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Course SummaryRefer to this brief study guide to get fully prepared to take the Praxis Elementary Education - Science subtest. You can review or learn new facts in life, earth and physical sciences.
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This course is designed to address all of the concepts you will be tested on when you take the Praxis Elementary Education - Science subtest. You can review matter, motion, earth cycles and energy. You will also find chapters covering nutrition, biodiversity and scientific inquiry. It's easy to create a convenient, flexible study schedule with our 24/7-accessible lessons, which you can view from any device. Use the timelines in our video lessons to jump to points in the video that address the topics you wish to review. Submit a brief online contact form to reach out to experts with any questions, and take self-assessment lesson quizzes and chapter exams to gauge what you have learned as you move through the course.
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Syllabus & Course Information
All of the material you will encounter on the Praxis Elementary Education - Science subtest is covered in this extensive study guide. You will find lessons devoted to the properties of matter, the history of the earth, personal health topics, genetics and the solar system. Once you complete this guide, you should be able to:
- Identify and explain Earth structures and processes
- Understand processes of the atmosphere and hydrosphere
- List and define celestial objects, such as stars and planets
- Explain ecosystems and biodiversity
- Talk about nutrition, diseases and drugs
- Describe laws of motion and energy
- Understand concepts in electricity
- Discuss scientific theories, research methodologies and inquiries
This course is made up of 12 individual chapters broken down into 81 video and text lessons. Review the lessons as often as needed and print transcripts to create quick-reference materials.
Praxis Elementary Education - Science Exam Information
Entry-level elementary teachers in many states must take and pass all of the subtests of the Praxis Elementary Education exam to demonstrate knowledge of content areas to achieve teacher certification. The information below reflects only the science subtest of this exam.
- Number of Questions: 50 questions
- Question Type: Selected-response
- Time Limit: 50 minutes
- Exam Cost: $60
Praxis Elementary Education - Science Exam Breakdown
|Praxis Elementary Education - Science Concept||Percent of Praxis Elementary Education - Science Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Earth Science||32%||16 questions||21|
|Life Science||34%||17 questions||29|
|Physical Science||34%||17 questions||22|
Note that scientific processes and inquiry are addressed in each of the exam's sections; there are 9 lessons that address these concepts in this course.
Praxis Elementary Education - Science Exam Preparation & Registration
This study guide is designed to be the most comprehensive resource you can use to prepare for the Praxis Elementary Education - Science subtest. You'll find lessons that delve into the earth's layers and structures; components of the atmosphere; weather and climate; stars and the solar system; cells and genetics; and ecosystems. You'll also study personal health topics, chemical properties, light and sound, and scientific methods and uses.
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