The PRAXIS II Biology and General Science Exam (0030) is taken by candidates interested in teaching secondary school biology and general sciences… The exam is composed of 120 multiple choice questions: 20 questions cover diversity of life, plant, and animals; 18 questions cover molecular and cellular biology; 18 questions cover the evolution and classical genetics; 16 questions cover ecology; 12 questions cover the history, philosophy, and methodology of science; 12 questions cover technology; 12 questions cover chemistry, 12 questions cover physics, and 12 questions cover Earth and space science.
The Diversity of Life, Plants, and Animals section of the exam covers scientific classifications, plant anatomy and physiology, animal behavior, organ systems in animals, animal reproduction and evolution.
The Molecular and Cellular Biology section of the exam covers cell structure and function, chemical foundations of life forms, genetic molecular structures, and human genome mapping.
The Evolution and Classical Genetics section of the exam covers proof of evolution, species extinction, genetic disorders and inheritance.
The Ecology section of the exam covers growth populations, competition, communities, species variance, species niches, and ecosystems.
The History, Philosophy, and Methodology of Science; Science, Technology, and Society section of the exam covers scientific perspectives and investigation and how technology and science affect society.
The Chemistry section of the exam covers structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, states of equilibrium, laboratory safety, and issues in chemistry and the environment.
The Physics section of the exam covers energy, mechanics, electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, and environmental issues.
The Earth and Space Science section of the exam covers astronomy; meteorology; geology; oceanography; and environmental issues.