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- Available Lessons: 169
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryReview concepts on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Physics exam with this helpful study guide. You can work through the course's fun lessons and quizzes to identify which topics you should study the most before you take this teacher certification assessment.
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About This Course
The lessons in this comprehensive study guide course help you review essential physics topics as you prepare for the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Physics exam. We've designed this course to coincide with the exam's general science, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and modern physics subject areas. The course includes short video lessons that you can watch any time that fits your schedule, as well as practice quizzes that can help you solidify your physics knowledge. Use any computer or mobile device to access the course, and be sure to submit questions to our experts if you need any extra help with the material.
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Syllabus & Course Information
In this course, you'll review the physics concepts that you'll likely encounter on the OAE Physics assessment. The course is aligned with the exam's major content areas, including the nature of science, mechanics, magnetism, electricity, waves and more. When you're finished working through the course, you should be able to:
- Recognize the principles of scientific research
- Summarize the history of science and name famous scientists
- Describe the laws of motion and the laws of gravitation
- Define the principles of work, energy and power
- Explain fluid mechanics, circuits and oscillation
- Assess the basics of electrostatics and electromagnetism
- Discuss the nature of waves and wave motion
- Evaluate light mirrors and lenses
- Analyze concepts in thermodynamics, nuclear physics and modern physics
In this course, you'll review a total of 158 lessons that are divided into 21 chapters. The course is completely self-paced, and the bite-sized nature of the video lessons helps you quickly move through the material. You can also take practice assessments as you study to make sure you fully understand the course's physics concepts.
OAE Physics (035) Exam Information
The Ohio Assessments for Educators Physics exam is required of anyone seeking certification to teach physics in the state.
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours and 45 minutes
- Exam Cost: May be payable by voucher from your school or district
OAE Physics (035) Exam Breakdown
|OAE Physics Exam Concept||Percent of the OAE Physics Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Nature of science||14%||21||33|
|Electricity and magnetism||22%||33||18|
Ohio Assessments for Educators - Physics Preparation & Registration
This study guide's video lessons can help you review the topics on the OAE Physics exam. Lessons cover scientific research, data collection/analysis and the history of science. You'll learn about the laws of gravitation and motion and their applications, along with information about waves, electromagnetism and thermodynamics. The multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson let you gauge your knowledge and get practice taking this type of assessment.
The test is offered numerous times each year at test centers throughout Ohio and nationwide. You must create an account on the OAE website and make an appointment to test. On test day, bring a current piece of government-issued identification that has a photograph.
Ohio Assessments for Educators - Physics Scoring
Your scores will be e-mailed or posted to your account about two weeks after the last day of the testing period. The minimum passing score is 220. Since only correct answers count towards your score, it's beneficial to make a strategic guess if you aren't sure of an answer.
Nature of Science
Percentage of Questions: 14%
Exam topics covered: Methods of scientific investigation and data collection, data analysis, laboratory safety procedures, mathematics for physics, the history of scientific ideas, the relationships between physics and other STEM fields and how science is reported in the media.
What you'll study: Use the lessons in this study guide to refresh your knowledge of the scientific method, research variables, the metric system, data analysis, scientific graphs and charts, laboratory equipment, safety procedures, the Big Bang theory, the theory of relativity, science in the media and technological advancements.
Percentage of Questions: 28%
Exam topics covered: One- and two-dimensional motion, constant acceleration, properties of vectors, Newton's laws of motion, principles of work, kinetic and potential energy and power, the relationships between force, impulse and momentum, simple harmonic motion and rotational energy.
What you'll study: Newton's laws of motion, force, air resistance, inclined planes, uniform circular motion, equilibrium, law of universal gravitation, Newton's laws and weight, mass and gravity, elliptical orbits, fluid mechanics, the work-energy theorem, conservation of mechanical energy and linear momentum are covered in these lessons.
Electricity and Magnetism
Percentage of Questions: 22%
Exam topics covered: Static electricity, motion of a charged particle in an electric field, electric potential energy, properties of magnets, Faraday's and Lenz's laws of induction, operation of electric motors and generators, electromotive force and Kirchhoff's laws.
What you'll study: With our study guide, you can review information on electric force fields, Coulomb's law, electric potential, magnetic force, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, insulators and conductors, electric current and Ohm's law.
Percentage of Questions: 14%
Exam topics covered: Characteristics and types of waves, problems involving the speed of waves, the Doppler effect, relationships between a sound wave and the perception of sound, problems involving standing waves, Snell's law, analysis of lenses and mirrors and the photon model of light.
What you'll study: Our video lessons look at topics such as wave parameters, vibrations, diffraction, sound waves, the superposition principle, the Doppler effect, electromagnetic waves, regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, X-rays, nature of light, color, equations involving mirrors and parts and uses of a compound microscope.
Percentage of Questions: 22%
Exam topics covered: Thermal energy, temperature, kinetic theory of matter, scientists and modern physics, the Bohr model of the atom, principles of quantum mechanics, theory of special relativity, structure of the nucleus and nuclear fission and fusion.
What you'll study: The lessons in this comprehensive study guide look at early atomic theory, the elements, wave-particle duality, the photoelectric effect, radioactive decay, half-life, mass-energy conversion and nuclear binding energy.
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