Ch 4: History & Nature of Scientific Study

About This Chapter

Learn about the history and nature of scientific study. The videos in this lesson will help you review the branches of science and the interdependence of scientific disciplines.

History & Nature of Scientific Study - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors define physics and scientific research. You will review scientific research and the history of science. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define physics and describe the history and branches of science
  • Discuss the dynamic nature of science and natural phenomena
  • Identify the risks and benefits of scientific research and technological advances
  • Recognize the unifying themes, principals and relationships in science
  • Explain integration and interdependence among scientific disciplines

We use short, engaging video lessons to help you learn the material. Professional instructors, teach the material and also offer short lesson quizzes to help you stay on top of your learning. You can also print out transcripts of the videos for more study material.

5 Lessons in Chapter 4: History & Nature of Scientific Study
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What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

1. What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

Known as the fundamental science, physics creates a foundation for other natural sciences. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of physics, learning about its history and its modern branches of study.

The Dynamic Nature of Science & Natural Phenomena

2. The Dynamic Nature of Science & Natural Phenomena

In this lesson we'll talk about how science is done and how science corrects errors. We'll also talk about the difference between a hypothesis and a theory.

Scientific Research & Technological Advancements: Risks & Benefits

3. Scientific Research & Technological Advancements: Risks & Benefits

How are science and technology related? What are the risks and benefits of technological advancement? Learn how technology has improved our lives and created potential problems. After, take a quiz to see how your knowledge has advanced!

Unifying Themes, Principles & Relationships in Science

4. Unifying Themes, Principles & Relationships in Science

Learn the true definition of science and explore the main themes and principles to understand how science helps us find relationships in the natural world. Take a quiz to test what you know.

Integration & Interdependence Among Scientific Disciplines

5. Integration & Interdependence Among Scientific Disciplines

In this lesson, we'll be looking at how different scientific disciplines are interrelated. We'll talk about how science and technology work together through the fields of chemistry, biology, and Earth science.

Chapter Practice Exam
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