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Human Biology: An inquiry-based guide for the middle school student.

Developed by the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University and

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Donated to CK-12 Foundation under the Creative Commons Attibution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) license. This license allows others to use, distribute, and create derivative works based on that content.




Letter to the Teacher

Unit Planning

Content Overview

Unit Activities and Key Ideas

Teacher's Guide Overview

Assessment Overview

Getting Started

Teaching Timelines


GroupWork Activities


Additional Resources


Activity Index

Text Authors

H. Craig Heller, Mary L. Kiely, Stan Ogren

Activity Authors

James V. Lawry, Stan Ogren, Marjorie Gray, Geraldine Horsma

GroupWork Authors

Nicole Holthuis, Julie Bianchini, Susan Schultz, Rachel Lotan

Principal Investigator H. Craig Heller, Project Director Mary L. Kiely

Photo Credits

xiii (right bottom), Terry Donnelly/West Stock; 105 (right), Gordon Gahan/National Geographic Image Collection; 106 (right), Arthur Beck/The Stock Market; 107 (right), Michael Le Roy/Tony Stone Images; 108 (right), Chicago Tribune; 109 (middle) Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune

Everyday Learning Development Staff


Steve Mico

Leslie Morrison

Susan Zeitner


Fran Brown, Annette Davis, Jess Schaal, Norma Underwood

Additional Credits

Project Editor: Dennis McKee

Shepherd, Inc.

ISBN 1-57039-684-1

Stanford University's Middle Grades Life Science Curriculum Project was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The content of the Human Biology curriculum is the sole responsibility of Stanford University's Middle Grades Life Science Curriculum Project and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the National Science Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, or The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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