- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 255
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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If you need to refresh your memory of general science topics in order to ensure that you pass the Praxis General Science examination, let this course and its many video lessons help you. By covering several subjects and providing you with a variety of handy resources, the course can give you the knowledge and confidence necessary to pursue a teaching certification in general science. As a consequence of reviewing the topics in this Praxis General Science Practice and Study Guide, you could learn more about atomic structure, radioactivity, chemical reactions and more.
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This course was last updated in 2019.
Syllabus & Course Information
All of the lessons in this study guide course match up with content areas you'll be tested on when you sit for the Praxis General Science exam. You can study gas properties and laws, oxidation reduction processes, Newton's laws and more. Once you complete this course, you should be able to:
- Explain linear momentum and oscillations
- Outline the work-energy theorem, fluid mechanics in physics, magnetism, electrical fields and optic waves
- Define potential energy and capacitance
- Identify cell biology, viruses, prokaryotic cells, plant cells and structures, and cellular reproduction
- Discuss the transcription process, biochemistry, genetics and DNA replication processes
- Understand theories of evolution and the classification scheme
- Describe systems and reproductive systems of the human body
- Convey knowledge of ecology and rocks
- Outline the Earth's structure, surfaces and bodies of water
- Explain geology and the Earth's climate
- Provide examples of technological and scientific advances
Made up of 430 lessons grouped together in 49 chapters, this test prep course is a comprehensive tool to get you ready to take the exam. Use the lesson quizzes and chapter tests to ensure that you'll do well on exam day.
Praxis General Science - Content Knowledge Exam Information
The Praxis General Science teacher licensing examination contains five parts: Scientific Methodology, Techniques and Development, Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Technology and Society. This test offers another step in the process of earning a license to teach general science.
- Number of Questions: 135
- Question Type: selected-response questions
- Time Limit: 2 hours and 30 minutes
- Exam Cost: $120
Praxis General Science - Content Knowledge Exam Breakdown
|Praxis General Science - Content Knowledge Exam Concept||Percent of the Praxis General Science - Content Knowledge Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Scientific Methodology, Techniques & History||11%||15 questions||15|
|Physical Science||38%||51 questions||190|
|Life Science||20%||27 questions||127|
|Earth and Space Science||20%||27 questions||89|
|Science, Technology & Society||11%||15 questions||9|
Praxis General Science Preparation and Registration
This Praxis General Science Practice and Study Guide is designed to complement your existing understanding of the above general science topics and concepts. You could also explore general science terms that are somewhat new to you as you watch each of the animated video lessons and read the transcripts in this course. The lessons highlight such diverse topics as the cell cycle, the human skeletal system, bacterial structures, cellular respiration, the structure of the sun and uniform circular motion in physics. You'll be tested on the course's topics through each of the lessons' self-assessment quizzes.
Register for the computerized examination in one of three ways: online, by mail or on the telephone. You can register with a credit or debit card or, if registering by mail, you can send a check or money order. Upon fulfilling the requirements, you'll receive an admission ticket to the testing site.
Praxis General Science Scoring
The ETS (Educational Testing Service) administers the Praxis General Science examination. The organization doesn't set the minimum testing scores. These requirements are specified by individual institutions and states. After completing the examination, you should receive your scores within 10 to 16 business days. You can log into your Praxis account to view your scores, copies of which will be sent to you and whomever you designated during the registration process.
Scientific Methodology, Techniques and Development
Number of questions: 15
Exam topics covered: Scientific design and processes, laboratory safety, scientific developments, storage and disposal techniques, and the interpretation of graphs and tables
What you'll study: This study guide will teach you about the steps involved in the scientific method, and it will allow you to review the uses for laboratory equipment and examine theories related to the history of science.
Number of questions: 51
Exam topics covered: Scientific principles, the states of matter and physics
What you'll study: Increase your knowledge of solutions and solubility, and acids and bases, and compare polar and non-polar solvents. You can learn more about fundamental electrical concepts and examine the characteristics of optics and waves as you work through this study guide.
Number of questions: 27
Exam topics covered: Cell structures, the mechanisms of evolution, basic anatomy and physiology, genetics, ecology and cell reproduction
What you'll study: Discover the function and structures of plant and animal cells, expand your knowledge of isolation mechanisms, review the body's control systems, explore double-helix and single-stranded pairs, examine ecosystems and biomes, and study the processes involved in meiosis and mitosis.
Earth and Space Science
Number of questions: 27
Exam topics covered: Physical geology, historical geology, bodies of water, climate and astronomy
What you'll study: You'll get to explore the characteristics of rocks and the principles of relative dating while also discovering information about the icebergs, oceans and springs of the planet. Learn about various kinds of clouds and precipitation, and study the features of our solar system.
Science, Technology and Society
Number of questions: 15
Exam topics covered: The effects of science and technology on society, energy production, daily applications for scientific and technological developments, and technology's impact on public health concerns
What you'll study: Look into the ways in which science and technology might deplete the ozone layer, and identify renewable and non-renewable resources. You can also examine the chemicals used as ingredients in household solutions and explore biotechnology along with radiation therapy.
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