Ch 13: STAAR Science - Grade 8: Scientific Processes & Tools

About This Chapter

This chapter includes video lessons packaged together for the purpose of helping students prepare for content on the STAAR Science - Grade 8 exam, with professional instructors guiding the way.

STAAR Science - Grade 8: Scientific Processes and Tools - Chapter Summary

This chapter gives an informative look into various forms and considerations of scientific processes and tools, paying particular attention to the kind of related material pertinent to the STAAR Science - Grade 8 exam. Topics examined include:

  • Scientific investigating and experimenting
  • The scientific method
  • Scientific tools and their applications
  • Reading graphs and charts of scientific data
  • Laboratory measurements
  • Safety in the lab

With both a video and transcript of each lesson, students will have the ability to govern the way they process the material. The practice quizzes accompanying each lesson allow for checking of topic comprehension, while the practice final exam at the end of the chapter lets students confirm their overall understanding.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: STAAR Science - Grade 8: Scientific Processes & Tools
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Scientific Experiment: Definition & Examples

2. 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.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

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.

The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications

4. The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications

In this lesson we will investigate the steps involved in the scientific method. We will also explore how the scientific method is used to solve environmental problems.

Scientific Tools and Their Uses

5. Scientific Tools and Their Uses

A scientist relies on tools to help make observations, carry out experiments and take measurements. Learn about the scientific tools used in a lab and the advanced tools used by scientists in the life sciences.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

6. 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.

Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

7. Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

There are many different units that can be used for measurements. This may not only lead to incorrect data measurements, but also to confusion about which units are most appropriate. Therefore, a standard set of units is used for each type of measurement in the biology lab.

Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

8. 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.

Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

9. Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

An important part of lab safety involves the correct usage, storage, and disposal of chemicals. Lab safety is everyone's responsibility, so it's important that you know the proper procedures and protocols for using chemicals in the lab.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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