Ch 7: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: States of Matter

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Use these quick, engaging videos to brush up on the states of matter as you prepare for your TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 certification exam. A quick quiz after each lesson lets you test your knowledge of the concepts.

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: States of Matter - Chapter Summary

These short videos provide a fun and effective way to study the states of matter and build confidence before your TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 certification assessment. As you explore the videos, you will examine:

  • Features of the Kinetic theory of matter
  • The four states of matter
  • The ideal gas law
  • The gas constant
  • Types of phase changes

Check out the video transcripts for an additional look at the ideas. Key concepts are emphasized for ease of location. If you have any questions about kinetic theory, the ideal gas law, or any of the other concepts discussed in this lesson, be sure to ask our instructors for help.

Objectives of the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: States of Matter Chapter

This chapter offers a whole arsenal of great resources to help you master the states of matter concepts you can expect to find as you work through your TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 certification exam. Lesson quizzes let you practice using the ideas and they show you what questions from the exam look like. You'll have five hours to complete the assessment's 90 multiple-choice questions.

The test is designed to assess your skills in six content areas. Physical science, life science, and Earth and space science each take up 18% of the exam content, as does the content domain devoted to scientific history and context, the nature of science and scientific inquiry, and safety. The remaining two domains focus on teaching and classroom style. The alignment, integration, instruction and assessment portion takes up 14% of the assessment, and the remaining 14% of the exam is devoted to mentoring, shared leadership and the classroom environment.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: States of Matter
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States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

1. 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.

The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

2. The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

Everything on Earth is made of matter, but that matter isn't always the same. Matter can exist in four different phases, and the kinetic theory of matter helps us understand the differences between those phases.

The Ideal Gas Law and the Gas Constant

3. The Ideal Gas Law and the Gas Constant

Have you ever wondered why the pressure in your car's tires is higher after you have been driving a while? In this lesson, we are going to discuss the law that governs ideal gases and is used to predict the behavior of real gases: the ideal gas law.

Boyle's Law: Gas Pressure and Volume Relationship

4. Boyle's Law: Gas Pressure and Volume Relationship

Have you ever wondered how an air powered water gun works? It uses the fantastic properties of gases to make a summer day more enjoyable! In this lesson, we will be discussing Boyle's Law and the relationship between pressure and volume of a gas.

Gay-Lussac's Law: Gas Pressure and Temperature Relationship

5. Gay-Lussac's Law: Gas Pressure and Temperature Relationship

You may know that you aren't supposed to put an aerosol can in a fire because it could explode, but do you know why? In this lesson, we will explain Gay-Lussac's law, which shows the relationship between the temperature and pressure of a gas.

Charles' Law: Gas Volume and Temperature Relationship

6. Charles' Law: Gas Volume and Temperature Relationship

In this lesson, we will discover why the wind blows and what causes a hot air balloon to rise, a couple of the applications of Charles' Law that explain the relationship between the volume and temperature of a gas.

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