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Ch 1: Holt McDougal Modern Biology Chapter 1: The Science of Life

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The Science of Life chapter of this Holt McDougal Modern Biology textbook companion course helps students learn essential modern biology lessons on the science of life. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Science of Life textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Modern Biology Science of Life chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the biology topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The scope of biology
  • Diversity and evolution
  • The scientific method
  • Experimental design
  • Parts and uses of the compound microscope
  • Parts and uses of electron microscopes
  • Laboratory safety
  • The metric system

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8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Holt McDougal Modern Biology Chapter 1: The Science of Life
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Biology: The Study of Life

1. Biology: The Study of Life

This lesson is going to discuss the basics of biology. We will discuss the study of biology, including the characteristics that are shared by all living organisms.

Themes in Biology: Diversity, Interdependence & Evolution

2. Themes in Biology: Diversity, Interdependence & Evolution

Biology is broadly divided into three key themes: diversity, interdependence, and evolution. We'll describe each of these themes and explain their importance to understanding life as a whole. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

3. 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

4. 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.

Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

5. Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

The compound light microscope is a useful tool in any biology laboratory. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the parts of a compound microscope, as well as understand the function of each of those parts.

What is an Electron Microscope? - Definition, Types & Uses

6. What is an Electron Microscope? - Definition, Types & Uses

Find out how we can observe the arrangement of atoms in a crystal, or the small features on the antenna of a wasp. In this lesson you will understand how electron microscopes work and their applications in science and technology.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

7. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.

What is the Metric System?

8. What is the Metric System?

Most of the world relies on the metric system for measuring distance, weight, volume, and time. Watch this video lesson to learn what kinds of measurements are used in the metric system.

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