GED Science Study Guide

In these free GED Science video lessons, experienced instructors will teach you how to answer the questions correctly that are on the GED Science subtest.

The fields that are addressed in these GED Science online video lessons are Life Science, Physical Science, Earth & Space Science, and Scientific Practices.

All through this GED Science course, a teacher will provide step-by-step instruction and practice challenges so you can check your knowledge along the way.

All these online GED video lessons come with transcripts and small quizzes relating to the address topics.

The GED (General Education Development) test includes four modules (independent subtests) that cover the academic subject fields of Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language. In this post, we are focusing on Science.

The GED Science subtest contains between 34 and 30 questions and you are given 90 minutes to complete the Science subtest.

The fields covered on the GED Science subtest are Life Science, Physical Science, Eart and Space Science, and Scientific Practices.

Life Science (Biology) is covering the sectors of Human Body and Health; the relationship between Life Functions and Energy Intake; the Functions, Organization, and Structure of Life; Evolution; and Genetics & Heredity.

Physical Science covers Physics and Chemistry. The addressed fields are Flow, Transformation, and Conservation of Energy; Work, Force, & Motion; Chemical Properties; Chemical and/or Nuclear Reactions in their relation to Living Systems and Organisms.

Earth & Space Science covers the academic sectors Earth, how its System Components interact; how Earth’s Systems interact with Living Objects; and the Structures and Organization of the Cosmos.

Scientific Practices covers how you must be able to read rather complex scientific texts; how to identify specified scientific details; how to determine cause & effect; how to understand scientific content; and how to identify scientific evidence for supporting inferences and/or draw scientific conclusions.

You are given 90 minutes to complete the GED Science subtest and the questions include answer types such as fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, multiple-choice, as well as hotspot questions.

For quite a few students, the GED Science subtest may pose some difficulty so we have developed these online GED Science video lessons and GED practice tests that will help you at no cost. Video instruction has proven to be an efficient educational method to get you all set for the real thing real fast!

The GED Science subtest no longer includes a Short Answer part

The GED Science subtest doesn’t require you to master all sorts of details and facts and no longer are you asked to write a short essay. What you need to understand is the big picture, the concepts that form the basis and you must have a fundamental knowledge of how scientific systems work. There’s no need to know the details because, to answer the Science questions correctly, you just need to read the stimulus that accompanies the questions. There, you can find all the detailed information required to answer most of the Science questions correctly.

So the GED Science subtest covers these three main content fields: Life Science; Physical Science; Earth & Space Science. To be successful on the GED Science subtest, just as on the other three subtests, you need to get at least a 145 score on a scale that runs from 100 to 200.

Scoring is as follows:
100-144: below-passing
145-164: high school equivalency
165-174: college-ready
175-200: college-ready plus college credit

To pass the GED Science module, you must be able to read some pretty complex scientific texts, to identify scientific details, to determine cause & effect, to understand scientific content, and to identify scientific evidence for support inferences and come up with conclusions.

GED testing is very rigorous and everything must be done in a computer-based format. The GED passing standard on each of the four subtests is set at such a level that at least forty percent of high school grads would not be successful on the first try! So getting optimally prepared is crucial.

Who developed these GED Science lessons?

These online GED Science classes are developed by Covcel GED Prep, a premium course that allowed us to publish almost 120 of their GED video lessons and GED practice tests. The Covcel lessons are developed by experienced tutors and Ph.D. graduates from leading universities and colleges. You can learn more about the Covcel GED Prep Course here.

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