Ch 21: Scientific Inquiry & Investigation

About This Chapter

The lessons included in this chapter cover main topics relevant to scientific inquiry and investigation. Watch these lessons to learn about each topic as it applies to early childhood education.

Scientific Inquiry & Investigation - Chapter Summary

These lessons break down the subject of scientific research into separate subtopics that you can easily understand in short lessons. You can learn about the components of the scientific method, different forms of research, key terminology and ways to interpret various types of data. Some of the topics you can learn about are:

  • The definition and characteristics of scientific research
  • The steps and terminology of the scientific method
  • How to interpret tables of scientific data
  • Methods to interpret graphs and charts of scientific data
  • The approaches and techniques of research methodology
  • Laboratory safety equipment

Each lesson includes a practice quiz that you can take to see how well you remember the lesson's main points upon completing the video. Once you have finished all of the lessons, the final chapter exam serves as a comprehensive review of the overall subject. Make sure that you use your personal Dashboard to track your learning progress as you complete each lesson and video.

6 Lessons in Chapter 21: Scientific Inquiry & Investigation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Scientific Research?

1. What is Scientific Research?

This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

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.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

3. Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Complex table problems getting you down? Multi-question, situational problems don't have to be a drag on your testing performance. Learn how to apply three simple rules as we walk through two table problems together.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

4. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.

Research Methodology: Approaches & Techniques

5. Research Methodology: Approaches & Techniques

A research method is a systematic plan for doing research. In this lesson, we'll look at the definition for a research method and examine the four most common research methods used.

Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

6. Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

Science labs are great places to explore and learn. But they're only as safe as the people who use them, so in this lesson, we'll discuss some of the ways that you can protect yourself and prevent personal harm in the event of a lab accident.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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