All 8th grade science courses are graded based on the following weighted categories:45%- Tests and Quizzes45%- Labs and Classwork10%- HomeworkYes, you read correctly! Labs and classwork are just as important as tests and quizzes in science! Your participation during class and lab activities is greatly valued and your success is dependent on it. According to the Next Generation Science Standards, science is about application and process. Science is not a spectator sport, so get ready to get involved!