Ch 27: GACE Early Childhood Education: Physical Science

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If you're having trouble remembering the properties of matter or the forms of light, watch this chapter's video lessons. Our instructors guide you through basic physical science topics found on the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Physical Science - Chapter Summary

Let our experienced instructors refresh, and perhaps improve, your understanding of key physical science concepts. This chapter's video lessons cover topics like matter, sound and magnetism to prepare you for related questions on the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment. By the time you finish the videos, you will be well-prepared for test questions on the following:

  • The physical properties of matter
  • States of matter
  • Magnetic force
  • Newton's laws of motion
  • Types of simple machines
  • The properties of light
  • Factors that impact the speed of sound

We've developed short video lessons full of simplified explanations, clear examples and engaging visuals to get you prepared for the types of physical science questions you'll have to answer on the GACE exam. Our lessons are available on your computer or mobile device so you can learn whenever it fits your schedule.

6 Lessons in Chapter 27: GACE Early Childhood Education: Physical Science
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Physical Property of Matter: Definition & Examples

1. Physical Property of Matter: Definition & Examples

Every time you look at an object, you observe its properties. In this lesson, you will learn about the physical properties of matter so you can identify them in the future.

States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

2. States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

Learn the four states of matter in the universe: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Learn about the differences in shape and volume among the four states, which of the states is the most common and why plasma conducts electricity.

Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

3. Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

You're probably familiar with magnets, but have you ever stopped to consider how they work? In this lesson, we'll look at the root of magnetism and some of the fundamental properties of magnets.

What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples

4. What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples

If you need to move or lift a heavy object, it would be wise to use a simple machine. Though these devices are far from fancy or high-tech, they are extremely helpful for getting work done.

What is Light?

5. What is Light?

This lesson will define and describe what light is from both technical and more common-use perspectives, discuss what the different kinds of light are, and explain why it's called radiation.

What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

6. What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

Explore the minute workings of sound waves and how they travel. We'll discuss the main factors that affect the speed of sound waves, and we'll try some mathematical problems involving the wave equation.

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