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CSET Science Subtest II Earth and Space Sciences (219): Test Prep & Study Guide

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Boost your confidence ahead of the CSET Earth and Planetary Science Subtest III with this engaging review course. Watch our short video lessons to review the material you'll find on the test, and then use the lesson quizzes and chapter tests to see how well you understand each subject.
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11 chapters in CSET Science Subtest II Earth and Space Sciences (219): Test Prep & Study Guide

Ch 1. Understanding Stars, Solar Systems & Galaxies {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[459933].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Big Bang Theory of the Universe: Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9354].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9354].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Evidence for the Big Bang Theory: Background Radiation, Red-Shift and Expansion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2954].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2954].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Is Nuclear Fusion? - Definition & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3892].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3892].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Stages of the Sun's Life Cycle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2959].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2959].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Supernova and Supergiant Star Life Cycle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2961].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2961].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Types of Stars by Size, Color and Life Cycle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2958].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2958].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Solar Nebula Theory: Formation of the Solar System Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29080].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29080].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is the Age of the Solar System? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29081].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29081].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Evolution of the Early Universe Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28180].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28180].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Galaxy Formation: Spiral, Elliptical & Irregular Galaxies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2957].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2957].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Types of Telescopes: Radio, Reflecting & Refracting Telescopes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2956].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2956].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2963].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2963].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2967].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2967].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Formation of the Moon: Theories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2965].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2965].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Dwarf Planets of the Solar System: Pluto, Eris, Haumea & Ceres Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2968].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2968].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Moon Phases: Names & Sequence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31122].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31122].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31430].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31430].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[55488].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[55488].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Formation of the Earth: Theories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2964].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2964].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Atmosphere on Earth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20930].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20930].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Geologic Time Scale: Major Eons, Eras, Periods and Epochs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8866].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8866].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Theories of Geological Evolution: Catastrophism vs Uniformitarianism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8867].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8867].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The History of Life on Earth: Timeline and Characteristics of Major Eras Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3124].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3124].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Numerical and Relative Geological Dating Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50240].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50240].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Relative Dating with Fossils: Index Fossils as Indicators of Time Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8873].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8873].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Optical Properties of Minerals: Luster, Light Transmission, Color & Streak Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Crystal Shape of Minerals: Forms and Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8532].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8532].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Mineral Strength: Tenacity, Hardness, Cleavage & Fracture Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8533].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Mineral Density & Specific Gravity: Definition and Properties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8534].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8534].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8535].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8535].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Non-silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8536].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8536].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9095].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9095].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2529].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2529].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9096].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9096].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2532].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2532].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Causes of Tectonic Plate Movement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2533].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Types of Volcanoes: Shield, Cinder Cones & Composite Cones Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13130].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13130].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13133].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13133].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is an Earthquake? - Definition and Components Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12482].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12482].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Causes of Earthquakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12483].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12483].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Identifying and Understanding Earthquakes Using Seismic Activity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12485].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12485].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Properties of Ocean Water Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12400].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12400].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12404].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12404].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12406].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12406].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What are Ocean Currents? - Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60939].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60939].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Characteristics of Different Ocean Zones Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50245].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50245].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Types of Marine Organisms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12401].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12401].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2524].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2524].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12402].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12402].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2526].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2526].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11554].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11554].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Desalination: Definition & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[237179].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[237179].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Major Components of the Atmosphere Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12472].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12472].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11546].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11546].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10323].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10323].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12479].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12479].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2522].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2522].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Global Wind Patterns of the Three Wind Belts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45334].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45334].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11548].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11548].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11549].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11549].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What Are Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11550].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11550].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11551].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11551].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11552].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11552].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11553].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11553].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11555].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11555].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10349].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10349].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Is IPAT? - Factors of the Human Impact on the Environment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10591].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10591].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Mitigating the Effects of Human Activities on Earth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[459957].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[459957].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Conservation Biology, Habitat Fragmentation, and Metapopulations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2369].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2369].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12480].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12480].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Factors Involved in Climate Change Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45290].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45290].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Natural Causes of Climate Change Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60956].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60956].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Feedback Mechanisms of Climate Change Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45294].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45294].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Causes of Repeating Climate Change Patterns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60957].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60957].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10322].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10322].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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