Ch 58: Atmosphere & Climate - ORELA Middle Grades General Science

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This chapter can help you get reacquainted with atmosphere and climate topics as you study for the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment. Watch short video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your comprehension of the materials.

Atmosphere & Climate: ORELA Middle Grades General Science - Chapter Summary

When taking the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment, you will be required to answer questions related to atmosphere. In preparation for these questions, you can review the lessons in this chapter that ensure you're ready to:

  • Explain the major components and structure of the atmosphere
  • Examine the atmosphere and its general circulation
  • Define cloud formation and precipitation
  • Describe temperature, clouds, wind and humidity on the atmospheric cycle
  • Identify the processes involved in air lift
  • Discuss climate classifications and their global distribution

You can use the resources in this chapter to create a study guide for the exam. The lessons can help you refresh your knowledge of atmosphere and climate, while transcripts with vocabulary words can help deepen your understanding of the subject matter.

Atmosphere & Climate: ORELA Middle Grades General Science Objectives

The ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment tests your comprehension of the subject to ensure you're prepared to secure or enhance your educator licensure. Earning a passing score of 228 or higher enables you to teach general science in middle grades classrooms. Get closer to accomplishing your goal by reviewing the topics in this chapter, which are found in the earth and space science content domain. This domain constitutes about 25% of the total test.

The assessment consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is taken on a computer. The quizzes in this chapter allow you to practice with questions similar in format and content to those found on the assessment. A chapter exam is also available to gauge your understanding of lesson concepts. If you have any questions about this chapter, experts are available to help.

8 Lessons in Chapter 58: Atmosphere & Climate - ORELA Middle Grades General Science
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Major Components of the Atmosphere

1. Major Components of the Atmosphere

Our atmosphere is a complex mixture of many different gases. In this video lesson you will identify the major components of Earth's atmosphere as well as how much there is of each.

The Structure of the Atmosphere

2. The Structure of the Atmosphere

If you've ever climbed a mountain or been to the beach, you know that the atmosphere is different at different levels. This lesson explains how the structure of the atmosphere is really like a layer cake.

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

3. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.

What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process

4. What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process

There are many different types of clouds that form in the sky. In this video lesson you will learn about how clouds form, as well as the different types of clouds and how they are classified.

What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

5. What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

Precipitation comes in many forms, but it all comes from the same general process. In this video lesson you will identify different types of precipitation, as well as how precipitation forms in the atmosphere from condensation.

Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

6. Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

Weather is the current state of the atmosphere and is determined by factors like temperature, pressure and humidity. These factors that cause periodic changes in the Earth's air masses are explored in this lesson.

Air Lift: Definition & Processes

7. Air Lift: Definition & Processes

In this video lesson, you will learn about air lift. You will also identify the different ways air is lifted, as well as some of the effects each mechanism has.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

8. 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.

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