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Eighth grade biology is gross anatomy and basic physiology. It’s systems, organs, and connecting the dots between what happens in your head and your foot when your toe wiggles. The National Center for Education Statistics says science scores for eighth-graders have inched up continuously since 2007, but on the whole, are still below what it considers proficient. Think you can remember what you learned back then? Take our test, with questions compiled from standardized tests in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Find out: Can you out-science an eighth-grader?

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