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Welcome to Core Concepts: Biology

Core Concepts: Biology is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource. Supporting STEM learning and the Next Generation Science Standards, it delivers curriculum-correlated content; promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offers research, report, and homework help. Core Concepts: Biology features a straightforward, easy-to-navigate interface. Interactive activities, timelines, and science experiments provide opportunities for hands-on learning and help students see science in context.

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Online resource features:

  • Correlated to Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core standards as well as national, state, and provincial science standards
  • Professional footage, images, videos, diagrams, and data tables
  • Interactive activities, including Plan-It Earth: Cause & Effect, demonstrate the impact of biology on life, empowering students to be creative content creators
  • Biographies and interactive timelines that put discoveries and events in historical context
  • Content creation activities encourage students to apply knowledge
  • Science experiments to get hands-on with biology
  • Instant translation offers articles in 80 languages
  • Text-to-speech and text highlighting to support challenged readers and ELLs
  • Social bookmarking allows users to share content
  • Digital flashcards and printable reference guides strengthen learning
  • Lesson plans and instructional materials provide easy classroom integration
  • Call-outs encourage users to witness and apply biology concepts to daily life
  • iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android compatibility