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CEOE Earth Science: Oceans - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter go over the natural functioning and definitions of oceanic properties and terms, allowing you to review concepts previously studied and make sure you're familiar with all of the topics you may encounter on the CEOE Earth Science exam. The video lessons you'll find in this chapter will leave you with a better understanding of:
- Ocean water properties
- General atmospheric and oceanic circulation
- Different ocean circulation patterns
- Types and features of waves
- The impact of waves on erosion
- The causes and effects of tides
- Shorelines and beaches
Each lesson in the chapter lets you check your understanding with a practice quiz, after which your progress is recorded so you can see how far you've come. Taught by professional instructors who are available for questions, each lesson includes both a video as well as a transcript so you can choose how you learn. You'll also be able to hop around to different main points within each video using the Timeline, allowing for easy additional review of any given topic you may want to focus extra on.
CEOE Earth Science: Oceans Chapter Objectives
The CEOE Earth Science exam is a component of the teacher certification process in Oklahoma for those who want to teach earth science classes. The exam includes 80 multiple-choice questions and 1 constructed-response (written) assignment. The multiple-choice questions are spread out across 5 categories, including foundations of scientific inquiry, space systems, atmospheric systems, geological systems, and water systems, while the constructed-response assignment pertains to the foundations of scientific inquiry. The topics covered in this chapter will help you prepare for the water systems section of the exam, which comprises about 12% of the test.
1. Properties of Ocean Water
Ocean waters are salty and contain minerals and dissolved gases. They also have a high heat capacity and vary in density depending on temperature and salinity. Learn more about the unique chemical and physical properties of ocean water.
2. Oceanic & General Atmospheric Circulation
The movement of air and water across the planet is the driving force of climate and weather patterns. There are many factors that affect ocean and atmospheric circulation, and here we will explore what they are and how they function. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
3. Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate
The ocean waters are always in motion and as they travel around the globe they carry and distribute heat, which affects the global climate. Learn about the ocean circulation patterns and how they impact the climate.
4. Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion
There are different types of ocean waves, including wind waves, tsunamis and tidal waves. Learn the features of waves and how their erosive effect creates the unique features found on the shoreline.
5. What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects
Tides rise and fall under the influence of the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. Learn about different tides, why they are predictable and their effects on coastal regions of the world.
6. Characteristics of Shorelines & Beaches
Shorelines and beaches are constantly changing due to forces, such as waves, winds and currents. Learn about characteristics of shorelines, including headlands, bays, beach berms, sand dunes, spits, tombolos, barrier islands and lagoons.
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Other chapters within the OSAT Earth Science (CEOE) (008): Practice & Study Guide course
- CEOE Earth Science: Scientific Inquiry
- CEOE Earth Science: Mathematics, Science & Technology
- CEOE Earth Science: Collecting, Analyzing & Presenting Data
- CEOE Earth Science: Physical & Mathematical Models
- CEOE Earth Science: Laboratory & Equipment Procedures
- CEOE Earth Science: History & Applications
- CEOE Earth Science: Earth Science Phenomena & Social Implications
- CEOE Earth Science: Natural Resources & Human Impact
- CEOE Earth Science: Environmental Ethics & Management
- CEOE Earth Science: The Earth & Moon
- CEOE Earth Science: The Sun
- CEOE Earth Science: Solar System
- CEOE Earth Science: Stars
- CEOE Earth Science: Galaxies
- CEOE Earth Science: The Universe
- CEOE Earth Science: Atmosphere
- CEOE Earth Science: Weather
- CEOE Earth Science: Weather Forecasting
- CEOE Earth Science: Climate
- CEOE Earth Science: Climate Change
- CEOE Earth Science: Rocks & Minerals
- CEOE Earth Science: Earth's Internal Structure
- CEOE Earth Science: Plate Tectonics
- CEOE Earth Science: Weathering, Erosion & Deposition
- CEOE Earth Science: Geologic History
- CEOE Earth Science: Hydrologic Systems
- CEOE Earth Science: Freshwater Systems
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