Science Assessment Preparation

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR science ASSESSMENT

We've outlined what you can expect from your science assessment, including what content will be covered and the format it will take. We've also provided some resources to help you prepare.

Science Assessment Preparation

ASSESSMENT FORMAT   

  • 45 questions, multiple choice 
  • Time limit: 50 minutes   

PREPARATION 

Applicants preparing to take the Science Assessment may find the following study guides helpful in reviewing their knowledge. These study guides are usually available at bookstores and libraries. 

  • GED Study Guides. These study guides are published by various publishers. 
  • Master the GED Science. 2nd edition. This study guide is published by Arco. 
  • Biology 11 University Preparation. The Key Study Guide. This study guide is published by Castle Rock Research Corp. 
  • Biology Notes. This study guide is published by Coles Notes Publishing. 
  • Garber, S. (2002). Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide (2ND ed.). N.p.: Wiley  Davis, A. (2011). Biology 12, university preparation. Mississauga: Castle Rock Research Corp. 

Additional Resources

  • Carter-Edwards, T., Gerards, S., & Gibbons, K. (2011). Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation. N.p.: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
  • Garber, S. (2002). Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide (2nd ed.). N.p.: Wiley  
  • Davis, A. (2011). Biology 12, university preparation. Mississauga: Castle Rock Research Corp. 

Science Assessment Sample Questions

The purpose of the sample questions is to provide test-takers with information on the format of the assessment questions. Please note the questions do not represent an exact match with the test content.

1.) What is the primary route of fluid loss from the human body?

a.) Via the lungs

b.) Via the feces

c.) Via perspiration

d.) Via the kidneys

e.) vaporation from the skin

Answer: d

2.) Where is deoxyribonucleic acid located within the cell?

a.) Ribosomes

b.) Nucleus

c.) Lysosomes

d.) Golgi bodies

e.) Centrosome

Answer: b

3.) What are the building blocks of protein?

a.) Lipoproteins

b.) Nucleotides

c.) Triglycerides

d.) Fatty Acids

e.) Amino Acids

Answer: e

4.) What is the definition of a hormone?

a.) Chemical buffer

b.) A biological catalyst

c.) A protective protein

d.) A chemical messenger

e.) An organic base

Answer: d

Exercise Science Assessment Preparation

Assessment Content     

The Exercise Science assessment addresses basic concepts of human anatomical structure and physiological processes, including gross structures and functions of the various organ systems, tissues and cells within the body structure and functions of cellular organelles.

The remaining test questions address areas directly related to exercise science. Emphasis is on human anatomy and physiology, with some questions covering basic nutrition and training principles.  

Assessment Format

  • 50 questions, multiple-choice
  • Time limit: 50 minutes
  • Paper test
  • Score range: 0 – 50  

Preparation

Applicants preparing to take the Exercise Science Assessment may find these guides helpful. These study guides are usually available at bookstores and libraries.

  • Exercise Science: An Introduction to Health and Physical Education, published by Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc. (ISBN-10: 1550771329 or ISBN-13: 978-1550771329).
  • Science Assessment Preparation Materials (see above Science Assessment Preparation Section)

Note: These resources serve as guides only. They do not represent an exact match with the test content.