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STAAR Science - Grade 8: Test Prep & Practice

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Supplement your student's classroom studies to achieve greater success on the STAAR Science - Grade 8 exam. By completing this study guide course your 8th grade student will be better prepared to answer questions on chemistry, physics, Earth and space science and biology.
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13 chapters in STAAR Science - Grade 8: Test Prep & Practice

Ch 1. STAAR Science - Grade 8: Matter & Energy {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[140881].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is An Atom? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45233].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45233].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Electron Shell Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[278].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[278].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19236].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19236].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What are Simple Organic Compounds in Chemistry? - Types, Groups & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8920].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8920].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5362].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5362].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1603].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1603].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Physical & Chemical Changes in the Digestive System Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[140882].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[140882].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45246].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45246].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Energy and Life: The Transformation of Energy in Living Organisms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2550].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2550].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What is an Energy Pyramid? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28583].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28583].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Food Chains, Trophic Levels and Energy Flow in an Ecosystem Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[414].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[414].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1614].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1614].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Atomic Number: Definition & Symbol Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8089].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8089].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What is Atomic Mass? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8092].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8092].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Valence Electrons and Energy Levels of Atoms of Elements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1615].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1615].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Physical & Chemical Properties of Elements: Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[55541].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[55541].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Atomic and Ionic Radii: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1616].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1616].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Ionization Energy: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1617].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1617].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Force: Definition and Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14597].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14597].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Action and Reaction Forces: Law & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Unbalanced Force: Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7687].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7687].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Is Motion? - Definition & Equations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35360].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35360].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Speed, Velocity & Acceleration Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53254].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53254].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Laws of Inertia: Definition & Formula Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2556].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2556].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45229].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45229].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37640].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37640].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Graphing Position & Speed vs Time: Practice Problems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45230].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45230].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Solar System, Galaxy, & Universe: Definitions & Difference Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28124].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28124].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Solar System Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29079].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29079].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Stars: Definition & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4538].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4538].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Types of Stars by Size, Color and Life Cycle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2958].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2958].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Are Planetary Nebulae? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - H-R Diagram: Definition & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36521].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36521].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What is the Sun? - Facts, Layers & Temperature Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16948].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16948].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Effects of the Earth's Rotation & Revolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45297].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45297].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Cycle of the Seasons in Astronomy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32545].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32545].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Geography of the Four Seasons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29872].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29872].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Moon Phases: Names & Sequence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31122].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31122].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Predicting When The Moon Will Rise and Set Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30372].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30372].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31430].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31430].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Sun as a Source of Energy for Winds, Currents & the Water Cycle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18405].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18405].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The General Circulation of the Atmosphere Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11547].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11547].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12402].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12402].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is a Hurricane? - Definition and Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12408].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12408].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11549].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11549].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Predicting the Weather: Tools, Maps & Symbols Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[55479].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[55479].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3127].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3127].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Dichotomous Key: A Classifying Tool Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45191].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45191].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What are Cells? - Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7269].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7269].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is Cell Theory? - Definition, Timeline & Parts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17021].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17021].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Difference Between Plant and Animal Cells Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59046].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59046].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Organelles: Internal Components of a Cell Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[33112].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[33112].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Unicellular Organisms: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7827].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7827].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Multicellular Organism: Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3903].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3903].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Autotrophs and Heterotrophs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8814].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8814].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[684].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[684].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - What Are the Organ Systems of the Human Body? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52472].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52472].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is a Gene? - Definition & Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7828].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7828].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Genetic Material: Definition, Structure & Function Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8432].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8432].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Sexual Reproduction: Inheriting Genes from Each Parent Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[33035].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[33035].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Types of Asexual Reproduction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[33034].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[33034].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Natural Selection & Adaptation: Definition, Theory & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[425].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[425].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Artificial Selection in Evolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13803].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13803].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Speciation: Definition, Examples & Role in Evolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4662].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4662].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is an Ecosystem? - Definition & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4833].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4833].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Biotic Factor: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28525].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28525].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Abiotic Factors of an Ecosystem: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4752].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4752].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Ecological Succession: From Pioneer to Climax Communities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[416].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[416].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Is Ecological Balance? - Definition & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4839].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4839].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Themes in Biology: Diversity, Interdependence & Evolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56597].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56597].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What is a Food Web? - Definition & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Producers, Consumers & Decomposers in Ecosystems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53305].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53305].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Predator/Prey Interactions, Camouflage, Mimicry & Warning Coloration Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2175].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2175].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What is a Host in Biology? - Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62451].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62451].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Human Impacts on the Environment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21066].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21066].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10597].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10597].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Environmental Changes & Adaptation in Organisms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50391].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50391].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10707].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10707].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Scientific Experiment: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10716].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10716].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3604].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3604].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7258].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7258].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Scientific Tools and Their Uses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37624].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37624].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3737].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3737].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15411].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15411].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27686].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27686].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27876].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27876].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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