BIOZONE International is a New Zealand-based publishing house that delivers cutting-edge science curricula for the next generation. With a 30-year presence in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom, they have a global footprint of dedicated educators. BIOZONE’s primary business is the creation of content for science instructional materials for high school science curricula, in both printed and digital formats. Their unique point of difference is the combination of a highly visual textbook (using an infographic style) with an interactive workbook – resulting in a unique hybrid text. The hybrid books and digital resources provide well-designed, compact lessons that engage students and offer a rigorous – yet accessible – programme of work.
“Our purpose, our passion, our persistence to inspire better outcomes for the future of our planet through science education is why we exist.”
Features of BIOZONE resources
- BIOZONE resources are a departure from the traditional basal textbook paradigm, instead taking a “worktext” approach. Students write their answers directly into the book, thereby forming a record of work
- Expert writers bring science to life through the use of everyday and investigative phenomena from engagement to assessment
- Compact lessons engage students in learning and provide a rigorous yet accessible program of work
- Engaging presentation of content with visually appealing, high quality photographs and explanatory illustrations
- Activities encourage student interaction and inquiry through simple “hands-on” opportunities, real-world case studies, and data analysis
- Titles are available in both print and digital formats
- All resources are continually revised and improved to ensure they remain current and relevant
BIOZONE specialises in the production of high-quality student and teacher resources for secondary school Biology use throughout the world, with specific editions targeting markets in the UK, Australia, the United States and New Zealand.
The International series offers resources for Cambridge International Exams (CIE) A-Level Biology curriculum as well as International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Biology.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGGS)
In the US, BIOZONE offers resources to support Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Standard NGGS offers Biology for NGSS, Earth & Space Sciences for NGSS, and Physical Sciences for NGSS. Integrated NGSS (3 traditional sciences plus Earth & Space Sciences integrated with each) is supported by titles such as The Living Earth, Chemistry in the Earth System, and Physics of the Universe.
Advanced Placement (AP)
BIOZONE’s Advanced Placement series is built for the US market, and includes titles AP Biology and AP Environmental Science.
United States Series
Other titles offered in the US include Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology, and Senior Biology.
New Zealand Series
In New Zealand, BIOZONE offers senior biology resources for NCEA Level 2 Biology and NCEA Level 3 Biology
BIOZONE’s Australian series includes resources to support curricula for VCE Biology, HSC Biology, and QCE Biology
In the UK, BIOZONE provides resources for AQA A-Level Biology, Edexcel A-Level Biology, and OCR A-Level Biology
Jill began her science career with a degree in biochemistry and, after a short spell in research labs, became a science teacher in the UK and then New Zealand. She spent many years managing the Royal Society of New Zealand’s academic publishing programme of eight science journals which allowed her to hone her project management and editorial skills. She was also a part of the Expert Advice writing team at the Royal Society, producing science pieces for a public audience.
Dr Tracey Greenwood
Former editor and senior author
Tracey Greenwood has a PhD in Biology, specializing in lake ecology and has taught both graduate and undergraduate Biology. She has written resources for students since 1993 when she joined BIOZONE and enjoys the challenge of curriculum analysis and content development.
Lissa Bainbridge-Smith holds an MSc (Hons) from the University of Waikato, and worked in a research and development capacity for eight years. She joined BIOZONE in 2006 and is hands-on developing new curricula. Lissa has also taught science theory and practical skills to international and ESOL students.
Kent has a BSc from Massey University majoring in zoology and ecology, and taught secondary school Biology and Chemistry for 9 years before joining BIOZONE as an author in 2009.
Existing international relationships
BIOZONE has foreign rights contracts with publishers in Slovenia including Mohorjeva Zalozba Celovec, Modrijan zalozba d.o.o., and Pipinova knjiga; in Japan with Ohmsha, Ltd.; in Poland with Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Oświatowe; in China with the People’s Education Press; and in Italy with Zanichelli Editore s.p.a.
BIOZONE International is the parent company, with three subsidiary companies. BIOZONE Learning Media Australia is based on the Gold Coast and covers the Australian market; BIOZONE Learning Media UK is based in Bridgnorth and covers the UK and European markets, and BIOZONE Corporation is based in Colorado USA and covers the USA and Canadian markets. BIOZONE International is the head office based in New Zealand, which covers the NZ market and the rest of the world (excluding the territories named above).