The GED Sciences: Physical, Life, and Earth

You will have about an hour and twenty minutes to complete the 50 multiple choice questions for the Science section of the GED exam. These questions will be based on three main subjects: Physical, Life, and Earth Science. This section of the exam has six objectives.

• Concepts/Processes in Science: Scientists use the tools of observation and experiments to explain how and why scientific events occur.

• Comprehending and applying Science: Science applies to our daily life. In order to survive, we must understand the world we live in.

• Analyzing/Evaluating Science: Whenever we learn more about the world we live in, we must compare and contrast against previous findings.

• Science and Technology: The relationship between science and technology is everywhere. From computer software to smart phones, technical experiments and developments happen everyday.

• Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

• History and Nature of Science

Physical Science:

Physical science is the study of the physical world around you. Physical science is defined as any of the sciences, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology, that analyze the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter. It is concerned with physical properties of objects, as opposed to the study of the characteristics of living things. The knowledge of physical science is an interesting subject of value in many walks of life. There is a great need for people who understand scientific principles and know how to think logically.

Earth Science:

Understanding Earth and space science is very important for success on the GED Test. The weather report is the most seen earth science we see everyday. When you take previous studies and then factor in new facts, you are identifying implications. You can increase your ability to identify implications by thinking about consequences. From the cellular make-up of organisms to the variations among like organisms in the ecosystems found on Earth

Life Science:

Life science helps us understand how humans and other organisms function and interact with their surroundings. Life scientists are concerned with everything about life systems.. When you take the GED Test, you will read science passages and graphics for understanding. As you read, look for main ideas and details that support the main ideas.

Values also play an important role in Science. A society may refrain from using some types of technology because of the values the society holds. Values are our deepest beliefs about what is important. Each of us has our own values. Our values influence our actions as individuals and as a society.