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MTLE Elementary Education: Physical Science - Chapter Summary
Do all you can to ensure your readiness for the MTLE elementary education exam. This chapter takes you through several concepts key to the physical science content that you may encounter on the exam. Video lessons taught by professional instructors guide you towards an enhanced understanding of the following topics:
- Chemical and physical properties of matter
- The states of matter
- Graphs of motion
- Light, heat, and electricity
- Magnetic force and energy transformation
- Energy conservation and efficiency
Once you're through each lesson, you'll have the opportunity to test your progress with a practice quiz that you can also use as a printable worksheet for further study offline. Should you answer incorrectly, the quizzes provide the option to jump back to points of the lesson that deal with each of their questions, and you can also ask questions of our instructors using the teacher or help tab if you ever get stuck.
MTLE Elementary Education: Physical Science Chapter Objectives
The MTLE elementary education exam is composed of three subtests, each of which include 50 multiple-choice questions that you'll be given up to one hour to complete. You'll need to pass each subtest in order to receive a Minnesota teacher's license in the field. This chapter can help you study for the science portion of the third subtest, which will count for 57% of your overall score. The science subarea contains four sections of subjects, one of which centers on the fundamental concepts and principles of physical science. You can use this chapter to make sure you're ready to tackle every question within this section of the subarea.
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.
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.
3. Force: Definition and Types
Force is everywhere and it comes in a variety of sizes, directions, and types. In this video lesson, you'll identify force as well the different types of force that objects may experience.
4. What is Light?
This lesson will define and describe what light is from both technical and more common-use perspectives, discuss what the different kinds of light are, and explain why it's called radiation.
5. What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of heat and find out how it differs from temperature. You will also explore practical applications of heat such as expansion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, specific heat, phase transitions, and heat engines.
6. What Is Electricity? - Definition & Concept
Learn the history of electricity, from Ben Franklin's kite experiment to laptop batteries. Explore the many different ways electricity is measured, generated, and stored.
7. Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles
You're probably familiar with magnets, but have you ever stopped to consider how they work? In this lesson, we'll look at the root of magnetism and some of the fundamental properties of magnets.
8. The Process of Energy Transfer
In this lesson you'll be learning about the process of energy transfer. We'll get a better understanding of what energy transfer is, and look at different scenarios in everyday life, like a roller coaster zooming down the track or the production of electricity at a power plant.
9. Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about the different kinds of energy and how these types of energy can be transformed from one form to another. You will also learn about some uses of these energy transformations in everyday life.
10. Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Examples and Differences
Saving energy is an important topic, but energy conservation and energy efficiency are not the same thing. Learn what the difference is and some examples of both energy conservation and energy efficiency.
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