Holt, Rinehart & Winston
HM2 CH01
Modern Biology
Chapter 1: The Science of Life
Welcome to Modern Biology. Chapter 1 describes the characteristics that living organisms share. You will also learn how to carry out a scientific investigation. Use the links below to find learning tools that will help you review the chapter and extend your study of the major themes in biology.
Review and Practice
Reading Skills: Getting to Know Your Textbook
This worksheet will help you understand how your textbook is laid out and what useful components it contains.
Reading Skills: K-W-L
This worksheet will help you organize your thoughts before and after you read the chapter or an article.
Glossary: Chapter 1
Use this handy list of terms to help you understand the new vocabulary in this chapter.
Homework Help: Chapter 1 Study Guide
Do you understand the vocabulary and concepts in this chapter? Select one of the sections listed below for a worksheet that guides you through the important points to know.
Section 1.1 || Section 1.2 || Section 1.3 || Section 1.4

Quiz Yourself: The Science of Life
Click here to test your knowledge of the major themes in biology.
Teacher Notes

Enrichment and Extension
Online Research: SciLinks
Visit NSTA's SciLinks Web site, which links you to some of the most up-to-date science information on the Internet. When you get to the site, log in, and then enter a keyword for the topic you want to research. The topics and keywords for Chapter 1 are listed below.
TOPIC: Homeostasis
SciLinks CODE: HM008

TOPIC: Characteristics of life
SciLinks CODE: HM011

TOPIC: Scientific Method
SciLinks CODE: HM014

SciLinks CODE: HM023

Historical Note: The Case of Combustion
Click here to read about how one theory of combustion went up in smoke. Read page 1 of the article. Write down why you agree or disagree with the theory, and then finish reading page 2 of the article.
Technology Note: The Internet
Learn about the birth of the Internet by clicking here.
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