Ch 8: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Physiology & Behavior

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The Physiology & Behavior chapter of this ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8 Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with physiology and behavior. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Physiology & Behavior textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • Basics of physiology and metabolism
  • Common characteristics of mammals
  • What metamorphosis is and how it works
  • Common characteristics of amphibians
  • Processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
  • Tropisms and life cycles in plants
  • Explanations of animal behavior

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10 Lessons in Chapter 8: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Physiology & Behavior
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What is Physiology? - Definition & History

1. What is Physiology? - Definition & History

Have you ever wondered how physiology is different from medicine? Did you know that there are physiologists who study plants or bacteria or fungi? This lesson describes what physiology is and offers a brief history of how the field developed.

Metabolism: Definition & Overview

2. Metabolism: Definition & Overview

Metabolism is the sum of all chemical reactions within the body. This concept, however, is much more complex than most of us understand. This lesson describes metabolism and the processes involved.

Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

3. Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

Watch this short video to learn the basics about converting organic compounds into ATP, also known as cellular respiration. We'll look at an overview of the process.

Mammals: Traits, Behavior & Grouping

4. Mammals: Traits, Behavior & Grouping

Ever wondered what the largest mammal on Earth was? Or what traits connect mammals together? In this lesson, you will discover the basic traits of mammals, some of their behavior, and how they are grouped by scientists. Read on!

Metamorphosis: Definition & Process

5. Metamorphosis: Definition & Process

This lesson addresses the concept of metamorphosis. It explains why some juvenile organisms look very different than their adult counterparts. The lesson also distinguishes between the different types of metamorphosis.

Amphibians: Traits, Types & Roles

6. Amphibians: Traits, Types & Roles

Amphibians. Does the word conjure up images of slimy frogs and salamanders? Or perhaps a case of warts after handling a toad? Amphibians are a fascinating group of animals that we don't see very often. Find out more in this lesson.

Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

7. Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

In this lesson we'll cover the definition of photosynthesis, the equation for photosynthesis, as well as the reactants and products. Using diagrams of photosynthesis, we'll go over the formula and process.

Life Cycles of Different Types of Plants

8. Life Cycles of Different Types of Plants

From spores to gametophytes to flowers, plants have many different life cycles. This lesson will focus on the life cycles of three groups of plants: the flowering angiosperms, the ferns and the mosses.

What is Animal Behavior? - Types & Analysis

9. What is Animal Behavior? - Types & Analysis

Understanding how and why members of the animal kingdom behave in certain ways is a key part of studying their biology. In this lesson, we will define animal behavior, explore the key concepts in the study of animal behavior, and finish with a brief quiz.

Tropisms: Phototropic, Geotropic and Thigmotropic Plant Growth

10. Tropisms: Phototropic, Geotropic and Thigmotropic Plant Growth

Animals aren't the only things that can respond to the environment. While plants may seem inanimate at times, they, too, can respond to the environment in order to better survive.

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