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

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

Environmental problems can be investigated in a systematic way using the scientific method. Explore the steps of the scientific method: observations and questions, hypothesis, experiment, interpreting results and making conclusions. Discover the definition and applications of the scientific method in this lesson.

Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

2. Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

The scientific evaluation of environmental problems is an effective method of asking questions, making observations, and conducting experiments to learn more about a specific environmental issue. Learn about the process of scientific evaluation and the five-step process to solve environmental problems.

U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline

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

John Muir initiated the start of environmental movement in the United States. Explore the timeline of the United States environmental history across the 19th and 20th centuries in this lesson.

Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates

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

Environmental conservation and preservation offer two approaches on how to responsibly manage public lands. Learn the definitions of each approach, and review the differences between them. Learn about advocates for each approach, including Gifford Pinchot and John Muir. Consider examples of how the approaches conflict, as well as how they support each other.

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

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

Environmental science allows scientists to examine how the biological, chemical, and physical parts of an environment work with or perhaps in spite of each other. Explore more about the definition of environmental science, and learn about the scope of the field, including its interdisciplinary nature with other fields. Understand the importance of environmental science and compare it to environmentalism.

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