Virginia 8th Grade Physical Science (SOL) Practice

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Scientific Reasoning10%
Atomic Theory5%
Periodic Table7%
Conservation of Matter and Energy6%
Temperature, Heat, and Thermal Energy10%
Transverse Wave10%
Work, Force, and Motion10%
Electricity and Magnetism10%
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  • Instructional Videos: 120
  • Vocabulary Terms: 393

Test Standards

Scientific Reasoning
1. (PS.1a)  Safety
2. (PS.1b)  Measurements
3. (PS.1c)  Conversions
4. (PS.1d)  Tools
5. (PS.1e)  Scientific Notation
6. (PS.1f-h)  Variables
7. (PS.1i)  Graphs
8. (PS.1j and l)  Conclusions
9. (PS.1k)  Research Methods
10. (PS.1m)  Models And Simulations
11. (PS.1n)  Science Concepts
1. (PS.2a)  Particle Theory
2. (PS.2b)  Elements, Compounds, Mixtures, Acids, Bases, And Salts
3. (PS.2c)  Phases Of Matter
4. (PS.2d)  Physical Properties
5. (PS.2e)  Chemical Properties
6. (PS.2f)  Types Of Matter
Atomic Theory
1. (PS.3a)  Scientists
2. (PS.3b)  Modern Atomic Model
Periodic Table
1. (PS.4a)  Structure
2. (PS.4b)  Metals, Metalloids, And Nonmetals
3. (PS.4c)  Bonding
Conservation of Matter and Energy
1. (PS.5a)  Physical Changes
2. (PS.5b)  Chemical Changes
3. (PS.5c)  Nuclear Reactions
1. (PS.6a)  Potential And Kinetic Energy
2. (PS.6b)  Types Of Energy
Temperature, Heat, and Thermal Energy
1. (PS.7a)  Temperature Scales
2. (PS.7b)  Phase Changes
3. (PS.7c)  Conduction, Convection, And Radiation
4. (PS.7d)  Thermal Energy Transfer
1. (PS.8a)  Parts Of A Wave
2. (PS.8b)  Resonance
3. (PS.8c)  Compression Waves
4. (PS.8d)  Applications Of Sound
Transverse Wave
1. (PS.9a)  Parts Of A Transverse Wave
2. (PS.9b)  Wave Behavior
3. (PS.9c)  Lenses And Mirrors
4. (PS.9d)  Electromagnetic Spectrum
5. (PS.9e)  Applications Of Light
Work, Force, and Motion
1. (PS.10a)  Speed, Velocity, And Acceleration
2. (PS.10b)  Law's Of Motion
3. (PS.10c)  Work, Force, And Power
4. (PS.10d)  Applications Of Work, Force, And Motion
Electricity and Magnetism
1. (PS.11a)  Electricity And Circuits
2. (PS.11b)  Magnetic Field And Current
3. (PS.11c)  Electromagnets, Generators, And Motors
4. (PS.11d)  Conductors, Semiconductors, And Insulators