Ch 61: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Physical Properties & Matter

About This Chapter

This chapter gives you a quick refresher on the physical properties and matter, information which will appear on the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Core Subjects 4-8 test. The lessons and quizzes will help you to better understand and answer test questions.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Physical Properties & Matter - Chapter Summary

These text and video lessons were designed for aspiring Texas teachers who will soon be taking their TExES Core Subjects 4-8 test. They will prep you for answering test questions on physical properties and matter such as:

  • Electrical conductivity
  • States of matter
  • The chemical and physical properties of elements and matter
  • The periodic table

The lessons are short, with video lessons averaging 5-10 minutes, and each includes a quiz for checking your comprehension. There is also a feature for contacting an expert with any questions that you may have.

5 Lessons in Chapter 61: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Physical Properties & Matter
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What is Electrical Conductivity? - Definition &  Measurement

1. What is Electrical Conductivity? - Definition & Measurement

Why do some materials allow electricity to pass through them while others do not? In this lesson, we will learn what determines whether a material will conduct electricity or not, a property known as electrical conductivity.

States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

2. States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

Learn the four states of matter in the universe: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Learn about the differences in shape and volume among the four states, which of the states is the most common and why plasma conducts electricity.

Physical & Chemical Properties of Elements: Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids

3. Physical & Chemical Properties of Elements: Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids

Elements are elementary! They are simple substances that cannot be broken down. Learn how each element has its own unique set of physical and chemical properties, and how we use those properties to categorize them as metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.

The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

4. The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

How is the periodic table like the map you used on your last road trip? In this lesson, you will be introduced to the periodic table, the road map of chemists. We will discuss how the elements are organized and how you can use this organization to identify some of their major physical properties.

Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

5. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.

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