Middle School Life Science (NGSS) Practice Test

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From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 25%
Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 25%
Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits 25%
Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity 25%
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  • Engineering Design
  • Questions 1,374
  • Vocabulary Terms 202
  • Performance Tasks 105
  • Instructional Videos 74

Test Standards

From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
1. (MS-LS1-1)  Made of Cells
2. (MS-LS1-2)  Organelles
3. (MS-LS1-3)  System Interactions
4. (MS-LS1-4 )  Probability of Successful Reproduction
5. (MS-LS1-5)  Influence on Growth
6. (MS-LS1-6)  Photosynthesis
7. (MS-LS1-7)  Food Energy
8. (MS-LS1-8 )  Stimulus and Response
Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
1. (MS-LS2-1 )  Resource Availability
2. (MS-LS2-2 )  Pattern of Interactions
3. (MS-LS2-3)  Cycling of Matter and Flow of Energy
4. (MS-LS2-4 )  Changes in Populations
5. (MS-LS2-5 )  Maintaining Biodiversity
Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
1. (MS-LS3-1)  Mutations
2. (MS-LS3-2)  Asexual and Sexual Reproduction
Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
1. (MS-LS4-1)  Fossil Record
2. (MS-LS4-2 )  Anatomical Similarities
3. (MS-LS4-3)  Embryology
4. (MS-LS4-4)  Genetic Variations and Surviving
5. (MS-LS4-5)  Desired Traits
6. (MS-LS4-6 )  Natural Selection and Genes
Engineering Design
1. (MS-ETS1-1)  Criteria and Constraints of a Design Problem
2. (MS-ETS1-2)  Evaluate Design Solutions
3. (MS-ETS1-3)  Compare/Contrast Design Solutions
4. (MS-ETS1-4)  Develop Models to Test Solutions