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CONTENTS 

About Research & Education Association 
About Our Authors 
Independent Study Schedule 

Chapter 1  Passing the CLEP Natural Sciences Exam 
About This Book and TestWare®
About the Exam 
How to Use This Book and TestWare® 
Format and Content of the Exam 
About Our Course Review 
Scoring Your Practice Tests 
Studying for the Exam 
Test-Taking Tips 
The Day of the Exam 

PART I—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 

Chapter 2  Evolution 
History of Evolutionary Concepts 
Plant and Animal Evolution 

Chapter 3 Cellular and Molecular Biology 
The Structure and Function of Cells
Chemical Nature of the Gene
 
Chapter 4 Structure and Function of Plants and Animals; Genetics, Plants (Botany), Animals (Zoology) 
Principles of Heredity (Genetics) 

Chapter 5  Ecology and Population Biology 
Ecology 
Population Growth and Regulation 
Biomes 
Principles of Behavior  
Social Biology 

PART II—PHYSICAL SCIENCE 

Chapter 6  Atomic Chemistry
Structure of the Atom 
Periodic Trends 
Nuclear Reactions and Equations 
Rate of Decay; Half Life

Chapter 7  Chemistry of Reactions 
Common Elements 

Chapter 8  Physics 
Heat  
The Laws of Thermodynamics  
States of Matter  
Classical Mechanics  
Theory of Relativity  

Chapter 9  Energy 
Electricity and Magnetism  
Waves: Sound and Light  
 
Chapter 10  The Universe 
Astronomy  

Chapter 11 Earth 
Atmosphere  
Earth’s Layers  
 
Practice Test 1  
Answer Key  
Detailed Explanations of Answers 
 
Practice Test 2 
Answer Key 
Detailed Explanations of Answers 
 
Practice Test 3 
Answer Key 
Detailed Explanations of Answers 
 
Answer Sheets 
Index 
Installing REA’s TestWare® 
 
 
 
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