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Physical Science Basics - Chapter Summary
These online video lessons provide you with comprehensive overviews of science concepts related to the Earth and solar system, as well as some basic topics in the field of physics. Each lesson is taught by an experienced instructor, so you will have no problems understanding these subjects. Specific topics you can study include:
- The Earth, sun, and the phases of the moon
- The types and formation of volcanic landforms
- The definition and causes of soil erosion
- Differences between weather and climate
- The different states of matter
- Acceleration and force
- Energy transformation and conservation
The videos in this chapter contain tags that allow you to locate each of the main points in the lesson. If you would like a hard copy of the lessons, you can also find text transcripts included in the chapter. Finally, the practice quizzes and chapter exam are a great way to make sure that you have grasped the major points from the lessons.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter
The world around us is constantly changing. Chemists put those changes into two main categories: physical changes and chemical changes. This lesson will define and provide examples of each.
6. Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about the different kinds of energy and how these types of energy can be transformed from one form to another. You will also learn about some uses of these energy transformations in everyday life.
7. Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration
This lesson defines Newton's second law of motion. Examples are used to illustrate how unbalanced forces cause objects to accelerate. The examples are used to practice calculating acceleration and force for objects in motion.
8. What is Energy Conservation? - Definition, Process & Examples
This lesson will explain what the conservation of energy principle is and why it matters, using some real-life examples of how it works in our day-to-day lives. A short quiz will follow.
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