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UExcel Earth Science: Study Guide & Test Prep

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    What is Earth Science?
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    What is Earth Science?

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If you're struggling to prepare for the UExcel Earth Science exam, let our interactive test prep course help you. Become familiar with the format of the exam with our quizzes and chapter tests and review the topics you need more help on with our short video lessons.
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22 Chapters in UExcel Earth Science: Study Guide & Test Prep

22 chapters in UExcel Earth Science: Study Guide & Test Prep

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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 - Methods of Geological Dating: Numerical and Relative Dating Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8868].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8868].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - 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 4 - Principles of Radiometric Dating Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8870].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8870].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Radiometric Dating: Methods, Uses & the Significance of Half-Life Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8871].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8871].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Conditions of Fossil Preservation: Rapid Burial, Hard Parts & the Elements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8872].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8872].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 - The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1614].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1614].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Are Elements? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3218].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3218].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Atomic Number and Mass Number Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1607].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1607].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How Compounds and Molecules Are Built From Elements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3219].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3219].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1603].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1603].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Chemical Bonds: Ionic vs. Covalent Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45187].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45187].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5362].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5362].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Common Chemical Reactions and Energy Change Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5364].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5364].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 - How Scientists Study Earth's Interior Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13475].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13475].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Earth's Internal Layers: Crust, Mantle & Core Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13473].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13473].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Lithosphere: Definition & Composition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3259].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3259].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Asthenosphere: Definition, Temperature & Density Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7718].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7718].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Lower Mantle: Definition, Composition & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28656].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28656].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Outer Core of the Earth: Definition, Composition & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9475].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9475].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Inner Core of the Earth: Definition, Composition & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9425].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9425].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
Course Progress Best Score
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 - Sulfide Minerals: Definition, Properties & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[378821].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[378821].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9095].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9095].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 - Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9096].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9096].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is a Volcano? - Definition & Eruptions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13129].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13129].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Types of Volcanoes: Shield, Cinder Cones & Composite Cones Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13130].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13130].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Volcanic Eruption: Gases Released & Their Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13131].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13131].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Lava Flow: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28636].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28636].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Flow of Pyroclastic Materials Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13132].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13132].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13133].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13133].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Lava Flow, Pyroclastic Flow, Pyroclastic Surge & Tephra: Preventing Volcanic Hazards Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13134].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13134].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Volcanic Hazards & Prevention: Landslides, Lahars & Tsunamis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13751].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13751].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13135].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13135].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is Chemical Weathering? - Definition, Process & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13136].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13136].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13137].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13137].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13138].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13138].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Soil Erosion: Effects & Prevention Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13505].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13505].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Mass Wasting: Definition, Types, Causes & Processes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13263].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13263].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Major Triggers for Mass Wasting: Water, Slopes, Vegetation Removal & Earthquakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13264].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13264].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Types of Wasting: Slump, Rockslide, Debris Flow & Earthflow Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13265].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13265].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Sediment: Definition, Types & Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13734].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13734].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Detrital & Chemical Sedimentary Rocks: Definition & Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13735].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13735].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Lithification of Sediments: Definition & Processes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13736].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13736].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Determining the Origin of a Sedimentary Rock Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13737].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13737].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Metamorphism of Rocks: Definition, Process & Influencing Factors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13738].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13738].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Classification of Metamorphic Rocks: Texture & Parent Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13739].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13739].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Contact Metamorphism Vs. Regional Metamorphism: Definition & Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13740].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13740].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Drainage Basins: Definition & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13566].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13566].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Laminar & Turbulent Streamflows Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13567].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13567].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2526].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2526].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Factors That Influence Water Movement in River Systems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63353].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63353].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How a Landform Diagram Describes the Geological Progression of a Landscape Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2527].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2527].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Formation of Stream Valleys Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13568].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13568].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Base Level of a Stream: Definition & Effect on Erosion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13569].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13569].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Floodplain: Definition, Development & Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17055].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17055].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Bedrock Channels: Formation & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13570].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13570].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Alluvial Channels: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13571].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13571].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4575].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4575].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Causes of Glaciation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13577].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13577].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Effect of Ice Age Glaciers: Formation of Pluvial Lakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13576].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13576].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Glacial Deposition: Definition & Results Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13575].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13575].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Glacial Erosion: Definition, Processes & Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13574].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13574].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Effect of Accumulation & Wastage on Glacier Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13573].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13573].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Glacier Movement: Definition & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13572].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13572].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Active & Passive Continental Margins Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12397].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12397].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Continental Slope: Definition & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28614].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28614].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Accretionary Wedge: Definition & Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64668].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64668].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12398].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12398].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12399].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12399].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Mid-Ocean Ridge: Definition, Facts, Formation & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16937].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16937].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Properties of Ocean Water Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12400].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12400].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Types of Marine Organisms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12401].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12401].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Ocean Food Chain Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62604].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62604].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Characteristics of Shorelines & Beaches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12403].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12403].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12404].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12404].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12406].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12406].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Contributing Factors of Longshore Transport: Beach Drift & Longshore Current Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12405].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12405].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12402].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12402].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - What Is a Hurricane? - Definition and Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12408].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12408].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Hurricanes: Categories and Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Causes & Effects of a Tsunami Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12409].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12409].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12410].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12410].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12411].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12411].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Using Hard Stabilization on Shorelines Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12412].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12412].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Alternatives to Hard Stabilization: Beach Nourishment & Relocation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12413].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12413].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 - Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12475].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12475].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is Humidity? - Definition, Measurements & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12476].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12476].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12477].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12477].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 - Feedback Mechanisms of Climate Change Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45294].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45294].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12480].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12480].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2522].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2522].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2523].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2523].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10323].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10323].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10321].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10321].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10325].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10325].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
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Lesson 8 - What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11551].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11551].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11553].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11553].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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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 6 - What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2539].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2539].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2543].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2543].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Hydroelectric Energy: Definition, Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12049].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12049].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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