Ch 3: Praxis Middle School Science: Energy

About This Chapter

Let us help you refresh your knowledge of the fundamentals of energy as you prepare for the Praxis Middle School Science test. Our entertaining lesson videos and multiple-choice chapter test keep you engaged in the material while maximizing your study time.

Praxis Middle School Science: Energy - Chapter Summary

This chapter explores everything you need to know about energy for the Praxis. Our lesson videos are less than ten minutes long and include down-to-earth examples that keep the lessons fun. After watching the videos, you will be able to answer questions about the following topics:

  • The significance of energy in nature
  • Kinetic energy and potential energy
  • Forms of energy, such as thermal, radiant, chemical, electric, and nuclear
  • Seven major regions of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Electromagnetic radiation

Objectives of the Praxis Middle School Science: Energy Chapter

The Praxis is set up to evaluate your understanding of key science subjects and reasoning skills. All of the concepts detailed in this chapter are on the Basic Principles of Matter and Energy part of the exam, which makes up 12% of the whole test.

This exam asks all multiple-choice questions, and you can practice answering similar questions by using our multiple-choice chapter test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Praxis Middle School Science: Energy
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What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

1. What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

This lesson describes the nature of energy and how it is transferred from one source into another. Additionally, it will describe the significance of energy in natural systems.

Mass and Energy: Description and Interchangeable Relationship

2. Mass and Energy: Description and Interchangeable Relationship

Einstein used E = mc^2 to prove that mass and energy are relative to each other. This lesson describes how energy can be converted into mass and mass into energy. Experimental results from particle accelerators are used to demonstrate the relative nature of mass and energy.

Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

3. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

This video defines and describes kinetic and potential energy. You'll learn how different types of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. You'll also find out how kinetic and potential energy are transformed.

The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

4. The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This lesson will walk you through each of the major regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Explore the unique characteristics of X-rays, microwaves, radio waves, UV rays, infrared, gamma rays, and of course, visible light.

What is Electromagnetic Radiation? - Wavelength, Spectrum & Energy

5. What is Electromagnetic Radiation? - Wavelength, Spectrum & Energy

Light, microwaves, X-rays, and cell phone transmissions are all examples of electromagnetic radiation. Read more about this fascinating, mostly invisible phenomenon that has been harnessed by humans for so many purposes. A quiz is included.

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