Ch 27: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Scientific Inquiry

About This Chapter

Become reacquainted with the processes of scientific research through the lessons in our Scientific Inquiry chapter. Successful completion of these lessons will be instrumental in your preparations for the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II exam.

NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Scientific Inquiry - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter were chosen and assembled to provide you with a study guide that addresses the specifications of the scientific inquiry-related questions on the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II exam. The relationships that exist between science, engineering and math, the scientific method of observation and experimentation and more are all presented here. In this chapter, you will study the material shown below:

  • How to apply the scientific method and build a hypothesis
  • Impact of scientific discovery on belief systems and opinion
  • Connection between STEM and earth and space science
  • Tools and methods for scientific experimentation
  • Graphs, table and data analysis
  • How science connects to math, technology and engineering

Bright, entertaining illustrations and clever, yet informative writing make these videos a joy to watch. Designed to give you well-researched and skillfully presented information, they lead you from point to point painlessly and easily. A quick quiz provides an instant refresher, and a test at the end of each chapter enables you to gauge your progress and identify any areas you may want to strengthen.

9 Lessons in Chapter 27: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Scientific Inquiry
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The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

1. 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.

Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

2. Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

This video describes how to create a hypothesis and includes the three main things needed to create a strong hypothesis. You'll learn how to make a clear statement that can be both tested and measured.

How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs

3. How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs

Personal beliefs are one thing that people hold to very tightly. However, over time, with enough scientific evidence, a critical eye and consistent experiments, science can and does change people's beliefs in ways that simple observations cannot.

Earth & Space Science: Relationship with STEM

4. Earth & Space Science: Relationship with STEM

Learn what earth and space science is and how that fits into the wider category of STEM subjects. Take a quiz and see how well you understand the relationship between the two.

Scientific Experiment: Definition & Examples

5. Scientific Experiment: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about the process of a scientific experiment. First, the lesson will outline the definition and give a short history of scientific experimentation. Then the types will be described and, finally, an example of a scientific experiment will be provided.

Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection

6. 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.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

7. 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.

How to Construct Graphs from Data

8. How to Construct Graphs from Data

This video describes how to create a line graph and explains the four main parts that graphs need to contain: 1. previously collected data, 2. picture representations, 3. use of the correct graph type, and 4. labels. This lesson also covers dependent and independent variables.

Similarities Among Systems in Mathematics, Science & Technology

9. 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.

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