Biology

Holt McDougal Biology

High School Biology Textbook and Digital Program | Grades 9–12

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  • Newest State-of-the-Art Program Authored by Renowned Biologist Dr. Stephen Nowicki

    The main goal of Dr. Nowicki was to ensure that every page and every activity that a student is involved with while using Biology engages them and inspires them.

    Written for Readability

    It’s the vocabulary and reading support that sets Nowicki Biology apart. Throughout the program, your students will get the most out of their reading, with numerous print and multimedia resources that enable them to build understanding and retain more information on key concepts.

    Superior Differentiated Resources

    With its strategies for every component, every lesson, every day, Nowicki Biology enables you to reach all learners by providing time-saving, easy-to-use resources to help students of all abilities master biology concepts. For example, specifically designed to engage struggling readers, the Interactive Reader features all vocabulary and essential content written two levels below grade level to help all students master biology concepts.

    Motivational Interactive Technology Tools

    Nowicki Biology offers the latest technology and multimedia resources that speak directly to your students in a visual language they understand—ensuring that they will stay engaged. Everything in the program is now available online, which means your students can use laptops and mobile devices to access resources anytime/anywhere.

    Building Data Analysis Skills with a Flexible Lab Program

    To meet the needs of any classroom Nowicki Biology includes the most comprehensive lab resources with its wide variety of print and digital lab options. Additionally, each chapter targets a specific data analysis skill. There is a lesson, practice, and assessment to help students develop these critical skills.

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      Come explore the difference the Holt McDougal Biology © 2012 program by Stephen Nowicki will make for you and your students. This up-to-date, state-of-the-art program has been designed for your students and how they learn. From enhanced content to numerous inquiry and exploration opportunities to brand new innovative technology resources, you will be sure to capture your students' attention on day one and hold it throughout the year. develop these critical skills.

    • HM Biology Author

      Meet the author of Biology.

  • What makes Nowicki's Biology stand out? Since today’s classroom is comprised of students with widely differing abilities and learning styles, the Holt McDougal Biology © 2012 program provides you with time saving, easy-to-use resources targeted specifically for English Language Learners, inclusion, below level, and advanced learners. Leading-edge, innovative digital tools and skills practice provide a multimodal approach—an alternative experience —to help all students master your state standards. Since all the program components are located online, teacher and student will have anytime/anywhere access to the types of resources that today’s teaching environment demands.

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    • Meeting Students Needs

      Nowicki Biology enables you to reach all learners by providing time-saving, easy-to-use learning tools and resources to help students of all abilities achieve understanding and success.

      Updated Student and Teacher’s Editions

      The Holt McDougal Biology program, by Stephen Nowicki, has been designed and developed to help you reach students with a wide range of abilities and needs. The student text is designed the way students learn, with all components of the book fitting easily within commonly used learning models to help build understanding through inquiry and exploration. Nowicki Biology is a research based program that has been refined through teacher input from teacher advisory boards, user testing, and pilot studies. Studies show proven effectiveness and have been validated by the Educational Research Institute of America.

      Interactive Reader

      Specifically designed to engage struggling readers, the Interactive Reader features all vocabulary and essential content written two levels below grade level to help all students master biology concepts. With this consumable work text, students can record their thoughts as they read each selection. Skill builder pages with scaffolding and graphic organizers further strengthen student reading comprehension.

      Vocabulary and Reading Support

      Throughout the program, vocabulary and reading support teach students to break down concepts and strengthen overall vocabulary understanding through visual representations of key terms. The Reading Toolbox provides students with tips and helpful hints for getting the most out of their reading, while vocabulary and note taking support enable them to build understanding and retain more information on the key concepts.

      Differentiated Instruction Strategies

      Each lesson includes differentiated instruction strategies to assist teachers helping students with a wide range of needs. Notes in the Teacher's Edition help support English Learners, Inclusion, Pre-AP® students, and students who are below grade level.

      English Language Learner Resources

      Nowicki Biology contains the most extensive Spanish support in the industry. The Student Edition and most worksheets and assessments are available in Spanish. In addition, a multi-language glossary includes Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese languages. Full text audio readings in English and Spanish are also available.

      Leveled Study Guides

      Leveled Study Guides provide on and below level versions of review pages to better support students.

      Online Assessment and Remediation

      Using an advanced automated assessment and remediation engine, chapter tests and section quizzes are assigned to students by a teacher. The assessments are automatically graded, and remediation that uses materials in the program is prescribed. A post-test is offered to determine student mastery. Critical student performance data are recorded and made readily available to the teacher.

    • Real-World Biology

      Nowicki Biology is focused on making biology relevant for students through intriguing questions, exciting and easy-to-use technology, and extensive examples in the book and online showing biology in action.

      That’s Amazing! Video-Based Inquiry

      Engage students by peering into the bizarre world of nature and the application of the scientific method through That's Amazing! Video-Based Inquiry. After being amazed by nature's wonders, students will apply the Data Analysis and conclusion phases of the scientific method further strengthening and reinforcing their skills. Students are able to manipulate and analyze data as an active part of watching these videos.

      STEM Labs

      10 online STEM Labs engage students with labs designed specifically to bring the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into the chemistry classroom. STEM Labs are hands-on, problem-based labs that emphasize inquiry and the engineering design process.

      BioZine Online

      This free resource provides current biology news and information from the community to the world, updated regularly with live news feeds and article features. BioZine offers the perfect opportunity to engage students with the most recent events in the field.

      Media Gallery

      Start energized class discussions with a collection of stimulating images, animations, and video clips through Media Gallery, a teacher tool that enables you to top into program multimedia resources to create custom slideshow presentations.

      Connect to Your World

      Grab students' attention by relating content to the world around them. You can use the Real-World Connections for a classroom discussion, an engaging dialogue, or as a community action project.

    • Engaging Technology

      Now your 21st-century learners can use technology to connect with key biology concepts. The Holt McDougal Biology program, authored by Stephen Nowicki, brings the power of technology into your classroom, helping students connect to biology concepts. With so many new and exciting technology resources that speak to your students, they will stay engaged and the results will be noticeable.

      That’s Amazing! Video-Based Inquiry

      Engage students by peering into the bizarre world of nature and the application of the scientific method through That's Amazing! Video-Based Inquiry. After being amazed by nature's wonders, students will apply the Data Analysis and conclusion phases of the scientific method further strengthening and reinforcing their skills. Students are able to manipulate and analyze data as an active part of watching these videos.

      Animated Biology

      Provide nearly 100 simulations and animations that allow students to visualize and interact with Biology concepts and processes through Animated Biology.

      Visual Concepts

      More than 600 multimedia presentations review the main concepts found in the Student Edition.

      Biology Video Clips

      130 professional short video segments licensed from the PBS Nature series enrich every unit of the textbook.

      Interactive Whiteboard Resources

      Key teaching visuals have been adapted specifically for Interactive Whiteboard use, allowing teachers to take advantage of this exciting technology.

      Interactive Review Games

      Nothing encourages students to study and review more than a game! The interactive review games covering the key concepts and vocabulary from each chapter will keep students engaged while they prepare for upcoming tests.

    • Labs and Data Analysis

      Because inquiry is the cornerstone of understanding biology, it is crucial for students to apply the concepts they are reading about. Holt McDougal Biology includes the most comprehensive lab resources with its wide variety of print and digital lab options to meet your classroom needs. The program also includes the most comprehensive data analysis strand to help students develop these critical skills.

      Hands-on Labs and Activities

      Throughout Biology, teachers will find a variety of online labs to ensure you have just the right lab for your students, all in an editable format. Labs include Quick Labs, Open Inquiry, Biotechnology, Probeware, Forensics, and more—plus ten hands-on STEM Labs designed to bring the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into your classroom. Each lab is project-based and allows students to learn biology in a different and exciting way. Teachers will also have access to the program labs on the Lab Generator with Virtual and Video Labs DVD. This powerful, customizable tool provides teachers with easy access to the entire robust biology lab program, including video and virtual labs. The database of biology labs is searchable by topic, difficulty level, duration, or standard. Teachers can also add their own labs.

      Virtual Labs

      Fourteen virtual labs enable students to conduct meaningful experiments in a lab or field setting without the expense, time, or risk of traditional lab settings.

      Virtual Investigations

      Twenty-two virtual hands-on activities provide detailed simulations and exploration activities so students can experience the world of biology in a way that enhances critical thinking and problem solving skills. Student have the opportunity to Watch It!, Practice It!, and Apply It!

      Data Analysis Daily Learning and Review

      Because data analysis is the cornerstone for understanding biology, developing the skills necessary to collect, graph, and analyze data is an important part of Holt McDougal Biology. Every chapter instructs students on a specific data analysis skill, providing both sample and practice problems. Additional practice online, Data Analysis Online, allows students to practice data skills using real-world data. The data analysis skill taught and practiced in the chapter is assessed in the Chapter Review.

      Online Data Analysis Practice

      Data Analysis Practice Worksheets provide practice of the data analysis skills lesson in each chapter. Additional online practice includes the Online Data Analysis Activities where students can transform raw data from real-world research into meaningful graphs and charts, and address problems that illustrate how data affects scientific methods and research.

      Smart Grapher

      Help students create line graphs, bar graphs, circle graphs, and more using your own data through Smart Grapher. Students can easily put data into a form that makes sense and gives meaning to the results of their experiments.

    • Assessment Tools

      The comprehensive assessment options located on Interactive Online Edition bring together all of the Holt McDougal Biology assessment tools into one convenient place, giving you many choices on the best way to assess student learning.

      ExamView®

      Banks of ExamView test questions mirror the assessments provided in the program and additional questions to be used either independently or in conjunction with program tests. ExamView allows for customization of assessments to meet your local needs.

      Section Quizzes

      Multiple-choice formative assessment quiz for each section of the textbook is designed to aid in remediation. (English and Spanish)

      Leveled Chapter Tests

      Two full-length chapter tests consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions give teachers options. Test B is an on-level test while Test A is a lower-level test of the same content. (English and Spanish)

      Additional Testing Options

      Diagnostic Test

      Designed to be given at the beginning of a chapter to determine students existing knowledge and to help teachers customize the lesson plan (English and Spanish)

      Extended Response Test

      Encourages students to think in short essay format as they respond to chapter-specific writing prompts(English and Spanish)

      Alternative Assessment

      For students who benefit from non-traditional assessments, these tests provide another way of determining their understanding of biological concepts and vocabulary (English and Spanish)

      Interactive Review Games

      Nothing encourages students to study and review more than a game! The interactive review games covering the key concepts and vocabulary from each chapter will keep students engaged while they prepare for upcoming tests.

      Online Assessment and Remediation

      Using an advanced automated assessment and remediation engine, Chapter Tests and Section Quizzes are assigned to students by a teacher. The assessments are automatically graded, and remediation that uses materials in the program is prescribed. A post-test is offered to determine student mastery. Critical student performance data are recorded and made readily available to the teacher.

    • Available Digital Formats
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      Intel Education Study eTextbooks

      HMH Biology Student Edition content can be accessed through a variety of mobile devices via the Intel® Education Study platform. Each Intel Education Study eTextbook is enhanced with interactive features and social sharing tools that meet today’s connected students wherever they are ready to learn.

      iBooks

      iBooks Textbooks

      iBooks® textbooks offer rich, magazine-style student editions, multi-touch capabilities, and embedded interactive features to maximize learning engagement. Available for iPad® and iPad mini™.

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      eTextbooks

      HMH® eTextbooks

      eTextbooks include all of the content from the print textbook and are available across all grade levels and discipline areas. Suitable for most tablets, eTextbooks are portable and easily accessed, with some interactivity depending on the device.

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