Ch 26: MTTC Elementary Education: Earth & Space Science

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Check out this chapter to brush up on Earth & space science subject matter in preparation for the MTTC Elementary Education test. Short video lessons will get you ready for related items on the test.

MTTC Elementary Education: Earth & Space Science - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter of the study guide provide a thorough review of Earth & space science taught in elementary education, including the solar system, types of eclipses, and the cycle of the seasons. Volcanoes, soil erosion, and earthquakes are also explained within this chapter. Additionally, by the end of this chapter, you should be able to correctly answer any MTTC Elementary Education test questions about:

  • Plate tectonics
  • The water cycle
  • Factors that influence weather
  • The four spheres of Earth
  • Natural resources

Knowledgeable instructors help you prepare for the MTTC exam by walking you through each subject using short, engaging video lessons. You can use the jump feature of the Timeline to skip directly to main topics within the videos, which allows you to review the topics with which you need the most help. Each video is accompanied by a transcript with important terms in bold print to help you identify them.

10 Lessons in Chapter 26: MTTC Elementary Education: Earth & Space Science
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Solar System Overview

1. 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.

Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System

2. Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System

Learn how the sun, earth, and moon interact with each other to create tides, phases, eclipses, seasons, solar winds, and precession. Take a quiz and see how much you've picked up.

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

3. 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.

The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

4. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

The Distribution of Water on Earth

5. The Distribution of Water on Earth

Water covers most of Earth but in a variety of forms. In this video lesson you will learn about how water is distributed on Earth, though you may be surprised to find out just how little of it we can access!

Major Components of the Atmosphere

6. Major Components of the Atmosphere

Our atmosphere is a complex mixture of many different gases. In this video lesson you will identify the major components of Earth's atmosphere as well as how much there is of each.

How Meteorologists Predict the Weather: Methods & Process

7. How Meteorologists Predict the Weather: Methods & Process

Did you ever wonder how meteorologists predict the weather? Read on to learn more about some of the methods and processes they use to guide them in their weather forecasts.

Seasonal Weather: Definition & Types

8. Seasonal Weather: Definition & Types

Typical seasonal weather patterns vary from one place to another. There are some weather phenomena that only occur in specific seasons and others that are more prone in certain seasons. This lesson will look at the various types of seasonal weather.

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

9. 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.

What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types

10. What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types

Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.

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