Ch 74: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Origin & History of the Earth

About This Chapter

Explore the origin and history of the Earth through the short tutorial video lessons in this chapter. Prepare for the MTEL Middle School Math / Science certification examination by watching the videos and brushing up on familiar topics.

MTEL Middle School Math / Science: Origin and History of the Earth - Chapter Summary

This chapter on the origin and history of the Earth looks at theories on how the planet was formed billions of years ago. Discover more about the characteristics of the major eras, get a better understanding of the physical makeup of the Earth's crust, mantle and core, and examine the chemical composition of their various elements. When you've completed your review, you could potentially:

  • Discuss theories that detail the formation of the Earth
  • Describe some hypotheses about primitive life on Earth and its beginnings
  • Identify the timelines of the Earth's best-known eons
  • Outline the composition and states of the Earth's layers

Teachers help you absorb some of the information you'll need to know to pass the MTEL Middle School Math / Science examination. The lessons are a short and flexible way to learn about the Earth's origins. Rewind or pause the online video lessons whenever you need to, and take the self-assessment quizzes to ensure that you're retaining the information. Worksheets can be printed out along with your quiz results, allowing for offline learning. The written transcripts contain bold terms that you might further examine. Submit your questions via the ask-an-expert feature on the Dashboard.

MTEL Middle School Math / Science: Origin and History of the Earth Chapter Objectives

You'll have opportunities to address questions on the origins of life when you get to the Biology subarea of the MTEL Middle School Math / Science examination. Apply what you learned in this chapter to demonstrate your knowledge of relevant theories and subjects. The Biology subarea of the examination is worth 8% of the score, and it consists of between 9 and 11 multiple-choice questions.

Passing this exam is required to earn a middle school math and science teaching endorsement in Massachusetts. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response assignments that must be completed within four hours. You'll take the test and watch a 15-minute tutorial by computer.

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