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Ch 1: CEOE Earth Science: Scientific Inquiry

About This Chapter

You can expand your knowledge of scientific inquiry by working through this chapter. It is filled with insightful information that will help you do well on the CEOE Earth Science exam.

CEOE Earth Science: Scientific Inquiry - Chapter Summary

If you go through the lessons in this chapter, you can pick up important details about scientific observation. You will also have the opportunity to review the following topics:

  • Definition of scientific research
  • Creating a scientific hypothesis
  • Communication and ethical issues with scientific research
  • Avoiding bias in scientific investigations
  • Independent and dependent variables
  • Controls and variables

Lessons give you an accurate idea of the topics that are going to be addressed on the CEOE Earth Science exam, which are science-related. There are self-assessment quizzes available to help you check your knowledge while working through each lesson.

CEOE Earth Science: Scientific Inquiry - Chapter Objectives

As part of attaining your certification to teach Earth science courses in Oklahoma, you will take the CEOE Earth Science exam, which will gauge your knowledge of related topics. The concepts in this interactive chapter are part of the multiple-choice questions on the scientific inquiry part of the exam, and make up 13% of the test. These lessons may also prepare you for the constructed-response question, which comprises 15% of the exam and is focused on the foundations of scientific inquiry. The materials in each lesson will review topics about which the exam may test you.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: CEOE Earth Science: Scientific Inquiry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning

1. How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning

Scientific observations are a major component of the scientific process because they lead scientists to ask questions about the world around them. These questions may then be refined with continued observation, or they may be tested through experimentation.

What is Scientific Research?

2. What is Scientific Research?

This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!

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.

Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

4. Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

This video describes how to create a hypothesis and includes the three main things needed to create a strong hypothesis. You'll learn how to make a clear statement that can be both tested and measured.

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.

Variables & Controls in a Science Experiment

6. Variables & Controls in a Science Experiment

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how science experiments are conducted; what variables, controlled variables, and controls are: and why these things are important. A short quiz will follow.

Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables

7. 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.

Researcher Variables that Affect Internal Validity

8. Researcher Variables that Affect Internal Validity

Scientists want only the independent variable to affect the outcome of their studies, but sometimes it is the things they do themselves that change the outcome. We'll look at three common researcher-related variables: researcher bias, selection bias, and researcher personality in this lesson.

How to Avoid Bias in Scientific Investigations

9. How to Avoid Bias in Scientific Investigations

In this lesson, you will learn what it takes to conduct a proper scientific investigation while doing your best to avoid any possibility of bias. Learn where possible sources of bias can come from and what you can do about it.

Scientific Research: Communication & Ethical Issues

10. Scientific Research: Communication & Ethical Issues

Learn why ethical and accurate communication in scientific research is important and why scientific ethics are such a big deal. Ethical violations in scientific research can put people's lives at risk and stall progress in the field.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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