thinkBio's Introductory Biology Text

The 'best' format is going to be individual chapters, below. But the .pdf is a more 'packaged' format for examination

The text as a .pdf
The text as an epub eBook (download, unzip, open with iBooks or other reader)

The super-duper version will have embedded exercises and activities... if this version generates enough enthusiasm :-)


Status (1-5 *) in right column for text, figures, activities/questions

Sort Chapter Contents Text Figs Active
1 0: Goals and Principles Design and methods of this text Ready **** YES
  1: Why understanding biology matters Relevance of biology to all learners **** **** 0
  2: Ways of knowing: the Scientific method What is 'scientific' thinking? Examples. **** *** YES
  3: Molecules and the Molecular World The rules for molecules and how they arise ***    
  4: Proteins: Life's machines How a string of similar-but-different components form 3D shapes      
  5: A working machine: ATPase Investigate how amino acids combine to make a machine      
  6: DNA and RNA: Life's instructions How the structure of the bases hold 'information' *** *** ****
  7: Machines from Instructions: translation The team that turns code into working products