Ch 2: CEOE Physics: Cross-Cutting Concepts in Science

About This Chapter

Use the entertaining video lessons in this chapter to study cross-cutting scientific concepts likely to appear on the CEOE Physics educator certification test. If you have any questions about the material, reach out to our instructors for assistance.

CEOE Physics: Cross-Cutting Concepts in Science - Chapter Summary

These quick, accessible video lessons provide an easy way to prepare for the CEOE Physics certification examination. This chapter covers the cross-cutting concepts in science you need to know for the test, including:

  • The natures of science and physics
  • Events of the Copernican Revolution
  • Evidence supporting the Big Bang Theory
  • The theory of relativity
  • Integration between scientific disciplines
  • The interpretation of scientific data
  • Scientific charts and graphs
  • Quantum physics
  • The universe and its origins
  • Making recommendations based on research analysis
  • Advances in science and research
  • Principles of statistical analysis
  • Physics applications in social issues

Each video includes a transcript that highlights key terms and ideas. Use the quizzes to strengthen your knowledge of the concepts you've reviewed and pinpoint areas where additional study is needed. Submit any questions you have to our instructors.

Objectives of the CEOE Physics: Cross-Cutting Concepts in Science Chapter

The physics exam for CEOE certification is a 4-hour-long, computer-based test with eighty multiple-choice questions, worth 85% of your score, and one essay assignment that accounts for the remainder. Use the quizzes in this chapter to test your mastery of the cross-cutting scientific concepts presented and get comfortable with CEOE Physics question format.

14 Lessons in Chapter 2: CEOE Physics: Cross-Cutting Concepts in Science
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The Nature of Science

1. The Nature of Science

This lesson will explore the basic nature of science. It will distinguish science from pseudoscience and hypothesis from theory and natural law; it will give plenty of examples of each.

What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

2. What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

Known as the fundamental science, physics creates a foundation for other natural sciences. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of physics, learning about its history and its modern branches of study.

The Copernican Revolution

3. The Copernican Revolution

This lesson will discuss a famous astronomer by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus, his early history, his revolutionary idea, and why his model of the universe was actually wrong.

Quantum Physics: Definition, Theories & Topics

4. Quantum Physics: Definition, Theories & Topics

While exploring this lesson, you will learn what quantum physics, otherwise known as quantum mechanics, is, examine some of its theories and topics, and discover the weird consequences that go along with it. A short quiz will follow.

Origins of the Universe: The Big Bang and Expanding & Contracting Universes

5. Origins of the Universe: The Big Bang and Expanding & Contracting Universes

Students will learn the origins of the universe, the Big Bang theory, the timeline of the universe, how the universe is still expanding to this day, and what astronomers expect the universe to look like in the future.

Evidence for the Big Bang Theory: Background Radiation, Red-Shift and Expansion

6. Evidence for the Big Bang Theory: Background Radiation, Red-Shift and Expansion

Discover what evidence exists to support the Big Bang theory of the birth of the universe. Learn how cosmic background radiation, the red shift of light and the ongoing expansion of the universe led scientists to believe that the universe was started with the Big Bang.

Theory of Relativity: Definition & Example

7. 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.

Integration & Interdependence Among Scientific Disciplines

8. Integration & Interdependence Among Scientific Disciplines

In this lesson, we'll be looking at how different scientific disciplines are interrelated. We'll talk about how science and technology work together through the fields of chemistry, biology, and Earth science.

Scientific Research & Technological Advancements: Risks & Benefits

9. Scientific Research & Technological Advancements: Risks & Benefits

How are science and technology related? What are the risks and benefits of technological advancement? Learn how technology has improved our lives and created potential problems. After, take a quiz to see how your knowledge has advanced!

Statistical Analysis: Using Data to Find Trends and Examine Relationships

10. 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.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

11. 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.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

12. 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.

Analyzing, Applying, and Drawing Conclusions From Research to Make Recommendations

13. Analyzing, Applying, and Drawing Conclusions From Research to Make Recommendations

In this lesson, we'll explore how companies analyze, apply and draw conclusions from research to solve problems. Learn how effective recommendations can help a business survive and thrive.

How to Apply Physics to Social Issues

14. How to Apply Physics to Social Issues

Physics not only helps us to understand how the world works, but also can help develop new technologies that address social issues such as energy generation and water purification.

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