OverviewNew pedagogical features to guide student learning Each chapter begins with an outline of the chapter. Learning outcomes are included for every major topic to help students see the forest for the trees and focus on the main concepts and relationships of the details being presented to them. Scientific Thinking illustrations are highlighted and provide students with questions, as well as a hypothesis, prediction, observation, experiment, etc., as appropriate to guide their thought process and teach them to think like a scientist. Inquiry questions are found throughout the text to push the students further in their ability to think scientifically. Learning outcomes are revisited with a short review prior to moving on to the next major topic. A logically organized summary is available at the end of each chapter for students to use as a quick study tool.