Ch 2: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Scientific Research & Processes

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Prepare for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam by studying this chapter on scientific research and processes. Review the short video and text lessons, then test your knowledge with the practice quizzes and tests provided.

TExES Physical Science 6-12: Scientific Research & Processes - Chapter Summary

Review all you need to know about scientific research before taking the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam by studying this chapter. Our experienced instructors make it simple to brush up on research and processes, the scientific method, and ethical scientific investigations. Once you finish this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative data in various research methods
  • Interpret charts, tables and graphs of scientific data
  • Outline significant figures and scientific notation
  • Assess the quality of a research study
  • Apply ethics to scientific investigations
  • Discuss law, theory and hypothesis in science
  • Use technology to communicate, model and gather scientific data

Help from an expert is just a few clicks away in the Dashboard if you struggle to understand any of these concepts. It's easy to navigate our videos using the timeline tags if you'd like to go back and review any of the material again. To make sure you're ready for exam day, take the quiz included with each lesson and the test at the end of the chapter.

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Scientific Research & Processes
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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!

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

2. 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.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

3. Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the design of scientific experiments.

Hypothesis, Theory & Law in Science

4. Hypothesis, Theory & Law in Science

In this lesson, learn how to define hypothesis, theory, and law in science. Then, discover the ways that these ideas are related to each other and how they help us to explain the universe around us.

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data in Various Research Methods

5. Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data in Various Research Methods

Qualitative data and quantitative data are both useful in research, but it is important to understand the differences between the two. Learn how to differentiate the two types of data in this lesson.

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.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

7. Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Complex table problems getting you down? Multi-question, situational problems don't have to be a drag on your testing performance. Learn how to apply three simple rules as we walk through two table problems together.

Using Technology to Gather, Communicate & Model Scientific Data

8. Using Technology to Gather, Communicate & Model Scientific Data

In this lesson, we discuss how technology can be used to gather, interpret and present scientific data. Specifically, we discuss the use of computers and graphing calculators, probes, and simulations.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

9. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.

Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study

10. Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study

Many psychologists and teachers complete research studies. How can you tell if a study was done well? This lesson will cover many criteria for a good quality study, including types of reliability and validity.

Applying Ethics to Scientific Investigations

11. 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.

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