Ch 4: CEOE Middle Level Science: Scientific Analysis

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Learn about scientific analysis in this chapter of the CEOE Middle Level Science exam study guide. Video lesson and self-assessment quizzes teach you all you need to know about scientific analysis for teacher licensure in Oklahoma.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Scientific Analysis - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter explore scientific analysis, including laboratory measurements, unit conversion, and scientific notation. Also covered are understanding scientific presentations, scientific graphs and charts, and interpreting tables. Additionally, by the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Measures of central tendency
  • Calculating standard deviation
  • Basic error analysis
  • The relationship between variables
  • Estimates and predictions from categorical data
  • Estimate and predictions from quantitative data

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CEOE Middle Level Science: Scientific Analysis - Chapter Objectives

The CEOE Middle Level Science exam measures a student's knowledge of subject matter in accordance with Oklahoma educator licensure regulations. The exam measures foundations of scientific inquiry, life science, physical science, and earth and space science. The material covered in this Scientific Analysis chapter is tested in the foundations of scientific inquiry portion of the CEOE exam, which comprises about 6% of the entire test. The exam includes approximately 80 multiple-choice questions and one open-response question.

15 Lessons in Chapter 4: CEOE Middle Level Science: Scientific Analysis
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The Metric System: Units and Conversion

1. 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.

Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

2. Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

There are many different units that can be used for measurements. This may not only lead to incorrect data measurements, but also to confusion about which units are most appropriate. Therefore, a standard set of units is used for each type of measurement in the biology lab.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

Mean, Median & Mode: Measures of Central Tendency

9. Mean, Median & Mode: Measures of Central Tendency

By describing the data using central tendency, a researcher and reader can understand what the typical score looks like. In this lesson, we will explore in more detail these measures of central tendency and how they relate to samples and populations.

Calculating the Standard Deviation

10. Calculating the Standard Deviation

In this lesson, we will examine the meaning and process of calculating the standard deviation of a data set. Standard deviation can help to determine if the data set is a normal distribution.

How to Accurately Perform Basic Error Analysis

11. How to Accurately Perform Basic Error Analysis

In this lesson, learn about the different types of error that can affect a measurement and how to correct for them. In addition, learn how to quantify the amount of error in a measurement, a process called error analysis.

Statistical Analysis: Using Data to Find Trends and Examine Relationships

12. Statistical Analysis: Using Data to Find Trends and Examine Relationships

Many different organizations use statistical analysis to describe and analyze data and to predict future trends. Learn about the different types of statistics in this video lesson.

The Relationship Between Variables: Correlation Coefficient & Scatterplots

13. The Relationship Between Variables: Correlation Coefficient & Scatterplots

The focus of this lesson is on how both correlation coefficients and scatterplots convey the same message. Specifically, this lesson will explore how these two can reveal the same information but in different ways.

Make Estimates and Predictions from Categorical Data

14. Make Estimates and Predictions from Categorical Data

Categorical data can be estimated but not predicted. Learn why in this video lesson along with how to read and gather information from a bar graph of categorical data.

Making Estimates and Predictions using Quantitative Data

15. Making Estimates and Predictions using Quantitative Data

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can read a scatter plot to learn more about a particular situation. Also learn how you can make estimates within the range of data you have and predict what may happen outside the range of data.

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