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Ch 55: CEOE Middle Level Science: The Earth, Moon & Sun

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Boost your knowledge of the Earth, moon and sun with help from expert instructors and engaging video lessons. You can gain the insights needed to competently answer questions on the CEOE Middle Level Science assessment.

CEOE Middle Level Science: The Earth, Moon & Sun - Chapter Summary

Take time to watch video lessons designed to make studying for the CEOE assessment easier. They explore the Earth, moon and sun comprehensively, providing you with the definitions, explanations and examples you need to understand. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Describe the structure of the sun and the names and sequence of the moon's phases
  • Explain how the Earth and the sun affect phases of the moon
  • Discuss how gravity, the moon and the sun influence tides
  • Provide details about the cycle of the seasons in astronomy and geography of the four seasons
  • Share details about the horizon coordinate system and equatorial coordinate system
  • Define precession, lunar eclipse, solar eclipse, annular eclipse and magnetosphere

Reviewing this chapter gives you access to an amazing online learning experience. You can access quality instructors from the comfort of your home, or review their lessons on the go via your laptop, smartphone or tablet. To test your comprehension of the Earth, Moon and Sun lessons, take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. These resources can improve your ability to succeed on the exam.

13 Lessons in Chapter 55: CEOE Middle Level Science: The Earth, Moon & Sun
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Structure of the Sun

1. Structure of the Sun

Discover the layers of the sun, including the core, radiative zone, convective zone, photosphere, chromosphere, and corona. Find out which layers you can see from Earth. Investigate what sunspots and solar flares are.

Moon Phases: Names & Sequence

2. 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.

How Earth & the Sun Affect the Phases of the Moon

3. 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.

How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides

4. 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.

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.

Geography of the Four Seasons

6. Geography of the Four Seasons

This lesson will explain how the earth's axis and rotation affect seasons. In doing this, it will also highlight the concept of the summer and winter solstices, as well as how seasons vary around the globe.

The Horizon Coordinate System

7. The Horizon Coordinate System

This lesson will describe a celestial coordinate system known as the horizon system or altazimuth system, as well as important terms such as altitude, azimuth, zenith, and angular distance.

The Equatorial Coordinate System

8. The Equatorial Coordinate System

This lesson will teach you about the fundamentals of the equatorial system, including declination, right ascension, the vernal equinox, angular diameter, and celestial equator.

What is Precession?

9. What is Precession?

You've probably heard of the term precession. But what is this really? And what significance does it have to our night sky? This lesson will explain what it is and what it causes.

Lunar Eclipse: Definition & Types

10. 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.

What Is a Solar Eclipse?

11. What Is a Solar Eclipse?

This lesson will describe what a solar eclipse is, why it's possible, when a partial or a total one will occur, and what cool effects occur during one.

Annular Eclipse: The Changing Size of the Moon

12. Annular Eclipse: The Changing Size of the Moon

This lesson will explain what an annular eclipse is and why it occurs with respect to the sizes of the Moon, the Sun, and the position of the Moon during its orbit.

Magnetosphere: Definition & Facts

13. Magnetosphere: Definition & Facts

In this lesson, you'll learn about how the northern lights are formed thanks to the magnetosphere and solar wind. Of course, you'll learn a lot more, including what the Van Allen belts, magnetopause, and magnetotail are.

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