Ch 3: Math in Science - ORELA Middle Grades General Science

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to review the importance and use of math in science. These lessons can help you prepare for any related questions that may appear on the ORELA Middle Grades General Science exam.

Math in Science: ORELA Middle Grades General Science - Chapter Summary

As you study for the ORELA Middle Grades General Science exam, it will be beneficial to review the presence of math in science so you can feel confident in your ability to answer any pertinent questions the exam may pose. In these lessons, you will complete the following:

  • Look at the simplicity of zeroes in the metric system
  • Interpret what tables express
  • Understand the information in scientific graphs
  • Dissect the complexities of digits in biology

Send our teachers a message if you stumble on something that needs attention, because they are here to ensure everything is academically comprehensible. Once you finish each lesson, be sure to take the related quiz to test your understanding.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Math in Science - ORELA Middle Grades General Science
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The Role of Mathematics in Biology

1. The Role of Mathematics in Biology

Mathematics is applied in all major fields of science, including biology. Here, we investigate the different applications of mathematics in biology and explore some examples.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

2. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

3. Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Complex table problems getting you down? Multi-question, situational problems don't have to be a drag on your testing performance. Learn how to apply three simple rules as we walk through two table problems together.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

4. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

5. 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.

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