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Foundations for Teaching Science - Chapter Summary
Discovering the basics of science can turn out to be some of the most fun your students can have in school. In this chapter, the video lessons will serve as a reminder of the science fundamentals you already know while simultaneously readying you for the exam. By studying the material inside, you will once again have the following topics at the front of your mind:
- Inquiry-based environment for science learning
- Scientific hypothesis development
- Examples of the scientific method
- Experimental design
- Science vocabulary
- Selecting resources for teaching science
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1. Developing a Scientific Hypothesis
This video describes how to create a hypothesis and includes the three main things needed to create a strong hypothesis. You'll learn how to make a clear statement that can be both tested and measured.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Selecting Resources for Teaching Science to Young Children
Teaching children science is a fun yet challenging task that requires many different types of resources. Here we will describe how to select good resources and plan science lessons for young children. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
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