Could you pass eighth-grade science?

July 2, 2011 at 2:02 a.m.

The following questions were adapted from a 2009 eighth-grade science TAKS test.


1. The growth of what usually occurs first in primary succession on a bare rock?

2. Which process uses carbon dioxide and the sun's radiant energy to produce chemical energy?

3. A cook touches a hot stove and quickly moves his hand away. What are the two primary body systems that work together to produce this response?

4. A group of students found metamorphic rocks near a campsite. The presence of metamorphic rocks is most likely evidence of what?


1. Lichens

2. Photosynthesis

3. Nervous and muscular systems

4. High pressure

Source: Texas Education Agency



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