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Ch 87: Scientific Basics & Theories

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This chapter's video lessons focus on scientific basics and theories. Explore scientific laws and definitions as well as the applications of scientific principles. Take the chapter's self-assessment quizzes to ensure your thorough understanding.

Scientific Basics and Theories - Chapter Summary

The educational video lessons in this chapter look at many of the implications of modern science. For example, they discuss the importance of Charles Darwin's works and beliefs, and they highlight the discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton. The contributions of Johannes Kepler and the breakthroughs of Edwin Hubble are also examined. Studying this chapter could allow you to:

  • Understand scientific knowledge in research
  • Describe the theory of relativity
  • Explain the importance of the law of universal gravitation
  • Discuss Archimedes' Principle
  • Learn about the role of Kepler in the Scientific Revolution
  • Define Hubble constant and Hubble law
  • Explore the voyages of Charles Darwin and the works of Sir Isaac Newton

Develop your knowledge of scientific basics and theories through these self-paced videos. They're presented by seasoned educators and can be accessed online 24/7. When you use your mobile technology to study, the video lessons can become your portable tutors. Pause and re-watch the lessons, and use the video tags to skip between the lessons' main points. In addition to written transcripts and quizzes, the ask-a-question feature could prove particularly helpful. Find the feature in the Dashboard area by clicking on the icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.

9 Lessons in Chapter 87: Scientific Basics & Theories
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The Role of Scientific Knowledge in Research & Peer Review

1. The Role of Scientific Knowledge in Research & Peer Review

Learn about how research and peer review leads to scientific knowledge through the scientific process, and discover some of the key elements and themes in science.

Theory of Relativity: Definition & Example

2. Theory of Relativity: Definition & Example

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn about the theory of special relativity and how it applies to you. Learn how you can use one of the most famous equations from this theory to calculate the power inside just one tiny object.

The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

3. The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

Gravity is what pulls us toward Earth, but it's also what pulls Earth toward us. This is explained by the law of universal gravitation, which describes how all objects in the universe have this important force between them.

Buoyancy: Calculating Force and Density with Archimedes' Principle

4. Buoyancy: Calculating Force and Density with Archimedes' Principle

Knowledge of the buoyant force is important when trying to understand why some objects float while other objects sink. In this lesson you'll learn about this unique force and how we apply it to various situations using Archimedes' Principle.

Kepler's Role in the Scientific Revolution

5. Kepler's Role in the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we will learn about the role Johannes Kepler played in the Scientific Revolution. We will identify his major contributions and learn why he was important.

Hubble's Law & Hubble's Constant

6. Hubble's Law & Hubble's Constant

This lesson will go over and define the Hubble Law and Hubble constant. We'll not only do a practice problem but also define conceptually what these two things mean to our cosmos.

Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

7. Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

In this lesson we explore the life and voyages of the 19th-century British naturalist Charles Darwin and his formulation of the theory of natural selection.

Sir Isaac Newton And Astronomy

8. Sir Isaac Newton And Astronomy

This lesson will teach you about Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation as well as why the moon doesn't fly off into space and why it doesn't crash into the Earth.

Early Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan

9. Early Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan

Imagine firing a bullet at a piece of tissue paper and having it bounce back at you! You would probably be just as surprised as Rutherford when he discovered the nucleus. In this lesson, we are going to travel back in time and discuss some of the major discoveries in the history of the atom.

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