Ch 1: OAE - Integrated Science: Scientific Thought & Inquiry

About This Chapter

Our extensive study guide helps you review scientific thought and inquiry for the OAE - Integrated Science exam. This chapter features a series of interesting video lessons that will make your review process fun and easy.

OAE - Integrated Science: Scientific Thought & Inquiry - Chapter Summary

This Scientific Thought and Inquiry chapter of our study guide discusses the foundations of scientific inquiry. It examines the scientific method and the required elements of scientific research. It also looks at the key characteristics of valid results, research variables, and more. By the end of the chapter, you will have reviewed:

  • Inductive versus deductive reasoning
  • The difference between scientific law and scientific theory
  • The nature of science
  • Researcher variables that can impact validity

At the end of each chapter, you can take a quiz based with questions in the same format as your upcoming exam. By familiarizing yourself with the question types of the OAE Integrated Science exam, you can increase your chances for a passing score.

OAE - Integrated Science: Scientific Thought & Inquiry - Chapter Objectives

Potential science educators in the state of Ohio must take the OAE Integrated Science exam. This chapter connects to the nature of science domain on the exam. The exam also features three other domains: physical science, earth science, and life science. The nature of science domain makes up about 19% of the 150 multiple-choice questions. The exam is computer based, and you will have three hours to answer all the questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: OAE - Integrated Science: Scientific Thought & Inquiry
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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 Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

2. What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

Scientific investigation is the way in which scientists and researchers use a systematic approach to answer questions about the world around us. Read on to find out more. A quiz is provided to test your understanding.

What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

3. What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and characteristics of a scientific theory and understand how theories are formulated. You'll see examples of scientific theories, and after the lesson you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

What is a Scientific Law? - Definition & Examples

4. What is a Scientific Law? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about scientific laws. The topic will be defined for you and several types of scientific laws will be described. Finally, examples of scientific laws and theories will be provided to assist you with learning the difference between the two terms.

Researcher Variables that Affect Internal Validity

5. Researcher Variables that Affect Internal Validity

Scientists want only the independent variable to affect the outcome of their studies, but sometimes it is the things they do themselves that change the outcome. We'll look at three common researcher-related variables: researcher bias, selection bias, and researcher personality in this lesson.

Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

6. Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

This lesson explores the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning in the form of psychological experiments. In addition to defining these terms, the lesson gives examples to explain how this reasoning is applied.

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