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Scientific Investigation 20%
Force, Motion, Energy, and Matter 30%
Life Systems 15%
Ecosystems 15%
Earth and Space Systems 17%
  • Questions 6,686
  • Vocabulary Terms 961
  • Performance Tasks 531
  • Instructional Videos 234

Test Standards

Scientific Investigation
1. (6.1a)  Observations
2. (6.1b)  Measurements
3. (6.1c)  Scale Models
4. (6.1d)  Hypothesis
5. (6.1e)  Validity
6. (6.1f)  Repeated Trials
7. (6.1g)  Metrics
8. (6.1h)  Graphs
9. (6.1i)  Models and Simulations
10. (6.1j)  Science Concepts
11. (LS.1a)  Organize Data
12. (LS.1b)  Classification
13. (LS.1c)  Tools
14. (LS.1d)  Models and Simulations
15. (LS.1e)  Error
16. (LS.1f-g)  Variables
17. (LS.1h)  Graphs
18. (LS.1i)  Patterns in Data
19. (LS.1j)  Science Concepts
20. (PS1.a.)  Lab safety
21. (PS1.b.)  Accurate measurements
22. (PS1.c.)  Metric conversions
23. (PS1.d.)  Equipment used to collect data
24. (PS1.e.)  Scientific notation
25. (PS1.f.)  Variables and controls
26. (PS1.g.)  Data tables: construct and interpret
27. (PS1.h.)  Interpret descriptive statistics
28. (PS1.i.)  Frequency distributions, scatterplots, line plots, and histograms
29. (PS1.j.)  Conclusions
30. (PS1.k.)  Research methods
31. (PS1.l.)  Present results
32. (PS1.m.)  Models and simulations
Force, Motion, Energy, and Matter
1. (6.2.a.)  Potential and kinetic energy
2. (6.2.e.)  Energy transformations
3. (6.4.a.)  Subatomic particles
4. (6.4.b.)  Atoms of elements
5. (6.4.c.)  Chemical symbols
6. (6.4.d.)  Chemical compounds
7. (6.4.e.)  Chemical formulas
8. (6.4.f.)  Chemical equations
9. (6.4.g.)  Elements in and on Earth
10. (6.5.a.)  Water as the universal solvent
11. (6.5.b.)  Properties of water
12. (6.6.a.)  Air as a mixture
13. (PS.2.a.)  Particle theory of matter
14. (PS.2.b.)  Classify matter
15. (PS.2.c.)  Solids, liquids, and gases
16. (PS.2.d.)  Physical properties of matter
17. (PS.2.e.)  Chemical properties of matter
18. (PS.2.f.)  Physical and chemical properties of matter
19. (PS.3.a.)  History atomic structure
20. (PS.3.b.)  Modern atomic model
21. (PS.4.a.)  Organization of the periodic table
22. (PS.4.b.)  Elements as metals, metalloids, and nonmetals
23. (PS.4.c.)  Ionic and covalent bonds
24. (PS.5.a.)  Physical changes in matter
25. (PS.5.b.)  Chemical changes
26. (PS.5.c.)  Nuclear reactions
27. (PS.6.a.)  Potential and kinetic energy
28. (PS.6.b.)  Forms of energy
29. (PS.7.a.)  Temperature scales
30. (PS.7.b.)  Phase changes
31. (PS.7.c.)  Conduction, convection, and radiation
32. (PS.7.d.)  Applications of thermal energy transfer
33. (PS.8.a.)  Characteristics of sound waves
34. (PS.8.b.)  Resonance
35. (PS.8.c.)  Compression waves
36. (PS.8.d.)  Technological applications of sound
37. (PS.9.a.)  Characteristics of transverse waves
38. (PS.9.b.)  Wave behavior of light
39. (PS.9.c.)  Image formation
40. (PS.9.d.)  The electromagnetic spectrum
41. (PS.9.e.)  Technological applications of light
42. (PS.10.a.)  Speed, velocity, and acceleration
43. (PS.10.b.)  Newton’s laws of motion
44. (PS.10.c.)  Work, force, mechanical advantage, efficiency, and power
45. (PS.10.d.)  Technological applications of work, force, and motion
46. (PS.11.a.)  Static electricity, current electricity, and circuits
47. (PS.11.b.)  Magnetic field and an electric current
48. (PS.11.c.)  Electromagnets, motors, and generators
49. (PS.11.d.)  Conductors, semiconductors, and insulators
Life Systems
1. (LS.2.a.)  Cell structure and organelles
2. (LS.2.b.)  Plant and animal cells
3. (LS.2.c.)  Cell theory
4. (LS.2.d.)  Cell division
5. (LS.3.a.)  Cells, tissues, organs, and systems
6. (LS.3.b.)  Cellular organization and life processes
7. (LS.5.a)  Domains
8. (LS.5.a.)  Kingdoms
9. (LS.5.b.)  Animal phyla and plant divisions
10. (LS.5.c.)  Define species
11. (LS.6.a.)  Photosynthesis
12. (LS.6.b.)  Chemical reaction photosynthesis
13. (LS.6.c.)  Photosynthesis and food webs
14. (LS.13.a.)  Structure and role of DNA
15. (LS.13.b.)  Genes and chromosomes
16. (LS.13.c-d.)  Inheritance
17. (LS.13.e.)  Acquired vs. inherited traits
18. (LS.13.f.)  Biotechnology
19. (LS13.g.)  Discoveries related to genetics
20. (LS.14.a.)  How populations change over time
1. (6.7.a.)  Abiotic factors: watershed
2. (6.7.b.)  Virginia's watershed systems
3. (6.7.c.)  River and stream systems
4. (6.7.d.)  Wetlands
5. (6.7.e.)  Estuaries
6. (6.7.f.)  Conservation of watersheds
7. (6.7.g.)  Water monitoring
8. (LS.7.a.)  Biogeochemical cycles
9. (LS.7.b.)  Flow of energy and matter in a system
10. (LS.7.c.)  Relationships within terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems
11. (LS.7.d.)  Food webs and energy pyramids
12. (LS.8.a.)  Relationships in populations
13. (LS.8.b.)  Influence of behavior on a population
14. (LS.9.a.)  Relationships in food webs
15. (LS.9.b.)  Predator-prey
16. (LS.9.c.)  Competition and cooperation
17. (LS.9.d.)  Symbiotic relationships
18. (LS.9.e.)  Niches
19. (LS.10.a.)  Ecosystems and biomes
20. (LS.10.b.)  Characteristics of land, marine, and freshwater ecosystems
21. (LS.10.c.)  Survival and adaptations
22. (LS.11.a.)  Phototropism, hibernation, and dormancy
23. (LS.11.b.)  Factors that change population size
24. (LS.11.c.)  Eutrophication, climate changes, and catastrophic disturbances
25. (LS.12.a.)  Food production and harvest
26. (LS.12.b.)  Change in habitat size, quality, or structure
27. (LS.12.c.)  Change in species competition
28. (LS.12.d.)  Factors that impact survival of a species
29. (LS.12.e.)  Environmental issues
Earth and Space Systems
1. (6.2.b.)  The Sun and energy on Earth
2. (6.2.c.)  Nonrenewable energy sources
3. (6.2.d.)  Renewable energy sources
4. (6.3.a.)  Earth’s energy budget
5. (6.3.b.)  Role of radiation and convection
6. (6.3.c.)  Motion of the atmosphere and oceans
7. (6.3.d.)  Cloud formation
8. (6.3.e.)  Thermal energy and weather-related phenomena
9. (6.5.c.)  Water as a weathering agent
10. (6.5.d.)  Water as a climate moderator
11. (6.5.f.)  Importance of water
12. (6.5.g.)  Protecting and maintaining water resources
13. (6.6.b.)  Earth's atmosphere: pressure, temperature, humidity
14. (6.6.c.)  Atmospheric changes with altitude
15. (6.6.d.)  Maintaining air quality
16. (6.6.e.)  Atmospheric measures and weather
17. (6.6.f.)  Predicting weather
18. (6.8.a.)  Solar system components
19. (6.8.b.)  Planets
20. (6.8.c.)  Gravity
21. (6.8.d.)  Revolution and rotation
22. (6.8.e.)  Day-night
23. (6.8.f.)  Properties of planet Earth
24. (6.8.g.)  Seasons on Earth
25. (6.8.h.)  Tides
26. (6.8.i.)  Space exploration
27. (6.9.a.)  Management of renewable resources
28. (6.9.b.)  Management of nonrenewable resources
29. (6.9.c.)  Reduce environmental hazards
30. (6.9.d.)  Cost/benefit tradeoffs in conservation
31. (LS.14.b.)  Evidence of evolution: fossil record
32. (LS.14.c.)  How populations change over time