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Science portion of TEAS

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I am going to be taking the TEAS for my 1st time in about a week. Can someone tell me what areas of science to really focus on that has already taken the test? I've also heard there are several questions in reference to scientific reasoning on there....can you give me examples of how these go?

Thanks!

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

the test covers four general areas: math, reading, english and science.

  • math covers whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion
  • reading covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions
  • english covers knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words and spelling
  • science covers science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, basic physical principles and general science

http://www.atitesting.com/onlinestore/productpage.aspx?code=61&isproduct=1 - this is a link to their official study manual from their online store $34.95

http://regentsprep.org/ - new york regent's exam prep home page. they cover a number of subjects: math, english and several sciences

http://www.ndt-ed.org/sitenav/table%20of%20contents.htm - links to reviews of math and science basic information

I've heard about this test and is my school the only school that doesn't give this test?

Just for anyone that reads this post and needs a brush-up on all the high school learned basics of science, I found these sites that are wonderful!

Go to physics4kids.com and in the right-hand margin there's also links to there other sites (i.e. biology4kids, chemistry4kids, etc.). And since these sites are made for young students, the info is put in very plain English. I've found it really helpful in my studying for the TEAS!

Thanks for the websites Kneecole06! They serve as a great refresher before jumping into the study guides. It at least helped me remember most of the terminology and concepts that I had long forgotten.

I am really worried about the science portion myself. It has been 8 years since I have taken a real science course (my high school allowed you to take forensic science in place of chemistry) and it is going to be my weakest point. I am extremely rusty as my Kaplan study guide showed me. These websites, geography4kids.com, etc. will be a fantastic refresher. Simple english to bring it all back, hopefully.

Just wanted to say THANK YOU! for the helpful sites! :yeah:

Theres only 30 questions on the science portion of the TEAS and it covers a little bit of everything...chemistry, physics, physiology, geology, microbiology. Most of my questions were on chemistry and geology but there are multiple versions of the TEAS test so I'm just basing it off my version. Everyone seems to have mixed feelings about the test. It's very generalized test that asked a lot of questions that nursing students wouldn't need to know. If it makes you feel better, the average science grade on the TEAS is about 60% and there are other areas to make up for points. I wish you luck. Take your time and just relax. I was so nervous the night before...and a few days after...I didn't even want to check my score but I passed.

i took teas test a month ago, science portion has very few questions, i had one chemistry question and maybe 5 anatomy questions... basic staff, so don't stress yourself like i did, don't waste your time on that. a lot of math, especially word problems, i hate word problems. :uhoh21:with that said i passed the test, thanks god.

I just got my ATI study guide. I think I'm going to focus on the reading and math and make that part more solid to make up for my shakey science. Thanks for the help and advice everyone! :nuke:

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Specializes in ER.

I made an 86 on the science but did TERRIBLE on the English! In hindsight I would've studied THAT more :)

The qsts I had were about the types of rocks, fault lines, hydrological cycle, earth science things. A few anatomy qsts. GL!

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Has 15 years experience.

In all honesty..I studied almost ONLY the science for this exam. I didn't even bother with anything else..and then it ends up..there are ONLY 30 science questions! And of those..I swear that almost NONE of them were even in the study guide.

Of all 30 questions...I probably had less than 7 questions for physics/chemistry combined. I was just shocked that it wasn't as hard as I feared. But I can only speak for me...exams are randomly generated...I am pretty sure the overall feel must be the same though.

Are the questions a carbon copy from the ATI study guide??

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Specializes in ER.

No. The science are completely different. The math are the same though.

For the science portion of the teas test was it mostly just rocks, plates, and was there anything like atmosphere, biosphere, or climates? Anything important about physics like motion, heat, or velocity? Did they cover any biology? Thanks!

Something about a type of slated rock you pick up. something about the earth's orbit. something with a picture from the side about what kind of earth's plates. And anyone who studies reading...well you shouldn't. if you can read a menu you can ace the reading. specific heat and kcals of energy. periodic table. compounds. picture of atoms. hydrologic cycle

I second the recommendation of an earlier poster for the 4kids websites. My score went up 30 points on the practice tests I have been taking.

Just for anyone that reads this post and needs a brush-up on all the high school learned basics of science, I found these sites that are wonderful!

Go to physics4kids.com and in the right-hand margin there's also links to there other sites (i.e. biology4kids, chemistry4kids, etc.). And since these sites are made for young students, the info is put in very plain English. I've found it really helpful in my studying for the TEAS!

Thanks for posting these sites.

Something about a type of slated rock you pick up. something about the earth's orbit. something with a picture from the side about what kind of earth's plates. And anyone who studies reading...well you shouldn't. if you can read a menu you can ace the reading. specific heat and kcals of energy. periodic table. compounds. picture of atoms. hydrologic cycle

Hi, bs in bs, thanks for this post, i remember this, but Im not sure if my answer is correct, the science, eng & reading, i find difficult. I did not finish, time go too fast. i have to retake. English is my second language. i retake test on nov 12. I wil review this again. Thank you. Congratulations for passing TEAS exam!

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