GED Science Curriculum

Minnesota Literacy Council GED Science Curriculum

The curriculum features 47 lessons divided into three units which represent the areas of scientific study covered in the GED Science subject test (Earth and Space Science, Life Science and Physical Science). Another small unit includes a lesson on the Scientific Method and corresponding classroom experiment lesson.  An overview of the curriculum and extra lesson on probability and scientific notation on the GED Science exam are also provided, along with this menu of videos included in the lessons outlined in the grid below.

1.2 Atmosphere Greenhouse Effect Video
1.5 Earth and Its Structure Earth Structure Video
1.7 The Structure of the Cosmos Evidence for the Big Bang Theory Video
2.1 Physical Science Introduction What Is Matter? Video
2.2 Atoms and Molecules Basic Atomic Structure Video
2.16 Energy Transfer Transfer of Energy Video
2.17 Law of Conservation of Energy Law of Conservation of Energy Video
3.1 Scientific Method Scientific Method Video
4.3 Reproduction and Meiosis Reproduction and Meiosis Video
4.4 Mitosis and DNA DNA Extraction Experiment Video
4.5 Traits and Genes Using a Punnett Square Video
4.8 Darwin and Evolution Evolution Video
4.11 Photosynthesis and Respiration Photosynthesis and Respiration Video
4.12 Nitrogen and Water Cycles Nitrogen Cycle Video

The above content is from the Minnesota Literacy Council web site.





Getting Started


General Learning Guidelines**
1. Find as much joy in the journey as in the destination
2. Create a personal support and accountability group: friends, family, someone who has earned a GED
3. Develop computer literacy: internet search, keyboarding, and word processing skills
4. Sharpen study skills: time and place to study, note taking tools and methods, organizational processes
5. Write down goals and strategies (including a timeline) for completing the GED

Specific GED Guidelines
1. Take diagnostic pretests and identify learning gaps
2. Create a learning plan to fill the gaps
3. Implement the plan until it is completed (take notes about strengths and challenges)
4. Take practice tests
5. Make arrangements at a GED center to take the tests (May be done at the beginning in order to take pretests and practice tests online

Creating a Learning Plan


*Click here to download above as a Word document getting-started

**From the GED Orientation Student Guide of the Minnesota Literacy Council


GED Mathematical Reasoning

Sites to provide help specifically with the mathematical section of the GED.

Khan Academy: Create a free account. Math resources are listed by topic on left side of the opening page.

Mathtv: Select the topic from the column on the left. Multiple video presentations are available on each topic.

Showme: Enter the math topic in the search bar in the upper right for a list of video presentations.




GED Study Guides and Videos

The links in this section will take you to GED study guides for taking practice tests in the four GED test areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.

Study Guide Zone: Download this 82 page study guide or take the practice tests online.

Mometrix Academy: Provides instructional videos and practice tests on most areas.