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Ch 1: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Overview of Physical Science

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This engaging chapter is filled with fun lessons you can study at your own pace to deepen your knowledge of physical science concepts as you prepare for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam. Multiple-choice quizzes can quickly test your comprehension before exam day.

TExES Physical Science 6-12: Overview of Physical Science - Chapter Summary

Preparing to tackle general physical science concepts on the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam is simple with help from this entertaining chapter. Get up to speed with the nature of science, ways in which science and technology can be used to solve society's problems and more. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Exhibit knowledge of the power, limitations and ethics of science
  • Explain how technology and science are related
  • List and discuss unifying concepts common to all sciences
  • Discuss the history of science and related events, contributions and theories
  • Identify and describe influences on science as a human endeavor

This chapter can help you to build a quality understanding of key concepts. Ask questions of our experts via the Dashboard. Take the accompanying quizzes and practice exam to test your comprehension of the topics above. Around-the-clock access makes it easy to study at any point in time.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Overview of Physical Science
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The Nature of Science

1. The Nature of Science

This lesson will explore the basic nature of science. It will distinguish science from pseudoscience and hypothesis from theory and natural law; it will give plenty of examples of each.

Science: Power, Limitations & Ethics

2. Science: Power, Limitations & Ethics

This lesson discussses the fundamental power, limitations, and ethical questions pertinent to science. You'll learn how science can help us as well as its shortcomings.

How Science & Technology Are Related

3. How Science & Technology Are Related

What are science and technology, and how are they related? Learn about how science leads to technology, and technology leads to science. Discover some examples from history.

How Science & Technology Can Be Used to Solve Society's Problems

4. How Science & Technology Can Be Used to Solve Society's Problems

What is science and technology, and how do we use them to solve society's problems? Learn about the many advances humans have made thanks to science, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Unifying Concepts Common to All Sciences

5. Unifying Concepts Common to All Sciences

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what science is and describe some concepts and ideas that are common across all sciences. A short quiz will follow.

The History of Science: Events, Contributions & Theories

6. The History of Science: Events, Contributions & Theories

In this lesson, we discuss a few significant events in science's history. We will see how science has changed over the years as we start to question what we think we know.

The Influences on Science as a Human Endeavor

7. The Influences on Science as a Human Endeavor

Science is loved by many and criticized by some. What is there to love and dislike about it? This lesson answers this question from a personal, cultural, and global standpoint.

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