8th Grade Physical Science SOL Practice

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Scientific Reasoning 10%
Matter 15%
Atomic Theory 5%
Periodic Table 7%
Conservation of Matter and Energy 6%
Energy 7%
Temperature, Heat, and Thermal Energy 10%
Waves 10%
Transverse Wave 10%
Work, Force, and Motion 10%
Electricity and Magnetism 10%
  • Questions 2,651
  • Vocabulary Terms 393
  • Performance Tasks 270
  • Instructional Videos 121

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