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Ch 18: MTLE Early Childhood Education: Life Science

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Review facts and information about life science as you prepare for the MTLE Early Childhood Education exam. Brush up on your knowledge of organisms and their habitats with this chapter's text and video lessons.

MTLE Early Childhood Education: Life Science - Chapter Summary

The MTLE Early Childhood Education test will include questions about living organisms, and this chapter is designed to prepare you to answer them. The short video lessons and written transcripts will help you focus your attention on:

  • Characteristics and needs of living organisms
  • Plants and vertebrates
  • Stages of a life cycle
  • Types of animal behavior
  • Ecosystems, habitat destruction and pollution

Get the most out of your study time by reviewing the realm of living organisms with our engaging video lessons and text transcripts. You can make sure you completely understand the main points about living creatures and how they interact with their environments by working on the quizzes that accompany each lesson.

8 Lessons in Chapter 18: MTLE Early Childhood Education: Life Science
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The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms

1. The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms

A house is not a living thing, but the people, animals, and plants living inside it are. So how do we define 'life'? Learn about seven characteristics that all living organisms have in common, no matter how different they may look on the outside.

Living Organisms: Basic Needs

2. Living Organisms: Basic Needs

There are many types of living organisms on Earth. But what makes us all the same is our basic needs for survival, which is a shorter list than you might think!

What are the Parts of a Plant?

3. What are the Parts of a Plant?

Ever look at a plant and wonder what each specific part is? A plant has two basic plant parts: the shoot and root systems. In this lesson, you'll learn and be able to identify each individual plant part within the shoot and root systems.

Vertebrates: Definition, Features & Classification

4. Vertebrates: Definition, Features & Classification

Vertebrates are an interesting collection of animals, including humans, that have evolved over millions of years. Birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and even fish are included in the vertebrate category. Find out more here!

What is a Life Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Examples

5. What is a Life Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of 'life cycle' and find out about the three basic stages of a life cycle. You'll also explore examples of different life cycles.

Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

6. Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

Check out this video lesson to understand the many complex aspects of an ecosystem. See how animals live in habitats and survive amongst their surroundings.

Animal Behavior: Innate vs. Learned

7. Animal Behavior: Innate vs. Learned

There are some things that animals are born knowing how to do. These behaviors are innate. They are different than learned behaviors, which an animal must pick up through training, observation or experience. Learn more about these types of behaviors.

Pollution and Habitat Destruction: The Human Factors Contributing To Endangerment & Extinction

8. Pollution and Habitat Destruction: The Human Factors Contributing To Endangerment & Extinction

In this lesson you will learn about two ways humans contribute to species extinction. We break up habitats by building roads and clearing land, and we pollute both land and water. You will also learn about the specific terms used to describe the processes, habitat fragmentation and anthropogenic pollution.

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