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Project-based inquiry learning with student-designed experiments inspired by a curriculum that covers general biology course requirements. Each unit begins with a demonstration to pique student curiosity and get the conversation started. Students then explore the topic by gathering information using observation skills and developing a hypothesis. Working in lab groups, students design experiments and then use a peer-review process to evaluate and share results. Daily lesson plans include objectives, materials lists, procedures, handouts, grading rubrics and homework assignments to alleviate the pressure of day-to-day preparation. Teaching tips, study skills and cooperative learning techniques allow teachers to transition smoothly to a student-centered learning environment. Lesson plans can be taught in any order to fit your individual classroom. Activities include model building, games, lab experiments, group simulations, reenactments, data analysis, research projects, debates, presentations and more. Study skills are incorporated into each lesson plan to promote continued student success. Mathematical skills are enhanced by graphical and data analysis.