About This Chapter
CSET Investigation & Experimentation: Drawing Conclusions - Chapter Summary
Prepare for CSET General Science Subtest I questions with this chapter's video lessons. Instructors walk you through factors for consideration when interpreting scientific data and drawing conclusions. Lessons also show you how to:
- Draw conclusions based on internal validity
- Identify relationships between hypotheses, methods, data and conclusions
- Present a scientific investigation's processes and results
- Interpret topographic maps and draw scale maps
This chapter on scientific investigation and experimentation includes engaging video lessons that make the content easy to remember. There are also transcripts with links to supplementary text lessons and self-assessment quizzes you can take as many times as you need.
CSET Investigation & Experimentation: Drawing Conclusions - Chapter Objectives
The 60 questions comprising the CSET General Science Subtest I cover several content domains, including astronomy, geology and physics. There are also questions gauging your ability to conduct experiments.
To successfully answer them, you'll need to be able to evaluate scientific evidence used to support a claim and recognize the extent of the hypothesis you develop, the type of tests you conduct and the data you collect will affect the conclusions you draw from your experiment. You'll also need an ability to clearly communicate your results. A knack for interpreting geographic, topographical and scale maps is required as well.
Get ready for these types of questions with the lessons included in this chapter. We'll help you ace these and other parts of the exam so you can earn your California teaching credentials and begin your career in high school science education.
1. Drawing Conclusions Based on Internal Validity
When a researcher gets the results of their study back, how do they know that the independent variable caused the results? In this lesson, we'll look at how internal validity shapes the way researchers draw conclusions about their research.
2. How to Read Topographic and Geologic Maps
This lesson explains the main features of topographic maps, including contour lines, index contours and contour intervals. It will also cover two rules that all contours follow and discuss geologic maps and the information they contain.
3. How to Construct and Interpret a Scale Map
This lesson will explain what a scale map is and how it represents two different things on the map expressed as a ratio. This lesson will also demonstrate the steps needed to create a scale map from any ordinary map.
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- CSET: Electricity and Magnetism
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