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Ch 25: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Solar System

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Get ready to take the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II assessment with this study guide. These instructional videos with interactive timelines provide information to help you answer the questions about the solar system on this test for entry-level teachers.

NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Solar System - Study Guide

This chapter contains lessons that will help you prepare for questions on the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II assessment that relate to aspects of the solar system. Topics covered include the following:

  • The formation of the solar system
  • Earth & sun's effect on the phases of the moon
  • How tides are affected by gravity, the moon and the sun
  • Early universe's evolution

Each concept is thoroughly discussed in brief, engaging videos that have written transcripts that can be printed and use to read along with the instructor. As you complete the lessons in preparation for the test, use the personal dashboard to track your progress.

6 Lessons in Chapter 25: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Solar System
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What is a Solar System? - Planets & Model

1. What is a Solar System? - Planets & Model

The solar system consists of all the matter that lies within the gravitational pull of the sun. This lesson will describe the formation of the solar system along with the objects in it. At the end there will be a quiz to test your knowledge.

Solar System Overview

2. Solar System Overview

This lesson will go over the major aspects of our solar system, including the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids.

The Solar Nebula Theory: Formation of the Solar System

3. The Solar Nebula Theory: Formation of the Solar System

This lesson will go over the theory that explains how the solar system formed, what theory had once competed with it, and what important implication this theory carries.

How Earth & the Sun Affect the Phases of the Moon

4. How Earth & the Sun Affect the Phases of the Moon

This lesson will describe how the moon, Earth, and sun combine to form the phases of the moon. We'll also discuss the important concept of synchronous rotation.

How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides

5. How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides

This lesson will define tides, the tidal force, neap tide, and spring tide. It will also talk about how the sun, moon, and Earth interact to produce tidal bulges.

The Evolution of the Early Universe

6. The Evolution of the Early Universe

This lesson will describe four important stages of development in the early universe, the radiation era, recombination (decoupling) epoch, the dark age, and reionization era.

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