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Ch 53: TExES Science 7-12: The Hydrosphere

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Explore Earth's oceans and water systems using the lessons in the Hydrosphere chapter of our TExES Science 7-12 study guide. This refresher course will provide you with useful information that will help you get ready for the TExES Science 7-12 test.

TExES Science 7-12: The Hydrosphere - Chapter Summary

Reinforce what you remember and perhaps acquire some new information as you work through these lessons on Earth's fresh and salt water ecosystems. Review how waves form, tectonic factors that affect ocean movements and much more, and apply this information to your study strategy as you prepare for the TExES Science 7-12 exam. The lessons include the following material and more:

  • How water is distributed across the earth
  • Components and processes of the water cycle
  • Physical and chemical properties and composition of water
  • How hydrologic systems are measured
  • Ocean circulation, waves and zones
  • Formation and features of oceanic ridges and basins

De-stress and relax while you view these refreshingly entertaining, yet comprehensive and informative lessons. Short quizzes provide a quick check-up, and you can move back and forth between the quizzes and the videos using the embedded links in each quiz. If you're already familiar with part of a lesson, use the timeline to jump directly to the topic you're looking for without having to replay the whole video.

10 Lessons in Chapter 53: TExES Science 7-12: The Hydrosphere
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Ecosystems of Oceans and Freshwater: Biological Diversity and Water

1. Ecosystems of Oceans and Freshwater: Biological Diversity and Water

In this lesson, you'll learn about the biodiversity of ecosystems based on water. You will discover that marine, freshwater and a mixture of salt and freshwater create very different ecosystems, which in turn influence the amount of biodiversity that is found in these habitats.

The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

2. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

The Distribution of Water on Earth

3. 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!

Chemical Composition & Physical Attributes of Fresh, Brackish & Salt Water

4. Chemical Composition & Physical Attributes of Fresh, Brackish & Salt Water

Discover the differences between fresh, brackish, and saltwater. Learn about their chemical and physical features. Afterward, see how well you know the differences by taking a quiz.

Oceans: Facts & Information

5. Oceans: Facts & Information

Over fifty percent of the world's population lives near a coastline. The oceans of the world affect our everyday lives, from recreation to resources, to climate. Learn some fun facts about this unique feature of our planet!

Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate

6. Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate

The ocean waters are always in motion and as they travel around the globe they carry and distribute heat, which affects the global climate. Learn about the ocean circulation patterns and how they impact the climate.

Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion

7. Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion

There are different types of ocean waves, including wind waves, tsunamis and tidal waves. Learn the features of waves and how their erosive effect creates the unique features found on the shoreline.

Characteristics of Different Ocean Zones

8. Characteristics of Different Ocean Zones

The oceans can be divided into horizontal and vertical zones. These divisions help us better understand the characteristics of these vast bodies of water. Learn what these zones are in this lesson.

Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types

9. Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types

Ocean basins are those areas found under the sea. They can be relatively inactive areas where deposits of sediment slowly collect or active areas where tectonic plates meet. Learn how ocean basins form and about features such as oceanic ridges and trenches.

Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution

10. Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution

The oceanic ridge system is a continuous underwater mountain range with parts found in every ocean of the world. The ridge system is created when magma rising between diverging plates of the lithosphere cools and forms a new layer of crust.

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