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Ch 3: TExES Science 7-12: Scientific Inquiry & Processes

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Let's review what you need to know about scientific inquiry before you take the TExES Science 7-12 exam. This chapter features lessons and quizzes that go over the scientific processes you should be familiar with.

TExES Science 7-12: Scientific Inquiry & Processes - Chapter Summary

This chapter gives you the chance to prepare for the TExES Science 7-12 test by going over information related to scientific inquiry and processes. Our clear, interesting video lessons will get you ready to answer questions about:

  • Defining scientific research
  • Comparing qualitative and quantitative data in research methods
  • Interpreting graphs and charts of scientific data
  • Identifying significant figures and scientific notation
  • Assessing the quality of a research study
  • Detailing unifying concepts of science

Get practice applying what you know by answering questions about the scientific process on our interactive quizzes. You can access the quizzes before and after you watch the lessons, allowing you to gauge your readiness for the TExES Science 7-12 exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: TExES Science 7-12: Scientific Inquiry & Processes
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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!

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data in Various Research Methods

2. 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

3. 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.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

4. 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

5. 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.

Unifying Concepts Common to All Sciences

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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