Ch 63: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Matter & Energy

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This chapter on matter and energy is full of engaging lessons focused on the kind of related material you'll be encountering on the TExES Core Subjects (4-8) exam, with content orchestrated by professional instructors who are available for your questions.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Matter & Energy - Chapter Summary

These lessons were designed to help refresh your understanding of different topics that may appear on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam. This chapter is centered around various key concepts within the study of matter and energy, fleshing out the significance and functioning of:

  • Work and power
  • The transference of kinetic and potential energy
  • Heat energy, electricity, and light
  • Sound and what influences its speed
  • Waves

Making sure you've understood the material before entering the exam will be easy using the practice quizzes that accompany each lesson, which are also available to be printed as worksheets so you can study without your computer on hand. And after you're through with those, you can double-check your test readiness by taking the chapter exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 63: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Matter & Energy
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Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples

1. Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples

Pushing a wall all day may feel like work, but unless you get that wall moving you're not doing any work according to the rules of physics. In this video lesson, you'll learn how work is defined as well as how to calculate the amount of work done on an object.

Power: Definition and Mathematics

2. Power: Definition and Mathematics

Work involves moving an object with a force, but power tells us how quickly that work is done. In this lesson, you will learn about how power depends on both work and time as well as see examples of how to calculate power.

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.

What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation

4. What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation

In this lesson, you will learn about heat and that heat is a form of energy. You will learn about the properties of heat and the equations that will help you calculate heat in a variety of situations.

What Is Electricity? - Definition & Concept

5. What Is Electricity? - Definition & Concept

Learn the history of electricity, from Ben Franklin's kite experiment to laptop batteries. Explore the many different ways electricity is measured, generated, and stored.

What is Light?

6. What is Light?

This lesson will define and describe what light is from both technical and more common-use perspectives, discuss what the different kinds of light are, and explain why it's called radiation.

What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

7. What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

Explore the minute workings of sound waves and how they travel. We'll discuss the main factors that affect the speed of sound waves, and we'll try some mathematical problems involving the wave equation.

Waves: Types & Definition

8. Waves: Types & Definition

Examine the different types of waves and what parts of our daily lives are affected by waves, from the ocean to the microwave to sound. Explore how waves are measured and classified.

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