About This Chapter
OAE - Integrated Science: Research Methods & Equipment - Chapter Summary
This chapter helps you review the different ways to conduct scientific research. It also examines common equipment found in a science lab and its effective and safe use. By the end of the chapter, you will have shored up your knowledge on:
- Standard scientific tools and how they are used
- Basic safety practices in the lab
- Storing and using chemicals safely
- Different ways to dispose of hazardous materials
- The debate on hazardous waste disposal
By taking the short comprehension quizzes that accompany the lessons, you can get an idea of the types of questions you may see on the exam. If you have any questions about the material, you can reach out to our instructors for assistance.
OAE - Integrated Science: Research Methods & Equipment - Chapter Objectives
If you want to become a science teacher for adolescent children in Ohio, you must take the OAE - Integrated Science exam. This research methods and equipment chapter prepares you for a specific competency in the exam's Nature of Science domain: the procedures of scientific inquiry. This competency requires you to answer questions about safety, materials, and scientific data.
The Nature of Science content domain makes up 19% of the test's 150 multiple-choice questions. This computer-based test gives you three hours to answer all 150 questions.
1. Scientific Tools and Their Uses
A scientist relies on tools to help make observations, carry out experiments and take measurements. Learn about the scientific tools used in a lab and the advanced tools used by scientists in the life sciences.
2. Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment
Even with proper precautions, lab accidents do happen. When they do, knowing what safety equipment is in your lab, where it is located, and how to use it can prevent further harm to both the lab and the people working in it.
3. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment
Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.
4. Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab
Science labs are great places to explore and learn. But they're only as safe as the people who use them, so in this lesson, we'll discuss some of the ways that you can protect yourself and prevent personal harm in the event of a lab accident.
5. Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal
An important part of lab safety involves the correct usage, storage, and disposal of chemicals. Lab safety is everyone's responsibility, so it's important that you know the proper procedures and protocols for using chemicals in the lab.
6. Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy
Hazardous materials come in all types and from many sources. Because they may be harmful to human health, it's important to dispose of them properly and safely. It's also due to this potential harm that both their use and disposal are controversial.
7. Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab
Working with biological specimens can be interesting and rewarding. But we need to be careful when handling and disposing of these types of specimens because they do have the potential to do harm both in and out of the lab.
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- OAE - Integrated Science: Principles of Scientific Research
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- OAE - Integrated Science: Thermodynamics
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- OAE - Integrated Science: Work, Power & Energy
- OAE - Integrated Science: Waves, Light & Sound
- OAE - Integrated Science: Electricity
- OAE - Integrated Science: Magnetism
- OAE - Integrated Science: Cell Structure & Function
- OAE - Integrated Science: Biomolecules & Enzymes
- OAE - Integrated Science: Organism Classification & Processes
- OAE - Integrated Science: Human Reproduction & Growth
- OAE - Integrated Science: Human Body Systems
- OAE - Integrated Science: Ecological Systems
- OAE - Integrated Science: Chemical Cycling & Human Activities
- OAE - Integrated Science: Physical Geology & Earth's History
- OAE - Integrated Science: Rocks, Minerals & Topography
- OAE - Integrated Science: The Hydrosphere
- OAE - Integrated Science: Atmosphere & Climate
- OAE - Integrated Science: Weather
- OAE - Integrated Science: Evolution of the Solar System & Universe
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