Ch 35: Praxis Biology & General Science: Production and Waste

About This Chapter

Let our lessons teach you about production and waste. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter can help you answer questions about ecology on the Praxis II: Biology and General Science test.

Production and Waste - Chapter Summary

Learn about the two main types of solid waste - municipal and non-municipal - through this online chapter on production and waste. You'll also come to understand why it's important that we handle waste correctly and learn the three Rs of reducing solid waste: reduce, reuse and recycle.

This chapter was designed by a team of professional educators to serve as a study guide for prospective public school teachers. Specifically, it's geared toward those who need to pass the Praxis II: Biology and General Science test as part of their state's certification process. In addition to covering the topics mentioned above, the brief video lessons in this chapter address composting and production of consumer goods like plastics.

Production and Waste Objectives

Administered by Educational Testing Service, the Praxis II tests are used by the majority of U.S. states as part of the high school teacher certification process. The two-hour biology and general science test consists of 120 multiple-choice questions, approximately 13% of which focus on ecology; this content category could include questions about production and waste.

You can prepare for the Praxis II by watching these video presentations - which last only a few minutes - and taking our multiple-choice self-assessment quizzes. The questions on the quizzes resemble those you'll encounter on the Praxis II, which can give you a sense of familiarity going into the test.

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