Back to School: 1,001 Facts You Learned and Forgot in High School

Back to School: 1,001 Facts You Learned and Forgot in High School

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1440585989

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A refresher course in high school academics!

What is Sir Isaac Newton's second law of motion? When do you use a colon in a sentence? How do you solve a Pythagorean Theorem equation? Back to School tests you on the concepts you learned in high school and probably don't remember. Each chapter crams four years of academics into easy-to-read entries that provide you with the most important facts on everything from mathematics and chemistry to literature and art history.

Complete with a challenging final exam, you'll find out if you have what it takes to graduate at the top of the class with Back to School.


















exact copy of the old cell’s DNA. GENE EXPRESSION is the process of converting the gene’s information into MESSENGER RNA (mRNA) through a process called transcription, and then converting the information to a protein in a process called translation. Gene expression is responsible for interpreting the genetic code in the DNA, which gives rise to the organism’s traits, or phenotype. EXTRACURRICULARS: YEARBOOK MOST LIKELY TO BE MISTAKEN FOR SOMEONE ELSE In 1996, DOLLY the sheep became the first

the last chance to absorb any water or minerals. The result is feces, and the large intestine then pushes this solid waste to the rectum. The liver, gallbladder, and pancreas also play a key role in the digestive system. These organs send digestive juices to the small intestine. The PANCREAS is responsible for sending juices that digest protein and fat. BILE, a substance created by the liver but stored in the GALLBLADDER, absorbs fat in the bloodstream. The nutrient-rich blood is then sent to

the U.S. Naval base at PEARL HARBOR is what brought America into World War II. The Imperial Japanese Navy led a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The Japanese launched two attacks, sinking four U.S. battleships, killing 2,400 Americans, and wounding another 1,200. The next day, on December 8, the United States declared war on Japan. President Roosevelt famously announced to the American people, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY—the United States was

specifically, it is a West Low Franconian language. Dutch can be traced back to 500 C.E., when Old Frankish was split by the High German consonant shift. The Dutch language is broken down into periods: Old Dutch, which lasted from 500 to 1150; Middle Dutch, which lasted from 1150 to 1500; and Modern Dutch, which began in 1500 and is still spoken today. Dialects in Dutch are extremely diverse, and there is said to be about twenty-eight distinct dialects. Flemish is the term used for the type of

jazz, such as the French horn, flute, and cello, started to make their appearance. Also, classical works such as those by Bach influenced some groups. IMPORTANT JAZZ ARTISTS: DUKE ELLINGTON: Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899– 1974) was a composer, arranger, and conductor, and is considered one of the most important players in the swing era. Even beyond that, he is widely held to be one of the most influential figures in the history of jazz. He wrote hundreds of three-minute pieces of music

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