Ch 1: Basic Terms & Skills in Biological Science

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about some science basics, such as units of conversion, science vocabulary and experimental design. Complete the quizzes at the end of each lesson to track your progress.

Science Basics

Understanding advanced scientific concepts starts with understanding some basic science terms and foundational ideas. In this chapter, we will cover vocabulary terms, like hypothesis and observation. Lessons will go over metric units and conversion, experimental design and scientific graphs. Learning these basic scientific concepts will allow you to more easily grasp the ideas of other, more advanced concepts. As you study the lessons in this chapter, you'll get the chance to ensure you have a good foundation on which to build your scientific knowledge. Some of the other things covered in this chapter include:

  • Tips for learning scientific concepts
  • How to convert length, mass and volume
  • Dimensional analysis
  • How scientists design investigations
  • How to read scientific charts
  • The scientific method

Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts Learn how to identify and remember scientific vocabulary.
The Metric System: Units and Conversion Explore the metric system and how to covert metric units.
Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis Examine how to solve chemistry problems in an easy way.
Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method Discover how experiments are created, and study vocabulary that includes hypothesis, theory, law, variable and control.
How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts Analyze scientific graphs and charts while learning how to read them properly.
The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples Study the scientific method and vocabulary, such as hypothesis, observation, prediction, experiment, analysis, conclusion, control group and experimental group.

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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