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TExES Life Science: Scientific Systems & Models - Chapter Summary
If you're interested in a resource that can strengthen your knowledge of scientific systems and models as you study for the TExES Life Science exam, you've reached the right place! This chapter is filled with bite-sized lessons that take a close look at systems analysis, types of mathematical models, closed and open systems and more. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Describe how systems use inputs and outputs
- Define and share examples of closed and open systems
- Provide an example of systems analysis
- Explain why scientists use models and simulations
- Exhibit knowledge of scale models and life-size models
- List and describe types of mathematical models
- Discuss the use of mathematical models to solve problems
- Identify and describe characteristics of conceptual models
As you navigate the lessons in this chapter, feel free to visit as many times as you'd like and take accompanying quizzes to test your comprehension of key concepts. Our subject-matter experts can answer any questions you have about specific lesson topics. If you'd like a broader review and confirmation of your knowledge of this entire chapter, be sure to take our practice exam. These study tools are accessible 24 hours a day via any computer or mobile device, making it easy to prepare for the exam during the timeframes and in the locations that suit your schedule.
1. How Systems Use Inputs & Outputs
Systems are all around us. But what are they and how do they work? Learn about inputs and outputs, then see how this lesson's input affected your mental systems by taking a quiz.
2. Closed & Open Systems: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn the difference between closed and open physical systems. Explore examples of when each kind of system occurs, and learn why scientists sometimes choose one over the other.
3. Systems Analysis: Definition & Example
What is systems analysis? And how is it used to solve problems? Learn about systems analysis and some examples. See how well you analyzed the information in this lesson by taking a quiz.
4. Why Scientists Use Models & Simulations
What is a model? What is a simulation? And why do scientists use them? Learn how scientists analyze the past and predict the future. Then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
5. Physical Models: Scale Models & Life-Size Models
What is a physical model and how is it used? Learn about the types of physical models, and the advantages and disadvantages of physical models. See how well you were able to visualize the information in this lesson by taking a quiz.
6. Types of Mathematical Models
Mathematical models can be used to represent just about everything in the real world. This lesson will explain what mathematical models are, in addition to describing and providing examples of the various types of models.
7. Using Mathematical Models to Solve Problems
Mathematical modelling simply refers to the creation of mathematical formulas to represent a real world problem in mathematical terms. This lesson reviews the creation and pitfalls of mathematical models.
8. Conceptual Models: Definition & Characteristics
What is a conceptual model? Learn about the characteristics of conceptual models and how these models are used in science and elsewhere. Test how well you understand this concept by completing a short quiz.
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