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- Available Lessons: 237
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryOur helpful, self-paced study guidecourse can help you to get ready for the GACE (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators) Chemistry exam. Before you review the lesson material, take the self-assessment quizzes so you'll know where to focus your study.
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About this Course
Let us help you take the next step in your career preparation with this GACE Chemistry study guide. These lessons are organized around the test's learning objectives, so you can review every single topic covered on the exam. Listed below are just some of the areas discussed by our experienced instructors:
- History and nature of science
- Scientific inquiry procedures
- Chemistry in daily life
- Lab safety and equipment
- Matter and energy
- Atomic theory
- Chemical bonding
- Nuclear chemistry
- Organic chemistry
- Metabolic biochemistry
- Solution chemistry
- Chemical reactions
About the Exam
The GACE Chemistry exam is used to measure the content area knowledge of applicants for teacher certification in grades 6-12. It consists of two subtests that include 60 multiple-choice questions each.
In 2015, the tests are administered during 6-day testing windows available in February, April, and late May through early June. Subtests I and II can be taken together or separately. Two hours of testing time are allotted for each exam.
Preparing & Registering for the GACE Chemistry Exam
Take advantage of this self-paced course format to prepare for your GACE Chemistry exam. The short, illustrated video lessons and transcripts are organized into chapters, which makes it easy to peruse exam topics or focus on areas you need to review, such as atomic theory, thermochemistry, or the periodic table. You can also take lesson and chapter quizzes or a practice final exam to affirm your understanding of test material.
The first step in the registration process requires you to create an account through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website. After doing so, you'll receive a certification ID number that will allow you to create an additional online account with the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Log in here to select a test date, testing center, and score recipients. This process must be completed at least two days in advance of your desired test date.
Scoring the GACE Chemistry Exam
The minimum passing score for GACE content area exams is 220. Unofficial scores are available at the end of your testing session. Official score reports are released around two weeks after your testing window closes.
Test I: Scientific Inquiry, Processes, Technology, and Society
Number of questions: Around 19
Exam topics covered: The nature of scientific inquiry and scientific knowledge, experimental design, the historical development of chemical principles, significant figures in the field of chemistry, chemistry's impact on the environment, chemistry's real-life applications, energy types, data collection and measurement techniques, unit conversion, error analysis, lab equipment use, and lab safety procedures
What you'll study: Prepare for this content domain with lessons on the history and nature of science as well as the procedures involved in scientific inquiry, such as experimental design and the formulation of a hypothesis. You'll also review chemical processes affecting the environment and take a look at topics like energy production, the metric system, and lab safety procedures.
Test I: Nature of Matter and Energy
Number of questions: Around 24
Exam topics covered: Properties of matter, energy types, the law of conservation of energy, kinetic molecular theory, atomic structure, electron configuration, radioactivity, electron absorption and emission spectra, temperature scales, heat transfer, thermal energy, heat capacity, phase transitions, endothermic and exothermic reactions, and the laws of thermodynamics
What you'll study: Review the properties and states of matter, compare energy types, and get an overview of thermochemistry basics. These lessons can also help you practice balancing nuclear equations, calculating half-life, and solving equations for gas pressure, volume, and temperature.
Test I: Nomenclature, Chemical Composition, and Bonding and Structure
Number of questions: Around 17
Exam topics covered: Simple inorganic compounds, functional groups of organic compounds, the mole concept, chemical bond types, structural formulas, molecular geometry, and intermolecular interactions
What you'll study: Take another look at the differences between covalent, ionic, polar covalent, and hydrogen bonds. Lessons addressing this content domain also review properties of covalent and ionic compounds, Lewis dot structures, and intermolecular forces, including dipole-dipole and London dispersion forces.
Test II: Periodicity and Chemical Reactions
Number of questions: Around 31
Exam topics covered: Layout of the periodic table, periodic trends, chemical reaction types, balanced chemical equations, stoichiometric calculations, biochemical compounds, organic molecules, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, and oxidation-reduction reactions
What you'll study: Review the properties of groups and periods in the periodic table along with the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. You can also revisit the steps in cellular respiration as well as the processes involved in balancing chemical equations or predicting the products of single displacement reactions. Additional lessons cover mass-to-mass and mole-to-mole ratios, limiting and excess reactants, and percentage yield, among other calculations.
Test II: Solutions and Solubility, and Acid-Base Chemistry
Number of questions: Around 29
Exam topics covered: Solution terminology, solubility, dissolution rate, colligative properties, ionic solutions, definitions of acids and bases, the pH scale, acid-base titrations, and acid-base equilibrium
What you'll study: These lessons can help you review factors affecting the rate of dissolution and go over steps for calculating the dilution of a solution. You'll also get practice determining solution pH, Ka, and Kb.
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