Earth and Space Science study our planet and the solar system. It studies how our planet and the solar system works and how it sustains life for living things. It studies the connection between the land, the sea, and the atmosphere. It deals with topics like the water cycle, ocean currents, plate tectonics, wind cycles, and many other factors that up to this day are continuously shaping the earth and all living things.
Earth and Space Science also study the effects of celestial objects, such as the sun and moon and their effects on earth. In the GED test, 20% of the questions will focus on Earth and Space Science. Earth and Space Science questions cover the interactions between the earth’s systems and living things, earth and its system components and interactions, and structure and organization of cosmos.
Here are some tips when reviewing for the GED Earth and Space Science questions:
- Study the key terms. Many Earth and Space Science words are not something that you will hear every day. Some examples of words you need to check out are alluvium, anemometer, colloid, and equinox, among others. List them down in your notebook or flashcards that you can use to test yourself.
- Appreciate the earth and the solar system. You can do this by watching videos that discuss the earth and the cosmos. Seeing what you’re actually studying and becoming interested in it will help make the subject interesting for you, so you can better understand and remember the information you’re studying.
- Watch GED video lessons and take practice tests. To get a clue on the questions that will be asked and the topics that will be covered, watch GED video lessons and take practice tests. It will give you a glimpse of the types of questions found in the actual GED test.
For more tips on how to study for the GED Science Test, get the study guide here.
Here are some examples of Earth and Space Science test questions:
- What causes the seasons to change?
- The rotation of the earth’s axis
- The heat of the sun
- The tilt of the earth’s axis away or toward the sun/li>
- The months of the year
- What is the earth’s inner core made of?
- Huge diamond
- Solid iron
- The Gulf Stream is an example of:
- Water cycle
- Wind patterns
- Body of water
- Ocean current