LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Raven Biology of Plants
What resources are available for my students?
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources
, then Content by Type
. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
Answers to Chapter Questions
Instructors are provided with solutions to all of the end of chapter questions.
LaunchPad’s e-Book offers the complete textbook, plus easy customization and personalization for students and instructors. Students can search and highlight, making it easier to access key content and organize studying. Teachers can customize and rearrange chapters, add and share notes and discussions, and link to quizzes, activities, and other resources.
To make sure students understand the language of the course, virtual flashcards are available for key terms in each chapter.
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Students are provided with a PDF on the fundamentals of chemistry to review topics such as atoms, ions, chemical bonds, reactions, and chemical properties.
Students are provided with a PDF reviewing the Hardy-Weinberg equation to determine genotypic and allelic frequencies.
These interactive exercises test student understanding of key diagrams, as they match labels to the diagrams with instant feedback.
Plant and People Essays
Written by Richard Robinson, Science Writer, these fifteen essays explore the main topics of selected chapters in further detail.
We offer multiple choice questions for each chapter that cover concepts from the text and correct student misunderstandings.
Videos and Animations
A wide-ranging collection of video segments and animations that helps demonstrate the complex biology of life.
What resources are available for instructors?
From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.
Computerized Diploma Test Bank
The test bank offers answers to chapter tests that places solutions in one ZIP file for instructors and includes what section of the chapter the solution can be found and downloadable based on computer type.
The test bank offers answers to chapter tests that places solutions in one convenient place for instructors and includes what section of the chapter the solution can be found.
Textbook Images (JPEG)
Every figure and table from the textbook (including all photos and all unnumbered figures) is provided in JPEG format, in multiple versions, including complete, unlabeled, and stepped.
Textbook Image Slides
All images from the text are provided in PowerPoint format for use in class or for enhancing an existing presentation.