A comprehensive handbook, complete with engaging lessons and labs designed for the high school student, bridges the gap between theory and practice. With exciting twists on standard biology instruction, this activity book emphasizes hands-on, active inquiry. Standards-based labs, assessments, discussion questions, and lessons are provided for each chapter which begins with teacher pages outlining the order or study, required materials, preparation, strategy, and assessment. Student worksheets are also included, and the book’s 8 1/2" x 11" “lay flat” design makes photocopying pages easy and quick. Topics covered include the scientific method, cells, molecular basis of heredity, biological evolution, interdependence of organisms, matter and energy in living systems, the behavior of organisms, and science in personal and social perspectives.