Ch 48: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Inorganic Chemistry

About This Chapter

Using the video lessons in this chapter, review the different components of inorganic chemistry in order to prepare for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Inorganic Chemistry - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter will provide you with a comprehensive summary of the processes involved in inorganic chemistry to help you prepare for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam. The lessons in this chapter cover the following topics:

  • How to define solutions
  • The processes of osmosis, diffusion and saturation
  • How to measure acids and bases using the pH scale
  • Oxidation and reduction reactions
  • An explanation of chemical reactions
  • How electrons are involved in chemical reactivity

The video lessons utilize many real-world examples to help illustrate the processes being reviewed in this chapter. Use the timeline provided below the video to return to a particular portion of the lesson that you may want to review again. Take the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each chapter to test your ability to apply the information.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Inorganic Chemistry Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam is a professional certification exam that assesses an aspiring educator's ability to meet the standard teaching qualifications in these subjects set by the state of Massachusetts. Prospective teachers can take this exam near the end of their undergraduate program or after they obtain their bachelor's degree.

The final score of the exam is based on 10 content subareas, 5 related to science and 5 related to math. The lessons in this chapter will help you review for the chemistry subarea, which accounts for 8% of the final score. You will need a score of 240 or higher to qualify for certification. The exam is computer-based and contains 100 multiple-choice questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 48: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Inorganic Chemistry
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Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

1. Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

Oh no! Your friend Ben just drank chili oil on a dare, and now his mouth is burning. Should he drink the ice water or vegetable oil to cool his mouth? Quick. Watch this lesson if you aren't sure.

Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation

2. Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation

The cells in our bodies are in constant flux through the processes of osmosis and diffusion. Learn about how saturation levels force change, and why we're lucky they do.

Acids and Bases

3. Acids and Bases

Have you ever wondered how we measure the acidity of liquids? Check out this lesson to see how acids and bases are measured on a pH scale and how they relate to neutral solutions, such as water.

Redox (Oxidation-Reduction) Reactions: Definitions and Examples

4. Redox (Oxidation-Reduction) Reactions: Definitions and Examples

This short video will explain oxidation-reduction reactions, or redox reactions for short. The focus is on how electrons are transferred during redox reactions. Learn some neat mnemonic devices to help you remember when an atom is oxidizing or reducing.

Basic Properties of Chemical Reactions

5. Basic Properties of Chemical Reactions

Learn how about the various components of a chemical reaction, and how those components function. Use this lesson to understand the basic properties of different kinds of chemical reactions.

The Electron Shell

6. The Electron Shell

You may be familiar with the role of electrons in electrical devices, but did you know that electrons also determine the chemical reactivity of everything around you?

Chapter Practice Exam
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