The fifth edition of BSCS Biology: A Human Approach helps students understand biology concepts through inquiry-based activities and constructivist learning strategies that relate key biology themes to students’ lives. Developed as a comprehensive digital curriculum, it delivers high-quality, inquiry-based educational content through the BSCS 5E instructional mode and helps students transition from activities that explicitly guide their inquiry to doing their own inquiry.


The curriculum is organized into three sections and six core units based on unifying themes. The three sections found at the beginning, middle and end of the program are Engage, Evaluate, and Explain.

Subthemes are distinguishing characteristics of BSCS Biology: A Human Approach, Fifth Edition and are woven throughout the program.  These subthemes are:  

  • Science as Inquiry 
  • Science as Humanity
  • Science and Culture 
  • Science and Change 
  • Science for All 
  • Science and Technology 

Science as Inquiry and Science as Humanity encourage students to establish a connection between biology and real life.



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