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Ch 10: CEOE Earth Science: The Earth & Moon

About This Chapter

Learn about the Earth and moon, including how the two interact and affect each other. Reviewing these major earth science topics related to the Earth and moon will help you prepare for the CEOE Earth Science exam.

CEOE Earth Science: The Earth & Moon - Chapter Summary

This chapter and its lessons review key subject matter on the Earth and moon that'll get you ready for relevant questions on the CEOE Earth Science test. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Theories on how the Earth and moon formed
  • The shape of the Earth
  • Interactions between the Earth, sun and moon
  • Why there are different seasons on Earth
  • The moon's atmosphere
  • Kinds of moon rocks
  • Names of moon phases
  • Types of lunar eclipse
  • Tidal friction

Knowledgeable instructors walk you through each lesson, and the short, engaging videos make the material interesting. You can revisit key points upon completion of a lesson by using the Timeline, or test your knowledge with a self-assessment quiz.

CEOE Earth Science: The Earth & Moon Chapter Objectives

The CEOE Earth Science test examines the knowledge of teacher certification candidates in the area of earth science in Oklahoma. The material covered by the Earth & Moon chapter relates to the space systems subarea, which constitutes about 20% of this computer-based test. Other areas covered in the exam are foundations of scientific inquiry, atmospheric systems, geological systems, and water systems. All of the questions in the space systems section are multiple choice.

14 Lessons in Chapter 10: CEOE Earth Science: The Earth & Moon
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Formation of the Earth: Theories

1. Formation of the Earth: Theories

In this lesson, the theory of how the planet Earth formed will be discussed. This includes looking at how it differentiated into three layers, how it formed its atmosphere, water, and land features, and how it continues to evolve today.

Shape of the Earth: Density, Stress & Gravity

2. Shape of the Earth: Density, Stress & Gravity

This lesson will seek to explain geodesy and the Earth's shape. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of gravity, density, and stress, as well as the role they play in the field of geodesy.

Interactions of Earth's Spheres: Purpose and Examples

3. Interactions of Earth's Spheres: Purpose and Examples

The four spheres of Earth drive all of its processes and support life on our unique planet. In this video lesson, you will see examples of how Earth's spheres interact with each other to form an overall complex and connected system.

Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System

4. Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System

Learn how the sun, earth, and moon interact with each other to create tides, phases, eclipses, seasons, solar winds, and precession. Take a quiz and see how much you've picked up.

The Cycle of the Seasons in Astronomy

5. The Cycle of the Seasons in Astronomy

This lesson will explain to you why the Earth has different seasons, what the equinoxes and solstices are, their names, and if the distance the Earth is from the Sun influences the seasons.

Formation of the Moon: Theories

6. Formation of the Moon: Theories

Explore the four major theories on the formation of the Moon. The theories include the fission theory, capture theory, condensation theory and giant impact theory. Also look at both information supporting and flaws found in these theories.

The Moon's Atmosphere

7. The Moon's Atmosphere

This lesson will go over the lunar atmosphere, its composition, where it gets it atmosphere from, how it may lose its atmosphere, and what the technical term for the lunar atmosphere is.

Lunar Geology: Types of Moon Rocks

8. Lunar Geology: Types of Moon Rocks

This lesson will discuss the layers of the Moon's interior, the dark and light colored areas of the Moon's surface, the Moon's craters, and how moon dust has formed over the ages.

How Earth & the Sun Affect the Phases of the Moon

9. How Earth & the Sun Affect the Phases of the Moon

This lesson will describe how the moon, Earth, and sun combine to form the phases of the moon. We'll also discuss the important concept of synchronous rotation.

Moon Phases: Names & Sequence

10. Moon Phases: Names & Sequence

This lesson will go over the phases of the moon. The full moon, new moon, waxing, waning, and gibbous phases and the order in which they occur and what they look like are discussed.

Predicting When The Moon Will Rise and Set

11. Predicting When The Moon Will Rise and Set

In this lesson, you'll learn when the moon will rise or set during four distinct phases: full moon, new moon, first quarter moon, and third quarter moon.

Lunar Eclipse: Definition & Types

12. Lunar Eclipse: Definition & Types

This lesson will teach you about the lunar eclipse. You'll learn the difference between a penumbral, partial, and total lunar eclipse, and see what totality means with respect to a total lunar eclipse.

How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides

13. How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides

This lesson will define tides, the tidal force, neap tide, and spring tide. It will also talk about how the sun, moon, and Earth interact to produce tidal bulges.

Tidal Friction: Effects on Earth & the Moon

14. Tidal Friction: Effects on Earth & the Moon

This lesson will go over the concept of tidal friction, why it occurs, and how all of that has affected Earth's spin and day length, as well as the moon's rotation and distance from Earth.

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