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Ch 47: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Matter

About This Chapter

Master or review the building blocks of science with this chapter on matter. Entertaining video lessons and brief multiple choice quizzes help you prepare for the Chemistry portion of the MTEL Middle School Math/Science test.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Matter - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will guide you through an exploration of matter as you prepare for the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam. Throughout the course of this chapter, our instructors will aid you in:

  • Understanding the properties of a substance or mixture
  • Recognizing the difference between chemical and physical changes
  • Outlining the four states of matter
  • Defining and exploring the elements
  • Exploring the relationship between elements, molecules and compounds
  • Applying the Law of Conservation of Matter

Matter is one of the building blocks of science. Our short video lessons present the material in easy-to-digest segments, making your review quick and fun.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Matter - Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Math/Science test assesses your knowledge of the mathematics and science concepts commonly taught at the middle school level to qualify for teacher licensure in the state of Massachusetts. The topics covered in this Matter chapter are part of Subarea VII - Chemistry, which constitutes approximately 8% of the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam. This chapter introduces the basic concepts of matter and prepares you to explore the additional topics in Chemistry prior to your licensure testing. The self-assessment quizzes provide feedback as you review and practice for the multiple-choice format of the exam.

The MTEL Middle School Math/Science test is a computer-based test comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-response assignments, one relating to mathematics and one relating to the sciences. The multiple choice questions make up 80% of your score, while each of the open-response questions contribute 10%. You have four hours to complete the exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 47: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Matter
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

1. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

2. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

The world around us is constantly changing. Chemists put those changes into two main categories: physical changes and chemical changes. This lesson will define and provide examples of each.

States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

3. States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

Learn the four states of matter in the universe: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Learn about the differences in shape and volume among the four states, which of the states is the most common and why plasma conducts electricity.

What Are Elements?

4. What Are Elements?

Look around you. What do you see? Elements are everywhere. They are the building blocks of all matter on Earth. In this lesson, we will discuss what an element is, how elements are written as symbols, and how elements are the building blocks of all matter.

Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds

5. Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds

Everything on Earth is made of atoms, and sometimes they combine to form new groups of atoms. The sky is the limit when it comes to these combinations, which account for the vast number of things we find in our natural world.

Law of Conservation of Matter: Definition & Matter

6. Law of Conservation of Matter: Definition & Matter

In this lesson, we'll learn the definition of the Law of Conservation of Mass, sometimes called the Conservation of Matter. This lesson explores the discovery of this important principle and covers a few examples of how it works.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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