Ch 12: CEOE Earth Science: Solar System

About This Chapter

Refresh your knowledge of the solar system with the lessons in this chapter. Take the self-assessment quizzes to practice for the CEOE Earth Science exam.

CEOE Earth Science: Solar System - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will provide you with an in-depth look at our solar system, its formation, and other similar topics so you can prepare for relevant questions on the CEOE Earth Science exam. After completing this chapter you will have studied:

  • Formation of satellites in our solar system
  • Major planetary characteristics and planetary motion patterns
  • Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars
  • Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
  • Pluto, Eris, Haumea and Ceres
  • Kepler's three Laws governing planetary motion
  • Astronomy and Sir Isaac Newton
  • Different models of the Universe

Each lesson has been designed to help you easily absorb and retain the material. The videos help to illustrate the information being presented, and the transcript is included for text-based learning. You can take a self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to test your knowledge. If you feel like you need to review certain information again, use the clickable timeline below the video.

CEOE Earth Science: Solar System - Objectives

The CEOE Earth Science test is a professional certification exam administered to educators hoping to teach Earth Science courses in Oklahoma. The exam covers five major content areas and the information covered in these lessons will help you answer questions related to space systems, which account for 20% of the final score.

The CEOE Earth Science exam is comprised of 80 multiple-choice questions and 1 constructed response question. You are given four hours to complete the exam. You will need a score of 240 or higher to qualify for certification.

11 Lessons in Chapter 12: CEOE Earth Science: Solar System
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Solar System Overview

1. Solar System Overview

This lesson will go over the major aspects of our solar system, including the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids.

The Solar Nebula Theory: Formation of the Solar System

2. The Solar Nebula Theory: Formation of the Solar System

This lesson will go over the theory that explains how the solar system formed, what theory had once competed with it, and what important implication this theory carries.

Satellite Formation in Our Solar System

3. Satellite Formation in Our Solar System

This lesson will describe regular, irregular, collision fragments, captured asteroids, and other types of satellites orbiting around the planets of the solar system.

Major Characteristics of Planets in the Solar System

4. Major Characteristics of Planets in the Solar System

This lesson will go over some characteristics of the planets in our solar system with respect to their masses, diameters, temperatures, densities, and rotation.

Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars

5. Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars

Take a tour of the four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Known as the terrestrial planets, find out what makes each of them unique and how they are different from the outer planets, the gas giants.

Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

6. Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

Take a tour of the outer planets of our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Find out what makes each of these gas giants unique and learn about Pluto, a dwarf planet.

Dwarf Planets of the Solar System: Pluto, Eris, Haumea & Ceres

7. Dwarf Planets of the Solar System: Pluto, Eris, Haumea & Ceres

Discover why Pluto had to leave the league of planets and was downgraded to a dwarf planet. Learn the definitions for planet and dwarf planet. Find out about the currently classified dwarf planets in our solar system: Pluto, Eris, Ceres, Haumea and Makemake.

Solar Nebula Theory & Patterns of Planetary Motion

8. Solar Nebula Theory & Patterns of Planetary Motion

This lesson will tie together the solar nebula theory and the patterns of motions of the planets in our solar system and why Venus and Uranus are exceptions in the solar system.

Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion

9. Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion

Find out about the interesting life and major contributions of Johannes Kepler. This lesson will also teach you how to find out how long it takes a planet to revolve around the sun!

Sir Isaac Newton And Astronomy

10. Sir Isaac Newton And Astronomy

This lesson will teach you about Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation as well as why the moon doesn't fly off into space and why it doesn't crash into the Earth.

Geocentric, Heliocentric & Ptolemaic Models of the Universe

11. Geocentric, Heliocentric & Ptolemaic Models of the Universe

This lesson will lay out for you how ancient Greek philosophers came up with their models of the universe,. We'll also look at who Ptolemy was and what he contributed, and whether or not the Greeks were correct.

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