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MTTC Elementary Education: Scientific Knowledge - Chapter Summary
Our engaging video lessons will cover topics associated with scientific knowledge. The talented instructors guiding these lessons will teach you what you need to know for the MTTC Elementary Education test. The lessons in this chapter will cover information like:
- What the nature of science is
- The relationship between science, mathematics, technology and society
- An explanation of scientific research
- Common themes in differing branches of the sciences
- NSFNET and ARPANET
- Environmental science's history in America
- Scientific literacy
- The applications of Earth science and space science in everyday life
Take advantage of this resource to better prepare yourself for the MTTC Elementary Education test. This chapter will explain the scientific knowledge concepts relevant to the exam. Follow the engaging video lessons to study this topic, then you can try out our quizzes for practice.
1. The Nature of Science
This lesson will explore the basic nature of science. It will distinguish science from pseudoscience and hypothesis from theory and natural law; it will give plenty of examples of each.
2. Similarities Among Systems in Mathematics, Science & Technology
How do the concepts of balance and equilibrium extend throughout science and mathematics? How does solving algebraic equations parallel chemical equilibrium within a solution? See how crucial balance is in our universe as well as how mathematics is used to describe these constant equilibriums.
3. Unifying Themes, Principles & Relationships in Science
Learn the true definition of science and explore the main themes and principles to understand how science helps us find relationships in the natural world. Take a quiz to test what you know.
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. 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.
6. Scientific Literacy: Definition & Examples
Understanding the physical and natural world around us requires a firm grasp of science literacy. In this lesson, we'll explore a definition of science literacy and look at some examples.
7. Selecting Resources for Teaching Science to Young Children
Teaching children science is a fun yet challenging task that requires many different types of resources. Here we will describe how to select good resources and plan science lessons for young children. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Providing an Inquiry-Based Science Environment
What is an inquiry-based science environment? Learn why it is valuable, how such an environment can be provided, and some of the challenges, especially for English language learners and students with exceptionalities, in this lesson.
9. Project Based Learning for Science
Project-based learning can be a useful tool for teaching science. This lesson will provide some examples and strategies for incorporating this method of teaching into your science classroom.
10. Applications of Earth & Space Science to Everyday Life
Earth's processes and movement have a profound impact on human life. Here we will examine some ways in which earth and space sciences apply to everyday life. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
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