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Ch 1: MTLE Chemistry: Nature of Science

About This Chapter

The nature of science is discussed in this chapter. Watch its lessons before you take on relevant questions on the MTLE Chemistry exam. In addition to videos, you'll find handy transcripts and self-assessment quizzes.

MTLE Chemistry: Nature of Science - Chapter Summary

Check out this chapter on the nature of science. It can be particularly useful if you're interested in building upon what you already know or are planning to take the MTLE Chemistry exam soon. The following topics are highlighted:

  • Chemistry branches
  • The scientific method
  • Data collection tools
  • Sampling techniques
  • Interpreting graphs and tables
  • Scientific notation
  • Laboratory temperatures
  • Chemistry lab equipment and safety
  • The development of scientific reading skills
  • Scientific texts

Learn from the experience of seasoned instructors as you prepare for the MTLE Chemistry exam. The lessons in this chapter are short, engaging and completely mobile. Watch online with your tablet, smartphone or laptop computer. Consult the transcripts and look up the important terms that are in bold print.

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: MTLE Chemistry: Nature of Science
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches

1. What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches

Known as the central science, chemistry is integral to our understanding of the natural world around us. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of chemistry, learning about its history and its modern applications.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

2. 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.

Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection

3. Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection

A properly run experiment depends on using the right tools, both for data collection and analysis. In the end, it will save you time, money and frustration to spend some time planning out which tools are most appropriate for your work.

Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations

4. Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations

We can learn a lot by gathering information from a small subset of a larger group. By sampling this smaller group, scientists can save time and money while still gaining a good understanding of the population as a whole.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

5. 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.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

6. 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.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

7. 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.

Measuring Temperature in the Lab: Instruments & Process

8. Measuring Temperature in the Lab: Instruments & Process

In this lesson, discover what temperature is a measurement of while learning how to properly measure temperature in a lab. Learn about the important instruments needed for this essential lab skill.

Chemistry Lab Safety & Accuracy Procedures & Equipment

9. Chemistry Lab Safety & Accuracy Procedures & Equipment

Working safely and collecting accurate data are the two most important parts of working in a chemistry lab. This lesson will give tips so you can succeed in both areas.

Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

10. Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

When you bake a cake, you use different tools for each step in the process: a bowl for mixing, cups for measuring ingredients and an oven for baking. In this lesson, you will discover the name and purpose of many of the different tools that are used in the chemistry lab.

Developing Science Reading Skills

11. Developing Science Reading Skills

Strategies to improve reading skills must be incorporated into the science classroom. This lesson will examine the role of student ability, vocabulary comprehension, and the presentation of material.

Reading & Understanding Scientific Texts

12. Reading & Understanding Scientific Texts

Peer-reviewed scientific journals are much denser than your average reading material. In this lesson we will discuss how to find a good scientific journal article, and then how to read it.

Chapter Practice Exam
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