Ch 26: GACE Early Childhood Education: Earth Science

About This Chapter

Ace Earth science questions appearing on the GACE Early Childhood Education exam with the help of these video lessons on weather, the water cycle, weathering, rocks, minerals and more. Short multiple-choice quizzes are also included to affirm your mastery of this material.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Earth Science - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to take another look at Earth materials and processes and prepare for GACE Early Childhood Education test questions on the following topics:

  • Weather types and climate
  • Stages in the water cycle
  • Chemical and mechanical weathering
  • Fossil types and characteristics
  • Differences between rocks and minerals
  • Methods for reducing solid waste
  • Renewable and nonrenewable resources

Review important Earth science concepts at your own pace with video lessons that last less than ten minutes each. You can also check your understanding of this exam material with multiple-choice questions that link back to video content.

GACE Science Objectives

The GACE Early Childhood Education exam consists of two subtests used to measure the subject area knowledge of applicants for Georgia teacher certification.

Earth science questions can be found in subtest II under the science content domain. This test section includes around 23 multiple-choice questions. Those testing your knowledge of weather and climate patterns, rock and soil properties, fossil formation and the surface features that result from weathering processes are the focus of this chapter's lessons.

9 Lessons in Chapter 26: GACE Early Childhood Education: Earth Science
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Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

1. Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

This video lesson will guide you in understanding the difference between climate and weather. Discover how they are different but related and how they are the ways you can describe atmospheric conditions on Earth.

Weather: Definition & Types

2. Weather: Definition & Types

Talk about weather is everywhere: on the news, in the papers, and in almost every conversation. What causes it all, though? In this lesson, we will define weather, take a look at the different types, and learn what causes weather changes to take place.

The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

3. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

Identifying Time Patterns

4. Identifying Time Patterns

Patterns can be found in our clothes, in nature, and even in our clocks. Time patterns are important to understanding the world around us. In this lesson, you will learn about time patterns and how to identify them.

Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences

5. Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences

Can you tell the difference between a rock and a mineral? What makes a mineral so much different from a rock? Explore these questions in depth, and learn how we classify rocks and minerals.

Living vs. Nonliving Things: Lesson for Kids

6. Living vs. Nonliving Things: Lesson for Kids

In the natural world, there are living organisms all around us. There are also many things in our world that are nonliving. Do you know how to tell the difference? Learn more about characteristics of living and nonliving things in this lesson.

Characteristics of Living Things

7. Characteristics of Living Things

Have you ever wondered what makes something alive? Learn more about the characteristics that classify something as living. These shared traits can be observed in all living things in the world around us.

Fossil: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

8. Fossil: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

Fossils provide scientists with many clues about Earth's history, offering evidence of dinosaurs and strange plants that existed in the past. This lesson will define a fossil, look at different types and characteristics of fossils, and then describe how fossils are formed.

The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface

9. The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface

There are many geologic processes that shape the surface of the Earth. Not only do they build and destroy a variety of landscapes, but they also give us clues to the interior of the Earth and the forces that exist there.

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