Ch 53: CEOE Middle Level Science: The Atmosphere

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Review the components and characteristics of the atmosphere. The video lessons and quizzes provide information about these concepts to help you answer questions on the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) Middle Level Science exam.

CEOE Middle Level Science: The Atmosphere - Chapter Summary

You will use this chapter's lessons to reinforce what you know or learn new facts about the atmosphere and weather and climate to prepare you for the CEOE Middle Level Science exam. You will have the opportunity to go over key term definitions, atmospheric processes and aspects affecting the weather and climate. With a deeper understanding of this material, you will be more knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • Listing components of the atmosphere
  • Identifying the layers of the atmosphere
  • Defining solar radiation, humidity, air lift, air pollution and precipitation
  • Relating the mechanisms of heat transfer
  • Explaining the different types of cloud formations
  • Detailing climate classifications
  • Summarizing factors affecting climate
  • Providing information about the greenhouse effect

Lessons are brief but informative, using simple narration and illustrated examples to make studying the material fun and engaging. You can assess what you've learned using the accompanying quizzes. Use the timeline feature of each lesson to access only those parts of the videos where you might need further review.

12 Lessons in Chapter 53: CEOE Middle Level Science: The Atmosphere
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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.

What is Solar Radiation? - Definition & Effects

3. What is Solar Radiation? - Definition & Effects

The sun plays an important role to us on Earth. It provides many things such as light and warmth. But, what is solar radiation and how does it affect us? In this video lesson, you'll learn about solar radiation, how it allows us to survive, and the influence it has on our global climate.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

4. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

What is Humidity? - Definition, Measurements & Effects

5. What is Humidity? - Definition, Measurements & Effects

Humidity is an important aspect of the atmosphere because it affects both weather and climate. In this video lesson you will learn about the different types of humidity and understand how temperature affects water vapor in the air.

What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process

6. 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.

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.

What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

8. 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.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

9. 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.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

10. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

11. Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

In this video lesson, you will learn about the five main greenhouse gases and how their unnaturally high concentrations are leading to the enhanced greenhouse effect and global climate change on Earth.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

12. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

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