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NYSTCE Physics: Foundations of Scientific Inquiry - Chapter Summary
Watch the lesson videos in this chapter to refresh your memory of science fundamentals. Our professional instructors will go over the history of science and physics, the role of mathematics and the nature of scientific research. After you have finished this chapter you should be prepared to answer questions on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Physics Content Specialty Test (CST) about:
- The origins of science
- History and branches of physics
- How mathematics unifies concepts common to all sciences
- Steps and terms of the scientific method
- Scientific research and ethics
The lessons were designed to be short so that you can fit study time into your daily routine. You can focus on the areas that you are less familiar with by using the video tags to navigate. Our instructors and experts will answer your questions as you submit them via the dashboard feature.
NYSTCE Physics: Foundations of Scientific Inquiry Objectives
The NYSTCE Physics exam is the content-specific assessment used in the state of New York to certify future educators wanting to teach physics. This computer-based exam is composed of 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response question. You'll have up to four hours and 15 minutes for completion of the examination. The Foundations of Scientific Inquiry subarea is worth 19% of the score, and its questions mirror the content in this chapter. Watching these lesson videos and completing the worksheets and quizzes will help you review what you know about the history of science and scientific inquiry as you prepare for these questions.
1. What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches
Known as the fundamental science, physics creates a foundation for other natural sciences. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of physics, learning about its history and its modern branches of study.
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.
3. What is Scientific Research?
This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!
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