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CK-12 Life Science For Middle School
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CK-12’s Life Science delivers a full course of study in the life ...

CK-12’s Life Science delivers a full course of study in the life sciences for the middle school student, relating an understanding of the history, disciplines, tools, and modern techniques of science to the exploration of cell biology, genetics, evolution, prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, the animal kingdom, the human body, and ecology. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Genetics
Material Type:
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CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D.
Introduction to Biology
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This introductory course defines biology and its relationship to other sciences. It ...

This introductory course defines biology and its relationship to other sciences. It examines the overarching theories of life from biological research and also explores the fundamental concepts and principles of the study of living organisms and their interaction with the environment. Learners will examine how life is organized into hierarchical levels; how living organisms use and produce energy; how life grows, develops, and reproduces; how life responds to the environment to maintain internal stability; and how life evolves and adapts to the environment. Topics covered include Recurrent Themes in Biology; The Method of Scientific Inquiry; Introductions to: Biological Chemistry, Organic Molecules, Cell Theory, Metabolism, Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution.

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Biology
Ecology
Genetics
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Carnegie Mellon University
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Open Learning Initiative
Anatomy and Physiology I
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Includes the study of the gross and microscopic structure of the systems ...

Includes the study of the gross and microscopic structure of the systems of the human body with special emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, the systems of the human body, and mechanisms responsible for homeostasis.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Lumen Learning
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Candela Courseware
eText of Human Anatomy and Physiology
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This “streamlined” text provides detailed information about the salient topics covered in ...

This “streamlined” text provides detailed information about the salient topics covered in a traditional first year two course sequence in college Anatomy and Physiology without a lot of peripheral information. This allows students to focus on the primary concepts without getting lost in ancillary information that may or may not be relevant. This text should also serve as a good review for anyone wanting to brush up on the subject. Interested readers will include allied health students such as nursing, surgical technology, physical therapy, medical assistant, dental assistant, massage therapy, pre-medical and pre-chiropractic. It is presented in an etext format that allows a number of advantages over printed medium. These include the ability to search through the text by entering terms in the search window (eliminating the need for an index), the ability to enlarge diagrams, and the portability of an electronic file. There are also review questions at the end of each chapter with an answer key in the back of the text. Lastly there is a text webpage that includes learning plans, podcasts, powerpoints, links and videos to help students along. This material is licensed under the creative commons license. This means that instructors are free to share, copy, modify and distribute. The only requirement is to cite the author. Contains content for 2-semester course sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Many illustrations and review questions.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Moraine Park Technical College
Author:
Dr. Bruce Forciea
Biology
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Published by OpenStax College, Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for ...

Published by OpenStax College, Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
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BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Connie Rye
Jean DeSaix
Jung Choi
Robert Wise
Vladimir Jurukovski
Yael Avissar
HE 250: Personal Health, Portland Community College
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The Portland Community College Health Studies Subject Area Committee redeveloped the Personal ...

The Portland Community College Health Studies Subject Area Committee redeveloped the Personal Health course with OERs as a basis for course material, which meets the Health Studies graduation requirement. The project team developed the course into 17 topic modules that cover a broad range of Personal and Public Health health topics. Each topic has a Google Slides Presentation, Instructor Resources, Student Resources, Topic Study Guides, an In-Class Activity, Discussion Questions, and any other additional OER resources available.

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Applied Science
Life Science
Social Science
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OER Commons
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Author:
Amy Hofer
CK-12 Biology (CA Textbook)
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Submitted as part of the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) Phase 3 ...

Submitted as part of the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) Phase 3 Digital Textbook Initiative (CA DTI3), CK-12 Foundation’s high school Biology FlexBook covers cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, botany, zoology, and physiology. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Genetics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Douglas Wilkin Ph.D.
Lifespan Development
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Developmental psychology concerns itself with the changes (psychological and otherwise) that occur ...

Developmental psychology concerns itself with the changes (psychological and otherwise) that occur as a result of our physical and mental maturation. This course proceeds from prenatal development through adolescent and adult development. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Discuss the interaction between and the roles of nature and nurture in lifespan development.; Describe the basic development of the human nervous system; Explain the developmental processes associated with the five senses; Describe the important developmental milestones and age expectations associated with motor skills, social skills, cognitive ability, sensory awareness, and the use of language; Discuss the important theories of cognitive development, including those of Piaget, Vygotsky, the information-processing approach, and the intelligence perspective; Discuss and contrast the nativist, behavioral-cognitive, functionalist, and learning stage theories of language development; Describe the developmental process of language, from cooing and babbling to mature language; Explain the important theoretical issues in the study of the development of personality; Discuss the most influential theories of personality development, including those of Freud, Erikson, Klein and Mahler, Bowlby, and Ainsworth; Explain Kohlberg's theory of moral development, including the perspectives of its critics; Describe the physical and cognitive changes associated with adolescent development; Explain the significance of the differences in maturation rates between individuals; Discuss the major issues of development in adulthood, including marriage and divorce, parenting, and mid-/later-life physical and cognitive changes. (Psychology 302a)

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Genetics
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The Saylor Foundation
Human Education
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Human Education is about holistic approach in the preparation of human beings ...

Human Education is about holistic approach in the preparation of human beings to educate the unborn child through adequate care, nutrition and safety, before birth and once born, to enable a growing being to survive the challenges of life as they present themselves. Subjects are geared for critical thinking and for immediate application of acquired knowledge for their own survival, and not only for acquiring a certificate. This is urgent.

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Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Education
History
Law
General Law
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Science
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Full Course
Interactive
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Dr Stranger KGAMPHE
The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food
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This course encompasses the study of eating as it affects the health ...

This course encompasses the study of eating as it affects the health and well-being of every human. Topics include taste preferences, food aversions, the regulation of hunger and satiety, food as comfort and friendship, eating as social ritual, and social norms of blame for food problems. The politics of food discusses issues such as sustainable agriculture, organic farming, genetically modified foods, nutrition policy, and the influence of food and agriculture industries. Also examined are problems such as malnutrition, eating disorders, and the global obesity epidemic; the impact of food advertising aimed at children; poverty and food; and how each individual's eating is affected by the modern environment.

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Arts and Humanities
Biology
Nutrition
Psychology
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Yale University
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Open Yale Courses
Author:
Kelly D. Brownell
Genetics
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This science resource covers a variety of topics; however, the specific URL ...

This science resource covers a variety of topics; however, the specific URL is on Genetics. It has significant explanations on the basic Principles of Genetics, Co-dominance, Incomplete dominance, and Sex-Linked traits. The units have precise and manageable explanations, and there are numerous links and additional resources to support instructors and students to advance learning. The access to videos and online simulations enhances particular areas, and the diverse assessments support mastery of skills.
This is a very purposeful resource on genetics; it is useful to make learning more effective either as an overall instructional method or as an individualized learning supplement.

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Biology
Genetics
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Assessment
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
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Lecture
Lecture Notes
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The Biology Corner
Kansas State University Human Nutrition (FNDH 400) Flexbook
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FNDH 400 is a 3-hour, intermediate-level, nutrition course at Kansas State University ...

FNDH 400 is a 3-hour, intermediate-level, nutrition course at Kansas State University taught on campus every spring semester, and all 3 semesters (fall, spring, summer) via the Division of Continuing Education. On campus most students in the class are majoring in Nutritional Sciences, Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition & Kinesiology, Athletic Training, and Dietetics. There is an increasing number of Biology, Life Sciences and other majors taking the course.

Students in addition to having access through Google Docs, can download the flexbook as an .odt, .pdf, .rtf, .doc, text, or html file giving them flexibility to use the document how they would like. Students can also choose whether they would like to read flexbook digitally or print and read on paper.

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Nutrition
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Kansas State University
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Author:
Brian Lindshield Ph.D.
Human Anatomy
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This course will provide the student with an overview of the body ...

This course will provide the student with an overview of the body from a systemic perspective. Each unit will focus on one system, or network of organs that work together to perform a particular function. At the end of this course, the student will review the ways in which the systems overlap, as well as discuss current body imaging techniques and learn how to correctly interpret the images in order to put our newly-gained anatomical knowledge to practical use. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify gross and microscopic anatomy and explain interactions of the major organ systems in the human body; perform and analyze experiments in human anatomy (virtual); use language necessary to appropriately describe human anatomy; explain and identify how structure and function complement each other; describe how anatomy relates to medical situations in healthy and diseased states. (Biology 302)

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Anatomy and Physiology
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Published by OpenStax College, Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for ...

Published by OpenStax College, Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the yearlong Human Anatomy and Physiology course taught at most two- and four-year colleges and universities to students majoring in nursing and allied health. Anatomy and Physiology is 29 chapters of pedagogically effective learning content, organized by body system, and written at an audience-appropriate level. The lucid text, strategically constructed art, inspiring career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Brandon Poe
Dean H. Kruse
Eddie Johnson
James A. Wise
J. Gordon Betts
Jody E. Johnson
Kelly A. Young
Oksana Korol
Peter DeSaix
Introduction to Bioengineering (BE.010J), Spring 2006
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Designed as a freshmen seminar course, faculty from various School of Engineering ...

Designed as a freshmen seminar course, faculty from various School of Engineering departments describe the research and educational opportunities specific to and offered by their departments. Background lectures by the 20.010J staff introduce students to the fundamental scientific basis for bioengineering. Specially produced videos provide additional background information that is supplemented with readings from newspaper and magazine articles. Bioengineering at MIT is represented by the diverse curricula offered by most Departments in the School of Engineering. This course samples the wide variety of bioengineering options for students who plan to major in one of the undergraduate Engineering degree programs. The beginning lectures describe the science basis for bioengineering with particular emphasis on molecular cell biology and systems biology. Bioengineering faculty will then describe the bioengineering options in a particular engineering course as well as the type of research conducted by faculty in the department.

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Computer Science
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Belcher, Angela
Lauffenburger, Douglas
Matsudaira, Paul
Microbiology
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This course will cover a range of diverse areas of microbiology, including ...

This course will cover a range of diverse areas of microbiology, including virology, bacteriology, and even applied microbiology. This course will focus on the medical aspects of microbiology, as medical research has been the primary motivator in microbiology research. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: explain how organisms are classified using taxonomy, focusing on the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya; describe the chemical building blocks and metabolic processes important to sustain microbial life; identify the major principles of microbiology and describe the relationship between microbes and other living organisms; discuss pathogenic microbes and their epidemiology; differentiate between microorganisms based on their shape, size, arrangement, staining, and culture characteristics; outline antimicrobial methods including antibiotic use; explain how the human body protects itself; list uses for microbiology in food and beverage preparation and industry. (Biology 307)

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
CK-12 Life Science Concepts for Middle School
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CK-12’s Life Science delivers a full course of study in the life ...

CK-12’s Life Science delivers a full course of study in the life sciences for the middle school student, relating an understanding of the history, disciplines, tools, and modern techniques of science to the exploration of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, evolution, prokaryotes, protists,fungi, plants, animals, invertebrates, vertebrates, human biology, and ecology. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.

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Biology
Ecology
Genetics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Biology I
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An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors. Focus areas include chemical ...

An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors.  Focus areas include chemical foundations, cell structure and division, genetics, and evolution.

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Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Author:
David Fernandez
Leslie Orzetti
Paula Rodgers