Ch 60: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Environmental Concepts

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Let us help you review for the OAE Integrated Social Studies test with these lessons covering topics such as plate tectonics, glacial erosion and the difference in weather and climate. Our videos and quizzes can get you ready for exam questions on environmental concepts.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Environmental Concepts - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to brush up on environmental factors that influence the Earth's surface as you prepare for the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam. After watching our videos, you'll be set to handle exam questions on the following:

  • Weather fronts and air masses
  • How climate and geography influence civilizations
  • Plate tectonics theory
  • Volcanoes
  • Glacial erosion and deposition
  • Causes of soil erosion and how to prevent it

These lessons, taught by expert instructors, average about five minutes each in length. You can watch them anytime, on a computer or mobile device. Video tags let you quickly locate key terms and topics that you want to review.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Environmental Concepts Chapter Objectives

In Ohio, teachers seeking certification in social studies must pass the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam. This exam is divided into five domains, and questions on topics covered in the Environmental Concepts chapter are in the domain on geography and culture, which accounts for 19% of the total scoring.

Like the quizzes that accompany our lessons, all questions on this computer-based exam are multiple choice. Taking the quizzes will let you see what it is like to take this type of test and also offers an opportunity to determine your weaknesses in this topic.

11 Lessons in Chapter 60: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Environmental Concepts
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Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

1. Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

This video lesson will guide you in understanding the difference between climate and weather. Discover how they are different but related and how they are the ways you can describe atmospheric conditions on Earth.

Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

2. Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

Air masses affect weather in a number of different ways. In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of air masses found on Earth and how the movement of air masses creates changes in the weather.

Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather

3. Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather

In this video lesson you will learn about how air masses with different characteristics create weather fronts. You will also identify the different types of fronts, as well as what type of weather occurs along them.

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

4. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.

Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface

5. Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface

After many years of trying to solve the mystery of the moving continents, enough data and evidence was collected to develop a unifying theory of how the surface of the earth changes. It's called plate tectonics.

Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

6. Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

Volcanic eruptions pull materials up from deep within the earth to form various volcanic landforms, such as lava domes, lava plateaus, fissure eruptions, craters and calderas. Learn about these volcanic landforms and how they are created.

What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

7. What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

Learn about the two major types of glaciers: continental and alpine glaciers. These glaciers shape the landscape around them and affect our everyday lives, even if the nearest glacier is thousands of miles away.

Glacial Erosion: Definition, Processes & Features

8. Glacial Erosion: Definition, Processes & Features

Glaciers are huge blocks of ice that move along the landscape, carving distinct features along the way. Learn about the glacial erosion processes, plucking and abrasion, and the features they create, including cirque, horns, arĂȘte and roche moutonnee.

Glacial Deposition: Definition & Results

9. Glacial Deposition: Definition & Results

As glaciers move and retreat, they push and drop rocks and sediments in a process known as glacial deposition. Learn about this glacial process and the interesting landforms that result from it, including moraines, erratics and drumlins, in this lesson.

What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes

10. What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes

With soil erosion, the top layer of soil is worn away due to factors such as water, wind and tillage of farmland. Learn about soil erosion and how natural elements and human activities break up and transport soil.

Soil Erosion: Effects & Prevention

11. Soil Erosion: Effects & Prevention

Topsoil is lost through soil erosion. This can reduce soil quality and cause water pollution. Learn about the effects of soil erosion as well as preventative measures, including increased vegetation, terracing, crop rotation and strip cropping.

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