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Biology Books for High School Students

Below is a list of some great books and educational material regarding this subject. We have added links to an online US bookstore, should you need further information on these products. You can also copy / paste the name of the author or book into the search box opposite.

1. Biology: The Easy Way (Biology the Easy Way) by Gabrielle Edwards, Paperback: 370 pages, Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series
This updated edition reviews fundamentals of biology on a high school and college-101 level. It summarizes latest concepts and research in modern biology. Topics covered include the cell, bacteria and viruses, fungi, plants, invertebrates, chordates, Homo Sapiens, heredity, genetics & biotechnology, evolution, ecology, and much more. Questions and answers for review and self-testing are included.


2. High School Biology Tutor (The High School Tutor Series) by M. Fogiel, Rea Staff, Research and Education Association, Paperback: 420 pages, Research & Education
Specifically designed for high school students taking introductory and college-prep biology courses. Topics covered include life processes; principles of ecology; cell structure and function; genetics; a complete overview of the protista, fungi, plant, and animal kingdoms; and an in-depth section on human anatomy. This is a study aid that the biology student will not want to be without.

3. Kaplan Essential Review: High School Biology by M. Yang, John B. Nishan, E. Kendall Alford, Paperback: 416 pages, Publisher: Kaplan
To be competitive for college admissions, you need to maintain an excellent G.P.A. in high school, especially in core subjects such as biology. Essential Review: High School Biology uses targeted biology review, in-depth practice drills, and Kaplan’s proven strategies for performing well on tests, to help you develop the skills you need to get the biology grade you want. Increase your knowledge and understanding of key concepts, including Evolution, Unity and Diversity, Ecology, and Human Physiology. Maximize your grade in biology with Kaplan’s highly effective test-taking strategies. Improve your test performance with 5 full-length biology tests that provide detailed explanation for every answer. Includes a practice quiz at the end of each chapter.


4. Let’s Review Biology: The Living Environment (Let’s Review: Biology) by G. Scott Hunter, Paperback: 432 pages, Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series.
This high school classroom supplement to the main biology text prepares students in New York State to succeed on the Regents Exam. It presents a subject review, practice questions with answers, and two complete Regents Biology Exam with answer keys. When combined with Barron’s Regents Exams and Answers, Biology, it provides students with the most comprehensive test preparation available anywhere. Topics reviewed include ecology, biological organization, formation and structure of the ecosystem, and the interaction between human beings and the biosphere.

5. The Art of Teaching Science: Inquiry and Innovation in Middle School & High School by Jack Hassard, Paperback: 476 pages, Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book focuses on the preparation of science teachers as professional artists. This text emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, integrating a wide variety of pedagogical learning tools. These tools involve inquiry, experimentation, reflection, writing, discussion, and interaction. Becoming a science teacher is a creative process, and this innovative textbook encourages students to construct ideas about science teaching through their interactions with peers, professionals, and instructors, and through hands-on, minds-on activities designed to foster a collaborative, thoughtful learning environment. The Art of Teaching Science is a science-teaching handbook designed for the professional development of middle & high-school science teachers. The experiential tools in the book make it useful for both pre- and in-service teacher education environments, easily adapted to any classroom setting. Profound changes in our understanding of the goals of science teaching-as evidenced by the emphasis on inquiry-based activities advocated by the National Science Education Standards -underscore the need to equip a new cadre of educators with the proper tools to encourage innovation and science literacy in the classroom. Providing meaningful learning experiences and connections with the most recent research and understanding of science teaching, The Art of Teaching Science sets the standard for the future of science education.