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Ch 27: Scientific Method, Inquiry & Data Analysis

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Learn all about the steps of the scientific method when you review the contents of this chapter. It includes text and video lessons that can be studied online as well as short multiple-choice quizzes that assess your level of knowledge.

Scientific Method: Steps, Terms and Examples - Chapter Summary

Made up of several animated educational videos as well as text lessons, this chapter describes the methods by which scientists pose questions, conduct experiments, analyze their findings and, finally, arrive at their conclusions. Learn to create your own hypotheses while discovering the tools that should be used for the collection and evaluation of data. The chapter also allows you to explore uses of different kinds of graphs. These lessons might enhance your ability to:

  • Define and understand steps of the scientific method
  • Comprehend rules for formulating a hypothesis
  • Describe the relationship between scientific discoveries and the public's beliefs
  • Examine scientific relationships between space, Earth and life
  • Discuss examples of scientific experiments
  • Conduct an experiment with the right equipment
  • Understand scientific data and create graphs
  • Explore correlation and likenesses among science, technology and mathematics

As you study these text and video lessons, you'll have opportunities to strengthen your comprehension and supplement what you learned in earlier studies. For the sake of flexibility and convenience, the lessons can be navigated with video tags, and they can be paused for breaks or stopped and watched again later. If you have questions about the scientific method, submit them on the Dashboard. Worksheets, quizzes and transcripts all contribute to effectively conveying this chapter's material.

9 Lessons in Chapter 27: Scientific Method, Inquiry & Data Analysis
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The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

1. 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.

Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

2. Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

This video describes how to create a hypothesis and includes the three main things needed to create a strong hypothesis. You'll learn how to make a clear statement that can be both tested and measured.

How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs

3. How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs

Personal beliefs are one thing that people hold to very tightly. However, over time, with enough scientific evidence, a critical eye and consistent experiments, science can and does change people's beliefs in ways that simple observations cannot.

Earth & Space Science: Relationship with STEM

4. Earth & Space Science: Relationship with STEM

Learn what earth and space science is and how that fits into the wider category of STEM subjects. Take a quiz and see how well you understand the relationship between the two.

Scientific Experiment: Definition & Examples

5. Scientific Experiment: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about the process of a scientific experiment. First, the lesson will outline the definition and give a short history of scientific experimentation. Then the types will be described and, finally, an example of a scientific experiment will be provided.

Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection

6. 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.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

7. 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.

How to Construct Graphs from Data

8. How to Construct Graphs from Data

This video describes how to create a line graph and explains the four main parts that graphs need to contain: 1. previously collected data, 2. picture representations, 3. use of the correct graph type, and 4. labels. This lesson also covers dependent and independent variables.

Similarities Among Systems in Mathematics, Science & Technology

9. Similarities Among Systems in Mathematics, Science & Technology

How do the concepts of balance and equilibrium extend throughout science and mathematics? How does solving algebraic equations parallel chemical equilibrium within a solution? See how crucial balance is in our universe as well as how mathematics is used to describe these constant equilibriums.

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