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Ch 5: Important Biologists in History

About This Chapter

This Important Biologists in History chapter can help you prepare for an upcoming test or understand a class assignment. Review fun lessons and take short quizzes to ensure you fully comprehend essential facts about these biologists.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering information on important biologists in history will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about famous biologists. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing facts about and quotes from Louis Agassiz, Alfred Kinsey, John Needham, Lynn Margulis and others
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Important Biologists in History chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about important biologists in history for a standard science course. Topics covered include:

  • Biographies, theories and contributions of Louis Agassiz and Ernst Mayr
  • Pearl Kendrick biography, facts and quotes
  • Alexander Fleming biography, facts, quotes, accomplishments and awards
  • Biography and quotes from Alfred Kinsey
  • Facts, contributions and biography of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
  • Experiments, cell theory and biography of John Needham
  • Angel Alcala facts, quotes, discoveries and contribution to biology
  • Biographies and contributions of Christiane Nusslein-Volhard and Sergei Winogradsky
  • Theory, discovery and biography of Lynn Margulis

12 Lessons in Chapter 5: Important Biologists in History
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Louis Agassiz: Biography, Theory & Contributions

1. Louis Agassiz: Biography, Theory & Contributions

A very influential and famous scientist, Louis Agassiz had some beliefs that sharply contrasted with the scientific community of his time. In this lesson, we will explore those beliefs, as well as why he was at one time held in such high regard.

Pearl Kendrick: Biography, Facts & Quotes

2. Pearl Kendrick: Biography, Facts & Quotes

You've probably never heard of Pearl Kendrick, but she's saved millions of lives. Read on to learn about how Pearl helped develop the first effective whooping cough vaccine.

Alexander Fleming: Biography, Facts & Quotes

3. Alexander Fleming: Biography, Facts & Quotes

This lesson goes over the life of Alexander Fleming. You'll briefly learn what he was famous for but mainly how his life unfolded outside of his major contribution to society.

Alexander Fleming: Penicillin, Accomplishments & Awards

4. Alexander Fleming: Penicillin, Accomplishments & Awards

This lesson discusses the major accomplishments and awards of a man to whom many owe their lives, Alexander Fleming. You'll learn why his accomplishments are so important and why he won so many awards.

Alfred Kinsey: Biography & Quotes

5. Alfred Kinsey: Biography & Quotes

This lesson goes over the life of a man often credited with helping to start the sexual revolution. Learn about Alfred Kinsey's interesting life and work.

Ernst Mayr: Biography, Theory & Contributions

6. Ernst Mayr: Biography, Theory & Contributions

'The Darwin of the 20th century,' Ernst Mayr continues to be an influential and important evolutionary biologist. In this lesson, you'll learn about Mayr, his achievements, his theory on speciation, and check out some of his famous quotes.

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck: Biography, Facts & Contributions

7. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck: Biography, Facts & Contributions

When you think of evolution, Charles Darwin probably comes to mind. But other scientists help pave the way for Darwin, including Lamarck. This lesson will look at Lamarck's life, and his contributions to science.

John Needham: Biography, Experiments & Cell Theory

8. John Needham: Biography, Experiments & Cell Theory

In this lesson, we'll discover the accomplishments and biography of John Needham, including his important experiments and contributions to the cell theory.

Angel Alcala: Biography, Facts & Quotes

9. Angel Alcala: Biography, Facts & Quotes

This lesson profiles the life and achievements of Angel Alcala, a very well-known and highly respected scientist from the Philippines whose work is known the world over.

Angel Alcala: Discoveries & Contribution to Biology

10. Angel Alcala: Discoveries & Contribution to Biology

Angel Alcala is an ecologist who has contributed to the fields of conservation biology, marine ecology, and terrestrial ecology, among others. Read this lesson to learn more about his many contributions to the environmental sciences.

Lynn Margulis: Biography, Theory & Discovery

11. Lynn Margulis: Biography, Theory & Discovery

Lynn Margulis helped champion the evolutionary concept of endosymbiosis, describing how parts of the cell came to exist. Read on to learn about the life and ideas of this brilliant trailblazer.

Sergei Winogradsky: Biography & Contributions

12. Sergei Winogradsky: Biography & Contributions

In this lesson, you'll learn a bit about Sergei Winogradsky's life and work. By the end of this lesson, you'll realize just how much he contributed to the world of science.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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