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Ch 1: Science Vocabulary & Basics: Homeschool Currilum

About This Chapter

The Science Vocabulary and Basics unit of this High School Biology Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about essential scientific concepts and terms. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons, and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Biology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about essential scientific concepts and terms. There is no faster or easier way to learn about science vocabulary and basics. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about science vocabulary and basics, the scientific method, experimental design, the metric system, and reading scientific charts.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a biology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a science vocabulary and basics unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Science Vocabulary and Basics Unit Objectives:

  • Explain introductory science concepts.
  • Understand general science vocabulary.
  • List the steps in the scientific method.
  • Explain how the scientific method differs when carried out in the lab versus in the field.
  • Describe the process of experimental design.
  • Outline the basic units of measurement in the metric system, such as for length, mass, density, volume, and temperature.
  • Demonstrate how to convert units of measurement from one type to another.
  • Explain the concepts of unit conversion and dimensional analysis.
  • Describe how to read a scientific chart or graph.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Science Vocabulary & Basics: Homeschool Currilum
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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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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