Ch 11: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Physical Health & Nutrition

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Check out the entertaining video lessons and quizzes in this chapter of our MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) study guide. Instructors discuss the body's nutritional needs, the benefits of exercise, and other topics covered on this teacher licensing exam.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Physical Health & Nutrition - Chapter Summary

Prepare for MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam questions by reviewing some of the factors that can have adverse effects on our health, and take another look at the benefits of regular exercise and proper nutrition. Lessons in this chapter cover the following topics:

  • Dimensions of health and wellness
  • Health problems in the U.S.
  • Classes of macronutrients and micronutrients
  • Energy-yielding nutrients
  • Importance and benefits of physical fitness
  • Environmental health

These video lessons, transcripts, and multiple-choice quizzes are designed to help you fit in as much study time as your busy schedule allows. Each video can be completed in less than ten minutes. Plus, a personal dashboard showing your recent activity and course progress makes it easy to pick back up where you left off and keep your study goals on track.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Physical Health & Nutrition - Objectives

A solid understanding of Earth and space science, life science, physical science, and scientific research concepts is required to pass the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam, which includes 100 multiple-choice questions.

Lessons in this chapter can get you ready for the portion of life science questions that test your understanding of the various factors affecting our health, such as physical fitness, nutrition, and the environment. These and other life science questions comprise around a quarter of exam content. Test scores are used to award integrated science endorsements to prospective secondary school teachers in Michigan.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Physical Health & Nutrition
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Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

1. Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

It's important to be happy and healthy! This lesson will contrast between health and wellness as well as what the different dimension of wellness are and how they interact.

Major Health Problems in the United States

2. Major Health Problems in the United States

Ever wonder what the most common health-related problems are in the United States? You're about to find out what they are and how some of them are related.

What is Nutrition?

3. What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. Learn about the six nutrients needed for energy, maintenance of tissues and regulation of bodily processes: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals.

Energy-Yielding Nutrients: Carbohydrates, Fat & Protein

4. Energy-Yielding Nutrients: Carbohydrates, Fat & Protein

Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are referred to as the three energy-yielding nutrients because they provide your body with energy that is measured in calories. You'll also learn about another substance that can provide your body with calories, even though it is not a nutrient.

What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

5. What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

Physical fitness is your ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. Learn about the components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition and why they are important.

The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

6. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.

What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

7. What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

In this video lesson, you will learn about environmental health. You will also learn about threats to environmental health and how to distinguish between different categories of environmental hazards.

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