Ch 1: MEGA Earth Science: Science & Engineering Practices

About This Chapter

Let us refresh and possibly increase your knowledge of the science and engineering practices assessed on the MEGA Earth Science assessment with the lessons in this chapter. Passing this test is one of the steps in the process to becoming a licensed teacher in Missouri.

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.

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: MEGA Earth Science: Science & Engineering Practices
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What is Earth Science?

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.

Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

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.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

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.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

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.

Design a Scientific Experiment: Example of Avery and Griffith's Experiment

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.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

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.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

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.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice 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.

Understanding Textual & Non-Textual Scientific Presentations

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.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

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!

What is Engineering? - Definition & Types

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.

Steps of the Engineering Design Cycle

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.

How to Define a Problem in Engineering

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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