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Course SummaryGet the knowledge you need to pass the Virginia SOL Earth Science exam by using the fun lessons, quizzes and practice exams available in this course. You can study the exam's earth science topics at home or wherever you have an Internet connection, and you can prepare for the test at any time.
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About This Course
If you're looking for a fantastic study guide to help you prepare for the Virginia SOL Earth Science exam, you've reached the right place! This short, self-paced course explores all of the earth science topics you could see on the day of the exam. Review engaging video and text lessons at your leisure to get a quality understanding of space exploration, geologic time, climate, plate tectonics and so much more. After you've completed this course, you will have a good grasp of the following:
- Basics of measurements in earth science and how to conduct earth science experiments
- Reasoning and logic in science
- Space exploration, and characteristics of Earth and the solar system
- Natural and freshwater resources found on Earth
- Rocks, minerals, soil, plate tectonics, fossils and geologic time
- Coastal and ocean process
- Climate, weather, energy transferring and the evolution of the atmosphere
- Universe's origin and evolution
About the Exam
Students are required to take Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) exams to have their knowledge of specific subjects assessed at the end of each grade or course. The Virginia SOL Earth Science exam, which assesses students' earth science knowledge, is divided into five reporting categories. Students answer 50 items and an additional 10 field test items (field test items don't compute into the score) for a total of 60 multiple-choice items and technology-enhanced items (TEIs).
Earning a score of 400 or above represents the minimum level of acceptable proficiency, and 500 represents advanced proficiency. To learn more about test dates and score release dates, contact your school directly.
Preparing & Registering for the Virginia SOL - Earth Science Exam
This course is filled with amazing resources that make studying for the Virginia SOL Earth Science exam easy! Brush up on your knowledge of earth science concepts you explored in class, including the metric system, Aristotelian logic and deforestation. Also, feel confident that you understand weathering, the water cycle, relative dating, solar radiation and the Big Bang Theory. Multiple-choice quizzes, chapter exams and a course exam let you answer questions formatted similarly to those on the test. Access all of these resources anytime and from any computer or mobile device. In no time, you will be prepared to take the exam!
To ensure you're able to take the exam when scheduled, be sure to contact your school to find out about test dates and times. Doing so can also help you find out if you need to take any preliminary steps and can give you ample time to study before taking the exam.
Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are developed and administered by the Virginia Department of Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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