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Ch 28: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Mechanics

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Strengthen your body of knowledge in basic physics by reviewing the lessons in the Mechanics chapter of this test prep course. The information presented here will help you prepare effectively for the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Mechanics - Chapter Summary

Through these lessons, you will enhance and refresh your understanding of basic mechanics, motion, weight and mass, and more. You'll need this knowledge when taking the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam. The list below outlines the material covered in the lessons:

  • Equations, definition and explanation of motion
  • How objects are affected by mechanics
  • Displacement and distance
  • Speed, velocity and acceleration
  • All of Newton's laws
  • Inertia, mass, momentum and impulse
  • Types and definitions of simple machines

These short yet interesting and information-packed videos are designed to give you the most material in the smallest possible amount of time. Their normal length is less than ten minutes, and your ability to access them from a variety of electronic devices allows you to study from any location that provides Internet service. You can study at your convenience, review, ask questions and check your knowledge--and you can do it from anywhere.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Mechanics Objectives

The MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam is intended for candidates seeking a science endorsement as part of their certification. The Mechanics chapter of our MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) test prep course corresponds with the Physical Science domain of the exam, which accounts for 25% of the total score.

All of the 100 questions on the test, whether computer-based or paper-based, are multiple choice. The exam is offered both ways, and you may choose either option.

12 Lessons in Chapter 28: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Mechanics
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What Is Motion? - Definition & Equations

1. 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.

Implications of Mechanics on Objects

2. Implications of Mechanics on Objects

Forces act on objects causing them to move. Mechanics is the field of science designated to the study of moving objects. This lesson describes how forces act on objects resulting in motion. Examples are used to describe how forces interact resulting in both simple and complex movement.

Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

3. Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

Distance and displacement might seem like similar terms but in physics, understanding the difference can mean getting a question right instead of wrong. In this lesson, we will define these terms and illustrate how easy it is to confuse the two.

Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

4. 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.

What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

5. What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

This lesson describes the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration. Examples are used to help you understand the concept of acceleration and learn to calculate acceleration with a mathematical formula.

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass

10. Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass

Mass and inertia are both related to the amount of matter an object has, but they aren't exactly the same thing. In this video lesson, you'll see how mass affects an object's inertia, which in turn affects that object's motion.

Momentum and Impulse: Definition, Theorem and Examples

11. Momentum and Impulse: Definition, Theorem and Examples

To understand how a change in momentum affects an object, we look to impulse. In this lesson, you'll understand how impulse describes an object's change in momentum, as well as how changing the force or time of the impulse can have very different outcomes.

What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples

12. What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples

If you need to move or lift a heavy object, it would be wise to use a simple machine. Though these devices are far from fancy or high-tech, they are extremely helpful for getting work done.

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