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Ch 1: NYSTCE Biology: Scientific Inquiry

About This Chapter

Strengthen your knowledge of scientific inquiry by exploring the short video and text lessons in this chapter. These lessons, along with self-assessment quizzes, can help you prepare for the NYSTCE Biology exam.

NYSTCE Biology: Scientific Inquiry - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to ensure you have the information necessary to answer questions related to scientific inquiry on the NYSTCE Biology exam. After reviewing these lessons, you should be prepared for the following:

  • Understanding the meaning of scientific research
  • Describing the steps and terms of the scientific method
  • Explaining experimental design in science
  • Analyzing the design of a scientific experiment
  • Showcasing comprehension of true experimental design
  • Outlining key events in the history of biological study

The videos feature full transcripts that allow you to study the lessons in their written format. You can also utilize timelines located below the videos that allow you to skip to key topics within the lessons when you're in need of a quick review.

NYSTCE Biology: Scientific Inquiry Chapter Objectives

A primary objective of this NYSTCE Biology: Scientific Inquiry chapter is to ensure you have the resources you need to increase your chances of success on the exam. This chapter covers topics found in Subarea I of the exam, which features selected-response questions exploring foundations of scientific inquiry and constitutes 17% of the total test. Subarea VII, which also examines foundations of scientific inquiry, features 1 constructed-response question and constitutes 10% of the total exam.

The exam is known as a content specialty test and is required for New York State educators who want to teach biology in the classroom and need to add this subject to their teaching certificate. Ensure you are prepared to address scientific inquiry on the exam by taking the short self-assessment quizzes with the lessons. A chapter exam is also available to gauge your comprehension of all of the lessons.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: NYSTCE Biology: Scientific Inquiry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Scientific Research?

1. What is Scientific Research?

This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!

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.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

3. Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the design of scientific experiments.

Design a Scientific Experiment: Example of Avery and Griffith's Experiments

4. Design a Scientific Experiment: Example of Avery and Griffith's Experiments

What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists design their investigations? In this lesson, we'll use the work of Avery and Griffith to explore the process of experimental design.

True Experimental Design

5. True Experimental Design

Experiments are the classic way to conduct research in almost any field of study. But do you know how true experiments really work? This lesson explains the details of experimental design, such as different types of samples, control groups and independent vs. dependent variables.

Key Events in the History of Biological Study

6. Key Events in the History of Biological Study

The study of living things has a rich and exciting history. Here we will examine some of the key events in the history of biological study, their significance to the field, and the impacts of biological discoveries on humankind. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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