Free Shipping on orders over $25

Book Details

  • Ebook
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $60.00
  • July 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-66400-3
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Biology Now

Second Edition

Ebook, EPUB

Ebook, InQuizitive, and Smartwork5

See all options and formats starting at

Anne Houtman (Author, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), Megan Scudellari (Author), Cindy Malone (Author, California State University - Northridge)

Overview | Instructor Resources

This page contains downloadable instructor resources.

Already have a username and password?
Simply click on the resource or file you want to download from the list below, and login when prompted. Your download will begin automatically.

Signing in for the first time?
Select your resource from the list below, then click "Create New Account" to register.

Access is free to adopters of Norton's textbooks, but a username and password is required. And, for security purposes, each request is authenticated, so there will be a slight delay before access is granted.

If you have questions, or if you experience technical difficulties, please contact our help desk.

Interactive Instructor's Guide

IIGThe Interactive Instructor’s Guide compiles the many valuable teaching resources available with Biology Now in an easily searchable online format. Search by chapter, phrase, topic or learning objective to find activities with downloadable handouts, animations with discussion questions, multimedia suggestions, lecture PowerPoints, and more. All of the active learning resources available in the Ultimate Guide for Biology Now are available in the Interactive Instructor’s Guide. 

Resource Sample Access
Biology Now, 2e - IIG Access demo Website Access full Website

Digital Landing Page


Norton Ebooks give students and instructors an enhanced reading experience at a fraction of the cost of a print textbook. Students are able to have an active reading experience and can take notes, bookmark, search, highlight, and even read offline. As an instructor, you can even add your own notes for students to see as they read the text. Norton Ebooks can be viewed on—and synced among—all computers and mobile devices.


InQuizitive is Norton’s award-winning, easy-to-use adaptive learning tool that personalizes the learning experience for students and helps them master—and retain—key learning objectives. Through a variety of question types, answer-specific feedback, and gamelike elements such as the ability to wager points, students are motivated to keep working until they’ve mastered the concepts. Students then come to class better prepared, giving you more time for meaningful discussions and activities. InQuizitive can also improve students' test grades when assigned consistently for points, as a part of the overall course grade. The convenience of LMS integration saves you time by allowing InQuizitive scores to report right to your LMS gradebook.

The second edition course includes more art-based questions.

Ultimate Guide to Teaching with Biology Now

The first edition Ultimate Guide has been thoroughly reviewed and updated with NEW activities, Leveling Up rubrics for the “Leveling Up” questions in the text’s end-of-chapter material, and descriptions of animations with discussion questions. The Ultimate Guide is available in print format (looseleaf), and the resources are now incorporated into a searchable IIG.

Activity Handouts Access Resource
Leveling Up Grading Rubrics Access Resource


Process animations based on the art in the book help students visualize important biological processes. Students can access the animations from a tile on the DLP. Assessment has been built around them in InQuizitive, Smartwork5, and the Coursepack. The Ultimate Guide and IIG include descriptions of the animations and discussion questions.


Easily add high quality Norton digital media to your online, hybrid, or lecture course—all at no cost. Norton Coursepacks work within your existing learning management system; there’s no new system to learn, and access is free and easy. Content is customizable and includes:

  • Reading quizzes based on learning objectives
  • NEW animation questions
  • Infographic questions
  • Learning objectives for easy reference
  • Flashcards for key terms

Blackboard Coursepack Access Resource
D2L/Brightspace Coursepack Access Resource
Moodle 2.5 Coursepack Access Resource
Canvas, IMS Access Resource

Test Bank

Norton uses an innovative, evidence-based model to deliver high quality and pedagogically effective quizzes and testing materials. The framework to develop our test banks, quizzes, and support materials is the result of a collaboration with leading academic researchers and advisers. Questions are classified by section and difficulty, making it easy to construct tests and quizzes that are meaningful and diagnostic.

The test bank now features 75 questions per chapter to ensure substantial coverage of text learning objectives. Each chapter features questions that apply the text narrative to core concepts, as well as questions on the book’s infographics and key figures. These multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and essay questions are tagged to learning objectives, text section, Bloom’s taxonomy, and difficulty level. Available in PDF and ExamView formats.

PowerPoint and JPEG Artwork Files

Available on /instructors, prepared PowerPoint slides and figure artwork JPEG files assist instructors with building their in-class presentations for teaching with Biology Now.

Art Slides, PowerPoint, Chapters 1-10Chapter 9
(PPTX, 5.53 MB)

Access Resource
Art Slides, PowerPoint, Chapters 11-18 Access Resource
Art Slides, PowerPoint, Chapters 19-21 and Answers Access Resource
Art Slides, PowerPoint Stepped ArtChapter 9
(ZIP, 3.18 MB)

Access Resource
Art Slides, Labeled JPEGs, Chapters 1-10Chapter 9
(PPTX, 5.53 MB)

Access Resource
Art Slides, Labeled JPEGs, Chapters 11-18 Access Resource
Art Slides, Labeled JPEGs, Chapters 19-21 and Answers Access Resource
Art Slides, Unlabeled JPEGsChapter 9
(ZIP, 1.12 MB)

Access Resource

Lecture PowerPoints

Lecture PowerPointsChapter 9
(PPT, 6.03 MB)

Access Resource