Dynamic Study Modules use the latest developments in cognitive science to help you study course topics by adapting to your performance in real time.
As a result, you build the confidence needed to deepen understanding, participate meaningfully, and perform better — in and out of class.
Available on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
NEW BioInteractive Short Films from HHMI offer assignable, movie-quality films that explore evolution topics and feature noted biologists including Peter and Rosemary Grant, Neil Shubin, E.O. Wilson, and more.
Self quizzes and practice tests help you assess your understanding of each chapter and provide feedback for right and wrong answers.
NEW Everyday Biology Videos briefly explore interesting and relevant biology topics that relate to concepts in the course. These 20 videos, produced by the BBC, are shown in class or assigned as homework in Mastering Biology.
BioFlix® 3D movie-quality animations help you visualize complex biology topics and include automatically graded coaching activities.
NEW Filmed and narrated by Peter and Rosemary Grant, the Darwin's Finches in Galapagos videos provide an amazing look at the Grants' decades of evolutionary research. These six assignable videos will help you explore and better understand topics such as speciation, natural selection, ecological niches, hybridization, and competition, all while highlighting the scientific process of studying biology in the field and allow you to demonstrate mastery of the key concepts related to evolution and ecology.
Read, interpret, and create graphs that explore real environmental issues using real data. All 10 activities explore current topics such as the carbon footprint of food, fresh water availability, and ocean acidification in an entirely new mobile experience with accessible design.
Chapter Quizzes and Practice Tests help you find out whether you're prepared for exams.
Using data gathered from all of the students using the program, Mastering offers wrong-answer feedback that is specific to you. Rather than simply providing feedback of the “right/wrong/try again” variety, Mastering guides you towards the correct final answer without giving the answer away.
Mastering provides hints of two types that help you work through, and ultimately, solve problems. Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem, guiding you to the final answer. Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems, which makes it easier for you to complete the original problem.
Using 3D animations, simulations, tutorials, and activities, Mastering utilizes engaging, interactive media to help you learn the toughest topics and succeed in your course.