Interdependence of Life

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Interdependence of Life explores the interactions between organisms and the environments in which they live—Earth spheres, ecosystems, abiotic factors, biotic factors, populations characteristics, limiting factors, and carrying capacity—as well as species relationships. This Enhanced E-book* examines, and demonstrates, the delicate balance that is kept by the organisms in these regions, not just from the perspective of the natural world, but based on human interactions and interference as well. The result is a representation of the rich tapestry of life that covers planet Earth.

*Enhanced E-books are highly interactive, self-directed learning experiences designed to augment understanding of science content and pedagogy. These e-books include high-resolution images, animations, videos, interactive simulations, and embedded assessment.​

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  • on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:58 AM

I purchased this eBook for my classroom to use this year. After purchasing, I explored the e-Book and was amazed by the beauty of this product. The graphics are outstanding, the interactive modules and videos add an additional depth that really captures the students attention. This is not in anyway just a "digital" text book. It is a visual an intellectual experience. I implemented this e-book in my classroom, for the first time, this year. My students honestly love it. This book covers all of the content standards with life biology, your units are right there ready to go. The students are engaged and actually want to read! It has had a tremendous impact on test scores, and retention. My students are still able to recall what they learned, they recall images and video clips. It is a kinesthetic learning experience. I was so impressed with the first one that I purchased a second about cells, which is equally stunning. I can't wait to get the complete set and neither can my students! I highly recommend this product!

Alicia H  (Huntington, WV)
Alicia H (Huntington, WV)

  • on Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:53 PM

NSTA’s new eBook, the Interdependence of Life is a wonderful educational tool. I found it to be a comprehensive resource that covers four science objectives: “Organisms and Their Environments”, “Species Relationships”, “Population Balance in Biomes”, and "Agents of Change in Ecosystems”. I appreciated the fact that all of the lessons had audio to accompany the text. There were slideshows, animations, and “Hands-on-Activities”. There were also plenty of interactive simulations that I found to be very useful when I needed to demonstrate a concept and many of them were designed in a game-style format for the students to use. This eBook also included a “Search” button that allowed me to search for information using just a few key words. And the “Check Your Thinking”, found every few pages, provided my students the opportunity to answer discussion questions or short answer questions in more depth. The “Take Notice!” also alerted the student’s to facts that pertain to the lesson they were discussing that normally they might have missed or over-looked. Another great feature was the “Review What You Learned”. This feature provided my students, in a multiple-choice format, the opportunity to review the concepts they had just covered. At the end of the book, the correlation of the new NGSS standards, Science for All Americans, and Benchmarks for Science Literacy are discussed. I highly recommend this book to educators and students wanting an excellent and proven means to learn the content needed for curriculum and instruction about the Interdependence of Organisms in Earth’s Ecosystem.

Sue Garcia  (Grapevine, TX)
Sue Garcia (Grapevine, TX)

  • on Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:06 PM

I love the high definition images and the interactive features of the e-book. However, in the absence of a device that supports the App, the browser (Chrome)is not able to display some of the videos. Overall it is fantastic

Mary Joe Bheda  (Aurora, IL)
Mary Joe Bheda (Aurora, IL)

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