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Ch 1: CEOE Middle Level Science: Scientific Inquiry

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Take time to get reacquainted with scientific inquiry by exploring the fun video lessons in this chapter. Expert instruction and self-assessment quizzes can boost and test your knowledge as you get ready for the CEOE Middle Level Science assessment.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Scientific Inquiry - Chapter Summary

Studying for a certification test like CEOE Middle Level Science sometimes requires revisiting concepts you haven't explored in months or years. The lessons in this chapter can simplify your preparations by comprehensively covering scientific inquiry exam topics and enabling you to:

  • Define and describe scientific research and true experimental design
  • Understand science concepts and vocabulary
  • Describe the steps and terms of the scientific method
  • Explain how to create a scientific hypothesis
  • Share the meaning and characteristics of scientific theory
  • Identify and describe research variables and sampling techniques as they pertain to scientific investigations
  • Differentiate between inductive and deductive reasoning, and explain the part that scientific knowledge plays in peer review and research

The lessons in this chapter condense materials to create short videos that average 10 minutes apiece. Having access to these lessons helps you streamline the studying process and still receive the detailed overview of scientific inquiry you need to succeed on the exam. Review the lessons in any sequence you desire, and revisit them as often as needed. Any questions about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: CEOE Middle Level Science: Scientific Inquiry
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What is Scientific Research?

1. What is Scientific Research?

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

Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

2. 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.

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.

What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

5. What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and characteristics of a scientific theory and understand how theories are formulated. You'll see examples of scientific theories, and after the lesson you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

True Experimental Design

6. True Experimental Design

Experiments are the classic way to conduct research in almost any field of study. But do you know how true experiments really work? This lesson explains the details of experimental design, such as different types of samples, control groups and independent vs. dependent variables.

Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations

7. 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.

Research Variables: Dependent, Independent, Control, Extraneous & Moderator

8. Research Variables: Dependent, Independent, Control, Extraneous & Moderator

This lesson explores the terminology of experimental design. What are variables? How do they influence each other? Is it possible that you are seeing connections that don't actually exist?

Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

9. Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

This lesson explores the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning in the form of psychological experiments. In addition to defining these terms, the lesson gives examples to explain how this reasoning is applied.

The Role of Scientific Knowledge in Research & Peer Review

10. The Role of Scientific Knowledge in Research & Peer Review

Learn about how research and peer review leads to scientific knowledge through the scientific process, and discover some of the key elements and themes in science.

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