Ch 2: CEOE Physical Science: Basic Concepts & Theories

About This Chapter

Browse the fun video lessons in this chapter to explore the basic concepts and theories of science as you prepare to take the CEOE Physical Science assessment. You can gauge your comprehension of the lessons by taking short self-assessment quizzes.

CEOE Physical Science: Basic Concepts & Theories - Chapter Summary

Review basic concepts and theories lessons to get reacquainted with science topics you haven't explored in a while. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready for the following on the CEOE assessment:

  • Explaining the role of scientific knowledge in research and peer review
  • Sharing the developments and impact of science and technology advancements since 1945
  • Defining the theory of relativity and law of universal gravitation
  • Detailing how to calculate force and density with Archimedes' principle
  • Analyzing Kepler's role in the scientific revolution and Charles Darwin's voyages, theories and works
  • Discussing Hubble's law and Hubble's constant
  • Examining Sir Isaac Newton's relationship with astronomy

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CEOE Physical Science: Basic Concepts & Theories Chapter Objectives

In Oklahoma, the CEOE Physical Science assessment is used to ensure educators have the knowledge and skills needed to teach the subject in classrooms. It is broken down into three subareas that explore the foundations of scientific inquiry, the structure of matter and changes in matter, and motion, forces and energy. There are 80 selected-response questions and 1 constructed-response assignment on the exam. To pass and secure your license to teach the subject, you must earn a minimum score of 240.

The lessons in this chapter cover topics found in the Foundations of Scientific Inquiry subarea, which constitutes about 24% of the total exam. Enhance your exam preparations by reviewing the lessons as videos or full transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words. Before, during or after exploring the videos, you can test your comprehension of the basic concepts and theories of science by taking self-assessment quizzes. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce concepts learned in all the lessons.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: CEOE Physical Science: Basic Concepts & Theories
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The Role of Scientific Knowledge in Research & Peer Review

1. 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.

The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

2. The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the numerous advances and innovations made in the worlds of sciences and technology, from automobiles and televisions to computers and phones that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Theory of Relativity: Definition & Example

3. Theory of Relativity: Definition & Example

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn about the theory of special relativity and how it applies to you. Learn how you can use one of the most famous equations from this theory to calculate the power inside just one tiny object.

The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

4. The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

Gravity is what pulls us toward Earth, but it's also what pulls Earth toward us. This is explained by the law of universal gravitation, which describes how all objects in the universe have this important force between them.

Buoyancy: Calculating Force and Density with Archimedes' Principle

5. Buoyancy: Calculating Force and Density with Archimedes' Principle

Knowledge of the buoyant force is important when trying to understand why some objects float while other objects sink. In this lesson you'll learn about this unique force and how we apply it to various situations using Archimedes' Principle.

Kepler's Role in the Scientific Revolution

6. Kepler's Role in the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we will learn about the role Johannes Kepler played in the Scientific Revolution. We will identify his major contributions and learn why he was important.

Hubble's Law & Hubble's Constant

7. Hubble's Law & Hubble's Constant

This lesson will go over and define the Hubble Law and Hubble constant. We'll not only do a practice problem but also define conceptually what these two things mean to our cosmos.

Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

8. Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

In this lesson we explore the life and voyages of the 19th-century British naturalist Charles Darwin and his formulation of the theory of natural selection.

Sir Isaac Newton And Astronomy

9. Sir Isaac Newton And Astronomy

This lesson will teach you about Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation as well as why the moon doesn't fly off into space and why it doesn't crash into the Earth.

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