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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
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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.
1. What is Scientific Research?
This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the GACE Physics (530): Practice & Study Guide course
- GACE Physics: History & Nature of Science
- GACE Physics: Science & Society
- GACE Physics: Role in Daily Life & the Environment
- GACE Physics: Lab Safety Procedures & Hazards
- GACE Physics: Scientific Measurement & Data
- GACE Physics: Math for Physics
- GACE Physics: Properties of Matter
- GACE Physics: Kinematics
- GACE Physics: Force & the Laws of Motion
- GACE Physics: Oscillations
- GACE Physics: Laws of Gravitation
- GACE Physics: Principles of Fluids
- GACE Physics: Linear Momentum
- GACE Physics: Work & Energy
- GACE Physics: Equilibrium & Elasticity
- GACE Physics: Rotational Motion
- GACE Physics: Thermodynamics
- GACE Physics: Atoms
- GACE Physics: Modern & Nuclear Physics
- GACE Physics: Relativity
- GACE Physics: Electrostatics
- GACE Physics: Magnetism
- GACE Physics: Electric Circuits
- GACE Physics: Waves, Sound & Light
- GACE Physics: Wave Optics
- GACE Physics: Energy Production
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