Introduction to Biology

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Biology Overview

Biology is the branch of science that primarily deals with the structure, function, growth, evolution, and distribution of organisms.To get an understanding of the definition of Biology and its mission, watch the following video.

What is Life?

Now that we have defined biology, new, more complex questions arise. What exactly is life, and what does it mean to be alive? To delve deeper into this topic, read this article, and come back afterward.

The Scientific Method

Learning all this information is, of course, fascinating, but at some point, you ask yourself - how do biologists even come up with this knowledge? The answer is: through the scientific method.To internalize the concept of the scientific method, first, watch the video below.Then, read this article to solidify what you just learned. After that, read about the use of controlled experiments in the scientific method.

Conclusion Quiz

It is important to make sure you understood everything you just learned. In order to do that, complete this short quiz and review the sections you have made mistakes in afterward.


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