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Ch 11: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Chemical Cycling & Natural Resources

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Let the information contained in the Chemical Cycling & Natural Resources aid in your study for the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam. Our video lessons, quizzes and written transcripts will help you to refresh your knowledge in this area.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Chemical Cycling & Natural Resources - Chapter Summary

The Chemical Cycling & Natural Resources chapter traces the geochemical cycles present in the natural world, fossil fuels, the effect of their use on Earth's atmosphere and climate, and more. The lessons include:

  • Phosphorus, nitrogen and carbon cycles
  • Fossil fuels and acid rain, greenhouse gases
  • Natural resources: renewable vs. nonrenewable
  • Environmental impact of fossil fuels, global warming

We keep our lessons short and pack them with information presented in a lively, entertaining manner. Our instructors are acknowledged experts, and you have access to them at the end of each lesson for questions. We also have subject matter specialists available to you if you should need additional information, so help is never far away.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Chemical Cycling & Natural Resources Chapter Objectives

This chapter addresses topics contained in at least two of the four domains that comprise the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam. Under Life Science, our lessons align with sections that cover characteristics of ecological systems (geochemical cycles). In the Earth/Space Science domain, the lessons address global warming and the effect of fossil fuel use on the natural environment. Each of these two domains accounts for 25% of the total test.

The MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. You may choose to take the test on paper or on computer, as you prefer.

5 Lessons in Chapter 11: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Chemical Cycling & Natural Resources
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Biogeochemical Cycling and the Phosphorus Cycle

1. Biogeochemical Cycling and the Phosphorus Cycle

In this video lesson, we'll take a look at how elements large and small use other elements to grow. This is achieved through cycles. We'll look at macronutrients, trace elements and the biogeochemical and phosphorous cycles.

The Nitrogen Cycle, Acid Rain and Fossil Fuels

2. The Nitrogen Cycle, Acid Rain and Fossil Fuels

Do you know the difference between nitrite and nitrate? Do you have any clue how all the nitrogen in the atmosphere becomes usable? If you can't answer these questions, then you need to watch this lesson on the nitrogen cycle.

The Carbon Cycle and Long-Term Carbon Storage

3. The Carbon Cycle and Long-Term Carbon Storage

All living organisms have a role in the carbon cycle. Do you know you understand how humans, animals and plants use carbon? This lesson will introduce you to the carbon cycle and explain how it functions on a global scale.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

4. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.

Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

5. Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

In this video lesson, you'll learn what roles fossil fuels and greenhouse gases play in global warming, as well as what life on Earth can expect due to rising carbon dioxide levels within Earth's atmosphere.

Chapter Practice Exam
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