8th Grade NWEA Map Science Test Prep Self-Grading Test, Game, & Task Cards NGSS

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  1. This bundle of science test prep for NWEA MAP includes task cards, games and practice tests for grades 5 - 8. They are printable and use Google docs.The task cards are printable .pdfThe games can be used in PowerPoint or as Google Slides in Google ClassroomThe practice tests are printable, but also
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8th Grade NGSS Science Test Prep Bundle - Improve science scores on the NWEA Map using this bundle for Grade 8.

Although geared for 8th grade, it could also be beneficial to 6th and 7th grade as well.

The test is completely printable, but Google links are also provided for use in Google™ Classroom with SELF-GRADING GOOGLE FORMS. Perfect for at home distance learning (elearning). Both versions are included with your purchase. Students use Chromebooks, Ipads, Laptops, Desktops, etc.

- One Practice Test - 40 multiple choice NGSS standardized test questions and answers - PRINTABLE COPIES & SELF-GRADING
-20 Task Cards - multiple choice NGSS questions and answers

The tests are printable .pdfs, but Google links are also provided for Google Classroom use. Both versions are included with your purchase.

The answer key on the final test includes the exact NGS Standard, so it is super easy to tally which standards have been mastered, and which need extra attention.

The practice tests, task cards, and games cover the following

Middle School NGSS Standards:

Life Science:
-Structure, Function, and Information Processing
-Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
-Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
-Natural Selection and Adaptations
-Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms

Earth and Space Science:
-Space Systems
-History of Earth
-Earth’s Systems
-Weather and Climate
-Human Impacts

Physical Science:
-Structure and Properties of Matter
-Chemical Reactions
-Forces and Interactions
-Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

Engineering Design

Next Generation Science Standards

Thank you and good luck on the test!

Why am I qualified to write these test prep questions? Not only have I worked as a teacher for 30 years with a Highly Qualified Status, but I also have spent 15 years writing state and national assessments, such as the SATs, ACTs, and individual state assessments that align with the Common-Core standards. This includes grading, item writing, and passage writing for these assessments.

8th Grade NWEA Map Science Practice Test
8th Grade NWEA Map Science Task Cards
8th Grade NWEA Map Science Game

Total Pages
20 Pages and 15 Google Docs
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. Examples of local environmental conditions could include availability of food, light, space, and water. Examples of genetic factors could include large breed cattle and species of grass affecting growth of organisms. Examples of evidence could include drought decreasing plant growth, fertilizer increasing plant growth, different varieties of plant seeds growing at different rates in different conditions, and fish growing larger in large ponds than they do in small ponds. Assessment does not include genetic mechanisms, gene regulation, or biochemical processes.
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6-billion-year-old history. Emphasis is on how analyses of rock formations and the fossils they contain are used to establish relative ages of major events in Earth’s history. Examples of Earth’s major events could range from being very recent (such as the last Ice Age or the earliest fossils of homo sapiens) to very old (such as the formation of Earth or the earliest evidence of life). Examples can include the formation of mountain chains and ocean basins, the evolution or extinction of particular living organisms, or significant volcanic eruptions. Assessment does not include recalling the names of specific periods or epochs and events within them.
Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions. Examples of data include similarities of rock and fossil types on different continents, the shapes of the continents (including continental shelves), and the locations of ocean structures (such as ridges, fracture zones, and trenches). Paleomagnetic anomalies in oceanic and continental crust are not assessed.
Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism. Emphasis is on describing that molecules are broken apart and put back together and that in this process, energy is released. Assessment does not include details of the chemical reactions for photosynthesis or respiration.
Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects. Emphasis is on how some natural hazards, such as volcanic eruptions and severe weather, are preceded by phenomena that allow for reliable predictions, but others, such as earthquakes, occur suddenly and with no notice, and thus are not yet predictable. Examples of natural hazards can be taken from interior processes (such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions), surface processes (such as mass wasting and tsunamis), or severe weather events (such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods). Examples of data can include the locations, magnitudes, and frequencies of the natural hazards. Examples of technologies can be global (such as satellite systems to monitor hurricanes or forest fires) or local (such as building basements in tornado-prone regions or reservoirs to mitigate droughts).


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