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Ch 2: ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 1.2: Scientific Investigation

About This Chapter

The Scientific Investigation chapter of this ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with scientific investigation. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Scientific Investigation textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Scientific Investigation chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the scientific investigation topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Examples of scientific investigation
  • Independent and dependent variables
  • Quantitative data
  • Forming logical conclusions based on the data
  • The interdependence of the steps in the scientific method
  • Scientific approaches in different sciences

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6 Lessons in Chapter 2: ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 1.2: Scientific Investigation
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What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

1. 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.

Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables

2. Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables

Scientists answer questions by performing experiments that have an independent variable, a dependent variable and at least one control variable. By controlling, adjusting and measuring these variables, scientists find answers to their questions.

What is Quantitative Data? - Definition & Examples

3. What is Quantitative Data? - Definition & Examples

Watch this video lesson to find out the difference between saying you have seven apples and saying that those apples are delicious. You will learn about quantitative data and why it is useful.

Drawing Logical Conclusions from Experimental Data

4. Drawing Logical Conclusions from Experimental Data

Experimental results are what scientists like to share with each other, but it's important to understand what those data mean. We do this in the final step of the experimental process, when we draw meaningful conclusions from the results we obtained.

Connecting the Steps of the Scientific Method

5. Connecting the Steps of the Scientific Method

While the scientific method is divided into different steps, each of those steps is connected to the others. From making observations to drawing conclusions, the logical order and flow is what makes this process work so well in science.

Scientific Approaches in Life, Earth & Physical Science

6. Scientific Approaches in Life, Earth & Physical Science

There are many different techniques and methods involved in studying science. Here we will compare some of the most common approaches used in life, earth, and physical sciences. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

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