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Ch 48: MTTC Elementary Education: Physical Science

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Brush up on your knowledge of physical science to improve your ability to pass the MTTC Elementary Education assessment. In this chapter are comprehensive video lessons that closely examine matter, energy, magnetic force and more.

MTTC Elementary Education: Physical Science - Chapter Summary

Taking the MTTC Elementary Education assessment could mean revisiting concepts you haven't examined in awhile. The lessons in this chapter make it easy for you to get reacquainted with physical science exam topics. In no time, you will be prepared for the following:

  • Describing the physical and chemical properties of matter, and sharing the meaning of energy
  • Discussing states of matter and chemical versus physical changes to matter
  • Explaining fusion, fission, carbon dating, tracers and imaging
  • Sharing the meaning of energy transformation, energy transfer, electricity and magnetic force
  • Defining and describing motion, force, light and sound
  • Identifying and describing concepts and formulas for speed and velocity

Enjoy this comprehensive overview of physical science, created by expert instructors who can help you fully understand the subject area. The lessons are available as visually entertaining videos or full transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words. Review each lesson at your leisure, then test your comprehension by taking the correlating self-assessment quiz. Before taking the exam, be sure to reinforce concepts in the lessons by taking the practice chapter exam.

13 Lessons in Chapter 48: MTTC Elementary Education: Physical Science
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

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.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

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.

Fusion, Fission, Carbon Dating, Tracers & Imaging: Applications of Nuclear Chemistry

3. Fusion, Fission, Carbon Dating, Tracers & Imaging: Applications of Nuclear Chemistry

What can the sun do that we can't? How do carbon atoms 'date'? Are radioactive isotopes helpful in the medical field? The answers to these questions can be found in this lesson on the applications of nuclear chemistry.

What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

4. What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

This lesson describes the nature of energy and how it is transferred from one source into another. Additionally, it will describe the significance of energy in natural systems.

Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples

5. 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.

Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview

6. 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 Electricity? - Definition & Concept

7. 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.

Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

8. 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.

What Is Motion? - Definition & Equations

9. What Is Motion? - Definition & Equations

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what motion is and use basic equations of motion to solve problems. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

10. Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

Did you know that an object's speed and velocity may not be the same? This lesson describes the concepts of speed and velocity relating to objects in motion. We'll look at a specific example to help learn how to calculate both speed and velocity.

Force: Definition and Types

11. 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.

What is Light?

12. 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.

What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

13. What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

Explore the minute workings of sound waves and how they travel. We'll discuss the main factors that affect the speed of sound waves, and we'll try some mathematical problems involving the wave equation.

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