Ch 4: GACE Physics: Scientific Inquiry

About This Chapter

This chapter reviews the process of scientific inquiry to help you prepare for the GACE Physics Test. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes are designed to meet the standards of the test that determines Georgia state teaching certification eligibility.

GACE Physics: Scientific Measurement & Data Chapter Summary

Our instructors are qualified to help you prepare for the GACE Physics assessments by explaining these topics in context:

  • Steps of the scientific method
  • Breakdown of scientific experiments and how to conduct them
  • Applications of inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Different kinds of research methods and tools
  • Dependent, independent, control, extraneous and moderator variables and their roles in experiments
  • Processes in formulating the research hypothesis and addressing null hypotheses
  • Graphical representations of scientific data

Each video lesson is equipped with a unique tagging system so you can directly jump to major study points. Check out how text transcripts of our lessons can be used as a guide to make your studying more efficient.

Objectives of the GACE Physics: Scientific Measurement & Data Chapter

This chapter's lessons can help you recall what you already know about physics and learn new information as well as you prepare for the GACE Physics tests. Both Test I and II examine your knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts to help determine your qualifications to teach middle or high school science courses in the state of Georgia.

These lessons are based on material tested in the Scientific Inquiry, Processes, Technology and Society subarea of the Test II portion, which makes up about 28% of Test II's content. All questions are multiple-choice, so you can use the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to assess your knowledge and get familiar with these types of exam questions.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: GACE Physics: Scientific Inquiry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Scientific Research?

1. What is Scientific Research?

This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!

What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

2. What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and characteristics of a scientific theory and understand how theories are formulated. You'll see examples of scientific theories, and after the lesson you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

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.

Scientific Experiment: Definition & Examples

4. Scientific Experiment: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about the process of a scientific experiment. First, the lesson will outline the definition and give a short history of scientific experimentation. Then the types will be described and, finally, an example of a scientific experiment will be provided.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

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.

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.

Research Variables: Dependent, Independent, Control, Extraneous & Moderator

7. 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

8. 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.

Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations

9. 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.

Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

10. Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

This lesson explores the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning in the form of psychological experiments. In addition to defining these terms, the lesson gives examples to explain how this reasoning is applied.

Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

11. Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

Scientific notation is a special way of writing numbers so they are easier to work with. This lesson will define scientific notations and show some examples of how to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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