In This Chapter
Discovering what skills you need to succeed on the Science test
Checking out the format and content of the Science test
Mastering effective preparation strategies
The GED Science test doesn’t test you on the depth of your knowledge of science. You’re not expected to memorize any scientific information to do well on this test. Instead, this test assesses your ability to ferret out information presented in passages or visual materials. However, you should have at least a passing knowledge of scientific vocabulary.
One of the best ways to improve your scientific vocabulary is to read scientific material, science magazines, websites, and even old textbooks. Look up any words you don’t know. Rest easy that you aren’t expected to know the scientific difference between terms like fission and fusion — but just being familiar with them can help you on the test.
The Science test covers material from life science, physical science (chemistry and physics), and earth and space science. Don’t panic — you don’t need to memorize material from those subjects. You just need to be able to read and understand the material ...