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Ch 11: PLACE Elementary Education: Physical Science

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll find an in-depth review of key topics within the physical science through with lessons taught by our professional instructors. The lessons are geared towards preparing you for related science questions on the PLACE Elementary Education exam.

PLACE Elementary Education: Physical Science - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on the physical science topics you can expect to see on the PLACE Elementary Education exam, including matter, physical and chemical changes, and energy transformations. When you finish with this chapter, you'll have reviewed:

  • Atoms and molecules
  • Properties and states of matter
  • Forms of energy
  • Energy transfer and transformation

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PLACE Elementary Education: Physical Science Chapter Objectives

The PLACE Elementary Education test was designed with the intention to measure your ability as an entry-level educator in the state of Colorado. Scores on the exam are scaled through a conversion of the number of questions answered correctly to a score from 100 to 300, with 220 representing a passing score. This chapter can serve as an aid in your studying for the science section of the test, which contains questions dedicated to basic principles and concepts of physical science, such as the ones covered within these lessons.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: PLACE Elementary Education: Physical Science
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The Atom

1. The Atom

Tune into this lesson to find out what matters about matter. What exactly is an atom? And, how do the atoms that make up the elements in the periodic table differ from one another?

What is a Molecule? - Structure & Models

2. What is a Molecule? - Structure & Models

Water is a molecule. Caffeine is a molecule. DNA is a (really big) molecule. Learn how molecules are constructed and modeled and explore the different types of models.

Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

3. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

4. 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.

Forms of Energy: Thermal, Radiant, Chemical, Electric & Nuclear Energy

5. Forms of Energy: Thermal, Radiant, Chemical, Electric & Nuclear Energy

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what energy is, and describe in detail thermal, radiant, chemical, electric and nuclear energy. A short quiz will follow.

Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview

6. Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview

Learn about energy and how the sun provides the energy needed to sustain life on Earth. Discover energy transfer and how energy is neither created nor destroyed, but moves from one place to another or changes from one form to another.

Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples

7. 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.

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