Grade 8 FCAT Science Sample Questions
The intent of these sample test materials is to orient teachers and students to the types of questions on FCAT tests. By using these materials, students will become familiar with the types of items and response formats that they will see on the actual test. The sample test materials are not intended to demonstrate the length of the actual test, nor should student responses be used as an indicator of student performance on the actual test. Additional information about test items can be found in the FCAT Test Item Specifications at http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcatis01.asp and previously released FCAT tests at http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcatrelease.asp.
Directions for Answering the Science Sample Questions
Mark your answers on the Sample Answer Sheet, which begins on page 13. If you don’t understand a question, ask your teacher to explain it to you. Your teacher has the answers to the sample questions.
The sample questions for students and the sample answers for teachers will only be available online at: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcatsmpl.asp.
You may need the Reference Sheet or the Periodic Table to help you answer some of the questions. You may refer to the Reference Sheet (page 5) or the Periodic Table (page 6) as often as you like.
Use the space in this booklet to do your work on the multiple-choice and gridded-response questions, but be sure to put your answers on the Sample Answer Sheet.