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   -Black and White • $24

   -Color • $35

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

Twelve lessons may be viewed by selecting CONTENTS under the menu.

LOW COST

Sorry, I am unable to provide teacher-preview books.

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 free teacher copies.


 On the other hand, I do encourage teachers to consider purchasing a single copy, and photocopying selected lessons in order to support the teaching of outlining, and / or to prepare for a substitute teacher.

[For details, please see the TEACHING OUTLINING tab and the SUB SOLUTION! tab.]

MORE SAMPLE LESSONS

In addition to the twelve 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.

FULL DISCLOSURE

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

PRINTED BOOK ONLY

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. I do not anticipate offering a digital version.

COST SAVING IDEAS

-- 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 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. In this case, students' answers to the review questions could 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). 

EASE OF GRADING

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.

Another strategy (that I often used) is to move among students and spot-check their answers while they are either preparing to begin the day's activity or working on something else (such as reading the next assignment).


BOOK SIZE

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.

TEACHER'S GUIDE / OUTLINES

• Teachers who purchase the book, please be sure to contact me for access to the Google docs of the Teacher's Guide, as well as the pfds of the lessons' outlines. To avoid sharing the answers with students, I would appreciate receiving a means of verifying that you are a teacher.

FEEDBACK

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!

 KWilhelmi@aol.com

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