a public K-12 School, I have worked with many types of e-texts the last couple years as we issued iPads to each student in grades 6-9 in a 1:1 program. This e-text is exactly what I wish all of the others were like. First, it downloads completey as an iBook so that the students do not have to be online at home or wherever for it to work. This is an issue for many of our students that do not have wi-fi at their home. Second, the pictures and videos are amazing. I myself am a visual learner and I can really appreciate the quality and quantity of videos, photos and interactive exercises that this book contains. And third, it just works. With some of the other e-texts we are using, they are part of an app that downloads and manages the texts. And like some apps, they occasionally crash or don’t work causing a lot of grief for the student. I have not experienced a single issue with it not working yet. This is an excellent value for the money, and not a headache for the IT department.
Excellent interactive book-brings the subject alive for students!
Such a great interactive book-especially for home schooled kids since it makes it so easy on the parent teacher. So much better than a normal textbook to really pull the kids into the love of learning.
Core Ideas in Life Science
Great interactive text. Brings science and learning to life. Easy to navigate, and love the built in video clips. Also very clear, concise and easy to understand. Well done!