GENERAL Science CSETs I and II

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  1. bozheesha

    bozheesha Rookie

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    Hello fellow future teachers,
    I have a very simple question to ask. What supplemental books can i use to prepare for general science csets I and II. I have so far what is offered by the cset board, which is "Physical Science" book, which is not a lot. it only scratches the surface of the material that has been asked in the summaries. Please help ASAP i am taking my csets in september
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  3. cbickley

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    Hi BB! These are the resources I used to pass Subtests I and II as well as the Earth Science and Biology subtest III's ... See what you think!

    CSET SCIENCE: SUBTEST II:

    Ecology, Genetics, Evolution, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell and Organismal Biology, Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics, Structure and Properties of Matter

    Life sciences resources:

    BioCoach:
    http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/index.html
    • Great tutorial and self quizzes for H.S. level biology:


    The Biology Project by University of Arizona:
    http://www.biology.arizona.edu/DEFAULT.HTML
    • An interactive resource for learning biology:

    Cells Alive:
    http://www.cellsalive.com/index.htm
    • Cell Biology and Molecular Bio.

    Ecology:
    http://www.kensbiorefs.com/ecology.html

    Plants Structure and Function:
    http://www.sparknotes.com/testprep/books/sat2/biology/chapter9section2.rhtml

    Biology Self Check Quizzes:
    http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/biology/bio2004/self_check_quiz/scquiznat.php?abrev=ntl

    Chemistry resources:

    Periodic Table:
    http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/periodic_table/index.html

    Chemistry Coach:
    http://www.chemistrycoach.com/home.htm


    BioChemHub:
    http://biochemhub.com/biochem/biochemhub.cfm


    CSET SCIENCE: SUBTEST I:

    Astronomy, Dynamic Processes of the Earth, Earth Resources, Waves, Forces and Motion, Electricity and Magnetism

    Physics resources:

    The Physics Classroom:
    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Default2.html
    • My physics bible! I learned everything I needed to know for the CSET here!


    Physics Animations:
    http://physics.nad.ru/Physics/English/index.htm
    • Waves, Optics, Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electricity

    How Stuff Works:
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/


    Earth Science resources:

    Links to web pages for all phases of Earth Science standards:
    http://education.usgs.gov/california/high_school_earth_science.htm


    The Nine Planets Solar System Tour:
    http://www.nineplanets.org/overview.html
    • Solar System Overview.


    Windows to the Universe:
    http://www.windows.ucar.edu/windows.html

    Jet Stream:
    http://www.srh.weather.gov/srh/jetstream/atmos/atmos_intro.htm
    • The Atmosphere/Hydrologic Cycle/ Heat Transfer/ Energy in the Earth’s System:


    Earth Science Self Check Quizzes:
    http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078664233/student_view0/self-check_quizzes.html
     
  4. bozheesha

    bozheesha Rookie

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    thank you I'll check those sites out
     
  5. TeacherGroupie

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    Usborne's ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF SCIENCE (ISBN 0-7945-0064-1, paper, $29.95) is a little weak on earth science but is a fine reference in physical science, chemistry, biology, and things related to them. It would be a terrific classroom resource - very visual, very clear explanations. It's designed for British kids reviewing for their final exams to leave school - imagine SAT II but with an essay component.

    The SparkCharts review sheets sold by Barnes & Noble are also very good - the Earth Science one is quite nice, and there are also good ones for physics, biology, microbiology, periodic table, chemistry, and more. I don't now recall the title of the one that delves into lab procedure, but it wouldn't hurt to visit it in the bookstore over a nice latte.
     
  6. fremontteacher

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    Has anyone heard about the CSET science preparation books by Xam publishing house? Is it very helpful?
     
  7. bozheesha

    bozheesha Rookie

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    I tried to orderthat stuff by Xam publishing but i never recieved it, so be aware
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    :thanks: for the alert!
     
  9. bozheesha

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    Thank you for your suggestion on sparknotes and usborne dictionary. i found sparknotes to be very helpful. Usborne dictionary cannot be found any longer in BNobles so you would have to order that one, which i did already, just got it today but didn't go through it. Looks like covers a lot of topics and has pictures.
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  10. bozheesha

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    I've reviewed parts of Usborne dictionary, and it sounds simple, clever, straight to the point. I love it love it love it. The problem is that i still struggle with finding more literature for CSET II. CSET I i more or less satisfied with. I am taking CSET a month from now. so i need quick answers if possible.
     
  11. bozheesha

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    Hello again,
    I started a review class that meets five weeks in a row, once a week on sat. Contact LAUSD to find out about the class, it's amazing class, i had my first session this past sat, it helps a lot for CSET I, they don't have a course for CSET II.
    Ok that's about it.
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  12. ssindoris

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    Online course

    I found this website to have great information covering both I, II, and Biology-- they had a bunch more tests they have information on. I hadn't taken a bio course in over 10 years, and passed both I and II so far. You have to register and then they give you a blackboard login, and you download study guides when you're ready.

    It was free when I signed up about 6 months ago, and it should still be.

    http://www.teachinginterchange.org/cset_preparation.html

    Samantha
     
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    web page address

    So I heard from some people that you may not be able to register. If you're taking Science subtest 1 and 2, you can access the study guides through this site. If you want the ones for 3, email me with an email address that accepts attachments, and I'll send them to you.

    http://www.specialedprep.net/CalifContentStandardsGenSci.htm

    good luck! I'm done with mine, and so happy about it!

    Samantha



     

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