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Ch 1: Science Basics: Tutoring Solution

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

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other high school biology work.
  • Identify the basic science 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 high school biology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about science basics and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding scientific method, metric system, experimental design, unit conversion, scientific charts 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 high school biology
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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  • 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 about 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.
  • Learn the steps of the scientific method.
  • Explain how scientists design experiments.
  • Understand how to use the metric system.
  • Convert between different types of units.
  • Learn how to read scientific graphs and charts.

19 Lessons in Chapter 1: 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.

What is Temperature? - Definition & Measurement

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.

Degrees Fahrenheit: Definition & Conversion

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.

What are Variables in Science? - Definition, Types & Examples

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.

What is Peer Review in Science? - Definition, Process & Examples

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.

Degrees Celsius: Definition & Conversion

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.

Scientific Experiment: Definition & Examples

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.

What is a Scientific Law? - Definition & Examples

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.

What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

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.

What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

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.

Thermophiles: Definition, Examples & Application

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.

Thomas Hunt Morgan Biography

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.

Diffusion in the Respiratory System: Function & Process

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.

What Are the Branches of Biology?

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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