This is the pack isbn (includes the textbook and the 12 month access card). Biology: How Life Works was written in response to recent and exciting changes in biology, education, and technology with the goal of helping students to think like biologists. The connected resources of text, visual program, and assessments were developed together to provide students with the best resources to gain a modern understanding of biology. The third edition continues this approach, and expands upon it by making both the text and media more flexible for instructors and easier to implement. New scientific skills-focused content gives students the tools they need to continue through a life sciences curriculum. Major content revisions in the coverage of DNA Structure and Function, Animal Form and Function, and a complete reorganisation of our Ecology coverage streamline the content and make for a more flexible teaching experience. There are great improvements to the media and assessment programs. Improved diversity of assessments (more diversity of Bloom’s level, new item types, and new tutorials) and improved data analytics to allow for more insight into students learning. The Visual Syntheses have been re imagined, creating simpler and more powerful tools to help students see connections between topics.
Biology: How Life Works is the first project to develop three pillars—the text, the visual program, and the assessment—at the same time. All three pillars were developed in parallel to make sure that each idea is addressed in the most appropriate medium, and to ensure authentic integration. These three pillars are all tied to the same set of core concepts, share a common language, and use the same visual palette. In this way, the text, visual program, and assessments are integral parts of student learning, rather than just accessories to the text. This multi-media pack contains the print textbook and LaunchPad access for an additional £5 per student. LaunchPad is an interactive online resource that helps students achieve better results. LaunchPad combines an interactive e-book with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve, our adaptive quizzing resource, to engage your students and develop their understanding. Features include: • Pre-built Units for each chapter, curated by experienced educators, with media for that chapter organized and ready to assign or customize to suit your course. • Intuitive and useful analytics, with a Gradebook that lets you see how your class is doing individually and as a whole. • A streamlined and intuitive interface that lets you build an entire course in minutes. LearningCurve in Launchpad In a game-like format, LearningCurve adaptive and formative quizzing provides an effective way to get students involved in the coursework. It offers: • A unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual's correct and incorrect answers. • A Personalised Study Plan, to guide students' preparation for class and for exams. • Feedback for each question with live links to relevant e-book pages, guiding students to the reading they need to do to improve their areas of weakness. For more information on LaunchPad including how to request a demo, access our support centre, and watch our video tutorials, please visit here. Request a demo