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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. What is Temperature? - Definition & Measurement
In the most intuitive terms, temperature refers to how hot or cold something is. Learn more about temperature as a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
8. Degrees Fahrenheit: Definition & Conversion
In this lesson, we will define the degree and the Fahrenheit temperature scale. We will also compare the Fahrenheit scale to the other temperature scales and learn how to convert between them.
9. What are Variables in Science? - Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of variables in science. In addition, you will be able to define the specific types of variables in an experiment.
10. What is Peer Review in Science? - Definition, Process & Examples
Interested in learning how scientific literature is fact-checked and accepted? In this lesson, you'll learn about the peer review process that happens in science. Examples of the peer review process are included to further your understanding of the lesson.
11. Degrees Celsius: Definition & Conversion
Temperature refers to how hot or cold something is. The same temperature has different readings on the three temperature scales shown below - Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin. Learn more about the Celsius temperature scale, practice conversion among different scales, and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
12. Scientific Experiment: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about the process of a scientific experiment. First, the lesson will outline the definition and give a short history of scientific experimentation. Then the types will be described and, finally, an example of a scientific experiment will be provided.
13. What is a Scientific Law? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about scientific laws. The topic will be defined for you and several types of scientific laws will be described. Finally, examples of scientific laws and theories will be provided to assist you with learning the difference between the two terms.
14. What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples
Scientific investigation is the way in which scientists and researchers use a systematic approach to answer questions about the world around us. Read on to find out more. A quiz is provided to test your understanding.
15. What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example
In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and characteristics of a scientific theory and understand how theories are formulated. You'll see examples of scientific theories, and after the lesson you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
16. Thermophiles: Definition, Examples & Application
This lesson will examine the relationship found between an organism and heat or, the life of a thermophile. It will give examples and show why scientists are so interested in this type of organism.
17. Thomas Hunt Morgan Biography
Without the countless efforts by scientists over the years, we would know little to nothing about our world. Thomas Hunt Morgan's experiments with genes, chromosomes, and inheritance gave further proof of how we get the features that we get.
18. Diffusion in the Respiratory System: Function & Process
This lesson is on diffusion in the respiratory system. We'll define diffusion and the respiratory system, and then we'll cover how diffusion helps the respiratory system function in the body.
19. What Are the Branches of Biology?
Biology is the field of science that studies all living things. Although this encompasses numerous topics, biology can be divided into eight main branches. In this lesson, we'll go over these main branches and define each. We'll also look at some important applications for each one.
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