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Ch 25: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Earth & Space Science

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Use this chapter to prepare for science questions on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam. Review concepts related to earth and space science, such as soil erosion, the atmosphere, and different earth minerals.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Earth & Space Science - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors help you understand earth and space science so you can prepare for the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam with confidence. Review topics like soil erosion, the atmosphere on Earth, and interactions of the sun-earth-moon system. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the solar system
  • Understand interactions in the sun-earth-moon system
  • Describe the atmosphere on Earth
  • Define soil erosion and understand its causes
  • Explain the Earth's materials, including minerals, rocks, soil, and water

Use the timeline tags within the videos to skip to a part of the lesson in order to review concepts you've missed. You can also use the Dashboard to track your progress within the chapter or ask for help from our experts. Don't forget to take the self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to make sure you understand each concept and are ready to succeed on the Praxis Early Childhood Education test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 25: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Earth & Space Science
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Solar System Overview

1. Solar System Overview

This lesson will go over the major aspects of our solar system, including the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids.

Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System

2. Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System

Learn how the sun, earth, and moon interact with each other to create tides, phases, eclipses, seasons, solar winds, and precession. Take a quiz and see how much you've picked up.

The Atmosphere on Earth

3. The Atmosphere on Earth

This lesson describes the evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, from its ancient past to the present day to how it's being changed by humans today. You'll learn about how outgassing, photosynthesis, and oceans all played a role in its formation, what air is composed of, and the real effect of human pollution on our changing atmosphere.

What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes

4. 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.

Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

5. Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

Although the earth is a very complex system, there are only four main components of Earth that are the building blocks of life. These components are referred to as Earth's materials and include minerals, rocks, soil and water.

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