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Ch 1: OAE Earth & Space Science: Research & Society

About This Chapter

As you study for the OAE Earth and Space Science exam, use this chapter to explore the philosophy of science, nature of scientific research, the advances of science and the ways in which these advances have changed society.

OAE Earth & Space Science: Research & Society - Chapter Summary

In preparation for the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Earth and Space Science exam, complete this chapter to study the nature of science and the relationship between scientific research and society. Watch the lesson videos to build expertise in the areas of:

  • The nature and philosophy of science
  • Scientific research
  • Developing scientific questioning through observations
  • Timeline, breakthroughs and effects of the scientific revolution
  • Modern advances and technologies of science and their impact
  • Societal changes due to scientific progress
  • Controversies of scientific research
  • Science and mass media

These lessons are taught by expert instructors who are available to answer any questions you may develop during the course of the this chapter so that you can effectively master the material presented. Ensure your retention of the information in these lessons by completing the lesson worksheets and quizzes. Use your quiz results to find areas of weakness, then improve upon these areas by returning to specific points in the videos via the video tags.

OAE Earth & Space Science: Research & Society Chapter Objectives

Educators take the OAE Earth and Space Science exam to demonstrate their knowledge of geology, oceanography and astronomy. This computer-based certification exam is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions. Questions on the Nature of Science domain of the exam reflect the material in this chapter. The exam must be completed within three hours. This chapter will prepare you for test questions by aiding in your review of scientific advances and the relationship between research and society.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: OAE Earth & Space Science: Research & Society
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 The Philosophy of Science?

2. What is The Philosophy of Science?

In this lesson, consider what it means for knowledge to be based on science. You'll learn how four key philosophers describe science and how a few question the value of the scientific method.

What is Scientific Research?

3. What is Scientific Research?

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

How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning

4. How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning

Scientific observations are a major component of the scientific process because they lead scientists to ask questions about the world around them. These questions may then be refined with continued observation, or they may be tested through experimentation.

The Scientific Revolution: Timeline, Breakthroughs & Effects

5. The Scientific Revolution: Timeline, Breakthroughs & Effects

In this lesson, you will explore the period when Western society first turned to science as the new way of thinking, called the Scientific Revolution. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

6. The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the numerous advances and innovations made in the worlds of sciences and technology, from automobiles and televisions to computers and phones that can fit in the palm of your hand.

How Science Has Changed Society

7. How Science Has Changed Society

Without science, our modern world just wouldn't be the same. The way we travel, shop, learn, socialize, eat, work, and play is possible because of scientific influences and innovations. Take a look around, and you'll see science pretty much everywhere!

How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs

8. 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.

Controversies in Physical Science Research

9. Controversies in Physical Science Research

Political, religious, and social factors all have influenced the funding and development of physical science research throughout the years. This lesson will introduce a few cases of physical science research and technology that have been mired in controversy due to political, religious, and social factors.

Science in the Mass Media

10. Science in the Mass Media

Learn about the importance of the mass media to communicate scientific discoveries and the many issues with how that communication happens. See how well you understand by taking a quiz.

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