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Ch 1: AP Biology - Science Basics: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Science Basics chapter of this AP Biology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about science basics. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the basic science methods and processes required in a typical AP biology course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP biology work.
  • Identify the science basics concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP biology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn science basics and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the scientific method, experimental design, the metric system or any other science basics topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their science basics unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP biology
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning science basics simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live biology tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn science basics on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with science vocabulary and concepts.
  • List the steps of the scientific method.
  • Explain how scientific experiments are designed.
  • Name the units used in the metric system.
  • Learn how to convert among different types of units.
  • Understand how to read scientific graphs and charts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: AP Biology - Science Basics: Tutoring Solution
Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

1. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

2. The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

The scientific method is more than just hypotheses and experiments. In this lesson, we'll explore the themes and variations that make up the world of science.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

3. Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the design of scientific experiments.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

4. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

5. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

6. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.

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