The Explore Biology Instructor's Guide contains comprehensive introductory, vocabulary, and Big Idea lessons to be used in conjunction with all 12 chapters of the Student Book. Using evidence-based practices, the Instructor's Guide provides instructors with effective teaching strategies for all students. It also features content-based activities that instructors can implement to increase student understanding and foster engagement, and tips for how to best use the provided Animal Cell Model.
The Explore Biology Student Book features 6 units and 12 chapters. Each chapter begins with the Big Picture statement, outlining the most important theme of the chapter, and the 5 Big Ideas. The Big Picture contains a QR code, which will lead students to an original video based on the five Big Ideas. Each Big Idea includes two content-based vocabulary words and four images. The fourth image corresponds to the "Did You Know?" section, which gives students the opportunity to learn an interesting fact related to the Big Idea content. A "Discovery" page to foster discussion or provide an activity is included after the Big Ideas. The chapter ends with a 10-question quiz.
The Consumable Student Workbooks correspond to the Student Book and reduce prep time. The workbooks condense the student activities from the Student Book into a consumable option.
The provided Big Idea Cards may be used by themselves or in conjunction with the Explore Biology Student Book. Each Big Idea Card includes the same information provided in each Big Idea section of the Student Book. Each Big Idea Card also details how to use the provided Animal Cell Model to best support student understanding.
Vocabulary Cards are provided for all chapter vocabulary. These cards can be used when using the Time-Delay strategy, Model-Lead-Test, as well as review activities.
A Time-Delay Procedure Card and Model-Lead-Test Procedure Card are provided for you as a reference to use when teaching vocabulary terms.
The provided Animal Cell Model is best used to support student understanding and foster discussion. This hands-on tool can provide students with a concrete understanding of how models are used in the study of biology. Look inside the model to see important organelles to discuss the functions of different components of a cell or compare and contrast it with a plant cell. Suggestions for how to best use the Animal Cell Model are included in the Examine It! section of the lesson plan.
Courseware: Explore Biology Software is included in the Curriculum Plus Kit. The software covers the standards-based biology concepts through a multimedia format, with a built-in reward structure to reinforce student learning. Student progress is tracked instantly, and an alternate level is provided for students who need less text and more support.
|Author||Abby Davies, MS, BA; Angel Lee, PhD, Leslie Alexander, MEd, and Alex Bastian, PhD|