Ch 20: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Earth's Atmosphere, Weather & Climate

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Use this chapter to get a quick refresher on MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam topics, such as the structure of the atmosphere, cloud formation and the causes of global warming. Our video lessons and quizzes make it easy to organize your study time so you can ace these questions on test day.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Earth's Atmosphere, Weather & Climate - Chapter Summary

Sort out the relationship between weather, climate and the condition of the atmosphere when you watch the video lessons in this MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) test-prep chapter. Illustrated videos lasting ten minutes or less can help you review topics including:

  • Atmospheric structure and components
  • Circulation of the atmosphere
  • Cloud and precipitation formation
  • Factors affecting the atmospheric cycle
  • Air lift processes
  • Global distribution of climate classifications
  • Factors determining regional climate
  • Atmospheric causes of global warming
  • Effects of a thinning ozone layer

These video lessons are entirely self-paced, allowing you to skip ahead to the main points in each lesson or go back and revisit important concepts you might have missed. Plus, you can take lesson quizzes, a chapter test or a practice final exam at any point during your studies to identify which topics you've mastered.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Earth's Atmosphere, Weather & Climate Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam is used to ensure Michigan's secondary integrated science teachers have the subject area knowledge needed to succeed in the classroom. The test includes 100 multiple-choice questions evenly divided among four content domains. Lessons in this chapter can get you ready for earth and space science questions on the atmosphere's structure as well as the causes of cloud formation, air movement, precipitation, ozone depletion and global warming.

11 Lessons in Chapter 20: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Earth's Atmosphere, Weather & Climate
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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