Ch 4: Michigan Merit Exam: Biogeochemical Cycles

About This Chapter

Created to assist you in preparing for the Michigan Merit Exam, this study chapter on biogeochemical cycles will help you on the Earth sciences sections of the test. Use the comprehensive video lessons and practice quizzes to be proficient on test day.

Michigan Merit Exam: Biogeochemical Cycles - Chapter Summary

Discover how phosphorous, nitrogen, and carbon cycles make their way through the world in a repeating loop, and what effects this may have on the environment. The lesson topics covered in this chapter are:

  • Biogeochemical cycling
  • The phosphorous cycle
  • The nitrogen cycle
  • Acid rain and fossil fuels
  • The carbon cycle
  • Long-term carbon storage

Watch our brief video lessons then read the written transcript for enhanced comprehension. The videos can be reviewed as necessary, and the interactive timeline feature enables you to jump directly to the topic you most need to see. Our experienced teachers are available to answer your questions when you use the feature under the teacher tab. You can also make sure you're retaining the lesson information by using the lesson quizzes and practice exams.

Michigan Merit Exam: Biogeochemical Cycles Objectives

The Michigan Merit Exam (MME) is used in the state of Michigan to measure the academic development of 11th graders in the state every spring. There are actually three tests given in the MME: the ACT Plus Writing, ACT WorkKeys, and an 'in-house' test developed by Michigan called M-Step. The ACT Plus Writing and the M-Step test both contain science portions that this chapter will help you prepare for. The ACT science test is 35 minutes long and contains 40 multiple-choice questions. The M-Step has a science session that is estimated to take 50 minutes, although administrators will give you more time if you need it.

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