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GED Science: Earth and Space Science - Chapter Summary
The chapter is composed of a series of lessons that are taught by our professional and knowledgeable instructors. In this chapter, you will learn all about Earth and space science, which will be beneficial for your preparation for the GED Science exam. Following these lessons, you should have a firm understanding of:
- The different spheres of Earth
- The internal layers present on Earth
- Various types of plate boundaries such as convergent and divergent
- Renewable vs. non-renewable resources
- Different processes that occur with the water cycle
- General circulation present in the atmosphere
- Differences between weather and climate
- How stars are formed
- General information about the solar system
As long as you have a reliable Internet connection, you can access the resources in this chapter wherever you are. Our video lessons, written transcripts and lesson quizzes are all mobile friendly. You will have the flexibility to study on your home computer or your tablet. Having this convenience will make your studying experience much easier and suitable for your schedule.
1. The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere
Earth is made up of four distinct yet connect spheres. In this video lesson, you will learn about where each sphere is found on Earth, as well as some features commonly found in each.
2. Earth's Internal Layers: Crust, Mantle & Core
Earth is made up of several different layers, each with unique properties. In this video lesson, you will identify each layer of Earth and how it relates to Earth as a whole.
3. Plate Boundaries: Convergent, Divergent, and Transform Boundaries
In the theory of plate tectonics, the earth's crust is broken into plates that move around relative to each other. As a result of this movement, three types of plate boundaries are formed: divergent, convergent, and transform boundaries.
4. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences
We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.
5. 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.
6. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere
The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.
7. 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.
8. Star Formation: Main Sequence, Dwarf & Giant Stars
Learn how stars are born, beginning with a protostar. Then learn about stars in later stages of life, including main sequence stars, brown dwarfs, red giants, and black holes.
9. Solar System Overview
This lesson will go over the major aspects of our solar system, including the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids.
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