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Ch 17: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Earth Facts & Concepts

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Get a quick review of Earth's physical features and seasons 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 factors that affect the Earth's shape as well as the plate tectonics and weathering processes responsible for the formation of its features. Lessons in this chapter cover the following topics:

  • Geographic coordinates
  • Forces shaping the Earth
  • The Earth's surface
  • The four seasons
  • Time geography

Everything about this chapter is designed to help you successfully answer Praxis science questions, 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.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Earth Facts & Concepts Chapter Objectives

This Praxis exam contains 120 multiple-choice questions used to gauge the subject-area knowledge of prospective early childhood education teachers. Around 17 of these questions appear in the science content domain, one of six subject areas covered by the test. You can use this chapter to focus on science questions addressing such topics as seasonal weather patterns and the physical processes responsible for changes to the Earth's surface.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Earth Facts & Concepts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

1. Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

This lesson will seek to explain the geographic coordinate system. In doing so, it will explain latitude and longitude. It will also highlight the equator, the prime meridian, and the concept of elevation.

Shape of the Earth: Density, Stress & Gravity

2. Shape of the Earth: Density, Stress & Gravity

This lesson will seek to explain geodesy and the Earth's shape. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of gravity, density, and stress, as well as the role they play in the field of geodesy.

The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface

3. The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface

There are many geologic processes that shape the surface of the Earth. Not only do they build and destroy a variety of landscapes, but they also give us clues to the interior of the Earth and the forces that exist there.

Geography of the Four Seasons

4. Geography of the Four Seasons

This lesson will explain how the earth's axis and rotation affect seasons. In doing this, it will also highlight the concept of the summer and winter solstices, as well as how seasons vary around the globe.

Time Geography: Torsten Hagerstrand's Works

5. Time Geography: Torsten Hagerstrand's Works

This lesson will explain time geography and the works of Torsten Hagerstrand. In doing so, it will highlight the effect of past decisions as well as capability, coupling, and authority constraints.

Chapter Practice Exam
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