Ch 29: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Mechanics

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While getting ready for the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam, use these lessons to prepare for questions about motion and the calculations used to find its properties.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Mechanics - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our professional instructors in this series of short, engaging and mobile-device-friendly lesson videos in order to review mechanics, the properties of motion and the equations used to express them. As you prepare for the exam, these lessons could increase your comprehension of:

  • Mechanics and its effect on objects
  • Physics: displacement and distance
  • Formulas for speed, velocity and acceleration
  • Newton's three laws of motion
  • Weight, gravity and mass
  • The relationship between inertia, mass and momentum
  • Theorems for momentum and impulse
  • Types of simple machines

Experienced experts have developed these lessons for the benefit of aspiring secondary-level science teachers. Watch several animated videos that outline the above topics using easy-to-understand language. The chapter includes quizzes so that you can see how you're progressing. If you have any questions, you can use our dashboard feature to contact the experts at Study.com.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Mechanics Objectives

If you are wanting to become a science teacher in the state of Michigan, you will need to pass the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam. This certification exam uses 100 multiple-choice questions to assess takers' understanding of the sciences. It may be taken as a paper-based test in 4.5-hour testing session, or as a computer based assessment in a 2.5-hour testing session. Of the questions on this exam, 25% will test your understanding of the physical sciences, including the concepts of mechanics.

12 Lessons in Chapter 29: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): 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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