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MTLE Earth & Space Science: Practice & Study Guide

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    What is Earth Science?
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    What is Earth Science?

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Let us help you get ready to take the MTLE Earth & Space Science exam with this engaging and user-friendly practice course. The topics you could see on test day are presented here in short, interesting video and text lessons, along with multiple-choice quizzes to test your knowledge along the way.
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22 Chapters in MTLE Earth & Space Science: Practice & Study Guide

22 chapters in MTLE Earth & Space Science: Practice & Study Guide

Ch 1. MTLE Earth & Space Science: Basics of Geology {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[74118].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is Earth Science? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10131].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10131].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3601].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3601].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3602].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3602].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3604].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3604].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Design a Scientific Experiment: Example of Avery and Griffith's Experiment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3739].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3739].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3603].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3603].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3737].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3737].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3736].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3736].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26987].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26987].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What Is Remote Sensing? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[51533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[51533].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Measurements & Uncertainty in Science Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54205].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54205].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18594].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18594].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15414].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15414].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15415].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15415].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Two Main Branches of Physical Science Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48044].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48044].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - The Main Branches of Geology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17920].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17920].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Understanding the Systems Approach to Geology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14318].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14318].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Formation of the Earth: Theories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2964].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2964].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The History of Life on Earth: Timeline and Characteristics of Major Eras Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3124].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3124].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1005].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1005].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Atmosphere on Earth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20930].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20930].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Proterozoic Eon: Timeline & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8344].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8344].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Mesozoic Era: Facts, Events & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8345].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8345].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Paleozoic Era: Definition, Timeline & Events Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8349].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8349].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Fossil Evidence for Biological Diversity, Speciation, & Mass Extinction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23666].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23666].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2520].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2520].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13471].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13471].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Interactions of Earth's Spheres: Purpose and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13472].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13472].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Lithosphere: Definition & Composition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3259].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3259].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Geologic Features: Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3256].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3256].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Earth's Internal Layers: Crust, Mantle & Core Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13473].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13473].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How Scientists Study Earth's Interior Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13475].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13475].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Optical Properties of Minerals: Luster, Light Transmission, Color & Streak Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Crystal Shape of Minerals: Forms and Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8532].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8532].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Mineral Strength: Tenacity, Hardness, Cleavage & Fracture Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8533].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Mineral Density & Specific Gravity: Definition and Properties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8534].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8534].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8535].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8535].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Non-silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8536].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8536].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9095].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9095].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9096].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9096].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2529].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2529].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Bowen's Reaction Series: Crystallization Process & Magmatic Differentiation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9099].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9099].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Pangaea? - Theory & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3255].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3255].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2532].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2532].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Alfred Wegener's Theory of Continental Drift Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2530].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2530].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Evidence for the Mechanism of Continental Drift Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Major Plates of the Lithosphere: Earth's Tectonic Plates Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14640].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14640].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Causes of Tectonic Plate Movement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2533].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Plate Boundaries: Convergent, Divergent, and Transform Boundaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2534].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2534].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Ocean Drilling as Evidence for Plate Tectonics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9070].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9070].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Paleomagnetism and Hot Spots: Evidence for Plate Tectonics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9071].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9071].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Sea Floor Spreading and Polar Reversal Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9072].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9072].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Geologic Time Scale: Major Eons, Eras, Periods and Epochs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8866].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8866].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Theories of Geological Evolution: Catastrophism vs Uniformitarianism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8867].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8867].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Methods of Geological Dating: Numerical and Relative Dating Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8868].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8868].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is Relative Dating? - Law of Superposition, Principles of Original Horizontality & Cross-Cutting Relationships Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8869].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8869].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Principles of Radiometric Dating Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8870].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8870].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Radiometric Dating: Methods, Uses & the Significance of Half-Life Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8871].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8871].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Relative Dating with Fossils: Index Fossils as Indicators of Time Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8873].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8873].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2526].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2526].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Evidence of Earth's Inner Layers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2528].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2528].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12410].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12410].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12411].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12411].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Causes of Earthquakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12483].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12483].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Aftershocks & Foreshocks of an Earthquake Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12484].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12484].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Destruction Caused by Earthquakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12487].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12487].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Identifying and Understanding Earthquakes Using Seismic Activity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12485].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12485].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Active & Passive Continental Margins Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12397].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12397].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Effect of Ice Age Glaciers: Formation of Pluvial Lakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13576].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13576].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Interglaciation: Definition & Explanation on the Interglacial Period Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3938].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3938].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12398].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12398].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12399].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12399].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12404].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12404].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12406].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12406].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Properties of Ocean Water Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12400].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12400].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Contributing Factors of Longshore Transport: Beach Drift & Longshore Current Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12405].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12405].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Major Components of the Atmosphere Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12472].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12472].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Structure of the Atmosphere Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12473].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12473].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What is Solar Radiation? - Definition & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12474].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12474].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2521].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2521].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is Humidity? - Definition, Measurements & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12476].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12476].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12477].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12477].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Air Lift: Definition & Processes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12478].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12478].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12479].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12479].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10323].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10323].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11544].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11544].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Factors That Affect Wind: Pressure Gradient Forces, Coriolis Effect & Friction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11545].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11545].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11546].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11546].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The General Circulation of the Atmosphere Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11547].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11547].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11548].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11548].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11549].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11549].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Are Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11550].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11550].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11551].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11551].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11552].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11552].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11553].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11553].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11554].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11554].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11555].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11555].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is a Climate? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7716].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7716].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2522].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2522].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12402].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12402].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12480].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12480].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10321].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10321].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2523].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2523].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10322].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10322].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2537].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2537].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Resources and Reserves: Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12046].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12046].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4823].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4823].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2541].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2541].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is Radiant Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2540].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2540].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2539].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2539].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Wind as a Renewable Energy Resource: Advantages & Disadvantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12048].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12048].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12047].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12047].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What is Solar Power? - Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12468].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12468].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2543].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2543].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Hydroelectric Energy: Definition, Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12049].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12049].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10330].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10330].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is IPAT? - Factors of the Human Impact on the Environment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10591].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10591].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Human Impacts on the Environment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21066].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21066].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10594].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10594].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10918].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10918].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10595].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10595].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Is Industrial Ecology? - Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10596].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10596].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10597].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10597].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Human Causes of Eutrophication Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10598].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10598].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10325].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10325].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9077].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9077].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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