GED Science Syllabus


Course Information
Course title "Science, 2nd Ed"
Course number
 OLT# BE004    
Course description

- This includes life sciences such as biology and physical sciences such as physics, chemistry, and earth science.
This course teaches you to apply what you have learned in the content matter of the course to everyday situations. You will learn to think through situations and apply what you have learned to reach sound decisions. Again, this course teaches the critical reading skills and their use in learning new material. You will also learn the basics of interpretation of illustrations. Upon satisfactory completion of this section, you should be able to successfully read and understand high school graduate level material in both the life sciences and the physical sciences. You should be able to pass the post-test and successfully complete the Science portion of the GED.

Location Completely online - available through OnLine Training and our resellers.
Meeting day(s) 7 days per week
Meeting time(s) 24 hours per day
Prerequisite(s) You should be able to read english at the 8th grade level
Course Goals
Course Goals The Goal is to assist the you (the student) in learning the skills needed to pass the GED examination
Course Outline

Prepare for Success
Science Pretest

Unit 1- Earth Sciences
Geology: The Study of Earth's Formation
Meteorology:The Study of Earth's Weather
Oceanography: the study of Earth's Oceans
Earth Sciences Exercise
Unit 2- Biology
What is biology
Comparison of plant and animal cells
Growth, energy and how life exists
Evolution Genetics and Heredity
Unit 3- Physics
Physics Intro
Heat and Energy
Unit 4- Chemistry
Chemistry Intro
Elements and Compounds
Unit 5- Astronomy-Intro
Big Bang
Our Solar System
Milky Way Galaxy
Other Galaxies
Astronomy Exercise

Review Questions
Science Post Test
Author / Instructor Information
Author James Harned
Instructor(s) An instructor from our GED faculty page is assigned to assist each student.
Office location 2669 Forest Hill Blvd Ste. 207, WPB, Fl 33406
Office hours Call for an Appointment
Phone 866-357-0841 or toll free 866-357-0841
Biography James L. Harned, Ph.D., Director, Basic Adult Education, has been involved in basic adult education for more than 18 years. Jim holds a doctoral degree in Distance and Adult Education, with a minor in Distance Education from the University of Oklahoma. He has designed and conducted adult education programs in New Mexico and Oklahoma. He specializes in basic adult education and G.E.D. educational programs. He prefers to author courses for delivery in the Moodle virtual classroom, a product of Web Based Training, Systems. While in his doctoral program he designed and taught remedial education courses that enabled marginal students to function satisfactorily in college level courses. He further provided the university faculty with courses on the use of the internet and distance education instructional design. He is the author of the OLT Basic Adult Education series and the lead instructor - teacher - educator in that program. His passions include seeking ways individuals can develop educationally and aiding his students in achieving their personal and professional goals. He seeks to create online learning environments that foster success. Dr. Harned joined OLT in 1998.
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