This is a pdf file with 4 pages of "griddable" science items that are becoming more common on standardized tests. Make sure your students are familiar with the item format so they can show what they know.
I based these on the released 8th grade Texas STAAR test, but the pages themselves do not reference the STAAR test or TEKS. The teacher notes do state which TEKS with which each question is aligned.
The four pages each have 4 problems:
1 - Similar to the 4 griddables on the Released 2013 STAAR - 1 topo map, 1 food web, 1 atoms in a molecule, & 1 velocity problem
2 - 4 calculations of density - 1 straight forward given m & V, 1 with water displacement to find V, 1 with l x w x h to get volume, & one where mass of graduated cylinder must be subtracted to get mass of substance
3 - 4 about charge, mass, models, and counting atoms
4 - 4 using F = ma - 2 that use tables
Answers are included for all pages.