• BSCS Biology: A Human Approach is a standards-based, introductory biology program appropriate for students of all abilities. Developed with a grant from the National Science Foundation, the program involves students in conceptual biology by using a human perspective, organizes content around six unifying themes and teaches through inquiry, hands-on activities and an explicit 5-E learning cycle. The thematic approach encourages depth of coverage rather than breadth and, with its emphasis on humans, the text presents biology in a context that will be relevant to students' lifelong learning.