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Washington EOC Biology Grade 10: Scientific Investigation - Chapter Summary
It's not always easy to know what to study when preparing to take a test like the Washington EOC Biology Grade 10. This chapter makes the studying process easy by compiling the exam materials and presenting them as entertaining lessons. Get to know scientific investigation by reviewing the lessons at your leisure. In no time, you will be prepared for the following on the exam:
- Describing the steps and terms of the scientific method
- Explaining how scientific observations lead to scientific questioning
- Sharing how to evaluate scientific questions and choose a method for investigating scientific questions
- Detailing the process of developing a scientific hypothesis
- Defining and describing the method of scientific experimental design
- Identifying sampling techniques in scientific investigations and the appropriate tools for data collection and scientific testing
- Discussing validity and reliability
Lessons in this chapter are are designed to be self-paced and interactive. Review them in any sequence you choose and as often as needed until you've absorbed the subject matter. If you need additional details about lesson topics, feel free to submit your questions to our experts. Before taking exam, be sure to test your comprehension of scientific investigation by taking and passing the self-assessment quizzes and practice exam in this chapter.
1. 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.
2. How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning
Scientific observations are a major component of the scientific process because they lead scientists to ask questions about the world around them. These questions may then be refined with continued observation, or they may be tested through experimentation.
3. How to Evaluate Scientific Questions
Learn about what makes a good scientific and testable question. Then look at various ways to improve non-scientific questions to make them more scientific.
4. Choosing a Method for Investigating a Scientific Question
Scientists spend their lives investigating the world. But there are many ways a scientist can investigate a topic. Learn about the various methods scientists use to investigate topic, and how they choose a method by understanding their strengths and weaknesses.
5. Developing a Scientific Hypothesis
This video describes how to create a hypothesis and includes the three main things needed to create a strong hypothesis. You'll learn how to make a clear statement that can be both tested and measured.
6. 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.
7. Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations
We can learn a lot by gathering information from a small subset of a larger group. By sampling this smaller group, scientists can save time and money while still gaining a good understanding of the population as a whole.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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