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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Middle School Life Science: Help and Review course
- Characteristics & Chemicals of Life: Help and Review
- The Parts of Cells: Help and Review
- DNA Replication & Mutation: Help and Review
- Cell Division & the Cell Cycle: Help and Review
- How Living Organisms Get Energy: Help and Review
- Classification of Organisms: Help and Review
- The Origin & History of Life On Earth: Help and Review
- Genetics & Hereditary Traits: Help and Review
- Genetic Engineering Basics: Help and Review
- Natural Selection & Evolution in Life Science: Help and Review
- Microbiology & Types of Microbes: Help and Review
- Introduction to Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Types of Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Changing Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Invertebrates: Help and Review
- Animal Behavior & Communication: Help and Review
- Mammal Reproduction & Development: Help and Review
- The Cardiovascular System: Help and Review
- The Blood Vessels: Help and Review
- The Digestive System: Help and Review
- The Urinary & Endocrine Systems: Help and Review
- The Muscular System: Help and Review
- The Skeletal System & Connective Tissue: Help and Review
- Sight, Hearing & Other Senses: Help and Review
- Health Issues & Concerns: Help and Review
- Plant Biology & Structure: Help and Review
- How Plants Grow & Reproduce: Help and Review
- Environmental Concerns: Help and Review
- Natural Resources: Help and Review
- Growth & Productivity in Economics
- American Labor & Consumer Issues