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MEGA Earth Science: Science & Engineering Practices
Prepare for the assessment items on the MEGA Earth Science test that focus on science and engineering practices with the information Study.com provides in this study guide. The following topics are covered in short lessons:
- Earth science
- Science's experimental design
- Scientific method
- Science terminology
- Scientific graph interpretation
- Scientific data interpretation
- Source reliability, credibility and worth
- Engineering design cycle
- Engineering solution development
- Defining problems in engineering
Throughout your review of this chapter, you may use the ask-an-expert tool for further elaboration on concepts that you do not fully understand. You may also refer to the written transcripts for further clarification of what is being discussed in the video lectures.
1. What is Earth Science?
Earth science is a field that includes geology, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography. Scientists do research in these fields to discover past and future events. Learn about the dynamic field of earth science and how it affects our lives in this lesson.
2. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts
Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.
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.
4. 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.
5. Design a Scientific Experiment: Example of Avery and Griffith's Experiment
What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists design their investigations? In this lesson, we'll use the work of Avery and Griffith to explore the process of experimental design.
6. 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.
7. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems
Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.
8. 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.
9. Understanding Textual & Non-Textual Scientific Presentations
In order to understand science, you have to know science. This knowledge includes understanding the various ways that scientific information may be presented as well as how to critically analyze that information.
10. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth
It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!
11. What is Engineering? - Definition & Types
Engineering has changed the world. Learn what engineering is and about the main types of engineering, and then brainstorm a few of the problems engineering might solve in the future in this lesson.
12. Steps of the Engineering Design Cycle
Learn about the steps an engineer takes to design, build, and optimize a product, also called the engineering design cycle. See what you've picked up with a quiz.
13. How to Define a Problem in Engineering
Engineering is a field that involves solving problems using technology. Learn about the first step that engineers take in doing that: how to define a problem in engineering.
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Other chapters within the MEGA Earth Science: Practice & Study Guide course
- MEGA Earth Science: Human Interactions with Earth Systems
- MEGA Earth Science: Earth's Spheres & Internal Structure
- MEGA Earth Science: Minerals & Rocks
- MEGA Earth Science: Plate Tectonics
- MEGA Earth Science: Measuring Geological Time
- MEGA Earth Science: Energy Resources
- MEGA Earth Science: Processes of Earth's Surface
- MEGA Earth Science: Earth's Hydrosphere
- MEGA Earth Science: Ocean Systems
- MEGA Earth Science: Freshwater Systems
- MEGA Earth Science: Earth's Atmosphere
- MEGA Earth Science: Weather & Storms
- MEGA Earth Science: Climate
- MEGA Earth Science: Astronomical Objects & Processes
- MEGA Earth Science: Solar System
- MEGA Earth Science: The Sun Moon Earth System
- MEGA Earth Science: Space Exploration
- MEGA Earth Science Flashcards