Ch 16: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Ecosystem Chemical Cycles

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Watching these lessons can help you prepare for questions on the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam about ecosystem chemical cycles, including the phosphorous cycle, nitrogen cycle, carbon cycle, and renewable and non-renewable resources.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Ecosystem Chemical Cycles - Chapter Summary

These lessons will help you prepare for questions on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Integrated Science exam about the different chemical cycles of ecosystems, including the phosphorous, nitrogen and carbon cycles. Watch them to improve your understanding of the:

  • Phosphorous cycle and biogeochemical cycling
  • Nitrogen cycle, acid rain and fossil fuels
  • Carbon cycle and long-term carbon storage
  • Difference between renewable and non-renewable resources
  • Relationship between fossil fuels, greenhouse gases and global warming

For an additional review of these lessons, read the transcripts that present you with written overviews of the lessons and help you identify the key terms and figures of this chapter. If you find a subject in these lessons that confuses you, send any questions you have to our expert instructors for clarification so that you may master the material presented. Following this review, test your understanding of the information presented in the lessons by completing the lesson quizzes.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Ecosystem Chemical Cycles Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam is used in the state of Michigan to determine eligibility for a Michigan secondary teacher endorsement in integrated science. When you take this exam, it will measure your knowledge by asking you a series of 100 multiple-choice questions. You have the option to take these questions on a 4.5-hour paper-based exam or a 2.5-hour computer-based exam. About 25% of the material on the exam is part of the life sciences domain. Use this chapter to prepare for questions in this section related to ecosystem chemical cycles.

5 Lessons in Chapter 16: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Ecosystem Chemical Cycles
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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.

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