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Ch 15: MTLE Middle Level Science: Linear Motion & Forces

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This chapter on Linear Motion and Forces is the perfect way to prepare for the related portion of the MTLE Middle Level Science exam, with video lessons taught by professional instructors designed to help you get a passing score on the exam.

MTLE Middle Level Science: Linear Motion and Forces - Chapter Summary

This chapter takes you through various key concepts and terms related to linear motion and forces, with lessons guiding you towards an improved understanding of the following:

  • Defining motion and vector
  • Graphing the motion of objects
  • Newton's three laws of motion
  • Newton's laws in relation to weight, mass and gravity
  • Kinetic energy in relation to potential energy
  • Energy transfer
  • Kinematics
  • Balanced and unbalanced forces
  • Energy conservation

Lessons allow you to choose the way you learn, including both a video and transcript of the content. You can check your progress at the end of each lesson by taking a practice quiz that you can also print as a worksheet to study with offline.

MTLE Middle Level Science: Linear Motion and Forces Chapter Objectives

The MTLE middle level science exam is composed of two subtests, both of which contain around 50 multiple-choice questions that you'll be allowed up to an hour to complete. Both subtests need to be passed in order to obtain your Minnesota teacher's license in the field. This chapter can help you prepare for the physical science subarea of the second subtest, which includes a section of questions focused on linear motion and forces. Overall, this subarea will count for 55% of your score on the second subtest.

12 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTLE Middle Level Science: Linear Motion & Forces
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Motion? - Definition & Laws

1. What is Motion? - Definition & Laws

Motion is the act of moving and plays a huge role in the study of physics. This lesson walks through important terms and the laws of motion that guide the study of motion.

Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab

2. Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to measure the motion of an object and plot position-time and velocity-time graphs based on your data. A short quiz will follow.

What Is a Vector? - Definition & Types

3. What Is a Vector? - Definition & Types

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what vectors are in physics, give some examples of vectors and have a basic idea of how they can be manipulated mathematically. A short quiz will follow.

Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

4. Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

This lesson describes Newton's first law of motion, also known as the law of inertia. The interaction between force and motion is explained. Several examples are used to discuss the implications of this law on earth and in space.

Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

5. Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

This lesson defines Newton's second law of motion. Examples are used to illustrate how unbalanced forces cause objects to accelerate. The examples are used to practice calculating acceleration and force for objects in motion.

Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

6. Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

This lesson describes Newton's third law of motion. Examples are provided to illustrate how interacting objects experience forces. The lesson explains how objects accelerate as a result of force. Applications of Newton's third law are illustrated in nature, machines, and space.

Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

7. Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

Did you know that mass and weight are not the same? This lesson describes the difference between the two as well as the effect of gravity on weight. Examples are used to teach you how to calculate weight based on mass and acceleration of gravity.

Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

8. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

This video defines and describes kinetic and potential energy. You'll learn how different types of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. You'll also find out how kinetic and potential energy are transformed.

Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview

9. Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview

Learn about energy and how the sun provides the energy needed to sustain life on Earth. Discover energy transfer and how energy is neither created nor destroyed, but moves from one place to another or changes from one form to another.

What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects

10. What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects

Kinematics is the study of the motion of objects. Kinematics can tell you a lot about motion, but not everything. In this lesson, we will examine the types of questions kinematics can and cannot answer.

Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced

11. Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced

Forces are needed to start or stop an object's motion, but can also be involved when an object is at rest or already traveling at constant velocity. In this video lesson, you'll identify the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces, understanding how they affect the movement of objects.

What is Energy Conservation? - Definition, Process & Examples

12. What is Energy Conservation? - Definition, Process & Examples

This lesson will explain what the conservation of energy principle is and why it matters, using some real-life examples of how it works in our day-to-day lives. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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