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Ch 28: OAE - Integrated Science: The Solar System

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The OAE Integrated Science exam has a series of questions on the solar system. Let us help you review these important concepts with our study guide. This chapter has a series of short quizzes you can use as you prepare for the certification exam.

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.

16 Lessons in Chapter 28: OAE - Integrated Science: The Solar System
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Solar System Overview

1. 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.

Major Characteristics of Planets in the Solar System

2. Major Characteristics of Planets in the Solar System

This lesson will go over some characteristics of the planets in our solar system with respect to their masses, diameters, temperatures, densities, and rotation.

Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars

3. Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars

Take a tour of the four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Known as the terrestrial planets, find out what makes each of them unique and how they are different from the outer planets, the gas giants.

Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

4. Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

Take a tour of the outer planets of our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Find out what makes each of these gas giants unique and learn about Pluto, a dwarf planet.

Dwarf Planets of the Solar System: Pluto, Eris, Haumea & Ceres

5. Dwarf Planets of the Solar System: Pluto, Eris, Haumea & Ceres

Discover why Pluto had to leave the league of planets and was downgraded to a dwarf planet. Learn the definitions for planet and dwarf planet. Find out about the currently classified dwarf planets in our solar system: Pluto, Eris, Ceres, Haumea and Makemake.

Planets of the Solar System: Orbits & Visibility

6. Planets of the Solar System: Orbits & Visibility

This lesson will tell you which planets in our solar system you can see with the naked eye and which ones you cannot. You'll also learn how they appear to move in our sky and why we can see them in the first place.

Structure of the Sun

7. Structure of the Sun

Discover the layers of the sun, including the core, radiative zone, convective zone, photosphere, chromosphere, and corona. Find out which layers you can see from Earth. Investigate what sunspots and solar flares are.

How Earth & the Sun Affect the Phases of the Moon

8. 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

9. 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.

The Cycle of the Seasons in Astronomy

10. The Cycle of the Seasons in Astronomy

This lesson will explain to you why the Earth has different seasons, what the equinoxes and solstices are, their names, and if the distance the Earth is from the Sun influences the seasons.

Lunar Eclipse: Definition & Types

11. Lunar Eclipse: Definition & Types

This lesson will teach you about the lunar eclipse. You'll learn the difference between a penumbral, partial, and total lunar eclipse, and see what totality means with respect to a total lunar eclipse.

What Is a Solar Eclipse?

12. What Is a Solar Eclipse?

This lesson will describe what a solar eclipse is, why it's possible, when a partial or a total one will occur, and what cool effects occur during one.

Annular Eclipse: The Changing Size of the Moon

13. Annular Eclipse: The Changing Size of the Moon

This lesson will explain what an annular eclipse is and why it occurs with respect to the sizes of the Moon, the Sun, and the position of the Moon during its orbit.

How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides

14. 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.

How Orbits Are Influenced by Gravity & Energy

15. How Orbits Are Influenced by Gravity & Energy

This lesson will explain how potential energy, kinetic energy, speed, and gravity are linked to the orbital motion of planets in our solar system. It will also define aphelion and perihelion.

The Structure of Our Galaxy

16. The Structure of Our Galaxy

If you ever looked up at the night sky far away from city lights, you would've seen a band of light across the night sky and lots of stars scattered around the rest of the sky. Why? The structure of our galaxy will explain exactly why.

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