Ch 53: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Matter & Energy

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This chapter presents lessons on matter and energy that were designed to help prepare you for your upcoming Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Core Subjects EC-6 test.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Matter & Energy - Chapter Summary

Let our subject-matter experts help you with matter phases and energy calculations as you get ready to take the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 test. These lessons are a refresher to assist you in answering test questions on topics such as:

  • Law of the conservation of energy
  • Calculation of heat energy
  • Phase changes of matter
  • The concept of electricity
  • Sound and light

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6 Lessons in Chapter 53: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Matter & Energy
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First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

1. First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

This video describes the first law of thermodynamics. Several examples of the application of this law are discussed. The significance of the law and its practical application are discussed as well.

What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation

2. 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.

Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition

3. Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition

Substances on Earth can exist in one of four phases, but mostly, they exist in one of three: solid, liquid or gas. Learn the six changes of phase: freezing, melting, condensation, vaporization, sublimation and deposition.

What Is Electricity? - Definition & Concept

4. 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?

5. 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

6. 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.

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