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Ch 25: OAE Earth & Space Science: The Earth & Moon

About This Chapter

This chapter's interactive video lessons on the Earth and moon can serve as preparatory resources. Brush up the subjects, then apply your recollection when you take the OAE Earth and Space Science examination.

OAE Earth and Space Science: The Earth and Moon - Chapter Summary

While you may have prior knowledge of topics pertaining to the Earth and moon, you might still experience the benefits of reviewing this chapter's videos. Prepare to pass the OAE Earth and Space Science examination by learning more about lunar geology, the phases of the moon and the interactions of the Earth's spheres. This chapter's material might assist you with:

  • Explaining theories about the formation of the Earth and moon
  • Discussing the theories of planetary development
  • Describing how the spheres of the Earth interact
  • Learning more about the atmosphere of the moon
  • Identifying different types of moon rocks
  • Discovering how the Earth, moon and sun influence tides and the moon's phases
  • Naming the phases of the moon
  • Exploring the characteristics of the sidereal and synodic months
  • Predicting the moon's rise and set
  • Explaining tidal friction and the apparent motions of planets and stars

These entertaining online video lessons are handy study tools that you can watch at your convenience. Review the above topics on the Earth and moon with the assistance of the lessons' professional educators. Ask questions of the experts and use the video tags to move among topics. There is a short self-assessment quiz after each lesson, and a practice chapter examination is included.

OAE Earth and Space Science - The Earth and Moon Objectives

When you take the computer-administered OAE Earth and Space Science examination, you'll encounter questions about the Earth and moon during the fifth section. Titled 'Astronomy,' this domain is the equivalent of 19% of the assessment score. You'll be allowed up to three hours to complete the examination. By successfully answering the examination's 150 multiple-choice questions, you could qualify for a science teaching endorsement.

15 Lessons in Chapter 25: OAE Earth & Space Science: The Earth & Moon
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Formation of the Earth: Theories

1. Formation of the Earth: Theories

In this lesson, the theory of how the planet Earth formed will be discussed. This includes looking at how it differentiated into three layers, how it formed its atmosphere, water, and land features, and how it continues to evolve today.

Four Stages of Planetary Development

2. Four Stages of Planetary Development

This lesson will describe the four stage of planetary development. They are, from past to present, differentiation, cratering, flooding, and slow surface evolution.

Interactions of Earth's Spheres: Purpose and Examples

3. Interactions of Earth's Spheres: Purpose and Examples

The four spheres of Earth drive all of its processes and support life on our unique planet. In this video lesson, you will see examples of how Earth's spheres interact with each other to form an overall complex and connected system.

Formation of the Moon: Theories

4. Formation of the Moon: Theories

Explore the four major theories on the formation of the Moon. The theories include the fission theory, capture theory, condensation theory and giant impact theory. Also look at both information supporting and flaws found in these theories.

The Moon's Atmosphere

5. The Moon's Atmosphere

This lesson will go over the lunar atmosphere, its composition, where it gets it atmosphere from, how it may lose its atmosphere, and what the technical term for the lunar atmosphere is.

Lunar Geology: Types of Moon Rocks

6. Lunar Geology: Types of Moon Rocks

This lesson will discuss the layers of the Moon's interior, the dark and light colored areas of the Moon's surface, the Moon's craters, and how moon dust has formed over the ages.

How Earth & the Sun Affect the Phases of the Moon

7. 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.

Moon Phases: Names & Sequence

8. Moon Phases: Names & Sequence

This lesson will go over the phases of the moon. The full moon, new moon, waxing, waning, and gibbous phases and the order in which they occur and what they look like are discussed.

Motion of the Moon: Sidereal Month vs. Synodic Month

9. Motion of the Moon: Sidereal Month vs. Synodic Month

This lesson will teach you about the sidereal month and synodic month, how long they are, and how they are measured with respect to the stars and sun.

Predicting When The Moon Will Rise and Set

10. Predicting When The Moon Will Rise and Set

In this lesson, you'll learn when the moon will rise or set during four distinct phases: full moon, new moon, first quarter moon, and third quarter moon.

How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides

11. 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.

Tidal Friction: Effects on Earth & the Moon

12. Tidal Friction: Effects on Earth & the Moon

This lesson will go over the concept of tidal friction, why it occurs, and how all of that has affected Earth's spin and day length, as well as the moon's rotation and distance from Earth.

Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System

13. Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System

Learn how the sun, earth, and moon interact with each other to create tides, phases, eclipses, seasons, solar winds, and precession. Take a quiz and see how much you've picked up.

The Apparent Motion of Stars & Planets

14. The Apparent Motion of Stars & Planets

After completing this lesson, you will be able to describe the apparent motion of the stars and planets in our sky: during each night and also across the months. A short quiz will follow.

Important Points on the Celestial Sphere

15. Important Points on the Celestial Sphere

This lesson will discuss some important points and lines located on the celestial sphere, including the zenith, nadir, celestial equator, meridian, and north and south celestial poles.

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