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Ch 1: ILTS Environmental Science: Accepted Practices of Science

About This Chapter

Let us teach you about accepted practices of science. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter can prepare you to answer questions about science and technology on the ILTS Science: Environmental Science content area test.

ILTS Science: Environmental Science - Accepted Practices of Science: Chapter Summary

Come to understand the tentative, replicable and empirical nature of science, as well as its role in history, through this chapter on accepted practices of science. We have designed this array of video lessons as a study guide for aspiring teachers who are preparing for the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Science: Environmental Science exam. Additional topics covered by this chapter include application of the scientific method to environmental problems, U.S. environmental history and the following:

  • Scientific evaluation of environmental problems
  • Environmental conservation and preservation
  • The scope of environmental science
  • Valid vs. biased thinking in reporting scientific research
  • Safety practices and regulations

ILTS Science: Environmental Science - Accepted Practices of Science Objectives

To work as an environmental science teacher in an Illinois public school, you need to earn certification, which involves passing the ILTS Science: Environmental Science content area test. This paper-based test is offered on six days each year and features 125 multiple-choice questions. The science and technology subarea of the exam is likely to include questions about accepted practices of science.

Watching the brief video lessons in this chapter is one way to prepare for the ILTS Science: Environmental Science content area test. You also can take the self-assessment quizzes associated with each video. These quizzes are modeled after the ILTS, so they can familiarize you with the test format while also helping you identify areas where you need additional study.

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: ILTS Environmental Science: Accepted Practices of Science
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications

1. The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications

In this lesson we will investigate the steps involved in the scientific method. We will also explore how the scientific method is used to solve environmental problems.

Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

2. Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

This lesson will explore how the process of scientific evaluation is used to solve environmental problems. We will also investigate the steps involved in the scientific evaluation of environmental problems and how they all work together to solve an important issue.

U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline

3. U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline

Have you ever heard of John Muir? Have you ever been to a National Park and wondered why it was preserved for future generations to enjoy? This lesson will discuss the major environmental movements in the United States since the 19th century, including the events that occurred, the people involved and the legislation which developed.

Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates

4. Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates

This lesson will explain two views on how land can be managed and discuss famous supporters of each view. We will also explore examples of situations where the views are opposing each other and when they can be combined for the common good.

What is Environmental Science? - Definition and Scope of the Field

5. What is Environmental Science? - Definition and Scope of the Field

This lesson will explore the exciting and broad field of environmental science. You will learn what environmental science is and also discover what disciplines it incorporates. Also, the importance of environmental science will be explained.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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