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Core Ideas in Life Science

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.


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Customer Reviews

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

Love this beautifully designed eTextbook. Vivid photography, excellent interactivity and instructional videos
engage students in learning.

Truly created for the 21st century student.

Peggy Salvador
Teacher, Shenendehowa C.S.D.

Core Ideas in Life Science is great for homeschool.

I started incorporating the iPad into my 11-year-old homeschooled daughter's lessons 2 months ago and Core Ideas in Life Science quickly became a very important part of our curriculum.  My daughter loves the interactive lessons and quizzes.  The lessons are short of enough to keep her attention, yet still provide plenty of information.   The format makes it simple for me to assign her lessons; one segment (text w/ quiz) a day. Overall, this book lets us have learning without whining... a big plus!

Note: 4 chapters discuss old earth/evolution. If that's a problem for you, it is easy to just skip those chapters and still get the full value from the remaining 27 chapters.

Core Ideas in Life Science
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  • $14.99
  • Level: Grades 5-9
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Life Sciences
  • Published: Oct 24, 2012
  • Publisher: Visual Learning Systems
  • Seller: Visual Learning Systems
  • Print Length: 1070 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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