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Ch 1: Introduction to Life Science: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Introduction to Life Science chapter of this Middle School Life Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master introductory life science. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of life science.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding middle school life science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding the scientific method or introductory life science.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about introductory life science.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Introduction to Life Science chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Introduction to Life Science chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How does the scientific method work?
  • What is the definition of experimental design?
  • What are the common concepts and vocabulary words used in science?
  • How can word parts enhance the meaning of scientific terms?
  • What are some of the safety concerns associated with scientific research?

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Life Science: Help and Review
The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

1. 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

2. 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.

Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

3. 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.

Class Insecta: Characteristics & Orders

4. Class Insecta: Characteristics & Orders

Class Insecta contains all insects and belong to the phylum Arthropoda. It is the most diverse group of organisms on earth. Learn more about insects, both their similarities and their differences.

What is an Amniotic Egg? - Definition & Examples

5. What is an Amniotic Egg? - Definition & Examples

This lesson is going to introduce you to amniotic eggs by defining and explaining the various parts of an amniotic egg. We will also cover some examples of amniotic eggs and look at how they differ in mammals.

Animal Experimentation: Facts & History

6. Animal Experimentation: Facts & History

In this lesson, learn facts about animal experimentation, including its history, its supporters and opponents, and some specific laws regarding animal cruelty and management.

Famous Scientists: Names & Quotes

7. Famous Scientists: Names & Quotes

In this lesson, you're going to explore the names and quotes of some of history's most famous scientists. You'll learn a bit about what they did and how they thought thanks to their quotations.

What is a Dermatome? - Definition & Distribution

8. What is a Dermatome? - Definition & Distribution

The human body is divided into multiple skin zones known as dermatomes. In this lesson learn all about dermatomes, including their relationship to the spinal cord and distribution on the body.

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