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Ch 44: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Analyzing Scientific Data

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Revisit the processes involved in the analysis of scientific data so you'll have in-depth knowledge of this topic when you're sitting for the MTEL Middle School Math/Science test. Review the video lessons, then take the self-assessment quizzes for best results.

MTEL Middle School Math / Science: Analyzing Scientific Data - Chapter Summary

Let this chapter help you review the process of analyzing scientific data. View the video lessons prior to taking the MTEL Middle School Math/Science examination to increase your capacity to measure a central tendency, understand linear and nonlinear relationships, and assess scientific data when conducting experiments. You might also become more adept at interpreting the data in line graphs. Upon finishing this chapter, you should know how to:

  • Properly evaluate data and its reproducibility
  • Explain the process of performing a scientific experiment
  • Define and calculate mean, median and mode
  • Understand the scientific method and interpret scientific charts
  • Create graphs and scatter-plots of scientific data
  • Distinguish between linear and nonlinear relationships on a graph
  • Find missing values in an equation

Brush up on subjects you may have grown rusty on as you get set to address related questions on the MTEL Middle School Math / Science examination. Developed and presented by professional educators, the video lessons and short quizzes will prepare you and test your knowledge retention. Study at your own pace and enjoy the flexibility of online learning. You may pause the lessons as you write down pertinent information, look up bold keywords that you find in the written transcripts or submit your questions to the experts via the Dashboard.

MTEL Middle School Math / Science: Analyzing Scientific Data Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Math / Science examination is comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response assignments. Subarea IV, Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability, tests your knowledge of central tendency as well as your ability to interpret the data in charts and tables. Equal to 6% of the test score, the subarea includes between seven and nine multiple-choice questions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 44: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Analyzing Scientific Data
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Evaluating Data from Scientific Investigation

1. Evaluating Data from Scientific Investigation

After watching this video, you will be able to explain the meaning of the terms 'accuracy' and 'reproducibility,' or precision, as they relate to science experiments. A short quiz will follow.

Variables & Controls in a Science Experiment

2. Variables & Controls in a Science Experiment

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how science experiments are conducted; what variables, controlled variables, and controls are: and why these things are important. A short quiz will follow.

Measures of Central Tendency: Definitions & Practice

3. Measures of Central Tendency: Definitions & Practice

After watching this video, you will be able to explain the meaning of the terms central tendency, mode, mean and median. You will also be able to calculate these three values from provided data. A short quiz will follow.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

4. 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.

How to Construct Graphs from Data & Interpret Them

5. How to Construct Graphs from Data & Interpret Them

After watching this video, you should be able to explain what a graph is, construct a scatter plot, and interpret scatter plots from scientific data. A short quiz will follow.

Linear & Nonlinear Relationships in Data Graphs

6. Linear & Nonlinear Relationships in Data Graphs

After watching this video, you will be able to explain the difference between linear and nonlinear relationships when plotting graphs. A short quiz will follow.

Solve for Unknowns in Scientific Equations

7. Solve for Unknowns in Scientific Equations

Calculating a missing value in an equation is something you may come across in your scientific analyses. As long as you know the relationship between the variables in the equation, as well as the rest of the measured values, this is a relatively straightforward process for you to master.

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