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Basic Science & Reasoning Skills - Chapter Summary
Check out this series of science lessons to improve your fundamental reasoning and science skills. Taught by expert science instructors, this chapter helps you review topics such as deductive reasoning and cause and effect to see how they're applied in the study of science. You'll also practice reading and interpreting various types of graphs and maps. The chapter is designed to help you:
- Understand the benefits of deductive reasoning in science
- Define the concept of cause and effect
- Interpret different types of graphs, such as bar graphs and line graphs
- Read tables, topographic maps and geologic maps
The flexible and online format of this chapter helps you study at any time and place that's convenient. Each lesson includes a short practice quiz and the chapter concludes with a comprehensive chapter exam. Our instructors are also available and happy to answer your questions, and you can revisit any lesson as many times as needed.
1. Deductive Reasoning Lesson for Kids
Reasoning is a good way to convince someone to do something. There are two basic kinds of reasoning deductive and inductive. In this lesson we're going to look at deductive reasoning and how it can help you win an argument and be a better scientist.
2. Cause & Effect Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Cause and effect are everywhere, including science. Come and learn about the definitions of cause and effect, as well as some examples within the real world and scientific texts.
3. Different Types of Graphs: Lesson for Kids
Looking at a graph can tell us more than words ever could. There are many kinds of graphs. In this lesson you will learn about three specific kinds of graphs: the pictograph, bar graph, and the line graph.
4. How to Read a Table: Lesson for Kids
Understanding what a table is and how to use it can change the way you see the world! They are everywhere in our world - on food boxes, at sports events, on report cards. In this lesson, learn the components of a table and how to read one!
5. How to Read Topographic and Geologic Maps
This lesson explains the main features of topographic maps, including contour lines, index contours and contour intervals. It will also cover two rules that all contours follow and discuss geologic maps and the information they contain.
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