Grade 8 Science Ontario Lesson Plans

Use these Grade 8 Science Ontario lesson plans to help keep your students engaged while they learn in class or online.

Trying to find Grade 8 Science Ontario lesson plans can be a challenge! How will you know the resources you are finding are aligned with the 2022 Ontario Curriculum and provide pedagogically appropriate lessons? As easy as worksheets and fill-in-the-blanks lessons are – they will not prepare our students for high school science classes. 

I have created engaging and pedagogically appropriate Grade 8 Science Ontario lesson plans that will help your students learn science without a textbook.

Each Unit Includes:

  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Differentiated lessons and assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, interactive notebook activities, group work, projects, labs)
  • Detailed unit plans, answer keys, and assessment rubrics
  • Lessons are divided up with title pages for easy access
  • Student assignment choice and variety
  • Quizzes (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
  • Unit Test (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
  • Science Labs
  • Sub Plans
  • PDF and Google Slides formats

Learn more about each Grade 8 Science Ontario lesson plans by reading about each unit in this blog post. 

Grade 8 Science Lessons

Use these Grade 8 Science Ontario lesson plans to help your students learn in class or online.

 

Grade 8 Fluids Unit

Grade 8 Science Fluids: This 282-page unit will help you teach science without a textbook. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that explains the functions of fluids and their real-life applications.

Lesson Overview

  • Introduction: Safety Rules, Fluids Introduction & Unit Vocabulary
  • Particle Theory of Matter
  • What is Viscosity? and What is Flow Rate?, Experiment
  • Mass, Volume, and Density
  • Mass, Volume, and Density
  • Mass-to-Volume Ratio Experiment
  • Compressibility
  • Canada’s Wonderland Case Study
  • What is Buoyancy & Float or Sink Experiment
  • Mid-Unit Quiz
  • Pressure, Volume, and Temperature & Optional Experiment
  • Pascal’s Law
  • Fluids in Controlled and Manufactured Devices
  • Building a Pneumatic or Hydraulic Device (2 options)
  • Investigating Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid Technologies Research Inquiry
  • The Impact of Fluid Spills
  • Unit Test for Fluids
  • Sub Plans

 

Use these Grade 8 Science Ontario lesson plans to help your students learn in class or online.

Grade 8 Systems in Action Unit

Grade 8 Science Systems in Action: This 308-page unit will help you teach science without a textbook. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that explains the functions of systems and their real-life applications.

Lesson Overview:

  • What are Systems?
  • Unit Vocabulary
  • Types of Systems
  • Purpose, Inputs & Outputs of Systems
  • The Processes and Components of a System
  • Quiz
  • Work, Energy, Force, and Efficiency
  • Calculating Work
  • 6 Simple Machines
  • Understanding Mechanical Advantage
  • Systems in Action Quiz
  • Heat in Mechanical Systems
  • Productivity with Systems in Various Industries
  • The Evolution of the Cell Phone
  • Systems in Action Quiz
  • Understanding and Calculating Work
  • Pulley Experiment and Mechanical Advantage
  • Rube Goldberg Machine
  • Owner’s Manual Exploration
  • The Impacts of New and Evolving Systems
  • Meeting Needs with Existing Systems – Different Perspectives
  • Systems in Action Unit Test
  • Sub Plans

 

Use these Grade 8 Science Ontario lesson plans to help your students learn in class or online.

Grade 8 Water Systems Unit

Grade 8 Science Water Systems: This 298-page unit will help you teach science without a textbook. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that explains where water is found and used in the environment.

  • Safety Lesson
  • Unit Vocabulary QR Code Scavenger Hunt
  • The Water Cycle & States of Water
  • Watersheds
  • Human & Natural Factors Cause Changes in the Water Table
  • Human & Natural Factors Cause Changes in the Water Table
  • Inquiry
  • Factors that Affect Glaciers & Polar Ice Caps
  • Atmospheric Conditions & Bodies of Water
  • Mid-Unit Water Systems Quiz
  • Virtual Water Treatment Plant
  • Testing Water Samples (3 options)
  • Investigating Local Water Issues
  • Bottled Water Case Study
  • Building a Water System Device
  • Global Water Consumption
  • Human Impact on Water Systems
  • Innovative Water Technology
  • Water Systems Unit Test
  • Sub Plans

 

Use these Grade 8 Science Ontario lesson plans to help your students learn in class or online.

Grade 8 Cells Unit

Grade 8 Science Cells: This 341-page unit will help you teach science without a textbook. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that explains the functions of cells and their real-life applications.

Lesson Overview:

  • Safety Rules & Cells Interview
  • Unit Vocabulary
  • The Cell Theory
  • Structures and Organelles in Cells
  • Plant vs. Animal Cells
  • Create Your Own Cell – Plant or Animal Cells
  • The Process of Diffusion and Osmosis
  • Candy Diffusion & Potato Osmosis Experiments
  • Unicellular and Multicellular Organisms
  • Cellular Organisms Inquiry
  • Organization of Cells into Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
  • Organ Systems Infographic & Presentation
  • Mid-Unit Quiz
  • What is a Microscope?
  • Plant and Animal Cells Microscope Lab
  • Dry and Wet-Mount Slides
  • Cell Technology and Our Understanding of Cells
  • Perspectives on Cell Processes
  • Cells Final Unit Test
  • Sub Plans

Grade 8 Science Bundle

Grade 8 Science Bundle: Teachers are provided with 82 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand Grade 8 science. This 4-unit bundle will help you teach science without a textbook. Students will love these engaging and differentiated units that cover Cells, Water Systems, Fluids, and Systems in Action.

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