Ch 71: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Cycles in Earth Systems

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Learn some important facts about cycles in Earth systems by studying the lessons in this chapter. Each topic might be included on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 Exam.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Cycles in Earth Systems - Chapter Summary

You will need to have a thorough understanding of the subject of cycles in Earth systems if you want to do well on the TExES Core Subjects Grades 4-8 Exam. Fortunately, we have provided you with these lessons that will go over all information on this subject you may need to know for the exam. Each lesson will teach you about a different topic related to the subject, such as:

  • The rock cycle
  • The definition of and differences between rocks and minerals
  • The composition and formation of soil
  • The water cycle
  • The definition and explanation of weathering
  • The nitrogen cycle and carbon cycle
  • The impact of humans on the environment

Each lesson is taught by an experienced instructor, who will go through the relevant topic in a way that is clear and easy to understand. Overall, our educational resources will make studying for the TExES Exam much easier!

7 Lessons in Chapter 71: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Cycles in Earth Systems
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Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks

1. Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks

In this lesson, we will discuss the three main types of rocks and how they are formed. The lesson also gives an introduction into how matter locked in rocks can be cycled through the earth.

Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences

2. Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences

Can you tell the difference between a rock and a mineral? What makes a mineral so much different from a rock? Explore these questions in depth, and learn how we classify rocks and minerals.

The Formation and Composition of Soil: Definition and Factors

3. The Formation and Composition of Soil: Definition and Factors

In this video lesson you will learn how soil is formed and what it is made of. You will also learn about how soil is classified and distributed in layers underground.

The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

4. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

Weathering: Definition & Explanation

5. Weathering: Definition & Explanation

Discover how rocks and minerals are broken down by chemical and mechanical forms of weathering. Learn about some of the many geological formations created by weathering, from large caves to beautiful arches made of rock.

Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle

6. Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle

Matter is constantly cycled between living and nonliving parts of the environment. Processes like photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation allow the carbon and nitrogen cycles to regenerate needed substances by recycling Earth's atoms.

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.

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