Ch 20: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Atmosphere & Climate

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Review the concepts you need to know about atmosphere and climate for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification exam by using this chapter full of fun and brief video lessons and quizzes.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Atmosphere & Climate - Chapter Summary

Prior to taking the exam, watch a quick interactive video to refresh your memory of the definition of a cloud formation and the ozone layer. Quiz yourself on the framework of the atmosphere. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to answer questions about the following:

  • Atmospheric components
  • The atmosphere's structure
  • Circulation in the atmosphere
  • Definition of cloud formation, precipitation, and air lift
  • Temperature and humidity
  • Categories of climate
  • Factors that affect climate
  • Causes of global warming
  • The effects of decreases in the ozone layer

After you take the end-of-the-chapter exams, you can view the correct answers to your quiz questions by clicking the 'Watch Answer' buttons. Our expert instructors are here to assist you if you have any questions about the lesson. We also have entire video transcripts that you can review.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Atmosphere & Climate Objectives

There will be a total of 100 multiple-choice questions on your MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam. This chapter's study materials correspond to information found in the Earth/Space Science section of the test. The section makes up 25% of the exam and could contain questions that ask you to show your knowledge of the impact of global warming. You could also see questions that test your understanding of the parts of the atmosphere.

11 Lessons in Chapter 20: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Atmosphere & Climate
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Major Components of the Atmosphere

1. 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.

The Structure of the Atmosphere

2. The Structure of the Atmosphere

If you've ever climbed a mountain or been to the beach, you know that the atmosphere is different at different levels. This lesson explains how the structure of the atmosphere is really like a layer cake.

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

3. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.

What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process

4. What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process

There are many different types of clouds that form in the sky. In this video lesson you will learn about how clouds form, as well as the different types of clouds and how they are classified.

What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

5. What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

Precipitation comes in many forms, but it all comes from the same general process. In this video lesson you will identify different types of precipitation, as well as how precipitation forms in the atmosphere from condensation.

Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

6. Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

Weather is the current state of the atmosphere and is determined by factors like temperature, pressure and humidity. These factors that cause periodic changes in the Earth's air masses are explored in this lesson.

Air Lift: Definition & Processes

7. Air Lift: Definition & Processes

In this video lesson, you will learn about air lift. You will also identify the different ways air is lifted, as well as some of the effects each mechanism has.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

8. Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

Earth has many climates, but we can categorize them based on common characteristics. In this video lesson you will identify the 5 major climate classifications on Earth, as well as where on Earth these climates are found.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

9. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.

Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

10. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

11. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.

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