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Ch 1: Science Basics: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Science Basics chapter of this College Biology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master science basics. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn essential science concepts.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college biology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college biology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding science vocabulary, the metric system or steps in the scientific method
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about science basics
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Science Basics chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Science Basics chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any science basics question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll find answers to questions including:

  • What are some of the basic terms used in science?
  • What are the steps involved in the scientific method?
  • How do scientists design objective-oriented experiments?
  • What are the units involved in the metric system?
  • How do I convert among units of measurement in the metric system?
  • How do I interpret scientific graphs and charts?

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Science Basics: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

The Main Branches of Science

7. The Main Branches of Science

In this lesson, we'll identify the different branches of science. We'll learn about physical, life, and earth science and how these branches can interact with each other.

What Are Androgens? - Definition, Types, Function & Effects

8. What Are Androgens? - Definition, Types, Function & Effects

Do you have androgens? The answer is YES, but the amount will differ. Read more to find out what I'm talking about! In this lesson, we'll learn what androgens are, how many different types there are and what they do.

8 Characteristics of Life in Biology

9. 8 Characteristics of Life in Biology

This lesson helps determine whether something is alive. It lists and explains the eight characteristics of life and provides detailed descriptions of each. A brief summary and quiz are also included.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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