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Ch 56: TExES Science 7-12: The Atmosphere

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This chapter gives you the chance to see what you need to know about the atmosphere to be prepared for the TExES Science 7-12 exam. Complete each lesson to get a handle on the kinds of questions you will need to answer.

TExES Science 7-12: The Atmosphere - Chapter Summary

You can improve your chance for success on the TExES Science exam by reviewing information about the atmosphere with this chapter. As you watch the video lessons, you'll be going over:

  • Components of the atmosphere
  • Atmospheric conditions
  • Effects of solar radiation
  • Functions of the atmospheric cycle
  • Cloud formation and air lift
  • Climate and the ozone layer
  • Types of precipitation
  • Sources of air pollution

Our instructors prepared compelling lessons to help ensure that you understand these facets of the atmosphere. You will also be provided with quizzes to make certain you're comfortable answering questions about all parts of our atmosphere.

10 Lessons in Chapter 56: TExES Science 7-12: The Atmosphere
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Major Components of the Atmosphere

1. Major Components of the Atmosphere

Our atmosphere is a complex mixture of many different gases. In this video lesson you will identify the major components of Earth's atmosphere as well as how much there is of each.

Organism Tolerance for Atmospheric Conditions

2. Organism Tolerance for Atmospheric Conditions

In this lesson, we'll talk about the different 'comfort levels' that different organisms have for atmospheric conditions. In particular, we'll focus on oxygen levels, but we'll also discuss temperature and other conditions that affect an organism's survival.

What is Solar Radiation? - Definition & Effects

3. What is Solar Radiation? - Definition & Effects

The sun plays an important role to us on Earth. It provides many things such as light and warmth. But, what is solar radiation and how does it affect us? In this video lesson, you'll learn about solar radiation, how it allows us to survive, and the influence it has on our global climate.

Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

4. Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

Weather is the current state of the atmosphere and is determined by factors like temperature, pressure and humidity. These factors that cause periodic changes in the Earth's air masses are explored in this lesson.

What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process

5. What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process

There are many different types of clouds that form in the sky. In this video lesson you will learn about how clouds form, as well as the different types of clouds and how they are classified.

Air Lift: Definition & Processes

6. Air Lift: Definition & Processes

In this video lesson, you will learn about air lift. You will also identify the different ways air is lifted, as well as some of the effects each mechanism has.

Climate: Classifications, Distribution & Causes

7. Climate: Classifications, Distribution & Causes

After completing this lesson, you will be able to describe the way that we classify climates, how those climates are distributed across the world, and what factors cause those climates. A short quiz will follow.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

8. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.

What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

9. What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

Precipitation comes in many forms, but it all comes from the same general process. In this video lesson you will identify different types of precipitation, as well as how precipitation forms in the atmosphere from condensation.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

10. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

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