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Ch 1: GED Science - Scientific Foundations and Study Skills: Tutoring Solution

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The Scientific Foundations and Study Skills chapter of this GED Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about scientific foundations and study skills. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the foundational scientific components and study methods required in a typical GED science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other GED science work.
  • Identify the scientific foundations and study skills concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our GED science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn scientific foundations and study skills and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding science vocabulary, scientific method, metric system, graph reading and interpretation methods, scientific experiments or any other scientific foundations and study skills topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their scientific foundations and study skills unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in GED science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with science vocabulary.
  • Identify independent and dependent variables.
  • List the steps of the scientific method.
  • Explore the various sampling techniques for scientific investigations.
  • Discuss the methods scientists use to design experiments.
  • Become familiar with metric units.
  • Learn how to convert between different types of units.
  • Understand how to use significant figures and scientific notation.
  • Interpret textual and non-textual scientific presentations.
  • Be able to read scientific charts and graphs.

30 Lessons in Chapter 1: GED Science - Scientific Foundations and Study Skills: Tutoring Solution
Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

1. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.

Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables

2. Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables

Scientists answer questions by performing experiments that have an independent variable, a dependent variable and at least one control variable. By controlling, adjusting and measuring these variables, scientists find answers to their questions.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

3. The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

The scientific method is more than just hypotheses and experiments. In this lesson, we'll explore the themes and variations that make up the world of science.

Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations

4. Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations

We can learn a lot by gathering information from a small subset of a larger group. By sampling this smaller group, scientists can save time and money while still gaining a good understanding of the population as a whole.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

5. Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the design of scientific experiments.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

6. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

7. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

8. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.

Understanding Textual & Non-Textual Scientific Presentations

9. Understanding Textual & Non-Textual Scientific Presentations

In order to understand science, you have to know science. This knowledge includes understanding the various ways that scientific information may be presented as well as how to critically analyze that information.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

10. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

11. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

12. Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Complex table problems getting you down? Multi-question, situational problems don't have to be a drag on your testing performance. Learn how to apply three simple rules as we walk through two table problems together.

Design a Scientific Experiment: Example of Avery and Griffith's Experiment

13. Design a Scientific Experiment: Example of Avery and Griffith's Experiment

What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists design their investigations? In this lesson, we'll use the work of Avery and Griffith to explore the process of experimental design.

Strong Force: Definition, Equation & Examples

14. Strong Force: Definition, Equation & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what strong force is, how it holds an atom together, and how it is balanced by electromagnetic repulsion. A short quiz will follow.

Tertiary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview

15. Tertiary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview

Tertiary protein structure turns a simple polypeptide with pretty little ribbons and twists into a big, globular mass. Amino acid side chains are the culprit. Read this lesson to find out why.

Test Tube: Function in the Lab & Concept

16. Test Tube: Function in the Lab & Concept

Test tubes are important pieces of laboratory equipment and have a wide variety of uses in the laboratory. They are very basic in structure, but useful in many different fields of science. This lesson discusses test tubes, their structure, and their functions.

The Law of Definite Proportions: Definition & Examples

17. The Law of Definite Proportions: Definition & Examples

Have you ever had to double a baking recipe? The trick is to always keep the ingredient proportions the same as in the original recipe. This cooking principle follows the Law of Definite Proportions in chemistry, which is the focus of this lesson.

Trajectory: Definition & Equation

18. Trajectory: Definition & Equation

In this lesson, we'll explore the science behind ballistic trajectories and the equations for doing some simple calculations. A quiz is provided to help test your knowledge.

Volumetric Flask: Uses & Calibration

19. Volumetric Flask: Uses & Calibration

Volumetric flasks are key pieces of scientific equipment used in laboratories. These flasks are important for experimentation, and this lesson addresses their characteristics and uses in the laboratory environment.

What are Calories? - Definition & Explanation

20. What are Calories? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson the concept of the calorie is defined as a measurement unit for energy. A brief history of the development of the calorie is included in the lesson as well as examples of unit conversions and basic calculations with this unit.

What Are Chemical Properties? - Definition & Examples

21. What Are Chemical Properties? - Definition & Examples

Characterizing substances by their properties is essential in identifying them. In this lesson, you'll learn how chemical properties give us clues about the nature of a substance by looking at some common examples.

What Is a Chemical Change? - Properties, Types & Examples

22. What Is a Chemical Change? - Properties, Types & Examples

Chemical changes are fundamental changes that produce new combinations of matter. A distinction is made between chemical and physical changes. The signs of chemical changes are discussed, and several types of chemical changes are explored in this lesson.

What Is a Chemical Compound? - Definition & Examples

23. What Is a Chemical Compound? - Definition & Examples

Very few single chemical elements are encountered in everyday life. In this lesson, you will learn about chemical compounds through some examples to gain a better understanding of what they are and how they form.

What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples

24. What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples

Chemical formulas provide a lot of information about chemical substances, such as how many and what atoms they are made of, as well as the way the atoms are arranged. In this lesson, we'll discuss the different types of chemical formulas.

What Is a Chemical Property of Matter? - Definition & Examples

25. What Is a Chemical Property of Matter? - Definition & Examples

All matter is characterized based on its properties. In this lesson, you will learn about the different chemical properties of matter and ways to identify them.

What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Topics

26. What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Topics

Chemistry is the science of matter. This may sound simple, but chemistry is a complex and broad topic that broaches a wide variety of fields. From the core of the earth to the farthest reaches of the universe, chemistry is everything and everywhere.

What is Inorganic Chemistry? - Definition, Impact Factor & Examples

27. What is Inorganic Chemistry? - Definition, Impact Factor & Examples

With this lesson, you will learn the definition of inorganic chemistry. You will also learn the types of inorganic compounds, how they react and their applications in several industry sectors.

What Is Scientific Notation? - Definition, Rules & Examples

28. What Is Scientific Notation? - Definition, Rules & Examples

Scientific notation is part of the language of math and science and allows us to deal with a vast array of numbers, large and small. Learn more about what it is, why it's important, and how to use it.

Who was Albert Einstein? - Theory, Facts & Quotes

29. Who was Albert Einstein? - Theory, Facts & Quotes

Albert Einstein was Time Magazine's Person of the Century in 1999 for many good reasons. This lesson takes a quick look at Einstein's life, works, and his influence on the world.

Taxon: Definition & Examples

30. Taxon: Definition & Examples

Categorization and organization are key to better understanding our world. In biology, we have a classification system known as taxonomy. In this lesson, we'll look at the idea of a taxon in biology.

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