Ch 1: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 1: The Nature of Science

About This Chapter

The Nature of Science chapter of this Glencoe Physical Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn the essential physical science lessons of the metric system and units of measurement. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Nature of Science textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Nature of Science chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the nature of science topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Basic science principles
  • How to conduct scientific research
  • The definition and method of experimental design
  • The types of research variables
  • The differences between inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Examples, steps and terms of the scientific method
  • How to develop a scientific hypothesis
  • The standard units of measurement
  • The units and conversions of the metric system
  • The differences between weight and mass
  • How to measure items using scales, gauges and meters
  • To operate scientific measurement tools
  • How to interpret and read line graphs
  • To understand pie charts and bar graphs

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14 Lessons in Chapter 1: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 1: The Nature of Science
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The Nature of Science

1. The Nature of Science

This lesson will explore the basic nature of science. It will distinguish science from pseudoscience and hypothesis from theory and natural law; it will give plenty of examples of each.

What is Scientific Research?

2. What is Scientific Research?

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

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

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.

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

4. 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?

Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

5. 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.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

6. 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.

Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

7. 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.

Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

8. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

9. 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.

Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations

10. Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations

We often talk about mass and weight as if they are the same. While they are proportional to each other, they are not, in fact, the same. In this video lesson, you will learn to distinguish between the two, as well as convert one to the other.

How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

11. How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

In the real world, we take measurements all the time. Measurements are taken when you drive and when you weigh yourself, for example. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take measurements of things that are important.

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

12. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

In this video lesson, you will learn how measurements are very much like variables when it comes to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them. You will also see examples of how they are done.

Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

13. Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

Watch this video lesson to find out how useful line graphs can be and how much information you can gain just from looking at one. Learn how you can apply that information in your own life to help you make better decisions.

Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

14. Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

In this lesson, we will examine two of the most widely used types of graphs: bar graphs and pie charts. These two graphs can provide the reader with a comparison of the different data that is displayed.

Chapter Practice Exam
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