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Ch 70: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Earth Systems

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Let us help you review some key facts about different Earth systems with our comprehensive video lessons. These lessons will all go over information you will need to know for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam.

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

The TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam will contain several questions assessing your understanding of the subject of Earth systems. If you want to learn more about this subject, you will find the video lessons contained in this chapter to be extremely helpful. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific topic you may encounter on the exam, such as:

  • The internal and external forces of the Earth
  • The Earth's water distribution
  • The four spheres of the Earth and their interactions
  • Solar, wind and water energy
  • Heat transfer mechanisms
  • The geologic time scale

Once you feel confident in your understanding of these topics, you can use the chapter's practice quizzes to assess yourself on some key points. If you can accurately answer the practice questions, you'll have a much better chance of doing well on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam itself!

10 Lessons in Chapter 70: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Earth Systems
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The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface

1. 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.

The Distribution of Water on Earth

2. The Distribution of Water on Earth

Water covers most of Earth but in a variety of forms. In this video lesson you will learn about how water is distributed on Earth, though you may be surprised to find out just how little of it we can access!

The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere

3. The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere

Earth is made up of four distinct yet connect spheres. In this video lesson, you will learn about where each sphere is found on Earth, as well as some features commonly found in each.

Interactions of Earth's Spheres: Purpose and Examples

4. Interactions of Earth's Spheres: Purpose and Examples

The four spheres of Earth drive all of its processes and support life on our unique planet. In this video lesson, you will see examples of how Earth's spheres interact with each other to form an overall complex and connected system.

Creating Energy from Solar, Wind, and Water Sources

5. Creating Energy from Solar, Wind, and Water Sources

Much of what we do requires an energy supply. But where does this energy come from? Often we get it from natural sources, such as wind, water, and sunlight, and in this lesson, you'll learn how these can be converted to electricity for our everyday use.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

6. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

Geologic Time Scale: Major Eons, Eras, Periods and Epochs

7. Geologic Time Scale: Major Eons, Eras, Periods and Epochs

The geologic time scale is an essential tool for understanding the history of Earth and the evolution of life. In this lesson, explore the principal eons, eras, periods, and epochs that help us track major events in geologic history.

Formation of the Earth: Theories

8. Formation of the Earth: Theories

In this lesson, the theory of how the planet Earth formed will be discussed. This includes looking at how it differentiated into three layers, how it formed its atmosphere, water, and land features, and how it continues to evolve today.

Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface

9. Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface

After many years of trying to solve the mystery of the moving continents, enough data and evidence was collected to develop a unifying theory of how the surface of the earth changes. It's called plate tectonics.

Fossil Evidence for Biological Diversity, Speciation, & Mass Extinction

10. Fossil Evidence for Biological Diversity, Speciation, & Mass Extinction

One of the best sources of evidence we have for evolution is the fossil record. Fossils provide a wealth of information on how species change over time and for exciting events like mass extinctions and new species formation.

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