Big Ideas:

Cellular Basis of Life
Information and Heredity
Matter and Energy
Growth, Development, and Reproduction
Structure and Function
Unity and Diversity
Interdependence in Nature
Science as a Way of Knowing


Key Questions Highlight the Big Ideas of Biology.

Every Chapter in Biology by Miller & Levine opens by presenting students and teachers with an unsolved mystery. As the chapter progresses, clues are scattered through the pages, and students are challenged to put them together with the biological principles examined in the chapter to form a solution.

At Chapter's end, students relate Cause & Effect, make Inferences from their conclusions, construct Predictions on the basis of the evidence, and connect to the Chapter's BigIdea.