Praxis II Earth & Space Science Exam by ETS

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The exam will includes 100 MCQ and two hours will be provided to complete it. The aim is to evaluate your competency for the position teaching Earth and Space sciences in a secondary school. Exam will covers environmental sciences, astronomy, oceanography, geology, meteorology, tectonics, internal and surface earth processes; the earth's atmosphere and hydrosphere.

  • Fundamental Scientific Principles of Earth and Space Sciences: This section will test your knowledge of patterns and relationships of matter and energy, biological, chemical and physical processes as applied to Earth and Space science, nuclear reactions and processes, atom structure, compounds, the transfer of heat and thermodynamic laws.
  • Tectonics and Internal Earth Processes: This section will test your knowledge of the effect and origin of the earth's magnetic field, earthquakes, crust formation and the history of plate tectonics.
  • Earth Materials and Surface Processes: This section will test your knowledge and understanding of the process of landscape evolution, soil and formation of rock and weathering; and the sedimentary and ingenious processes of rock formation. Your knowledge on influence of civilization on geology will be judged.
  • History of Earth and its Life Forms: This section will test your knowledge of paleontology, the origin of life, origin of the earth, stratigraphic correlation, uniformitarianism and measurement of time.
  • Earths Atmosphere and Hydrosphere: This section will test your knowledge of the structure of water, the paths it follows in nature, glaciers, ice ages, chemical and physical properties of oceans, the movement of water above and below the earth's surface and the relation of the atmosphere and hydrosphere with civilization.
  • Astronomy: This section will test your knowledge of relationship between different parts of the solar system in regard to their motion, size and composition, the consequences and features of the earth's motion, the features of galaxies, stars; and hypotheses regarding the origin of the development of the universe.
  • History and Nature of Science: This section will test your knowledge of scientific method, the use of Earth and Space science in everyday lives, history of the development of science, proper use of measurement systems, interpretation, evaluation and compilation of data, appropriate field and lab methods and techniques, appropriate use of equipment and the use of computer technology in the areas of Earth and Space science.