Ch 53: Landforms - ORELA Middle Grades General Science

About This Chapter

Enrich the process of studying for the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment by reviewing short video lessons. Get a comprehensive review of landforms, then test your understanding with self-assessment quizzes.

Landforms - ORELA Middle Grades General Science - Chapter Summary

When preparing the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment, you might be unsure of what to study. This chapter opens a window into test topics like landforms, so that on assessment day you'll be ready to:

  • Describe geologic features
  • Explain the formation and characteristics of mountains
  • Share your understanding of plateaus
  • Provide insight into valleys
  • Discuss the types and formation of volcanic landforms

When visiting this chapter, you can access video lessons through links on the right-hand sidebar. Click through them in any order that suits your studying needs. If you want to review specific lesson topics, utilize timelines to skip through the videos.

Landforms - ORELA Middle Grades General Science - Chapter Objectives

This chapter provides the information you need to answer questions related to landforms on the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment. Landforms concepts are covered in the earth and space science content domain of the test, which constitutes approximately 25% of the total exam. To prepare for this domain, you can take self-assessment quizzes that test your comprehension of what you've reviewed in the lessons. You can also take a practice exam to reinforce concepts learned in the entire chapter.

The assessment is required for educators interested in securing licensure to teach general science to students in middle grades classrooms in Oregon. It consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is computer-based. Passing requires a minimum score of 228. Results are provided immediately after taking the test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 53: Landforms - ORELA Middle Grades General Science
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Geologic Features: Overview

1. Geologic Features: Overview

Geologic features are all around us, on the earth's surface and beneath our feet, and they are part of the landscape. In this lesson, learn more about geologic features, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Mountain: Definition, Formation, Characteristics & Examples

2. Mountain: Definition, Formation, Characteristics & Examples

This lesson will explain how a mountain is defined, how mountains are formed, and their characteristics, as well as discuss some of the most famous or significant mountains. A short quiz will follow.

What is a Plateau? - Definition & Explanation

3. What is a Plateau? - Definition & Explanation

You can't spell 'plateau' without 'plate,' and there is a good reason for that - both of these objects are, by definition, flat. This lesson will further explain the definition of plateau and discuss some different types of these flat landforms.

Valley: Definition & Examples

4. Valley: Definition & Examples

Explore the types of valleys created by erosion and the shifting of the earth's plates. Learn about the different shapes valleys can take, from steep river canyons to wide glacier valleys.

Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

5. Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

Volcanic eruptions pull materials up from deep within the earth to form various volcanic landforms, such as lava domes, lava plateaus, fissure eruptions, craters and calderas. Learn about these volcanic landforms and how they are created.

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