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Ch 3: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Scientific Thought & Inquiry

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Complete this chapter to prepare for the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) test with a review of the definitions and processes of scientific inquiry. You will get valuable test-taking practice as you complete the chapter test and lesson quizzes.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Scientific Thought & Inquiry - Chapter Summary

Jump into this chapter on scientific inquiry as you prepare for your Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Integrated Science (Secondary) exam. Our experienced instructors can help refresh your memory on the foundational concepts in conducting research. Here we discuss topics including:

  • Basic tenets of science
  • Definitions of scientific investigation and theory
  • Examples of scientific law
  • Variables in the research process
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning

Fun and memorable videos form the backbone of your studies here. Each video is brief and viewable on both computers and mobile devices, making it easy to fit quality review into your busy life. Don't forget to take the quizzes and chapter test to practice answering questions like those you'll find on the real test. Print out the quiz worksheet for a handy review sheet.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Scientific Thought & Inquiry Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam tests your knowledge of general scientific knowledge, life sciences, earth and space sciences, and physical sciences. This chapter covers material which falls within the scientific knowledge content domain, which contains makes up about 25% of the overall test content. The related test objective is 001, requiring test takers to demonstrate knowledge of the process of scientific research.

You will have the option to take a paper- or computer-based test. Both include 100 multiple-choice questions, but the paper test gives you two extra hours to complete it (4.5 hours vice 2.5 for the computer test).

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Scientific Thought & Inquiry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Nature of Science

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.

What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

2. What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

Scientific investigation is the way in which scientists and researchers use a systematic approach to answer questions about the world around us. Read on to find out more. A quiz is provided to test your understanding.

What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

3. What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and characteristics of a scientific theory and understand how theories are formulated. You'll see examples of scientific theories, and after the lesson you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

What is a Scientific Law? - Definition & Examples

4. What is a Scientific Law? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about scientific laws. The topic will be defined for you and several types of scientific laws will be described. Finally, examples of scientific laws and theories will be provided to assist you with learning the difference between the two terms.

Researcher Variables that Affect Internal Validity

5. Researcher Variables that Affect Internal Validity

Scientists want only the independent variable to affect the outcome of their studies, but sometimes it is the things they do themselves that change the outcome. We'll look at three common researcher-related variables: researcher bias, selection bias, and researcher personality in this lesson.

Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

6. Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

This lesson explores the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning in the form of psychological experiments. In addition to defining these terms, the lesson gives examples to explain how this reasoning is applied.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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