Ch 29: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Geography & Physical Systems

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In this chapter, our instructors help you review the information about geography and physical systems that you'll need to know for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. Use our dashboard feature to track your progress as you go through the chapter lessons.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Geography & Physical Systems - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors guide you through video lessons that highlight the geography and physical systems topics that may show up on the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. The lessons in this chapter will cover information like:

  • Cultural diffusion
  • Tools used in geography
  • Map projections and scale
  • The world map and major bodies of water
  • Landforms in the United States
  • Climate classifications
  • Factors leading to climate change
  • The internal and external factors impacting the Earth's shape
  • The scientific method for geography
  • Spatial organization of people, places and environments

This chapter will detail the geography and physical systems material that you may find on the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. After this chapter, you will be well equipped to answer questions addressing everything from the global distribution of climate classifications to how waves create landforms. Check in on your progress with your own dashboard and try out quizzes for extra practice.

12 Lessons in Chapter 29: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Geography & Physical Systems
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Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

1. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.

Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

2. Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

How can we study the earth and the features in it? Watch this lesson to find out more about common tools used in geography, including maps, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems, and their differences.

Map Projection & Scale

3. Map Projection & Scale

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a map projection is, what a map scale is, and why they need to be carefully chosen when creating a map. A short quiz will follow.

The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

4. The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

The world is a big place, but how well do you know it? In this lesson, we're going to look at a basic overview of major world regions and see how they collectively create the world map.

Major Landforms in the United States

5. Major Landforms in the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a landform is and describe some of the most important landforms in the United States. A short quiz will follow.

The Earth's Oceans, Seas & Gulfs

6. The Earth's Oceans, Seas & Gulfs

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what oceans, seas and gulfs are and point out some of the most well-known ones on a world map. A short quiz will follow.

Landforms Created by Waves

7. Landforms Created by Waves

After completing this lesson, you will be able to list coastal landforms and describe how waves create them. A short quiz to test your knowledge follows the lesson.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

8. Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

Earth has many climates, but we can categorize them based on common characteristics. In this video lesson you will identify the 5 major climate classifications on Earth, as well as where on Earth these climates are found.

Factors Involved in Climate Change

9. Factors Involved in Climate Change

Our Earth's climate has changed many times in her 4.5 billion year lifetime. Discover the multiple factors that influence these changes and test your understanding with a short quiz.

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

10. 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.

Using the Scientific Method in Geography

11. Using the Scientific Method in Geography

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what the scientific method is, how and why it is used in geography, and give some examples. A short quiz will follow.

Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surfaces

12. Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surfaces

After watching this video, you will be able to explain why studying spatial organization is important and describe aspects of the spatial organization of people, places, and the environments on the Earth. A short quiz will follow.

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