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Ch 1: CEOE Physics: Introduction to Scientific Research

About This Chapter

You'll be introduced to a variety of fundamentals related to scientific research in this chapter. The lessons' practice quizzes show you how well you comprehend some of the material you'll come across on the CEOE Physics test.

CEOE Physics: Introduction to Scientific Research - Chapter Summary

This chapter's informative lessons prepare you for the CEOE Physics test by covering the steps necessary to conduct scientific research. The video lessons you'll see throughout the chapter illustrate these fundamental components in a fun and engaging way. Topics you'll see being discussed include:

  • The steps of the scientific method
  • The metric system
  • Unit conversion
  • Different types of research methods
  • Data collection for physics investigations
  • Different research variable types
  • Ways of organizing the results of experiments
  • Technical applications of physics
  • Engineering design

The key terms of each lesson in the chapter are written in bold to emphasize the important points being covered. Each of the quick and effective video lessons has an accompanying lesson transcript that you can study.

Objectives of the CEOE Physics: Introduction to Scientific Research Chapter

The CEOE Physics test has a total of five different subareas on it. Material covered in this chapter falls under the first subarea, which is concerned with scientific and engineering processes. This exam has 80 questions that are multiple-choice and one that is a constructed-response question type. The video and text lessons along with self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter prepare you for the questions you'll be answering about scientific research and experimental design.

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: CEOE Physics: Introduction to Scientific Research
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

2. 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

3. 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.

What is Scientific Research?

4. 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

5. 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.

What Are The Different Kinds of Research Methods?

6. What Are The Different Kinds of Research Methods?

This lesson will go over some important research methods, including observation, correlation, and experimentation, as well as examples of each type of methodology.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

7. 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.

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?

Formulating the Research Hypothesis and Null Hypothesis

9. Formulating the Research Hypothesis and Null Hypothesis

After figuring out what you want to study, what is the next step in designing a research experiment? You, the researcher, write a hypothesis and null hypothesis. This lesson explores the process and terminology used in writing a hypothesis and null hypothesis.

Collecting & Analyzing Data for Physics Investigations

10. Collecting & Analyzing Data for Physics Investigations

Learn how to collect and analyze data in physics investigations. Create plots with best fit lines and error bars, and make conclusions from them. Complete quiz questions to test your scientific skills.

Organizing & Reporting Experimental Results

11. Organizing & Reporting Experimental Results

This lesson discusses how to present experimental results in a scientific paper, and includes writing style, why it is important to be selective in reporting data, and when to use text, tables, and figures.

Engineering Design & Technical Applications of Physics

12. Engineering Design & Technical Applications of Physics

Learn about how engineering involves technical applications of physics, and be able to give multiple examples of engineering design in the real world. Take a quiz and see how much you know.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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