The ACT science section is 35 minutes long and contains 40 questions. Many students are unclear on what exactly to expect on the science portion of the exam. It may be surprising to hear that the science section's format is more like the reading section than the math section of the exam. For the ACT Science, students are responsible for reading a passage and then answering a series of questions regarding it. There are a total of seven passages in all that may contain the following:

    • Graphs
    • Experiment Summaries
    • Data Charts
    • Experimental Design
    • Conflicting Viewpoints from Scientists
    • Evaluating Hypothesis & Conclusions
    • The Scientific Method

    ACT Science tests your scientific skill set through the ability to accurately read and understand scientific data. The best way to prepare your scientific reasoning skills for the exam is to practice. Under the ACT Science Resource Library contained on this page are several resources available with practice problems & study skills for the ACT Science. 

  • ACT Science Prep

  • ACT Science Resource Library 

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