Ch 1: OAE Chemistry: Scientific Principles

About This Chapter

Study the basics of scientific principles through fast and entertaining lessons. These videos are a useful tool for preparing to answer related questions on the OAE Chemistry exam.

OAE Chemistry: Scientific Principles - Chapter Summary

Get ready for the OAE Chemistry exam by refreshing yourself on scientific principles through these short video lessons. Each video covers a crucial topic you'll need to know about for the exam, such as:

  • Branches and history of chemistry
  • Steps in the scientific method
  • Data collection and scientific tools
  • Sampling techniques and data interpretation
  • Analysis of tables, graphs and charts
  • Uncertainty and measurements
  • Metric system, significant figures, unit conversion and dimensional analysis
  • Lab temperatures, safety and equipment

These convenient lessons are a fun and fast way to review topics you'll need to know about for the OAE Chemistry exam. The subject experts who lead these lessons break down the larger concept of scientific principles into bite-sized chunks that make it easy to retain critical info for the exam. You can re-watch videos as often as you need. Watch all the lessons in this chapter or just the ones covering topics that you need the most help with.

Objectives of the OAE Chemistry: Scientific Principles Chapter

The OAE Chemistry exam asks you to demonstrate your knowledge of chemistry topics and methods in preparation for teacher licensure. A multiple-choice exam, it is divided into five domains that gauge your mastery of matter, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, chemical bonding and the nature of science. Scientific principles are tested in the nature of science domain where roughly 18% of the exam's questions are located. The self-assessment quizzes we offer with our lessons can help familiarize you with the format of the questions on the exam in addition to reinforcing your knowledge of scientific principles.

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: OAE Chemistry: Scientific Principles
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches

1. What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches

Known as the central science, chemistry is integral to our understanding of the natural world around us. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of chemistry, learning about its history and its modern applications.

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.

Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection

3. 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.

Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations

4. Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations

We can learn a lot by gathering information from a small subset of a larger group. By sampling this smaller group, scientists can save time and money while still gaining a good understanding of the population as a whole.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

5. 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.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

6. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.

Measurements & Uncertainty in Science

7. Measurements & Uncertainty in Science

In this lesson, you will discover the importance of precision and accuracy in science while learning to make measurements. Also, you will understand how to perform calculations with measurements that conserve precision and limit uncertainty.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

8. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

9. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

10. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.

Chemistry Lab Safety & Accuracy Procedures & Equipment

11. Chemistry Lab Safety & Accuracy Procedures & Equipment

Working safely and collecting accurate data are the two most important parts of working in a chemistry lab. This lesson will give tips so you can succeed in both areas.

Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

12. Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

When you bake a cake, you use different tools for each step in the process: a bowl for mixing, cups for measuring ingredients and an oven for baking. In this lesson, you will discover the name and purpose of many of the different tools that are used in the chemistry lab.

Measuring Temperature in the Lab: Instruments & Process

13. Measuring Temperature in the Lab: Instruments & Process

In this lesson, discover what temperature is a measurement of while learning how to properly measure temperature in a lab. Learn about the important instruments needed for this essential lab skill.

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