Ch 21: MTLE Elementary Education: Earth & Space Science

About This Chapter

Be prepared for the MTLE Elementary Education exam by strengthening your comprehension of key Earth and space science concepts. Quizzes and video lessons are a few of the resources that you can find in this chapter.

MTLE Elementary Education: Earth & Space Science - Chapter Summary

You will be well prepared for questions related to the Earth and space sciences on the MTLE Elementary Education exam by following along with these effective video lessons. Upon completion of this chapter you should be able to:

  • Explain Earth's materials including minerals, rocks, soil and water
  • Give an overview of the solar system
  • Discuss the gravitational influence of the moon and sun on tides
  • Describe how the phases of the moon are affected by the Earth and Sun
  • Define the four spheres of the Earth
  • Identify the internal and external forces that shape the Earth's surface

The video lessons are short and engaging, and the video tags give you the chance to skip around the lesson to concentrate on areas of the lesson that you need to focus your studies on. You have the option to study from a computer or a mobile device whenever it is convenient for you.

8 Lessons in Chapter 21: MTLE Elementary Education: Earth & Space Science
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Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

1. Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

Although the earth is a very complex system, there are only four main components of Earth that are the building blocks of life. These components are referred to as Earth's materials and include minerals, rocks, soil and water.

Solar System Overview

2. Solar System Overview

This lesson will go over the major aspects of our solar system, including the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids.

How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides

3. How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides

This lesson will define tides, the tidal force, neap tide, and spring tide. It will also talk about how the sun, moon, and Earth interact to produce tidal bulges.

How Earth & the Sun Affect the Phases of the Moon

4. How Earth & the Sun Affect the Phases of the Moon

This lesson will describe how the moon, Earth, and sun combine to form the phases of the moon. We'll also discuss the important concept of synchronous rotation.

The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere

5. The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere

Earth is made up of four distinct yet connect spheres. In this video lesson, you will learn about where each sphere is found on Earth, as well as some features commonly found in each.

The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface

6. The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface

There are many geologic processes that shape the surface of the Earth. Not only do they build and destroy a variety of landscapes, but they also give us clues to the interior of the Earth and the forces that exist there.

Fossil Evidence for Biological Diversity, Speciation, & Mass Extinction

7. Fossil Evidence for Biological Diversity, Speciation, & Mass Extinction

One of the best sources of evidence we have for evolution is the fossil record. Fossils provide a wealth of information on how species change over time and for exciting events like mass extinctions and new species formation.

Human Activities That Increase the Risk of Natural Disasters

8. Human Activities That Increase the Risk of Natural Disasters

Although we typically think of natural disasters as being caused by nature, today we'll be learning how humans influence both the frequency and intensity of these events.

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