GED Science Classes Online to help you study at your own pace
The GED Science Test is a single section test. You will be given 90 minutes to complete it. Aside from the multiple choice questions, you will be asked to answer two questions that require short explanations. This part of the test is called Short-Answer Responses. You will be required to read a passage and then you will be asked to explain a hypothesis or design an experiment.
The test covers the following topics:
- Life Science
- Earth and Space Science
- Physical Science
Make sure not to miss any of the topics above once you start studying for the Science GED Test.
You have two options: take our free GED practice test for science or watch the online lessons below. Have a pen and paper with you so you can take notes while watching the videos. Doing so will help you retain the information you have just learned. There’s also nothing over 7 minutes here.
Section 1: Science Basics
- The Scientific Method
A short lesson on the Scientific Method. What are the five steps in the scientific method? What are dependent and independent variables? What is a hypothesis? What should you state in your conclusion?
- Central Tendency
Using math in the GED Science Exam. What are measures of central tendency? Where do you use measures of central tendency? What are mean, median, and mode? How do you compute these values?
Central Tendency 4:20
- Writing Short Responses
Writing short answer responses for the GED Science Exam. How many minutes should you allot for the short-answer response questions? What do short answer responses require you to do? How should you respond to a question that is based on text, graphic, or a combination of the two? How do you write a well-developed response? How do you write a scientific experiment as part of your short response answer?
Read more quick tips for short answer questions for the GED Science Test.
Section 2: Life Science
- Cell Processes and Energy
The process of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. What is photosynthesis? What is chlorophyll? How do plants create oxygen? What is cellular respiration?
- The Human Body
Systems of the human body. What are the four systems of the human body? What is the function of the circulatory system? What is the function of the respiratory system? What is the function of the nervous system? What is the function of the digestive system? What are the major parts of each system?
The Human Body 5:05
- Health and Nutrition
Nutrition, health, and the human body. Why does the body need nutrients? Where does the body get nutrients? What are the important nutrients? What do nutrients do for the body? What are germs? How do germs enter the body? What are the most common germs? Are infections categorized? What are the body’s natural defenses to infection? How does the immune system work? What are antibiotics?
Health & Nutrition 3:06
- Evolution and Darwin
Charles Darwin and evolution. Who was Charles Darwin? What has his job? What are the Galapagos Islands? What did Darwin find there? What are Finches? What does adaptation mean? Why do species evolve? What is natural selection? What does variation mean?
Evolution & Darwin 3:58
A study guide on ecosystems. What is an ecosystem? What does a healthy ecosystem have? What are producers? What are consumers? What is a food web?
Section 3: Earth & Space Science
- Earth’s Structure.
The earth’s structure. What are the earth’s three main layers? What is the crust? What is the crust made of? What is the mantle? What is the core? What are the two layers of the core? What do plate tectonics mean?
- Earth’s Resources.
Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources. What are resources? What are the different types of resources? What are the natural resources? What are energy resources? What are renewable and non-renewable resources? What are examples of renewable and non-renewable resources? What is solar energy? What are positive steps of conservation?
Earth's Resources 4:05
Done watching all the video lessons? It’s time to test what you know! Take our free GED practice test now.
Test Prep Took Kit makes it easy for you to study a subject that many students find challenging: science. If you’re studying for the GED test, science is not a subject to be missed. This subject is included in the exam, along with social studies, math, and language arts. We have prepared free GED practice tests along with online science classes to help you study for the science portion of the exam.
Find science too difficult to understand? You’re not alone. A study cited in BBC News says about 51% of teenagers find science to be “boring, confusing or difficult.” The reason science is difficult is you not only have to memorize facts, but you need to know and understand the principles behind scientific concepts. You need to be able to understand abstract concepts and apply logical reasoning skills. Some branches of science also require you to perform calculations to prove your argument or solution.
Are science concepts hard to remember? Another challenging factor when it comes to studying science is you need to be able to grasp and remember words that you don’t hear every day, like biomass, malleability, or metamorphism. You need to know science terms and be able to understand what they mean, so it will be easier to remember the concepts and processes that they are trying to explain.
Our science GED online lessons teach you about these terms and concepts you need to remember and explain the ideas behind them in a way that’s easy to understand. Our friendly guide teaches in a simple manner with text and graphics to help you better remember what you have just learned.