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Biology Basics and Beyond

Case studies, quizzes, games, hands-on experiments, web quests and more … the diverse, imaginative activities in this Biology – Basics and Beyond series take students on a journey of discovering just how fascinating and relevant biology can be. Its differentiated approach makes the journey accessible and rewarding for everyone: beginners focus on “what”, developers uncover “how” and experts explain “why”. Each of the complementary books in this series specialises in one of the major taxonomic groups.

Ages: 12-14 years

About the Author

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Brenda Greene gained an MSc from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and worked as a scientist, publishing papers on the genetics and conservation of New Zealand birds. She gained a Diploma in Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University, and taught science at the Orana Wildlife Park and in Christchurch secondary schools. She enjoys hands-on science, and is always inventing new experiments for her students to do.

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