Minnesota Grade 8 Science (MCA-III) Practice

Discover the most effective and comprehensive online solution for curriculum mastery, high-stakes testing, and assessment in Minnesota. Our Grade 8 Science (MCA-III) curriculum and test review is aligned to the most current Minnesota standards. Request your free trial and see why our users say USATestprep has improved their students' pass rates.

Nature of Science and Engineering (NSE)28%
Physical Science (PS)24%
Earth and Space Science (ESS)24%
Life Science (LS)24%
  • Questions: 3,166
  • Technology Enhanced Items: 476
  • Instructional Videos: 203
  • Vocabulary Terms: 533

Test Standards

Nature of Science and Engineering (NSE)
1. (7.1.1.1.1)  Bias
2. (7.1.1.1.2)  Reliability
3. (8.1.1.1.1)  Logical Conclusions
4. (7.1.1.2.1)  Scientific Questions
5. (7.1.1.2.2)  Controlled Experiment
6. (7.1.1.2.3)  Scientific Conclusion
7. (7.1.1.2.4/8.1.1.2.1)  Evaluate Explanations
8. (6.1.2.1.1)  Impact Of Engineered System
9. (6.1.2.1.2)  Design Consequences
10. (6.1.2.1.3)  Trade-Offs
11. (6.1.2.1.4)  Past Failures
12. (6.1.2.2.1)  Engineering Design Process
13. (6.1.3.1.1)  Systems
14. (6.1.3.1.2)  Open And Closed Systems
15. (8.1.3.2.1)  Important Contributions
16. (8.1.3.3.1)  Scientific Laws And Engineering Principles
17. (8.1.3.3.2/8.1.3.3.3)  Technological Development
18. (6.1.3.4.2)  Conversions
19. (6.1.3.4.1/7.1.3.4.2/8.1.3.4.1/8.1.3.4.2)  Procedures In Science
Physical Science (PS)
1. (6.2.1.1.1)  Particle Model Of Matter
2. (7.2.1.1.1)  Elements
3. (7.2.1.1.2)  Elements Vs, Compounds
4. (7.2.1.1.3)  Chemical Equation
5. (8.2.1.1.1)  Mixture Vs Pure Substance
6. (8.2.1.1.2)  Metals Vs. Nonmetals
7. (6.2.1.2.2)  Conservation Of Mass
8. (6.2.1.2.3)  Heat And Particle Motion
9. (6.2.1.2.1/8.2.1.2.1/8.2.1.2.2)  Chemical And Physical Changes
10. (8.2.1.2.3)  Particle Model Of Matter
11. (8.2.1.2.4)  Acids And Bases
12. (6.2.2.1.1)  Speed
13. (6.2.2.1.2)  Motion
14. (6.2.2.2.1)  Forces
15. (6.2.2.2.2)  Sum Of Forces
16. (6.2.2.2.3)  Acting Forces
17. (6.2.2.2.4)  Mass Vs Weight
18. (6.2.3.1.1)  Waves
19. (6.2.3.1.2)  Sound Waves
20. (6.2.3.1.3)  Light Waves
21. (8.2.3.1.1)  Seismic Waves
22. (6.2.3.2.1)  Kinetic Vs. Potential Energy
23. (6.2.3.2.2)  Energy Transformations
24. (6.2.3.2.3)  Heat Energy
Earth and Space Science (ESS)
1. (8.3.1.1.1)  Earth's Layers
2. (8.3.1.1.2)  Geographic Landforms From Seismic Activity
3. (8.3.1.1.3)  Tectonic Plates
4. (8.3.1.2.1)  Landforms
5. (8.3.1.2.2)  Weathering, Erosion, And Glacial Activity
6. (8.3.1.3.1)  Relative Age
7. (8.3.1.3.2)  Rocks
8. (8.3.1.3.3)  Rock Cycle
9. (8.3.2.1.1)  Seasons
10. (8.3.2.1.2)  Oceans And Climate
11. (8.3.2.1.3)  Convection
12. (8.3.2.2.1)  Atmosphere
13. (8.3.2.2.2)  Fronts And Pressure Systems
14. (8.3.2.2.3)  Weather Patterns
15. (8.3.2.3.1)  Water Reservoirs
16. (8.3.2.3.2)  Water Cycle
17. (8.3.3.1.1)  Sun
18. (8.3.3.1.2)  Motion In Solar System
19. (8.3.3.1.3)  Gravitational Force
20. (8.3.3.1.4)  Solar System Components
21. (8.3.3.1.5)  Rotation And Revolution
22. (8.3.4.1.1)  Nonrenewable Resources
23. (8.3.4.1.2)  Human Activity
Life Science (LS)
1. (7.4.1.1.1)  Cell Characteristics
2. (7.4.1.1.2)  Body Systems
3. (7.4.1.2.1)  Cell Similarities
4. (7.4.1.2.2)  Cell Division
5. (7.4.1.2.3)  Plant Vs. Animal Cells
6. (7.4.2.1.1)  Stable Ecosystem
7. (7.4.2.1.2)  Organism Relationships
8. (7.4.2.1.3)  Biotic And Abiotic
9. (7.4.2.2.1)  Producers
10. (7.4.2.2.2/7.4.2.2.3)  Food Web
11. (7.4.3.1.1)  Genes
12. (7.4.3.1.2)  Reproduction
13. (7.4.3.1.3)  Inherited Vs. Acquired
14. (7.4.3.2.1)  Fossil Record
15. (7.4.3.2.2)  Evolution: Anatomical Structures
16. (7.4.3.2.3)  Variation
17. (7.4.3.2.4)  Extinction
18. (7.4.4.1.1)  Selective Breeding
19. (7.4.4.1.2)  Human Activities
20. (7.4.4.2.1/7.4.4.2.2)  Human Infections
21. (7.4.4.2.3/7.4.4.2.4)  Vaccines And Immune System