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HX0 CHAPTER 1
Biology: Principles and Explorations ” 2001
           
Chapter 1: Biology and You
Welcome to Biology: Principles and Explorations. Chapter 1 describes how biology is helping to solve today’s real-world problems. The chapter also discusses developing a scientific experiment. Use the links below to find learning tools that will help you review the chapter and extend your study of biological principles.
Review and Practice
Reading Skills: K-W-L
This worksheet will help you organize your thoughts before and after you read the chapter or an article.
Reading Skills: K-W-L-A
Click here to find a worksheet that will help you explore your views and opinions about a topic or an article.
Quiz Yourself: Biology and You
Click here to test your knowledge of the 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: Population growth
KEYWORD: HX010

TOPIC: Biology careers
KEYWORD: HX015

TOPIC: Acid rain
KEYWORD: HX025

Career: Biologist
If you’re wondering why anyone would want to raise lizards, click here to read about biologist Dagmar Werner’s iguana ranch.
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.
On Science: The Scientific Theory of Santa Claus
Click here to read a newspaper article by Dr. George Johnson, one of your textbook’s authors. Find out how Dr. Johnson and his daughter set up an experiment to test if Santa Clause really exists. Think of a theory you might want to test (i.e., Is the tooth fairy real?). Discuss ways you might test it with your parents or a friend.
 
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