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OAE - Integrated Science: The Solar System - Chapter Summary
This chapter covers the formation of our solar system. It also surveys the key parts of the solar system, including the planets and dwarf planets. The chapter will also help you review the structure of our sun and moon. By the end of the lessons, you will have reviewed:
- The major characteristics of our solar system
- The planets in our solar system and their orbits and visibility
- The moon's phases and the moon's effects on the Earth
- The effects of gravity on the moon, the sun and orbits
- Lunar and solar eclipses
- The galaxy and its structure
Our instructors make these video lessons fun and engaging. After watching each lesson, you will have the opportunity to check your comprehension by taking a short quiz. These quizzes are modeled after your eventual exam, and they'll give you the practice you need to succeed.
OAE Integrated Science: The Solar System Chapter Objectives
The OAE Integrated Science exam is a required assessment for future Ohio science teachers. It evaluates teachers' knowledge of information across four domains: Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Nature of Science. Each domain has a series of attached competencies that further break down your required knowledge. This chapter connects to the 0016 competency area in the Earth and Space Science domain.
There are 150 multiple choice questions on the OAE Integrated Science exam. It's 3-hours long and computer based. Nineteen percent of the questions will come from the Earth and Space Science domain.
1. Solar System Overview
The solar system is composed of the sun and the celestial bodies that orbit around it. Explore the solar system and learn about the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids.
2. Major Characteristics of Planets in the Solar System
How the planets in the solar system relate to one another depends on a few key characteristics. Discover how temperature, mass, and diameter, revolution, and rotation form the foundational characteristics of planets in the solar system.
3. Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are the solar system's inner planets. Explore each of these terrestrial planets, learn how they are unique, and understand how they differ from the solar system's outer planets.
4. Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
There are four outer planets in our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Learn about each of these gas giants mass, number of moons and other facts.
5. Dwarf Planets of the Solar System: Pluto, Eris, Haumea & Ceres
The dwarf planets of the solar system are those that are shaped like a planet but their size isn't big enough to clear the space around them. Learn what a planet and a dwarf planet are, discover why Pluto had to leave the league of planets and was downgraded to a dwarf planet, and find out about the currently classified dwarf planets in our solar system: Pluto, Eris, Ceres, Haumea, and Makemake.
6. Planets of the Solar System: Orbits & Visibility
There are several planets in our solar system that can be seen with the naked eye, but many that cannot be viewed without a telescoping lens. Learn about the orbits of the five naked-eye planets and also why they can be seen without technological assistance.
7. Structure of the Sun
Life on Earth is possible thanks to the energy of its closest star, the Sun. Discover the structure and layers of the sun, including the inner layers such as the core, radiative zone, convective zone, and the outer layers, such as the photosphere, chromosphere, and corona, and find out which layers you can see from Earth.
8. How Earth & the Sun Affect the Phases of the Moon
The moon goes through phases, appearing differently on Earth, due to its orbit around the earth, and rotation, or lackthereof. See experiments that mimic these phases, how synchronous rotation occurs, and how the sun reflects off the moon differently throughout the phases.
9. Moon Phases: Waxing, Waning and Lunar Cycle
The moon goes through a set of phases each month, which is why it appears to take on different shapes. Explore and identify the new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, and waning phases.
10. The Cycle of the Seasons in Astronomy
Explore astronomy's cycle of the seasons to understand Earth's seasons. Examine the ecliptic and celestial equator, the vernal equinox and summer solstice, the autumnal equinox and summer solstice, and perihelion and aphelion.
11. Lunar Eclipse: Definition & Types
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon darkens as it moves into the Earth's shadow and the two align with the sun. Explore the definition and types of lunar eclipses, such as partial and total lunar eclipse, and understand the significance of Earth's umbra and penumbra.
12. What Is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is between the Sun and the Earth, blocking the sunlight and casting a shadow on Earth. Learn how a solar eclipse is possible, explore partial and total solar eclipses, and discover the effects of a solar eclipse.
13. Annular Eclipse: The Changing Size of the Moon
The annular eclipse is a type of solar eclipse that involves the visibility of the sun's photosphere as a bright ring around the moon. Explore a comparison of sun and moon size, the changing size of the moon, types of solar eclipses, and why annular eclipses occur.
14. How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides
Earth is connected through it's gravitational pull and chemical reactions from the moon and sun, which also influences the oceans. Learn more about these elements and how gravity also affects tides.
15. How Orbits Are Influenced by Gravity & Energy
Gravitational pull and the energy it produces has the ability to affect orbits through the creation of kinetic energy. Learn about the differences between potential and kinetic energy, the meaning of aphelion and perihelion, and how the gravitational energy of a planet depends on location.
16. The Structure of Our Galaxy
The structure of our galaxy, known as the Milky Way galaxy, includes stars, gas, dust, and nebulae. Explore the Milky Way, the disk component of our galaxy, and the halo, central bulge, and spherical component of the galaxy.
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- About the OAE Tests
- OAE - Integrated Science: Scientific Thought & Inquiry
- OAE - Integrated Science: Principles of Scientific Research
- OAE - Integrated Science: Research Methods & Equipment
- OAE - Integrated Science: Historical Developments & Theories
- OAE - Integrated Science: Science & Society
- OAE - Integrated Science: States of Matter & Phase Changes
- OAE - Integrated Science: Chemical Properties & Bonds
- OAE - Integrated Science: Chemical Changes in Matter
- OAE - Integrated Science: Thermodynamics
- OAE - Integrated Science: Force & Motion
- OAE - Integrated Science: Work, Power & Energy
- OAE - Integrated Science: Waves, Light & Sound
- OAE - Integrated Science: Electricity
- OAE - Integrated Science: Magnetism
- OAE - Integrated Science: Cell Structure & Function
- OAE - Integrated Science: Biomolecules & Enzymes
- OAE - Integrated Science: Organism Classification & Processes
- OAE - Integrated Science: Human Reproduction & Growth
- OAE - Integrated Science: Human Body Systems
- OAE - Integrated Science: Ecological Systems
- OAE - Integrated Science: Chemical Cycling & Human Activities
- OAE - Integrated Science: Physical Geology & Earth's History
- OAE - Integrated Science: Rocks, Minerals & Topography
- OAE - Integrated Science: The Hydrosphere
- OAE - Integrated Science: Atmosphere & Climate
- OAE - Integrated Science: Weather
- OAE - Integrated Science: Evolution of the Solar System & Universe
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