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9am-10:30 ET/6am-7:30am PT

Dr. Christe Ann McMenomy

Required and Optional Texts

For the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic terms, the following textbooks are required. Please purchase the edition specified; older or newer editions are not allowed!

Please note: While edition 9 will be published in spring 2017, we have elected to use edition 8 for the 2017-2018 academic term, since this edition has been out for several years and is available in multiple less expensive formats. The above ISBN number is for the full hardcover text; alternate forms of the text (eBook, loose-leaf) listed on the order page at Pearson are acceptable as long as the correct edition is used. Due to cost restrictions for most families, MasteringBiology access will not be required for this course. If you do elect to purchase access, please let me know.

There is no Study Guide for the 8th edition, as the publisher is moving all support materials online.

Individual lab PDF instructions will also be available from the Biology Moodle.


  • BK01A Biology Kit
    Robert B. and Barbara F. Thompson
    The Home Scientist, LLC

    Robert B Thompson has assembled several versions of the equipment and materials required to perform most of the experiments in his Illustrated Guide to Home Biology lab manual. The basic version (BK01A) contains most of the materials required to complete labs in this course for AP credit. Students wishing to complete only the twelve labs for honors credit may find it less expensive to buy only what they need for their selected labs; even so, the kit is remarkably complete and much more convenient than seeking out individual chemicals each week. Note May 2018: As of March, this company is under new management by Ben Siciliano. All kits are in stock and available for purchase.

    Your first homework assignment will be to familiarize yourself with all the course materials!

    You may order all texts through the Scholars Online Bookstore.