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- Available Lessons: 371
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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About This Course
This course covers topics that you'll need to know for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Integrated Science (Elementary), which is one of the state's requirements for an endorsement to teach this subject area at the elementary level. Some of the topics reviewed in this course include research methods, cell function and structure and evolutionary changes. We've ensured this course provides you with a flexible study option by making all the lessons and quizzes accessible 24 hours a day on any mobile device or computer.
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Syllabus & Course Information
All of the topics you'll be faced with on exam day are clearly outlined in this course. The lessons can refresh your knowledge of heredity and genetics, ecological systems, chemical bonds and much more. Once you finish these lessons, you should be ready to:
- Detail the fundamental principles of scientific inquiry
- Outline the structure and function of living organisms
- Define the physical characteristics of Earth, the solar system and the universe
- Discuss weather, climate and the hydrosphere
- Explain concepts related to rocks and minerals
- Identify cell structure, heredity, evolution and ecological systems
- Understand properties of matter and physical laws dealing with changes in matter
- Describe chemical gases, electricity, mechanics, thermodynamics and magnetism
- Discuss concepts related to health, disease prevention, population, reproduction and the human body
With 32 chapters made up of 345 concise lessons, this study guide course contains all of the information you need to know to do well on the exam. To help you prepare, we've also included a series of quizzes and tests with these lessons and chapters for self assessment.
MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) Exam Information
The MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) test is offered as a computer-based test and is used in the state of Michigan for teacher certification.
- Number of Questions: 100 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice questions
- Time Limit: 2 hours and 30 minutes for the computer-based test
- Exam Cost: $130
MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) Exam Breakdown
|MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) Exam Concept||Percent of the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Foundations of Scientific Inquiry||25%||25 questions||53|
|Life Science||25%||25 questions||108|
|Earth/Space Science||25%||25 questions||80|
|Physical Science||25%||25 questions||104|
MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) Preparation & Registration
The information in this chapter's lessons offer an opportunity for you to review all the concepts you'll need to be familiar with to pass the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) test. You'll refresh your understanding of the principles of scientific inquiry, science history and laboratory procedures. Our instructors also go over the basics of the life sciences, including how cells function as well as theories on the origins of life. The physical structure of Earth, our solar system and the entire universe are examined, while other lessons look at the foundations of physics and chemistry. After completing the lessons, check your knowledge with our short quizzes and chapter exams. There's a comprehensive test at the end of the course, too.
The MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) test is offered as a computer-based test year-round at testing centers throughout the U.S. and at more than 30 international centers. You can register online. Registration for the test should be made no later than three days before the desired test date, with payment due to the time it takes to process the application. You'll need to show a government-issued photo ID when you arrive at the test center. It should be current, in English and bear the name in which you registered. All test-takers will be provided with a copy of the periodic table.
MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) Scoring
About four weeks after taking the test, your score report will be posted to your online testing account. The passing score is 220. The score report tells you if you passed the test and also gives other data on your performance. You'll receive a document explaining how to interpret the score report, too.
The test's questions are divided into four sections. You are not timed on each section, but must complete the entire test within the total time limit. Only correct answers are scored, so guessing will not hurt your results.
Foundations of Scientific Inquiry
Percentage of questions on test: 25%
Exam topics covered: Experimental design; laboratory procedures and equipment; how to interpret the validity of conclusions; ways to present data, practices for safety in storing and using equipment; reliance on verifiable evidence; researcher bias; the history of scientific research and thought; differences in science and technology; how society influences science; ways to evaluate the credibility of scientific claims; and the relationships between scientific disciplines and science, mathematics and technology
What you'll study: Our study guide includes lessons on the scientific method; various types of research methods; how to develop a hypothesis; research design; ways to assess validity and reliability; laboratory equipment; safety procedures; ethical use of animals in experiments; standard units of measure; steps in scientific investigation; scientific theory; inductive and deductive reasoning; the Scientific Revolution, the ideas and work of scientists including Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Darwin and Einstein; the relationships between mathematics, science and technology; how to evaluate media coverage of science and environmental concerns for the future.
Percentage of questions on test: 25%
Exam topics covered: Cell theory, basic cell structures, mitosis and meiosis, systems of classifying organisms, cell division, life cycles of common organisms, sexual and asexual reproduction, functions of specialized structures and systems, principles of heredity, applications of genetics, theories on the origin and evolution of life, natural selection, biotic and abiotic factors that impact ecosystems and biomes, biogeochemical cycles, how ecosystems respond to changes in the environment, human anatomy and physiology, human reproduction and factors that impact human population growth
What you'll study: These lessons review topics including theories on the evolution of cells, cell structure and function, mitosis and meiosis, protein synthesis, eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, plant cell structures, taxonomy, the cell cycle, asexual and sexual reproduction, photosynthesis, vascular and nonvascular plants, cellular respiration, genetics, Mendel's laws, genetic engineering, applications of DNA technology, theories of evolution, the Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium, natural selection, extinction, levels of ecology, ecosystems, habitats, food chains, conservation biology, ecological succession, biogeochemical cycling, renewable and non-renewable resources, global warming, anatomical terminology, types of diseases, disease control, vaccines and antibiotics, male and female reproductive systems, major health problems in the U.S., nutrition, benefits of physical activity, factors that influence theories on population growth.
Percentage of questions on test: 25%
Exam topics covered: Theories of Earth's origins, ways of calculating Earth's age, plate tectonics, composition of the earth, the rock cycle, characteristics of bodies of water, the hydrologic cycle, how humans impact the hydrosphere, characteristics of the atmosphere, causes of cloud formation and precipitation, methods of predicting weather, safety precautions for severe weather, structure of the solar system, characteristics of the components of the solar system and the universe, and the movements and theories related to the origins of the universe
What you'll study: Theories of life's origins, the earth's four spheres, tectonic plate movement, evidence for plate tectonics, how mountains are formed, the rock cycle, how soil is created, earthquakes, topography, the composition of ocean water, how ground and surface water affect the earth's surface, the water cycle, evaporation and transpiration, the characteristics of the Great Lakes, components of the atmosphere, types of precipitation, air life, classifications of climate, the ozone layer, differences between weather and climate, weather fronts, how air masses influence weather, the forecasting of weather, theories on the formation of the universe, the life cycle of stars, types of stars, characteristics of planets, phases of the moon, the structure of the sun, and solar and lunar eclipses are among the topics covered by lessons in this chapter.
Percentage of questions on test: 25%
Exam topics covered: Atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical symbols, how to analyze common chemical changes, types of chemical bonds, factors that influence rates of reactions, physical characteristics of matter, what happens during changes of state, methods of separating mixtures and solutions, how to use the kinetic molecular model to explain properties and behaviors of solids, liquids and gases, ideal gases, methods of solving problems of equilibrium in gaseous systems, problems involving motion of an object and speed, velocity, acceleration, inertia, momentum and mass, simple machines, current and static electricity, flow of charges, energy transfer, forms of energy, laws of thermodynamics, types and characteristics of waves, phenomena related to sound and light, and characteristics of the color spectrum
What you'll study: Our study guide includes lessons on properties of matter, states of matter, atomic and mass number, elements, chemical properties, chemical formula, chemical bonds, acids and bases, how to balance and write chemical reactions, Avogadro's number, equilibrium, chemical and physical changes to matter, mass and weight, the kinetic theory of matter, properties of water, the ideal gas law, crystal structures, Newton's law of motion, simple machines, acceleration, Coulomb's law, electric charge and force, magnetic force, work, energy, heat, thermodynamics, wave parameters, sound waves, the electromagnetic spectrum, the Doppler effect and the nature of light.
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