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Ch 44: MTLE Social Studies: Earth's Physical Features & Systems

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In order to be well-prepared for some questions the MTLE Social Studies exam, check out this chapter's engaging video lessons. They will help you review Earth's physical features and systems.

MTLE Social Studies: Earth's Physical Features & Systems - Chapter Summary

Reinforce what you've already learned about the physical features and systems of Earth with this chapter. Completing this chapter prepares you to answer questions on the MTLE Social Studies test relating to the following:

  • Major U.S. landforms
  • Important geographical regions on the world map
  • Different climate classifications
  • Cultural and physical boundaries
  • Factors that influence a region's climate
  • Kinds of air masses
  • The water cycle
  • Types of volcanic landforms
  • Plate tectonics
  • Glacier movement
  • Effects of deposition and erosion on landforms

Watch each one of our video lessons, which won't take long because they have an average duration of about eight minutes. They feature an engaging format and also come with lesson quizzes. These quizzes give you the chance to check your understanding of Earth-related topics that are covered on the test.

15 Lessons in Chapter 44: MTLE Social Studies: Earth's Physical Features & Systems
Major Landforms in the United States

1. Major Landforms in the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a landform is and describe some of the most important landforms in the United States. A short quiz will follow.

The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

2. The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

The world is a big place, but how well do you know it? In this lesson, we're going to look at a basic overview of major world regions and see how they collectively create the world map.

How to Locate Places on the World Map

3. How to Locate Places on the World Map

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what continents, countries, states, and counties are, and use them to locate a particular place on a world map. A short quiz will follow.

Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

4. Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

This lesson will seek to explain physical, political, and cultural boundaries. In doing so, it will identify differences in socio-economics, language, and religion as foundations for boundaries.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

5. Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

Earth has many climates, but we can categorize them based on common characteristics. In this video lesson you will identify the 5 major climate classifications on Earth, as well as where on Earth these climates are found.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

6. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.

Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

7. Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

Air masses affect weather in a number of different ways. In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of air masses found on Earth and how the movement of air masses creates changes in the weather.

The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

8. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface

9. Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface

After many years of trying to solve the mystery of the moving continents, enough data and evidence was collected to develop a unifying theory of how the surface of the earth changes. It's called plate tectonics.

Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

10. Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

Volcanic eruptions pull materials up from deep within the earth to form various volcanic landforms, such as lava domes, lava plateaus, fissure eruptions, craters and calderas. Learn about these volcanic landforms and how they are created.

Glacier Movement: Definition & Process

11. Glacier Movement: Definition & Process

Glaciers are mountains of ice that move. This movement is usually a combination of processes that include internal plastic deformation and basal sliding. Learn about these processes and factors that increase glacial flow rates.

Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

12. Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

Landforms are constantly being broken down and reformed by the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition. In this lesson, we explore chemical and physical weathering and how the face of the earth gets changed.

What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types

13. What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types

Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.

What Is Topography and How Is Topography Reshaped?

14. What Is Topography and How Is Topography Reshaped?

The topography, or surface of the Earth, is constantly changing shape due to many powerful forces. In this lesson, we will learn about some of the amazing changes that occur on Earth due to the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition.

The Environment, Levels of Ecology and Ecosystems

15. The Environment, Levels of Ecology and Ecosystems

Do you know the difference between an environment and an ecosystem? In this lesson, you'll find out what makes an environment, and what makes an ecosystem. You'll also learn what ecology is and some of the ways that scientists study ecology using organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems and even the entire biosphere.

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