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Scientific Inquiry & Lab Safety - Chapter Summary
Improving your knowledge of scientific inquiry and lab safety is a simple process using this self-paced chapter. Gain greater insight into the scientific method, laboratory safety techniques and much more. Once you've finished this chapter, you will be able to:
- Explain how scientific observations can lead to scientific questioning
- Define and list steps involved in scientific investigation
- Share strategies for teaching the scientific method
- Differentiate between experiments and observational studies
- Discuss the importance of using appropriate tools for scientific tests and data collection
- Exhibit knowledge of locations and uses of standard laboratory safety equipment
- List and describe rules for laboratory safety
This chapter is accessible 24/7 in a secure online environment, enabling you to study anytime your schedule permits using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. As you progress through the lessons, feel free to submit any questions about specific topics to our subject-matter experts. Our short quizzes make it easy to assess your comprehension of each lesson you review. The practice exam gauges your overall understanding of scientific inquiry and lab safety.
1. How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning
Scientific observations are a major component of the scientific process because they lead scientists to ask questions about the world around them. These questions may then be refined with continued observation, or they may be tested through experimentation.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Teaching the Scientific Method
The scientific method is a time-tested approach to problem solving and investigation. This lesson defines the scientific method and describes how to teach it to your students.
5. Scientific Ways of Thinking
Are you interested in becoming a scientist? Science is all about gaining knowledge by asking good questions, making observations, testing your ideas and drawing conclusions. With a little practice, you can learn to think like a scientist.
6. Experiments vs Observational Studies: Definition, Differences & Examples
There are different ways to collect data for research. In this lesson, you will learn about collecting data through observational studies and experiments and the differences between each.
7. Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection
A properly run experiment depends on using the right tools, both for data collection and analysis. In the end, it will save you time, money and frustration to spend some time planning out which tools are most appropriate for your work.
8. Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment
Even with proper precautions, lab accidents do happen. When they do, knowing what safety equipment is in your lab, where it is located, and how to use it can prevent further harm to both the lab and the people working in it.
9. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment
Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.
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