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Ch 20: Praxis Early Childhood Education: People, Places, & Environments

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Get a quick review of Earth's physical features and biomes with the help of this chapter's video lessons and quizzes. Use these resources to get ready for science questions on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Earth Facts & Concepts - Chapter Summary

Prepare for science questions on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam by re-examining the concepts of place and region as well as population distribution and human impact on the environment. Completing this chapter will ensure you are able to:

  • Describe geographical similarities of scale, space and place
  • Identify the desert, tropical rainforest, savanna and coral reef biomes
  • Discuss biomes that include tundra, taiga, temperate grassland and coastline
  • Detail the relationships between economics, natural capital and the environment
  • Explain the use of geography tools including maps, GPS and GIS

This chapter is designed to help you successfully answer science questions on the test, from video lessons you can watch over and over again to transcripts that define key science terminology. You'll also find multiple-choice quizzes you can use to ensure you have a firm grasp of these earth science concepts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 20: Praxis Early Childhood Education: People, Places, & Environments
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Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

1. Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

You've probably heard, and even used, the words 'space' and 'place.' But do you know what they mean in the field of cultural geography? In this lesson, we'll look at how geographers define areas, including space, place, and scale.

Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

2. Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

How can we study the earth and the features in it? Watch this lesson to find out more about common tools used in geography, including maps, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems, and their differences.

Understanding the Concepts of Place & Region

3. Understanding the Concepts of Place & Region

This lesson explores two of the five themes of geography - place and region. You will learn to define each and their subcategories, along with several examples to help you remember them.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

4. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.

Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

5. Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

Take a trip around the world and learn all about different biomes. Why can you only find certain plants and animals in specific places? What are the most fertile climates on Earth? Watch on to answer these and other questions.

Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

6. Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

Take a trip with us in this lesson, starting in the Pacific Ocean, traveling across California through the Central Valley and up to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We'll learn how oceans, elevation, and people can determine which types of biomes are found in different areas and check out the Earth's most massive and oldest organisms.

Human Impacts on the Environment

7. Human Impacts on the Environment

The human population continues to grow, but the size of Earth and the resources available for our use are limited. Humans greatly impact the world around them, and our actions can and often do have dramatic and long-lasting consequences.

Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

8. Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

Natural capital is the resources and services derived from nature that are of value to people. Learn why protecting natural capital is important for sustainable growth and economic development.

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