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The Living Earth

Student Edition (2nd Edition)

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Suitability NGSS High School: Biology Integrated with Earth Science (California's 3-Course Model)
ISBN 978-1-98-856628-3
Format Paperback, A4, Full colour
Edition 2020 (2nd Edition)
Page Numbers 432
NIMAS Compliant Yes


Product Description


  • Ecosystem Interactions and Energy
  • History of Earth’s Atmosphere: Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
  • Inheritance of Traits
  • Structure, Function, and Growth
  • Ecosystem Stability and the Response to Climate Change
  • Basic Skills for Life Science Students

The Living Earth has been designed and written to meet the requirements of the California Science Framework (HS Three-Course Model). This phenomenon-based title is fully three-dimensional in its approach, employing the 5Es instructional model to encourage inquiry and build a deeper understanding of science as a discipline.

The book is organized into six instructional segments, with an additional reference chapter supporting mathematical and computational skills. The chapters build progressively on knowledge and skills and there is an interconnectedness throughout the book as students explore and explain phenomena. The analysis and interpretation of data and text, independent research and inquiry, and use of conceptual and physical models underpin the design of the activities. Practical investigations are clearly identified and easily accessible; no special kits are required. Students are encouraged, through the activities, to collaborate with their peers and be open to modifying their models and explanations based on evidence. Environmental literacy is well supported through checkpoints and questions, and design challenges are addressed in context as appropriate.

The introduction to each chapter provides a checklist of student learning aims matched to specific activities for easy navigation. Crosscutting Concepts, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Science and Engineering Practices are fully integrated in all activities and assessments.

The Living Earth offers a learning experience anchored in student-relevant phenomena and problems. It provides an engaging, relevant, and rigorous program of instruction for any NGSS-aligned states integrating Earth Science with Biology.

Ancillaries include online and teacher support, digital versions, and Presentation Media.

Features and Benefits

  • A phenomenon-based approach employing the 5E instructional model, aligning with how students learn science.
  • Six Instructional Segments provide the book's structure, enabling seamless navigation through the program. A reference chapter provides support for science and engineering practices.
  • Full integration of the three dimensions of the CA NGSS enables students to deepen understanding of Disciplinary Core Ideas through their use of Science and Engineering Practices and application of Crosscutting Concepts.
  • Activities provide multiple opportunities for students to use first-hand experience to explain phenomena and develop engineering solutions to solve relevant problems.
  • Formative and summative assessments address all three dimensions.
  • Proficiency in mathematics and computational thinking are strongly supported.
  • The California Environmental Principles and Concepts are incorporated throughout.
  • Understandings about the Nature of Science are supported through the Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts.
  • Online learning supported through BIOZONE's resource hub, featuring videos, spreadsheet models, weblinks, and 3D models. Online courses also available through BIOZONE Academy.

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These errata apply only to the student's edition.

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Activity 40: Natural Selection
ELABORATE: Adaptations and fitness (page 176) (Student's edition)

Echolocating vertebrates (not mammals)
In the teacher's edition, there has been a clarification to the answer (clarification in bold).
Q21. The echolocation of oilbirds is not as well developed as that of bats. This may be because it is a relatively recent innovation in a lineage separate to that of mammals or because it is not essential to the bird's lifestyle.

Activity 79: Climate Change page 363
Second sentence below the image of the glaciers should read
It is experiencing ice thinning and rapid recession, with the fastest rates of recession recorded between 2001 to 2011." 

This error is not present in the Digital Edition or Teacher's Digital Edition


Activity 92:Fractions and ratios - Page 406
Q3 Answer includes a typo (20/60 instead of 40/60) Working should read
(5 ∕ 20 x 3 = 15 ∕ 60) + (5 ∕ 12 x 5 = 25 ∕ 60) = 40 ∕ 60 = 2 ∕ 3. 2 ∕ 3 ÷ 2 = 1 ∕ 3

Please advise that we have found some minor numbering errors for the currently circulating Teacher's Editions and some printings of the student edition on pages 25, 62, 111-112, 184, 223, 290-293, 298, 306, 319-320, and 395-396. These for a result of last minute changes to activities for which we apologize.