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Biology Lessons $21.95
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L.E.A.F. Study Guides $9.95

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Teacher Lecture Guide $15.95

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Student Lecture Guide $12.95
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Case Studies (student) $12.95
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Case Studies (teacher) $15.95

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^ Bio-Briefs  $16.95

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^ The L.E. PowerPoint CD $39.95
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 ^ Regents Mastery Review $19.95
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^ Bio-Baggie Activities  $34.95

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^ Bio-Logic Card Kit  $29.95
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^ Regents Bio. Flashcards $34.95
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The L.E. in 3D  $18.95
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Bio-Sequence Cards
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BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF BOOKS
 
1. The Living Environment- Biology Lessons. (6th Edition)
(Laminated covers, comb binding: $21.95 each)

This is a unique book. It is especially
good for hard to reach students, but has separate
advanced sections for your regular groups.

Research shows that connecting new information to previous
information that students are familiar with is essential
for good learning. With this in mind, each lesson in this book
begins with an analogy or metaphor to give your students an
understandable model that they can use as a link
to the new biology concepts being taught.

 
The Main Ideas, Essential Questions, Objectives, and
Performance Indicators are life savers if you are doing
curriculum mapping or need to write comprehensive lesson
plans for your administrator. This is my #1 seller.



 
Plastic comb binding (above; 6th edition)
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Plastic comb ring book binding
Lies flat on desk
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Book Features
1. Black and white print text pages

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2. Colored cover (as shown above)

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3. Durable, laminated card stock

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4. Summary "Lesson Links" at beginning of each unit
         (explains how unit lessons
are tied together)
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5.
Hundreds of illustrations and diagrams
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6. Includes "Stop, Think, Discuss Questions," "Problems," "Excursions," and "Enrichment" sections

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7. Appendix includes RNA genetic code,  lab requirements, covers all Standard 4 information, Concept Map instructions, and index
(does not cover Standard 1 on Scientific Inquiry, such as the Scientific Method, etc.)
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8.  294 pages
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9. Use as a class text, supplementary review book, or home schooling
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2. The Living Environment- L.E.A.F. Study Guides
($9.95 ea.)

Great for starting the beginning of each unit with the
"Big Picture" (whole to parts approach).

These picture guides are also useful for:

1. Reviewing at the
end of each unit.

2. Helping absent students catch-up in
preparing for exams.

Contents

1. Each student
L.E.A.F package consists of seven, double sided L.E.A.F.
Study Guides
(14 pages total).

2. For each unit, all the
"major understandings" are condensed on
one side of each page for quick and easy reading
(Scientific Inquiry
and Ecology
use two sides).

3. The colored pages are
laminated for
year-long protection, and are printed double sided.

  4. Each page has room for a 3-hole punch for  a
student's notebook. The pages are similar to the stiff,
quick
review college study sheets sold in
bookstores.
 

5. In many cases, the language
used in the "Major Understandings" 
have been simplified
for easier understanding.


These pages are laminated and printed on both sides (total of 14 pages)
The pages are 3-hole punched as shown above.
 
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3. BIO-SEQUENCE CARDS
1 laminated set = $15.95 (ex. 1 topic); 1 set unlaminated = $12.95 (save $3/set)

Capture your student's attention with these
manipulatives.
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These cards will force students to read, analyze, sequence, and
comprehend the concept being reviewed. This active learning
process is perfect for cooperative group activities.

Bio-Sequence Cards offers you 20 topics to choose from (listed below).
Each pack of cards will contain 6 different colored, laminated picture
cards for the particular topic purchased.
A pouch is provided
for each pack.


The pictures represent different steps in a biological process.
After you review the basic process in class, the students
will be given the cards and asked to arrange the cards on their desk to
show the proper sequences of steps in the process being studied
(e.g. steps of natural selection, mitosis, etc.). Walking around the
room will allow you to see misconceptions and point out cards
that are not sequenced correctly (for students to try again).
It is exciting to see them debating with each other about the proper
sequence. The cards are also an excellent way to review each unit.


A great feature about the cards is that they are laminated. This
allows you to pick them up at the end of one class and use them
over in the next class.
 
One master set for each topic is all you will need for all your classes.

In addition, each set comes with
reproducible student worksheet
that will allow the students to record what they did and to answer
questions that will
further solidify their understanding.
A
Teacher Guide is provided.

One set will be enough for 12 individual students for 1 topic (or 24
students if teams of
2 students are used). One set includes 12 packs
of cards with 6 cards on a topic in each pack.
  A master Student Worksheet is included.

You will get
laminated sheets with 6 cards per sheet that must be
cut-out. It should
take students in your first class only a minute
to cut out the 6 cards.
You will then be ready for all your classes.
The cards are randomized on the cut-out sheet.


The 2018 card sets presently available are:
1. The Scientific Method
2. Life's Levels of Organization
3. Diffusion
4. DNA Synthesis
5. Protein Synthesis
6. Natural Selection
7. Intepreting Fossil Evidence
8. Mitotic Division
9. Meiotic Division
10. Hormone Feedback System
11. Immunity Antibody Reaction
12. Photosynthesis
13. Cell Respiration
14. Enzyme Reaction
15. Food Web
16. Ecological Succession
17. Biodiversity
18. Population Ecology
19. Gobal Warming
20. Invasive Species

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4. The Living Environment- REGENTS MASTERY REVIEW
$19.95 (unbound, unlimited reproductions for your classroom)

YOU CAN NOW QUICKLY ZERO IN ON THOSE WEAK AREAS WITHOUT BEING FORCED
TO "COVER" EVERYTHING.

Perhaps the greatest value of this book is access to practice questions that tend to be repeated on the Regents exam vs. those
that rarely appear.

FEATURES INCLUDE:
A. Over 400 reproducible multiple choice Regents questions.
            Buy one book and reproduce as many pages as you wish for your classes.         

B. Questions are grouped by unit topics

1) Scientific Inquiry and Lab Skills

2) Life Characteristics

3) Genetics

4) Evolution

5) Reproduction

6) Energenics

7) Disease

8) Dynamic Equilibrium 

9) Ecology

C. Each section is preceded by a two page "Quick Review"
outline of basic concepts and terms related to the unit topic

D. The page opposite each question
is left blank for
the students
and the teacher to write
notes that relate tothe question

E. Separate teacher "Answer Key" for all questions (may be reproduced by topic)

F. "Answer Key" relates each question back to the "Quick Review" page

G. Separate, easy to use "Student Analysis Page" (may be reproduced).

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5. Bio-Brief Review.
$16.95, unlaminated cover, not reproducible

Great for students that need brief, straight to the point explanations and examples, without
being buried in details.
Teachers can use the book as a scaffold for developing their lesson plans.

 FEATURES INCLUDE:

1. Plastic comb ring book binders

2. Pages are printed on two sides

3. Durable (65 lb card stock) cover

4. Outline form

5. "Performance Indicators" for all "Key Ideas" include interpretations or  examples;

"Major Understandings" include examples and corresponding questions;
each Key Idea

6. Many illustrations and diagrams

7. A great review book to use at the end of the year to prepare for Regents
exam or may
be used as a notebook from September to June

8. Ideal for resource students that require pre-printed notes

9. Keeps your student's notes organized, complete, readable, and available.

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Click to see sample page 3

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6. Teacher Lecture Guide.
$15.95 unlaminated cover, not reproducible



This outline
includes:

1. Plastic comb ring book binder

2. Pages are printed two sided

3. Durable card stock cover

4. "Teacher Planning Guide" for each chapter to write lesson plans, etc.

5. Chapter "Assignment" pages

6. Content notes (based on TLE "Understandings") in outline form

7. Suggested student "Activities" include answers

8. 40 master Illustrations (may copy for student use)

 9. Coded "Vocabulary Word List"

10. "Internet Resources" list.

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7. Student Lecture Guide.
($12.95, unbound & unlimited reproduction for your classroom use)

 FEATURES INCLUDE:

1. Unbound, reproducible pages

2. This is a student companion package to the Teacher Lecture Guide

3. The topical outline and content notes found in The Teacher Lecture Guide

4. A "Lecture Notes"
column that includes blank spaces for
student notes

(instead of teacher activities "Student Review Questions"
(
without answers
typed in)

5. Pages to record assignments


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8. Case Studies.
 Teacher booklet 15.95, bound, unlaminated cover, not reproducible
 Student booklet 12.95, 2 sided, unbound, unlimited reproduction for your classroom use

The Case Studies are a great way to introduce each new Performance Indicator !
This booklet includes 29 case studies-
one for each Performance Indicator in the The Living Environment
Core Curriculum. The case studies cover
both Standard 1 and Standard 4. Each "Case Study" is an
article providing a realistic illustration that is related
to the Performance Indicator.

Each booklet features the following: (see attachment)


FEATURES INCLUDE:

1. Attractive, durable (card stock), colored cover page  (Teacher book only)

2. A brief, "Example" for each Performance Indicator  (both books)

3. Performance Indicator codes (ex. Std.1, P.I. 1.2)  (both books)

4. Performance Indicator Statements (from Core Curriculum)  (both books)

5. "Internet Resources" page to find or develop new cases  (Teacher book only)


6. A plastic comb binding for easy opening  (Teacher book only)

7. A "Teacher Lesson Guide" for each Case Study with answer key for questions   (Teacher book only)


8. "Case Study" articles for each Performance Indicator  (both books)

9. Student "Questions" for each Case Study   (both books)

10. Reproducible for your classroom use  (unbound, Student booklet only)

 
TOPICS INCLUDE:

1.Huntington's disease
2.DNA Discovery
3.Yeast poisoning
4.Panda Evolution
5.Beri Beri
6.Mendel
7.Martian Life
8.Red Dye #2
9.Lynx cycle
10.Standard Deviation
11.Smoking Risks
12.Love Canal
13.Cancer and UV Rays
14.Keystone Species
15.Heart Attacks
16.Balantidium
17.Protein synthesis
18.Recombinant DNA (insulin)
19.Horse Evolution
20.Cloning
21.Lactic Acid Fatigue
22.AIDS
23.Marijuana
24.Food Pyramids
25.Tropical Rain forests
26.Mt. St.Helens
27.Overpopulation
28.Ozone Hole
29.Insecticides

  (Titles may occasionally be 
changed to provide improvements)
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9. The Living Environment in 3D.
 unlaminated cover $18.95

Students will see biology diagrams that seem to "pop" out of
the page.
Over 60 stereoscopic images. Fun, educational, and a great way to get students to take that "second look" at important diagrams and information (see attachment).
Non-reproducible.

FEATURES INCLUDE: 

1. Free plastic stereoscopic glasses with each book

2. Coloring activity with each 3D diagram

3. Plastic comb bound card stock cover

4. Text and related questions with each 3D diagram

5. Coded to the Core Curriculum in The Living Environment.

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10. PowerPoint Notes 
Std.1 and 4 = $39.95, includes unbound, reproducible Student Notebook.
Std. 1 + 4 Site license = $49
.95 Standard 1 and 4 Answer Key = $9.95
 
The ultimate solution for new or busy teachers.
Includes
11 PowerPoint slide shows for Standard
1 (Scientific Inquiry) and Standard 4 (Scientific concepts, principles,
and theories). Each slide show includes one reproducible Student Notebook (unbound) that is coordinated with the
Standard that the slide show purchased represents. The notebooks are richly illustrated with the same pictures as seen on
the CD. Below each picture is room for additional notes. Together, the notebook and CD show will make a great impression
on your students and provide them with a permanent copy of great looking notes that they can use. With a click of the
mouse the teacher controls
fly-in "key words" (copied by student into notebook), drawings, and animations. This program,
a total of eleven PowerPoint programs, can save you hundreds of hours of prep
time. Mac and PC compatible. A complete
 a
Power Point Answer Key Manual can be purchased separately. 

Full set includes:
1.Scientific Inquiry
2. Ecosystem Interactions
3. Cellular interactions
4. Genetics
5. Evolution
6. Reproduction
7. Energenics
8. Feedback systems
9. Immunity
10. Basic Ecology
11. Human Ecology

SAMPLE SLIDE
(slides are in color)
SAMPLE NOTE PAGE
(notes are in black and white)


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11. BIO-BAGGIE ACTIVITIES
(1 package containing 5 baggie activities on same topic = $34.95)

The Bio-Baggie Activities are self-contained, hands-on, manipulative-based lessons.
The activities involve mini-simulation labs, model building, and games that simulate and/or demonstrate biology structures
and/or processes such as diffusion, evolution, DNA replication, etc. Each activity comes in a zip lock baggie that contains all
the equipment needed for a team of two students.

Also included in the baggie are laminated instructions and a re-usable, laminated data page
for a water soluble flow pen (pen not included).
A separate master conclusion page, additional master data page, and teacher answer key/guide are provided.

These activities are meant to be used as short, hands-on, introductions to major concepts. Most of the activities should take
only 15-25 minutes to complete. The activities are re-usable as you proceed from one class to the next. Just have the
students return everything to the baggie and they are ready for the next class. These are great time savers. They are also
perfect for students that have missed class. All you need to do is hand them a baggie and they are ready to go. One package
contains 5 baggie activities/topic that can be used for 5 pairs of students (10 students).

Three baggie topics are presently available. More activities will be available in the future. Descriptions of the activities
presently available include:


1. DIFFUSION. Students will simulate kinetic energy, random motion, membrane selectivity, different molecular
concentrations, and demonstrate how these processes relate to diffusion (see photo below).
Ex. Diffusion Baggie package contains 5 labs like the one shown below.
(plus separate master conclusion page, additional master data page, and teacher answer key/guide)


(pen not included)
 
2. DNA, GENES, CHROMATIN, AND CHROMOSOMES. Students will create "histone-DNA" models to demonstrate the
relationship between DNA, genes, chromatin, and chromosomes. Students will also demonstrate the histone difference
between active chromatin (with genes "on") and non-active chromatin (with genes "off") . Finally, this activity is a great
way to show how and why chromatin condenses back and forth between
chromosomes and "loose" chromatin strands in
the nucelus.
 

3. CELL MODEL. Each student team will create a cell, using plastic organelles, based on a chart that describes what each
organelle looks like. The team will then place the organelle over a specified (numbered) location on a laminated outline of a
cell. Teachers can roam the room to see if each student team was successful. A question page is included that will require
the student to read a description of how cystic fibrosis results from problems at the cellular level. Based on what they read,
the team will then assign a function to each organelle that is part of the model.
              
Ex. The Cell Model Baggie package contains 10 hard plastic organelles (very tough and about the thicknes of a quarter) like
those shown above. The plastic parts include the mitochondria, lysosome, vacuole, free ribosomes, nucleus (with nucleolus),
golgi apparatus, cell membrane, centrioles, rough endoplasmic reticulum, and smooth endoplasmic reticulum.
The yellow cell body (approximately 6"x 7") is laminated.

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12. Biology Flashcards

Get your students ready for the Regents Exam !!

KIT #1 = $34.95 for topics 1-6 (360 cards/total; 5 kits/topic; 72 cards/student; laminated)
KIT #2 = $34.95 for topics 7-12 (360 cards/total; 5 kits/topic; 72 cards/student; lamainated)

The proven way to increase retention of basic facts and concepts for exams.

This kit contains flashcards with multiple choice Regents type questions on side 1 and the answers with explanation on
side 2. The laminated, business size cards are 2"x 3.5".  The flashcards may be used in one class and then reused in the next class for review. Each topic contains 12 carefully selected questions/student (sold as 6 Kits with each Kit a different topic; E.g. Kits 1-6. or Kits 7-12, or both Kits; see below). Cards are pre-cut.

            The questions that have been selected represent important Major Understandings associated with each Regents unit (Key Ideas). I have limited the number of cards to allow students time to
properly use the cards without discouraging student use of the cards. A modified Leitner and Distributed Practice system is explained in the Teacher's Guide to help teachers explain how to properly use the flashcards.

There are 12 topics and a total of 144 different flashcards for Standards 1 and 4 and lab skills.

The titles of the individual kits available at this time include (topics 1-12):
Kit 1: Scientific Inquiry (Std. 1, Key Ideas 1-3).................
Kit 2: Cell Organization  (Std. 4, Key Idea 1.1)..........
Kit 3: Population Ecology (Standard 4, Key Idea 1.2) .....
Kit 4: Genetics (Standard 4, Key Idea 2).................
Kit 5: Evolution (Standard 4, Key Idea 3)..............
Kit 6: Reproduction (Standard 4, Key Idea 4)   
Kit 7: Energetics (Standard 4, Key Idea 5.1)         
Kit 8: Disease (Standard 4, Key Idea 5.2)................   
Kit 9: Feedback (Standard 4, Key Idea 5.3)                                            
Kit 10: Basic Ecology (Standard 4, Key Idea 6)   
Kit 11: Human Ecology (Standard 4, Key Idea 7)
Kit 12: Lab Skills...............
              (Questions on microscope skills, pH, measurements, staining, indicators, graph
              interpretation, dichotomous key, gel electrophoresis, paper chromatography)
             
Kits 1-6 (topics 1-6) are purchased together (for class of 5 students).
This equals 30 card sets (5 sets of cards for each of the 6 topics) at $34.95.*

Kits 7-12 (topics 7-12) are purchased together (for class of 5 students).
This equals 30 card sets (5 sets of cards for each of the 6 topics) at 34.95.*

Any six kits (from Kits 1-12) purchased together (for class of 5 students)
This equals 30 card sets (5 sets of cards for each of the 6 topics) at $34.95.*

* (1 set  for one topic = 12 cards)


BONUS SALE !  Do the work and save cash.

Uncut, unlaminated sheets provided (12 cards/sheet).

Students cut-out their own cards. Order as before but
specify "Uncut Unlaminated S
heets."

 $29.95 for Kits 1-6  (save $5 off $34.95)
$29.95 for Kits 7-12
(save $5 off $34.95)


Genetics Sample Flashcard (side 1 and 2)

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