TEAS Science Review





E-book for TEAS Science Exam

General Science is one of the three main areas tested in TEAS. During your preparation, it is vital that you give due importance to the Science topics (along with English and Math) and spend ample time practicing and preparing for this section along with the others. You may find many good materials for this section and preparation, including e-books and other online resources. In this article, you may also find reviews of three popular books that can help you choose your science titles for preparation.

TEAS Science Section - An Overview

The Test of Essential Academic Skills is used by many nursing and other healthcare educational institutions to measure the potential of candidates and accordingly place them (https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/PreNursingSchool/TEAS.aspx). The test content is designed carefully to include relevant and core academic areas to effectively fulfill the purpose of this assessment. English, Science, Mathematics are the three core areas evaluated here.

The Science section includes questions from the following broad topics:

  • Human Body Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Earth and Chemical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Out of the 170 questions, 30 are from the Science section. All the questions are of multiple-choice types.

In effect, the preparation cannot be complete without a sincere effort to review the essential General Science topics.

Reviewing the Science Section

As mentioned earlier, the core areas of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences together make the TEAS Science section. A comprehensive evaluation of this section should include review of all the relevant topics and subtopics. In addition to review materials, practice questions and examples should also be a part of your assessment. Also, tips, tricks, and strategies for handling the Science topics should be included in the purview of study, when getting ready for the this test.

You may find many prep resources - books, e-books, other electronic and digital materials, online and downloadable files - that are useful. Prep programs are another popular option available for this purpose. Given below is an indicative list of titles that you may use for your preparation.

Reviewing Resources:

Three popular resources that people use for preparation are listed here. All of these titles are available in electronic as well as print formats:

  • TEAS Pre-Test Study Manual: Reading, Mathematics, Science and English - Published by ATI, the developers of the TEAS test; this is an authentic and quality title for preparation. Though it includes review content for all the sections and not just for Science, the content is complete and exhaustive and provides the basis for your preparation efforts. It includes the following features:

    • Instructional content for all the relevant sections
    • Practice questions and answer keys
    • A comprehensive model test with answer keys
    • Competitive pricing

    This guide can be purchased from the local bookstalls or from the ATI web store (http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/).

  • Pass the TEAS V! A complete study guide with practice test questions, - This title from Complete Test Preparation Team, is yet another popular choice among many test takers. This is also a comprehensive test help and covers the following:

    • Review and instructional materials for all relevant test areas including Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Ecology, Earth and Physical Sciences
    • Practice tests and questions with detailed answer keys
    • Two dedicated chapters for tips and tricks and strategies for taking the test
    • Competitive pricing

    The guide can be bought online as a nook book or e-book or as a printed version from local bookstalls.

  • Cracking the Nursing School Entrance Exams (Graduate School Test Preparation) - A title from the famous publishing house of Princeton Review, this is a prep book meant for various nursing school admission tests. Though, not specifically meant for TEAS, this is considered a good book by many test takers for scoring high in this exam. This title includes:

    • Thorough reviews of all tested Science topics including Earth, Chemical, Physical, Biological, Ecological, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences
    • A good number of practice problems along with detailed answer keys
    • Online access to a full-length real test
    • Competitive pricing

    The title can be purchased online or from local book stores. For more information on this title, you may refer to: http://www.amazon.com/Cracking-Nursing-Entrance-Graduate-Preparation/dp/0375427422.

In conclusion, it can be wisely said that no section of the TEAS can be left out or given less priority while preparing for it. Depending on your comfort levels in a particular topic or area, you may choose to spend less or more time for that part; and accordingly choose your resources for test preparation, either comprehensive or specific in nature.