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An award-winning high school biology curriculum

57 high interest and engaging investigations are the heart of Biology: As Scientific Inquiry.

BASI Curriculum


One set of all 8 units to evaluate the curriculum

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Biology: As Scientific Inquiry

Are you looking for investigations so irresistible that your students are drawn into the learning adventure? The use of the scientific inquiry process is integrated throughout each unit and become more complex as your students progress.

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NSTA Handouts and inquiry Resources

Do you want to try out a few inquiry lab activities from “Biology: As Scientific Inquiry?” You can freely download some of the activities presented at the National Science Teacher Association conferences.

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In-service Workshops

The author, Ron Thompson, is a nationally sought-after veteran presenter.

His workshops are fast-paced and full of practical, proven ideas you will be able to use immediately to improve instruction in your biology and life sciences classes.

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Who Uses BASI


Biology: As Scientific Inquiry has energized my classroom.  Students are challenged to think clearly, work together, problem solve, and apply the scientific method in labs and classroom activities.”

Tim Krell, Biology teacher, Riverside School District, Carnation, Washington

“I have been completely and thoroughly impressed with Biology: As Scientific Inquiry and owe the successes this year, in great measure, to Mr. Thompson’s curriculum.”

Dan Shannon, biology teacher, Moeler High School, Cincinnati, OH

“I think the tactics and ideas in Biology: As Scientific Inquiry are terrific!  This is what all science teaching/learning should be: grade one through grad school."

Dr. Gordon Murphy, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene

  • Last Updated
  • 23 April, 2019

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