Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 093: Integrated Science (Elementary)

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT) and paper-based test (PBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time
  • CBT: 2 hours 30 minutes*
  • PBT: up to 4 hours 30 minutes
    (up to 2 partial-session tests may be taken in one test session—test session information is on your test's information page)
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Foundations of Scientific Inquiry 001–005 25%
II Life Science 006–011 25%
III Earth/Space Science 012–015 25%
IV Physical Science 016–023 25%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY

Objective 001—Understand the principles and procedures for conducting scientific research.

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Objective 002—Apply knowledge of methods and equipment used in scientific investigations.

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Objective 003—Understand the nature and history of scientific thought and inquiry.

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Objective 004—Understand the relationship of science to contemporary, historical, technological, and societal issues.

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Objective 005—Understand interrelationships among the life, physical, and earth/space sciences and among science, mathematics, and technology.

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Subarea II—LIFE SCIENCE

Objective 006—Understand cell structure and function.

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Objective 007—Understand the organization, characteristics, and functions of living things.

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Objective 008—Understand concepts of heredity and modern genetics.

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Objective 009—Understand evolutionary change of life on Earth.

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Objective 010—Understand characteristics of ecological systems.

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Objective 011—Understand characteristics of human biology.

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Subarea III—EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE

Objective 012—Understand characteristics of the lithosphere and the history and processes of the changing earth.

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Objective 013—Understand characteristics of the hydrosphere.

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Objective 014—Understand the earth's atmosphere, weather, and climate.

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Objective 015—Understand features of the universe and the methods of astronomy.

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Subarea IV—PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Objective 016—Understand the chemical properties of matter.

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Objective 017—Understand the nature of chemical changes in matter.

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Objective 018—Understand the physical properties of matter and the nature of physical changes.

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Objective 019—Apply knowledge of the ideal gas laws and the kinetic molecular model to explain observable phenomena.

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Objective 020—Understand the basic concepts of mechanics as applied in real-world contexts.

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Objective 021—Apply knowledge of electricity, magnets, and electromagnetism.

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Objective 022—Understand the basic concepts of energy and thermodynamics.

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Objective 023—Understand the characteristics and behavior of waves, vibrations, and optics.

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