- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 262
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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About This Course
All of the topics covered in this course are considered the necessary knowledge that must be mastered in order to pass the physics component of the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE). The lessons in this course can be used to both review and strengthen your knowledge of the physics concepts that are tested in the state of Georgia for teaching licensure. This comprehensive study guide can offer you a simple and effective way to affirm your existing knowledge and also to help you learn new concepts, effectively covering everything you'll need to know for the exam, including:
- The history and nature of science
- The cultural and social relevance of science in daily life
- Lab hazards and safety procedures
- Mathematical formulas and applications for physics
- Major concepts, such as laws of physics, properties of matter, relativity, momentum and motion, measurements of sound and light and more
About the Exam
The GACE Physics assessment is designed to test the ability to comprehend and apply physics principles relevant to instruction in grades 6-12. The assessment is offered as either two subtests, Test I (030) and Test II (031), or as one combined test, Combined Test I and II (530). Each subtest is comprised of 60 questions designed to be completed within a 2.5 hour testing duration, or a total duration of 5 hours for the combined test comprised of 120 questions. These intervals also include time for tutorials and instructional screens, as the GACE Physics assessment is administered entirely over the computer.
GACE Physics Preparation & Registration
Using this study guide will assist you in familiarizing yourself with the subjects found on the GACE Physics assessment. In these lessons, you'll review basic concepts, including laws of physics, atomic structures and principles of motion, as well as the ability to apply principles in context with mathematical formulas and theoretical assumptions. Our short video lessons may be used as a refresher for topics you may have studied in college or certification courses, or the lessons may introduce you to new information and problem solving approaches. After completing each lesson, you test what you've just learned with the accompanying short self-check quiz. These quizzes are designed to give you an idea of what the question formatting will look like on the actual GACE Physics test.
All GACE assessments are available at test centers in the state of Georgia as well as in additional states across the United States and internationally. GACE assessments are offered during testing windows several times a year and are listed on an online Registration Bulletin. Registration must be completed at least two days prior to the test date. You may register online or over the phone. You must bring a printed copy of your test ticket as well as a photo ID to the testing center on the day of the assessment.
GACE Physics Scoring
The GACE Physics assessment is made up of selected response questions. You will be able to see your unofficial scores immediately after the test and access your official scores approximately three weeks after the testing window, online through your ETS GACE testing account. These results are also sent to the institutions you specified at registration and confirmed at test completion.
GACE assessments are ranked with a maximum potential score of 300. A passing score for most GACE exams can fall into two categories: 220 points minimum for the induction level and 250 for the professional level. If you take the combined version of the test and pass one at the induction level and one at the professional level, the entire test will be considered passing at the induction level.
Test I (030)
Number of questions: 60
Time to complete: 120 minutes
Exam topics covered: Vector and scalar quantities in describing motion and force, motion in terms of displacement, velocity and acceleration, reference frames (including applications) for coordinate systems and relative velocity, laws of physics, including: motion and gravity, energy, linear and angular momentum, and conservation (including applications) as well as the laws of thermodynamics, heat, energy and kinetic molecular theory (including applications), atomic models and spectra, radioactivity and modern physics topics
What you'll study: This comprehensive study guide includes unique and detailed lessons on these topics including the principles of fluids, linear momentum, work and energy, modern and nuclear physics, kinematics, energy production and more.
Test II (031)
Number of questions: 60
Time to complete: 120 minutes
Exam topics covered: Electrostatics, Coulomb's force law, electric field and potential (including sources of potential), current, resistance, magnetic fields and forces, changing electric and magnetic fields, types of waves, wave properties and phenomena, the electromagnetic spectrum, geometric optics and sound, the relationship of scientific technology and inquiry to society and the environment and how to safely conduct laboratory procedures and processes
What you'll study: This comprehensive study guide includes the history and nature of science, the role of science in daily life, lab safety procedures and risk hazards as well as unique and detailed lessons covering wave optics, energy production and more.
The Combined Test I and II (530) is made up of both of these tests for a total of 120 questions with a testing time of 4 hours over a duration of 5 hours.
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