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- Available Lessons: 290
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryAs you get ready to take the AEPA Earth Science examination, consider utilizing this study guide course to prepare. Our video and text lessons outline all the Earth science topics you'll find on the exam, and our multiple-choice quizzes help you test your knowledge.
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About This Course
This course is designed to enhance your knowledge of various Earth science subjects to help you prepare for the AEPA Earth Science exam. Video lessons cover scientific data and calculations, laboratory safety, geologic time and plate tectonics. You may also increase your understanding of information pertaining to biogeochemical cycles, volcanoes and atmospheric structure. By watching the lessons, you'll have a better idea of the kinds of questions you'll find on the AEPA Earth Science examination. Each lesson takes only 5-10 minutes to review and allows for a self-paced study option. Lesson transcripts are printable, so you can create convenient quick-reference materials. Use self-assessment lesson quizzes and chapter exams to measure what you've retained and to identify any topic you need to review further.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This comprehensive course offers one of the most detailed resources you can use to prepare fully for the AEPA Earth Science exam. The lessons contained in this guide provide detailed information about Earth's structures, climate and weather, celestial bodies and lab safety. Once you complete this course, you should have developed the ability to:
- Discuss scientific inquiry methodologies and interpret scientific data
- Describe laboratory safety procedures
- Detail various space science technologies
- Provide facts about geologic evolution, plate tectonics and ocean formation
- Describe the effects of weathering and erosion
- Provide details about the properties of Earth's minerals
- Give details about volcanoes, earthquakes, minerals and rocks
- List characteristics of different types of freshwater bodies and discuss water cycles
- Discuss the Earth's atmospheric structure, climate system and seasons
- Talk about the climate system, weather forecasting and weather conditions
- List properties and characteristics of ocean water
- Understand the structures of the sun, Earth, moon and Milky Way galaxy
- Name celestial bodies and types and characteristics of stars
- Describe the formation of the solar system and theories of the universe
This course is made up of 35 individual chapters broken down into 257 video and text lessons. We provide 24/7 access from any device, making it possible for flexible study time that fits into any schedule.
AEPA Earth Science Exam Information
AEPA exams are used in the state of Arizona to determine a teaching candidate's depth of knowledge about the subject area in which they wish to teach. Passing this AEPA exam is part of the certification process needed to teach earth science in the state.
- Number of Questions: 100 questions
- Question Type: Selected response
- Time Limit: 2 hours and 30 minutes
- Exam Cost: $120
AEPA Earth Science Exam Breakdown
|AEPA Earth Science Concept||Percent of AEPA Earth Science Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Characteristics of Science||22%||22 questions||35|
|Origin and Evolution of the Earth System||17%||17 questions||31|
|Geologic Materials, Processes, and Cycles||22%||22 questions||34|
|The Hydrosphere and the Atmosphere||22%||22 questions||53|
AEPA Earth Science Exam Preparation & Registration
This intensive study guide covers all of the topics addressed on the AEPA Earth Science exam. In addition to basic science research practices and data interpretation, you'll explore concepts relating to Earth's landforms, bodies of water, water cycles, climate and atmosphere. Details are also provided concerning planets and other celestial bodies, the solar system, the universe, energy and laws of motion.
Register for this or any AEPA exam by creating an account on the AEPA website, then submitting all required information to complete the registration process. Once you have been registered and paid exam fees, click on 'schedule' to set up your test site and date. Test scheduling is completed on a first-come, first served basis.
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Scoring the AEPA Earth Science Examination
You must receive a score of 240 to pass the AEPA Earth Science examination. Your score report will be available within 2-6 weeks after you take the exam, depending on your test date. Score reports are made available to you and any institutions you requested at registration; they'll also be send to the state's Department of Education.
Characteristics of Science
Number of questions: about 22
Exam topics covered: The nature of science and scientific inquiry, dependent and independent variables, scientific calculations and the metric system
What you'll study: This course will develop your knowledge of scientific research and the scientific method. It emphasizes the steps necessary to develop a scientific hypothesis and addresses the use of different kinds of research methods.
Origin and Evolution of the Earth System
Number of questions: about 17
Exam topics covered: Plate tectonics, landforms, fossilization, ocean basins, biological weathering, erosion and the formation of soils
What you'll study: In addition to topics on weathering and erosion, this course provides information about plate tectonics, glacial deposition and sea floor spreading. You'll re-discover how oceanic ridge systems form while learning more about convergent, divergent and transform boundaries.
Geologic Materials, Processes and Cycles
Number of questions: about 22
Exam topics covered: Radioactive decay, isotopes, Earth materials, common rocks, volcanoes, earthquakes and geochemical cycles
What you'll study: Reflecting the material on the AEPA examination, this course aims to refresh your knowledge of the properties and shape of minerals and to remind you of the different kinds of rocks and volcanoes. Learn more about the periodic table and the effects of radioactive decay.
The Hydrosphere and the Atmosphere
Number of questions: about 22
Exam topics covered: Freshwater systems, atmospheric processes, the earth's climate systems and seasons, monsoon wind systems, weather prediction and ocean water
What you'll study: The properties of ocean water and the causes and effects of severe weather are explored throughout this course. Get information about some of the main components of the Earth's atmosphere, and continue learning about the formation of streams and caverns.
Number of questions: about 17
Exam topics covered: The Earth, moon and sun, planets, comets, asteroids, the solar system, galaxies, stars and the universe
What you'll study: Topics pertaining to the universe and its contents are included in this course. Study the solar system and the life cycle of the sun. Expand your understanding of lunar geology while gathering more details about the formation of planets.
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