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Ch 1: TExES Life Science: Overview of the Field

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Begin your TExES Life Science 7-12 exam preparation here with videos discussing the current state of the life sciences field. Use the lesson and chapter self-assessments to determine how well-prepared you are for the real thing.

TExES Life Science 7-12: Overview of the Field - Chapter Summary

Before we send our young charges off in scientific exploration, we give them a bit of the history of science itself. We teach them how science, technology, and math come together to make science what we know it to be today. The video lessons in this chapter give you the same start as you refresh your memory and prepare for the life science exam. The videos cover the same kind of material you will be tested on in the scientific inquiry domain of the TExES Life Science 7-12 exam, including:

  • History of and key events in biological study
  • Human scientific endeavors
  • Similarities in scientific, mathematical, and technological systems
  • Concepts that unite all sciences
  • Scientific ethics

The chapter materials include brief, informative videos with accompanying lesson transcripts, quizzes, and a chapter exam. Use the assessments to see where you need the most practice and to become familiar with the types of questions you'll see on the real test. We kind of like the order of the lessons, but you are welcome to take them in any order you wish and to complete the assessments whenever your heart desires.

TExES Life Science 7-12: Overview of the Field Chapter Objectives

The lessons here all feed into the first domain, Scientific Inquiry and Processes, of the six included in the TExES Life Science 7-12 test. The videos and lessons are designed to dust off your knowledge of science history and foundations while also giving you chances to practice your test-taking skills.

The scientific inquiry domain constitutes 15% of the 100 multiple-choice questions the life science exam includes. You will have five hours to complete the entire test, which you will take on a computer in the testing center. This test is offered continuously at TExES testing centers.

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