Planning to teach middle or high school chemistry, physics, or general science? If so, you may be required by your licensing state to pass the PRAXIS II Chemistry, Physics, and General Science Exam. The two-hour test costs $80 and consists of 120 multiple choice questions. The use of a calculator is prohibited.
Topics on the PRAXIS II Chemistry, Physics, and General Science Exam include chemistry (36 questions), Earth and space science (12 questions), life science (12 questions), major concepts in chemistry and physics (24 questions), and physics (36 questions).
To prepare for the PRAXIS II Chemistry, Physics, and General Science Exam questions on chemistry, study these topics: acids and bases, biochemistry, electrochemistry, formulas, kinetics, lab safety, the mole, organic and inorganic chemistry, oxidation, periodicity, solutions, and thermodynamics. The Earth and space science questions focus on astronomy; the atmosphere; chemical, physical, geological, and biological characteristics of water; climate and weather systems; environmental issues; galaxies; geology; historical geology; meteorology; oceanography; rocks and minerals; the solar system; space exploration; topography; the universe; and weathering and erosion.
Life science questions on the PRAXIS II Chemistry, Physics, and General Science Exam deal with cells; the connection between biology and the environment; ecology; and organisms.