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Ch 72: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Scientific Inquiry

About This Chapter

Before you take the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 Exam, use our video lessons to prepare for questions on scientific inquiry. Each lesson will go over a different topic, such as research, data, or the scientific process, that may be included on the exam.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Scientific Inquiry - Chapter Summary

Included in this chapter are several video lessons that will each teach you about a different topic pertaining to the subject of scientific inquiry. All of the information you will learn about in these lessons may be included in the TExES Core Subjects 4-8. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific topic that you will need to know, such as:

  • The definition of scientific research
  • Precision, accuracy and error in evaluating data
  • Deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Ways to present scientific processes
  • Tools used for scientific tests and data collection

After you finish watching all of the video lessons, the chapter's practice quizzes will be useful in assessing the extent to which you have accurately understood each topic. If you can do well on the practice quizzes, you'll feel much more confident going into the exam itself!

10 Lessons in Chapter 72: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Scientific Inquiry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Scientific Research?

1. What is Scientific Research?

Scientific research involves using the scientific method to study a phenomenon systematically allowing researchers to draw reliable conclusions. Learn about the nature of scientific research and explore some components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, and statistical significance.

What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

2. What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

Scientific investigation refers to the research methods and techniques that scientists use to develop hypotheses, gather data, conduct experiments, analyze data, and draw conclusions. Learn about the definition and explore the steps of scientific investigation. Review examples to gain understanding of how to conduct a scientific investigation.

Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

3. Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

Inductive reasoning makes use of evidence to come to a conclusion whereas deductive reasoning finds evidence to support a conclusion. Study the differences and examples of inductive and deductive reasoning that are used to understand science.

Presenting the Scientific Process Orally or in Writing

4. Presenting the Scientific Process Orally or in Writing

Part of being a good scientist involves sharing your work with others. Two of the most common ways this is done is through written works and oral presentations, both of which require a certain amount of care and skill.

Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection

5. 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.

Making Predictions & Testable Questions in Science

6. Making Predictions & Testable Questions in Science

Part of the scientific method is asking questions. In order to test a question, the right type of question needs to be asked. In this lesson, we will learn how to develop scientific questions and make predictions.

The Role of Scientific Knowledge in Research & Peer Review

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

In this lesson, 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.

Applying Ethics to Scientific Investigations

8. Applying Ethics to Scientific Investigations

In this lesson we will learn about ethics in science. We will look at why ethics is important and consider a few examples of how scientists need to act ethically in their experiments.

Ethical Obligations in Scientific Investigations

9. Ethical Obligations in Scientific Investigations

Ethics are an important part of scientific research. This lesson discusses the ethics involved in scientific practice and the wider societal implications of scientific investigations. A brief quiz follows the lesson.

Using Animal Subjects in Research: Issues & Considerations

10. Using Animal Subjects in Research: Issues & Considerations

Many research projects, particularly in the sciences, use animal subjects in tests and experiments. Explore the background to understand why animals are used in research, and recognize that using animals raises ethical issues and considerations. Review the guidelines, including the American Psychological Association's Ethical Code, for how to conduct research with animals as subjects.

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