Ch 27: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Minerals, Rocks & Soil

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Use the online video lessons in this chapter to build upon your knowledge of geology, particularly minerals, rocks and soil. After completing your review, you might ace related questions on the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination.

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Minerals, Rocks & Soil - Chapter Summary

The short educational videos in this chapter will bring to mind the things you've learned about the classifications, groupings, properties and composition of minerals, rocks and soil. Review the lessons in preparation for taking the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination. Re-examine the characteristics of igneous rocks and explore the effects of soil erosion. Add to your knowledge of the strength of minerals as well as the methods by which they're extracted from the earth. This chapter's video lessons might also help you to:

  • Define soil and minerals, and explore mineral consumption around the world
  • Determine how minerals are mined and processed, and identify their physical properties
  • Describe the strength and specific gravity of minerals as well as the characteristics of crystals
  • Provide examples of silicate and non-silicate minerals
  • Explain the differences between minerals and rocks
  • Identify the major rock groupings and describe the formation process
  • Discuss the composition of soil along with the causes and effects of soil erosion

You'll learn from well-educated teachers as you get set to take the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination. The video lessons are short but thorough. Use the video tags to find facts more quickly or read through the text transcripts. Since the learning process is interactive and self-paced, you'll be able to study while maintaining your current schedule. Self-assessment quizzes will test your knowledge of this chapter's material.

9 Lessons in Chapter 27: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Minerals, Rocks & Soil
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What Are Minerals? - Types, Properties & Examples

1. What Are Minerals? - Types, Properties & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about minerals and their properties. You will also understand the importance and everyday use of different types of minerals found on Earth.

Mineral Consumption: How Developed and Developing Nations Consume Minerals Differently

2. Mineral Consumption: How Developed and Developing Nations Consume Minerals Differently

In this lesson, you will learn about how minerals are used around the world. You will also gain an understanding of where minerals are found on earth and how developed and developing nations consume them differently.

Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use

3. Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use

In this lesson, you will learn about the different methods used to extract minerals from the ground and gain an understanding about how different types of mining affect the environment.

Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences

4. Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences

Can you tell the difference between a rock and a mineral? What makes a mineral so much different from a rock? Explore these questions in depth, and learn how we classify rocks and minerals.

Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks

5. Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks

In this lesson, we will discuss the three main types of rocks and how they are formed. The lesson also gives an introduction into how matter locked in rocks can be cycled through the earth.

Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups

6. Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups

Did you know that lava is molten rock that reaches the earth's surface? Furthermore, did you know that rocks exist in three general forms: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic? This lesson describes these rock types and examples of each.

What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

7. What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

Soil is the material found on the surface of the earth that is composed of organic and inorganic material. Soil varies due to its structure and composition. Learn about the different types of soil and soil structures in this video lesson.

The Formation and Composition of Soil: Definition and Factors

8. The Formation and Composition of Soil: Definition and Factors

In this video lesson you will learn how soil is formed and what it is made of. You will also learn about how soil is classified and distributed in layers underground.

Other Earth Materials: Metals and Precious Rocks

9. Other Earth Materials: Metals and Precious Rocks

Our planet contains a variety of natural resources that we rely on to survive. Some of these resources, including metals and precious rocks, are less common than others and serve unique functions.

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