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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are the major terms used in the study of earth science?
- What are the steps used in the scientific method?
- How is the periodic table of elements organized?
- What is meant by the term 'experimental design'?
- What units are used in the metric system?
- How do scientific charts and graphs represent scientific data?
1. What is Earth Science?
Earth science is a field that includes geology, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography. Scientists do research in these fields to discover past and future events. Learn about the dynamic field of earth science and how it affects our lives in this lesson.
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.
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.
4. The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods
How is the periodic table like the map you used on your last road trip? In this lesson, you will be introduced to the periodic table, the road map of chemists. We will discuss how the elements are organized and how you can use this organization to identify some of their major physical properties.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Four Main Branches of Earth Science
Why do eclipses occur? How deep is the ocean? These questions are best answered through an investigation into Earth Science. This lesson introduces the four main branches of Earth Science and provides examples of content within each branch.
9. Uniformitarianism: Definition, Principles & Examples
Uniformitarianism is an important concept in geology that addresses the consistent behavior of geological processes over time. Learn about the concept and significance of uniformitarianism in this lesson, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
10. Organism: Definition & Explanation
An organism is any living thing. There are millions of organisms, so how do scientists organize them all? Learn more about the diversity of life on Earth and how scientists classify them, then take a quiz to test your knowledge!
11. ACT Science Vocabulary
Taking the ACT? Check out this lesson to brush up on some science vocabulary that will help you review. You can expect to be tested on these terms, as well as many others.
12. Famous Female Scientists & Inventors
From bullets to cameras, and cancer to clothing. Female scientist and inventors have contributed a lot to our world. This lesson describes just a select few for you in various fields so you can see how they've shaped our world.
13. What Are Paleontology & Archaeology? - Definition, History & Facts
While they do have similarities, paleontology and archaeology are two fields with different goals. In this lesson, you'll learn about these unique sciences, as well as some of the sub-disciplines that fall under each.
14. Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables
Scientists answer questions by performing experiments that have an independent variable, a dependent variable and at least one control variable. By controlling, adjusting and measuring these variables, scientists find answers to their questions.
15. 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.
16. Understanding Textual & Non-Textual Scientific Presentations
In order to understand science, you have to know science. This knowledge includes understanding the various ways that scientific information may be presented as well as how to critically analyze that information.
17. What are Natural Disasters? - Definition & Types
Watch this video to learn about the various kinds of natural disasters that can occur in the world. Each can be quite powerful and cause severe damage to the environment and the people who live there.
18. What is a Constant in Science? - Lesson for Kids
What's a constant in an experiment, and why is it important? Do you need a constant when performing science experiments? Can the constant change? Let's find out!
19. Constants in Science: Definition & Examples
Change is usually considered a good thing. However, in a science experiment, it's really important to not change some things. In this lesson, learn why constants are so critical to sound experimentation.
20. Why is the Amur Leopard Endangered? - Predators & Statistics
In this lesson, we'll be learning about one of the most endangered species in the world, the Amur leopard. We'll examine reasons the Amur leopard is endangered and how we are helping to save it.
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Other chapters within the College Earth Science: Help and Review course
- Geologic Time: Help and Review
- Properties of Matter: Help and Review
- Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure: Help and Review
- Plate Tectonics: Help and Review
- Minerals and Rocks: Help and Review
- Igneous Rocks: Help and Review
- Volcanoes: Help and Review
- Weathering and Erosion: Help and Review
- Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look: Help and Review
- Metamorphic Rocks - A Deeper Look: Help and Review
- Rock Deformation and Mountain Building: Help and Review
- Water Balance: Help and Review
- Running Water: Help and Review
- Ground Water: Help and Review
- Glaciers: Help and Review
- Oceans: Help and Review
- Coastal Hazards: Help and Review
- The Atmosphere: Help and Review
- Weather and Storms: Help and Review
- Earthquakes: Help and Review
- Earth History: Help and Review
- Energy Resources: Help and Review