BSCS Science Learning, Kendall Hunt Announces BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life | News

This full-year, high school level biology program presents inquiry-based, research-driven curriculum that has been designed for the (NGSS). Real-world phenomena and challenges motivate learning of scientific concepts and practices, enabling students to build a deep understanding of life science that will serve them for life. Understanding for Life’s labs, activities and assessments build 21st century collaboration skills while allowing teachers to track students’ progress toward science learning outcomes.

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  • Understanding for Life advances the mission of BSCS to transform science teaching and learning through research-driven innovation by integrating the three-dimensional disciplinary shifts called for in the latest Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

  • BSCS Executive Director Danny Edelson said, “This program is the next step for BSCS and for high school biology teachers across the country. In it, we have combined the rigor and inquiry that teachers expect from BSCS with the three-dimensional pedagogical approach called for by the Next Generation Science Standards.”

“Throughout the years, Kendall Hunt has been proud to work with BSCS to emphasize the development of students’ problem-solving and inquiry skills through programs such as A Human Approach and Science Tracks,” said Kendall Hunt K-12 Vice President Charley Cook. “The addition of Understanding for Life strengthens our science offerings as well as meets the needs of classrooms nationwide.”

Kendall Hunt has a 75-year history of providing innovative educational solutions. As the publisher of hands-on science, mathematics and gifted curricula for grades K-12, they also offer the only free, certified Illustrative Mathematics for grades K-12. In conjunction with offering a variety of stand-alone K-12 products, ConstructEd, a division of Kendall Hunt, allows both schools and teachers to create made-to-order, customized textbooks or digital products using existing products or creating their own. For more information, visit

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About BSCS Science Learning:

BSCS Science Learning is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming science education through research-driven innovation. An innovator in science education since 1958, BSCS has brought inquiry learning experiences to millions of students and teachers around the world. Today, BSCS conducts research on science education and uses research-driven development processes to create instructional materials, teacher professional learning programs, and leadership development programs that foster improvements in science teaching and learning. Media Contact

Angela Kearney, Kendall Hunt Publishing, +1 800-542-6657 Ext: 1072, Twitter, Facebook

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