Ch 50: CEOE Middle Level Science: Water & Life on Earth

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Increase your understanding of water's role in sustaining life on Earth. These video lessons and quizzes address topics you will be tested on when taking the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) Middle Level Science exam.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Water & Life on Earth - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review such topics as water locations, physical attributes and the water cycle that you will be required to answer questions about on the CEOE Middle Level Science exam. These lessons provide the opportunity for you to review key terms, definitions and examples in order to reinforce your current knowledge. Once you have a firm grasp of these concepts, you should display the following abilities:

  • Explaining the water cycle and its importance to life and the environment
  • Exploring the processes of transpiration and evaporation
  • Describing the composition of brackish, salt and fresh water
  • Understanding the role of groundwater in the water cycle
  • Identifying factors that impact the movement of water underground
  • Discussing environmental problems affecting groundwater
  • Understanding the types of springs and wells
  • Describing water's role in the formation of sinkholes and caverns

The material is discussed using simple and easy-to-follow narration that is supported by illustrations and examples. The self-assessment quizzes following each lesson gauge how much you have learned and use the same multiple-choice format utilized on the actual CEOE Middle Level Science exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 50: CEOE Middle Level Science: Water & Life on Earth
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How Evaporation & Transpiration Contribute to the Hydrologic Cycle

1. How Evaporation & Transpiration Contribute to the Hydrologic Cycle

Evaporation and transpiration are important components of the water cycle, and while they are the same process they arise from different sources. In this video lesson you will learn about these two parts of the cycle and how they contribute to the overall movement of water on Earth.

Chemical Composition & Physical Attributes of Fresh, Brackish & Salt Water

2. Chemical Composition & Physical Attributes of Fresh, Brackish & Salt Water

Discover the differences between fresh, brackish, and saltwater. Learn about their chemical and physical features. Afterward, see how well you know the differences by taking a quiz.

Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

3. Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

Surprisingly, most of Earth's liquid freshwater is not where you might think! In this video lesson, you will learn about groundwater, as well as the important roles it plays in sustaining life and shaping Earth.

Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement

4. Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement

The movement of groundwater underneath us is influenced by several factors. In this video lesson, you will learn what these factors are and how they affect how and where groundwater moves.

Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

5. Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about springs and how they form. You will also understand how springs are classified based on how they flow as well as how strongly they flow.

Wells: Definition & Types

6. Wells: Definition & Types

Wells are used all over the world and are an important source of water for many people. In this video lesson you will identify different types of wells, as well understand their underground source of water.

Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

7. Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

Groundwater is an important natural resource, but like many of our other resources, it's affected by the surrounding environment and human activities. In this video lesson, you'll learn about some of the environmental problems associated with groundwater and why groundwater is especially vulnerable to them.

Caverns & Sinkholes: Definition, Formation & Effects

8. Caverns & Sinkholes: Definition, Formation & Effects

Groundwater can have dramatic effects on Earth's landscape, both above and below ground. In this video lesson you will learn about caverns and sinkholes, both of which are directly related to groundwater movement.

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