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Science Preparation for the GED® Test

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Course Description

This online course will prepare you to take the Science portion of the GED (General Educational Development) test. The testing format will be explained and broken down to highlight the content this part of the exam will cover.

This course will provide many resources from strategies, practice tests, practical assignments and researched netlinks attached to many test topics to be read at your own leisure. This course will analyze how to science related material and provide a comprehensive review of major topics covered in Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Chemistry and Physics.

This course is a preparation course only. You cannot take the GED® test online. UniversalClass does not administer state-sanctioned GED® tests.

We recommend the following steps to pass the official, state-administered, GED® test:

  1. Enroll in a GED® Preparation course (such as this one)
  2. Purchase all recommended GED® Preparation books and materials
  3. Study all course materials
  4. Take all practice tests in the course and book materials
  5. After you have mastered all material and passed all tests, you must sign up for the state-administered GED® test
  6. Take the GED® test in person approved by both your state and the American Council on Education with a proctor
  7. If you pass the state-administered GED® test, the state will issue you a high school equivalency diploma

*GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service®® brands are administered by GED Testing Service® LLC under license. THIS WORK IS NOT AUTHORIZED, ENDORSED, OR LICENSED BY AMERICAN COUNSEL ON EDUCATION OR GED Testing Service®, AND ANY REFERENCE TO "GED®" IN THE TITLE OR BODY OF THIS WORK IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO IMPLY AN AFFILIATION WITH, OR SPONSORSHIP BY, GED Testing Service® OR ANY STATE OR ENTITY AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE GED® BRANDED GOODS OR SERVICES.

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Course Lessons

6/27/2017 12:25:40 PM

The Science Test: Reading Information

This lesson will go over information and formatting details of the Science Test for the GED. 0 Total Points
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets

The Science Test: Biology

This lesson will list several vocabulary terms used in the study of Biology. 0 Total Points
  • Review 10 Articles: Cell Biology; Virtual Cell Biology; Chemical Basis of Life; Energy Cycle in Living Things; Life: Levels of Organization; Biological Classification of Organisms; Evolution and Natural Selection; Natural Selection and Recombination; Multicellular Organisms; Energy and Human Evolution
  • Review Video: How Cells Obtain Energy

Life Science: Biology Part 1

This lesson will discuss topics including: the cell, structure of the Eukaryotic Animal Cell, Structure Of The Eukaryotic Plant Cell, Functions Of A Typical Cell, Diffusions, active transport, protein synthesis of cells, types of reproduction, genetics an 24 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Cell Biology Animation; Cell Reproduction and Conception
  • Complete Exam: Biology Part 1
  • Complete Exam: Biology Part 1-A

Life Science: Biology Part 2

Several hundred years ago, as science began to advance, scholars needed a well-organized system to talk about the vast number of organisms on the planet. 25 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Classifications of Organisms; Plant Classification; What is an Ecosystem?
  • Complete Exam: Biology Part 2
  • Complete Exam: Biology Part 2-A

The Science Test: Earth and Space Structure

This lesson will begin the study of this part of the Science Test for the GED exam. 0 Total Points
  • Review 12 Articles: Rocks; Stars and Galaxies; Nine Planets; Structure of the Solar System; Geologic Timeline; Weathering; Energy Story; Clean Energy; Atmosphere; The Oceans; Continental Drifts; Plate Tectonics

Earth and Space Science Part 1

Our sun is one of billions of stars in the known universe. It is a yellow star, and it is a pretty good example of most of the known stars, with a few minor exceptions. 25 Total Points
  • Review Article: Star Facts
  • Complete Exam: Earth and Space Science Part 1
  • Complete Exam: Earth and Space Science Part 1-A

Earth and Space Science Part 2

Paleontologists work to reconstruct the Earths ancient history by studying fossils, the traces of past life. 24 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Paleontology Portal; Water Cycle Diagram
  • Complete Exam: Earth and Space Science Part 2
  • Complete Exam: Earth and Space Science Part 2-A

The Science Test: Chemistry

This lesson will highlight and review some of the content knowledge of chemistry that will be part of the GED test. 0 Total Points
  • Review 6 Articles: Atomic Theory; Electrons; Energy Changes; Periodic Law; Structure and Behavior of Matter; Electrochemistry

Chemistry, Part 1

Just as the cell is the basic building block of life, the atom is the basic unit of matter. There are just over 100 types of atoms in the known universe, and these tiny particles combine to make all matter. 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Periodic Table of the Elements; Nuclear Energy
  • Complete Exam: Chemistry Part 1-A
  • Complete Exam: Chemistry, Part 1

Chemistry, Part 2

When elements combine in a chemical reaction, a new compound is formed that has properties different from the original components. 24 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Compound Basics; Acids, Bases, and the pH Scale; Reactants and Products in Chemical Reactions
  • Complete Exam: Chemistry Part 2-A
  • Complete Exam: Chemistry, Part 2

The Science Test: Physical Science

This lesson will highlight and review some of the content knowledge of physics that will be part of the GED test. 0 Total Points
  • Review 5 Articles: Nuclear Physics; Magnetism; Reflection, Refraction and Diffusion; Properties of Waves; Energy Transfer

Physics, Part 1

Physics is at work in your life every dayits what keeps you from floating out into space and what keeps your car moving forward as you roll downhill. 25 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Forces; The Physics of Energy; Law of Conservation of Energy and Mass
  • Complete Exam: Physics Part 1-A
  • Complete Exam: Physics, Part 1

Physics, Part 2

Heat is a type of energy that results from the movement of atoms in molecules in a substance. Heat is measured in joules, Btu or Calories, and it refers directly to the amount of energy. 25 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Energy, Heat Flow, and Life; Properties and Characteristics of Waves; The Nature of Light
  • Complete Exam: Physics Part 2-A
  • Complete Exam: Physics, Part 2

Physics, Part 3

Electricity is a secondary source of energy that has to be converted from another primary source, like coal, water or solar energy. 114 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Nature of Electricity; Turbines, Generators and Power Plants
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Exam: Physics Part 3-A
  • Complete Exam: Physics, Part 3
  • Complete Exam: Science Test Review
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the science test: reading information.
  • Know the science test: biology.
  • Describe the science test: earth and space structure.
  • Know the science test: chemistry.
  • Identify the science test: physical science, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Student Testimonials

  • "This course was very good and helpful. I was most familiar with the chemistry but found the overall course information very interesting and informative and pulled together all my knowledge for the last 37 years. Very helpful!" -- Susan T.

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