Ch 38: Living Organisms - ORELA Middle Grades General Science

About This Chapter

Use this comprehensive overview of living organisms to prepare for that ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment. Watch engaging videos and take self-assessment quizzes to boost your understanding of concepts covered in this chapter.

Living Organisms: ORELA Middle Grades General Science - Chapter Summary

Studying for the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment might require you to explore subjects pertaining to living organisms that you haven't reviewed in months or years. The lessons in this chapter simplify this process by ensuring you're ready to address the following on the exam:

  • Analyzing the basic needs of living organisms
  • Identifying the classifications and features of animal body plans
  • Examining the origin, characteristics and diversity of vertebrates
  • Discussing primates and human origin
  • Describing the skeletal and muscular systems

The lessons in this chapter are short, averaging about 10 minutes apiece. The benefit of short lessons is the ability to condense weeks or months of materials into engaging videos you can watch from the convenience of your home or on the go via a mobile device.

Living Organisms: ORELA Middle Grades General Science Objectives

The National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades General Science assessment has replaced the ORELA assessment in Oregon. A primary objective of this chapter is to ensure you have the insight to answer questions related to living organisms on the test. Topics covered in this chapter are found in the life science content domain, which constitutes approximately 25% of the total exam.

You can watch the lessons in video form, or as written transcripts to review concepts related to living organisms. Afterward, take lesson quizzes to gauge your comprehension while accessing questions formatted similarly to the 150 multiple-choice questions you'll see on the test. Earning a passing score of 228 or higher can get you the licensure you need teach general science in the middle grades classroom.

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