Ch 48: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Scientific Inquiry

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As you study for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam, use this chapter to improve your understanding of the scientific revolution, scientific methodology, characteristics of true experiments and how scientific data is presented.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Scientific Inquiry - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our professional instructors in these lesson videos as they explain the properties of scientific research and some of techniques and tools used to discover scientific knowledge. These lesson videos have been composed to help future teachers, like yourself, improve their understanding of scientific inquiry, so that they will be prepared for questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam about:

  • The purpose of the scientific method, peer review and statistical significance
  • Descriptive research designs and the characteristics of individuals and groups
  • Procedures for controlled experiments and how they add validity to scientific findings
  • Concepts of accuracy, precision and error in science
  • Preparing oral presentations and written reports of scientific findings
  • Using the right tools when conducting experiments
  • How the scientific revolution changed the world

After each lesson, take the lesson's quiz to identify which topics you are having trouble with. Then, use the video tags to return to the parts of the lessons that explained these topics and improve your understanding of them. Once you have completed all the lessons and quizzes in the chapter, take the practice chapter exam to find out if you know what you need to about the nature and procedures of scientific inquiry.

7 Lessons in Chapter 48: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Scientific Inquiry
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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!

Descriptive Research Design: Definition, Examples & Types

2. Descriptive Research Design: Definition, Examples & Types

This lesson explores the different ways that a researcher can understand individuals or groups of people, both in terms of psychological research as well as general research in other fields.

Controlled Experiment: Definition, Parts & Examples

3. Controlled Experiment: Definition, Parts & Examples

Scientific studies are often made via controlled experiments, which are essential to confirming the validity of the experimental results. In this lesson, you'll learn more about controlled experiments.

Evaluating Data: Precision, Accuracy & Error

4. Evaluating Data: Precision, Accuracy & Error

The data you present as a scientist needs to be as accurate, precise and error-free as possible. In this lesson, we'll discuss what each of these terms means, as well as how error is introduced into measurements and other data collection.

Presenting the Scientific Process Orally or in Writing

5. 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

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.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

7. Effects of the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.

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