Ch 25: OAE - Integrated Science: Atmosphere & Climate

About This Chapter

Ohio requires its prospective science teachers to take the OAE Integrated Science exam. The exam has questions on the atmosphere and climate. This chapter has a series of engaging video lessons that will help you review.

OAE Integrated Science: Atmosphere & Climate - Chapter Summary

This chapter of the comprehensive study guide examines the relationship between our climate and atmosphere in detail. It will help you recall the important parts of the atmosphere, its structure, and its circulation. You can also examine the relationship between our atmosphere, our climate, and global warming. By the end of the chapter, you will have reviewed:

  • The main parts of the atmosphere
  • The circulation and structure of the atmosphere
  • How clouds form and how precipitation forms
  • The relationship between temperature, clouds, humidity, and wind
  • Types of climate
  • The definition of air lift
  • Global warming and the ozone layer
  • The ocean and our climate

Our instructors make every lesson fun and interesting. The video format lets you review important concepts with ease. We also have a series of questions that resemble what you will encounter on the exam, giving you all the practice you need.

Objectives of the OAE Integrated Science: Atmosphere & Climate Chapter

The Atmosphere and Climate chapter connects to the earth and space science section of the OAE Integrated Science exam. The exam has three other sections: physical science, life science, and the nature of science. The Earth and space science section contains 19% of the 150 multiple-choice questions. The computer-based OAE Integrated Science exam is only 180 minutes long. By reviewing this chapter of our study guide, you will gain familiarity with the test's various question types and better budget the small amount of time you have for each question.

12 Lessons in Chapter 25: OAE - Integrated Science: Atmosphere & Climate
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Major Components of the Atmosphere

1. Major Components of the Atmosphere

Our atmosphere is a complex mixture of many different gases. In this video lesson you will identify the major components of Earth's atmosphere as well as how much there is of each.

The Structure of the Atmosphere

2. The Structure of the Atmosphere

If you've ever climbed a mountain or been to the beach, you know that the atmosphere is different at different levels. This lesson explains how the structure of the atmosphere is really like a layer cake.

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

3. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.

What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process

4. What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process

There are many different types of clouds that form in the sky. In this video lesson you will learn about how clouds form, as well as the different types of clouds and how they are classified.

What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

5. What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

Precipitation comes in many forms, but it all comes from the same general process. In this video lesson you will identify different types of precipitation, as well as how precipitation forms in the atmosphere from condensation.

Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

6. Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

Weather is the current state of the atmosphere and is determined by factors like temperature, pressure and humidity. These factors that cause periodic changes in the Earth's air masses are explored in this lesson.

Air Lift: Definition & Processes

7. Air Lift: Definition & Processes

In this video lesson, you will learn about air lift. You will also identify the different ways air is lifted, as well as some of the effects each mechanism has.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

8. Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

Earth has many climates, but we can categorize them based on common characteristics. In this video lesson you will identify the 5 major climate classifications on Earth, as well as where on Earth these climates are found.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

9. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.

Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

10. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

11. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.

Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate

12. 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.

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