What’s on the GED Science Test?

The GED Science test includes questions related to life science, physical science, and Earth and space science. However, you don’t need to know very much about these subjects to succeed on the test! Almost all of the information you need to answer the questions will be given in the texts, charts, and graphs that accompany the questions. In other words, the GED Science test, like the Social Studies and Reasoning through Language Arts tests, is mainly a reading comprehension test. The best way to prepare is to read about science (our collection of free GED Science exercises is here).

As you read, consider the following questions:

  • How are scientific claims made and proven?
  • How are science experiments designed? What are the characteristics of a well-designed experiment?
  • What are the steps of the scientific method?
  • How are numbers and graphics used in science?
  • How are statistics and probability used in science?