Core Ideas in Life Science - Brian A. Jerome, Ph.D.

Core Ideas in Life Science

By Brian A. Jerome, Ph.D.

  • Release Date: 2012-10-24
  • Genre: Life Sciences
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings


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.


  • Core Ideas in Life Science

    By Science Chair
    I was so happy to find this iBook! Moving to a digital platform can present some real challenges, but this quality interactive text is ensuring student engagement and learning.
  • Highly Recommended

    By GXJ9370
    This innovative textbook is perfect for the middle school age student. Other textbooks out there are aimed at the High School level, including the wonderful EO Wilson book, but that has only a few chapters available. This book takes advantage of the iPad technology very well, lots of embedded videos and high quality graphics. I really like how the chapter sections are kept short and conclude with short, fairly easy quizzes. These boost the student's confidence, keep the content manageable, and lead wonderfully into the next section. I wish the authors would make more books such as this for all the middle school science courses. Next year our school is scheduled to issue iPads to every student, and I will urge them to get this book. Surely this medium will improve in years to come, allowing for more student input and work beyond the multiple choice question, but right now this is the best middle school life science iBook textbook available.
  • Core Ideas in Life Science is great for homeschool.

    By Sherri Allen
    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.
  • Excellent interactive book-brings the subject alive for students!

    By olivia the right
    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.