Ch 66: NMTA Social Science: Oceans

About This Chapter

We can show you what you need to know about oceans as you prepare for the NMTA Social Science Exam. This chapter's video lessons and self-assessment quizzes combine to give you varied ways of learning the material so that you're ready for the questions on the test.

NMTA Social Science: Oceans - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review everything you need to remember from college about oceans before you take the NMTA Social Science Exam. The videos cover all the important aspects of oceans, including:

  • Characteristics of the passive and active continental margins
  • Ocean basins
  • Oceanic ridge system
  • Ocean circulation
  • Wave-created coastal landforms

You can watch these lessons online with your mobile device, even when you're on the go. Make use of special features that include transcripts, quizzes and navigational video tags. Our instructors carefully and clearly guide you through the content so you are ready for the test. By learning the material in a multiple of ways, the important points are sure to be clear and your studying time is more efficient.

NMTA Social Science: Oceans Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Social Science Exam is a standardized test that measures your knowledge of many areas within social science, including historiography and world history, U.S. history, geography and culture, government, and politics. You need to pass the exam to become licensed as a teacher in New Mexico. The lessons in this Oceans chapter fall within the Geography and Culture content domain which account for 19% of the test questions.

The NMTA Social Science Exam is made up of 150 multiple-choice items. For each one, you will read a paragraph or a question and then pick the correct answer from an array of response possibilities presented to you.

5 Lessons in Chapter 66: NMTA Social Science: Oceans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Active & Passive Continental Margins

1. Active & Passive Continental Margins

Continental margins are areas that separate the continental crust and oceanic crust. Discover the differences between the tectonically active continental margins and the relatively quiet passive continental margins.

Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types

2. Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types

Ocean basins are those areas found under the sea. They can be relatively inactive areas where deposits of sediment slowly collect or active areas where tectonic plates meet. Learn how ocean basins form and about features such as oceanic ridges and trenches.

Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution

3. Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution

The oceanic ridge system is a continuous underwater mountain range with parts found in every ocean of the world. The ridge system is created when magma rising between diverging plates of the lithosphere cools and forms a new layer of crust.

Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate

4. Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate

The ocean waters are always in motion and as they travel around the globe they carry and distribute heat, which affects the global climate. Learn about the ocean circulation patterns and how they impact the climate.

Landforms Created by Waves

5. Landforms Created by Waves

After completing this lesson, you will be able to list coastal landforms and describe how waves create them. A short quiz to test your knowledge follows the lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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