About This Chapter
Understanding advanced scientific concepts starts with understanding some basic science terms and foundational ideas. In this chapter, we will cover vocabulary terms, like hypothesis and observation. Lessons will go over metric units and conversion, experimental design and scientific graphs. Learning these basic scientific concepts will allow you to more easily grasp the ideas of other, more advanced concepts. As you study the lessons in this chapter, you'll get the chance to ensure you have a good foundation on which to build your scientific knowledge. Some of the other things covered in this chapter include:
- Tips for learning scientific concepts
- How to convert length, mass and volume
- Dimensional analysis
- How scientists design investigations
- How to read scientific charts
- The scientific method
|Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts||Learn how to identify and remember scientific vocabulary.|
|The Metric System: Units and Conversion||Explore the metric system and how to covert metric units.|
|Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis||Examine how to solve chemistry problems in an easy way.|
|Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method||Discover how experiments are created, and study vocabulary that includes hypothesis, theory, law, variable and control.|
|How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts||Analyze scientific graphs and charts while learning how to read them properly.|
|The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples||Study the scientific method and vocabulary, such as hypothesis, observation, prediction, experiment, analysis, conclusion, control group and experimental group.|
1. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts
Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.
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.
3. Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method
What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the design of scientific experiments.
4. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts
How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.
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