Ch 1: Praxis Biology & General Science: Science Principles: Processes and Disciplines

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Use this chapter to learn how the scientific method is applied to different experiments. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes can give you the knowledge you need to answer similar questions on the Praxis II Biology and General Science test.

Praxis Biology and General Science: Science Principles: Processes and Disciplines - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can show you how to formulate and test a hypothesis using the scientific method in preparation for the Praxis II Biology and General Science test. The videos delve into the following topics, so you're ready for the exam:

  • Listing the steps of the scientific method
  • Understanding the difference between quantitative and qualitative observations
  • Formulating a proper hypothesis
  • Designing experiments
  • Identifying experimental controls and variables
  • Drawing correct conclusions from scientific data
  • Presenting the results of an experiment in a written or an oral report
  • Using electronic sources to gather the information for a scientific research project
  • Determining the validity of scientific sources

Knowledgeable instructors cover each topic through short and engaging video lessons. You can test your understanding of the material through quizzes and lesson transcripts. In-text links can also explain key terms and concepts.

Praxis Biology and General Science: Science Principles: Processes and Disciplines Objectives

The Praxis II Biology and General Science test is meant to determine your readiness to teach biology and/or general science at the high school level. Questions on the scientific method and processes are contained in the test's section on the history, philosophy and methodology of science. This section accounts for about 10% of the total test. The questions on the lessons' self-assessment quizzes emulate the actual problems you might find on the Praxis II exam.

The Praxis II Biology and General Science test is composed of 120 completely multiple-choice questions that have to be completed in two hours. Questions on this exam will ask you to define important scientific concepts and principles, interpret lab results and apply scientific theories to real-life situations.

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