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      -Black and White • $21

      -Color • $32


Thank you for viewing my website. 

The underlined options above are links to their location on Amazon.

Eleven lessons may be viewed by selecting "Contents" under the menu.


Thanks to the generosity of Bryan Bunch, the senior author and owner of the rights to Globe Life Science (the book upon which this book is based), there is no team to compensate. Hence, I am able to offer Discovering Life Science at very low prices. However, as this entire project has been funded "out of pocket," I am not able to offer teacher samples.


In addition to the eleven lessons displayed on this website, other lessons are

sometimes shown on the Amazon site. From the Amazon site, simply click on the message "See inside" (above the image of the book's cover). Please note that sellers have no control over the text pages selected by Amazon.


Before purchasing, please be sure to read the "Rationale and Strategies" section, and please view the sample lessons. I have intentionally included the lessons that deal with topics that some teachers might not find acceptable, including the following: global warming; evolution; human reproduction; IVF; gender identity.


While there are certainly some advantages to digital materials, I am convinced that students benefit from the use of a "real" book, and from handling an actual 

writing utensil. I also believe that students will appreciate this break from

screen-based learning. At this point, I do not anticipate offering a digital version.


-- Multiple year usage?

  Normal wear-and-tear will make nearly all books unfit for service after one year.

  However, while it is a bit tedious to do so, a book's pages may be removed, hole-

  punched, and then inserted into in a 1 1/2" (circular ring) binder.

  With this strategy, I'm confident that a good number of the books would "survive"

  lockers and backpacks. [By the way, Amazon does not offer the option of 3-hole

  punched sheets (instead of bound pages).]

     Of course, students would not be able to write in books that are intended to be

  re-used; review questions could instead be submitted on loose-leaf sheets.

---Color version for teacher only?

  Teachers could allow students to purchase the lower-cost black and white version,

  and then purchase one colored book for the classroom. At the end of a class

  period, the teacher could share the colored images of that night's homework

  lesson with the entire class (ideally via a projector). 


For those whose students will be allowed to write in the book, there is an additional advantage of the hole-punching method (described above). Often, as students obtained the materials for the day's lab, I spot-checked students' review questions. Having students submit the single page of the book, rather than their entire book, was considerably more efficient.


Including the 10 page glossary and 8 page index (both of which are displayed on this website), Discovering Life Science consists of 316 (8 1/2" by 11") pages. Including the cover, it is 20 mm thick.

   In the colored book, of the 409 images and photos, 192 are multicolored and 218 are simply green and white. Of course, in the black-and-white version of the book, all pages are various shades of black or gray.


If you have questions or feedback, I would love to hear from you! 

Frankly, since my retirement in 2020, I have truly missed teaching.

I would savor communicating with those who "get" how special it is

to share biology with young people!

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