Grade 8 Science Bundle



Total Pages: 1,229 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 Year
File Size: 75 MB
File Type: Zip

Grade 8 Science Bundle | PDF and Digital Formats: 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.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom™. The unit also comes with Google Slides™ versions of the included lessons for 1:1 technology schools.
  • Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Science Curriculum 2007

Lesson Overview:

Grade 8 Unit – Cells 

  1. Introduction: Safety Rules & Cells Interview
  2. Unit Vocabulary
  3. The Cell Theory
  4. Structures and Organelles in Cells
  5. Plant vs. Animal Cells
  6. Create Your Own Cell – Plant or Animal Cells
  7. The Process of Diffusion and Osmosis
  8. Candy Diffusion & Potato Osmosis Experiments
  9. Unicellular and Multicellular Organisms
  10. Cellular Organisms Inquiry
  11. Organization of Cells into Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
  12. Organ Systems Infographic & Presentation
  13. Mid-Unit Quiz
  14. What is a Microscope?
  15. Plant and Animal Cells Microscope Lab
  16. Dry and Wet-Mount Slides
  17. Cell Technology and Our Understanding of Cells
  18. Perspectives on Cell Processes
  19. Cells Final Unit Test
  20. Sub Plans

Grade 8 Unit – Fluids

  1. Introduction: Safety Rules, Fluids Introduction & Unit Vocabulary
  2. Particle Theory of Matter
  3. What is Viscosity? and What is Flow Rate?, Experiment
  4. Mass, Volume, and Density
  5. Mass, Volume, and Density
  6. Mass-to-Volume Ratio Experiment
  7. Compressibility
  8. Canada’s Wonderland Case Study
  9. What is Buoyancy & Float or Sink Experiment
  10. Mid-Unit Quiz
  11. Pressure, Volume, and Temperature & Optional Experiment
  12. Pascal’s Law
  13. Fluids in Controlled and Manufactured Devices
  14. Building a Pneumatic or Hydraulic Device (2 options)
  15. Investigating Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  16. Fluid Technologies Research Inquiry
  17. The Impact of Fluid Spills
  18. Unit Test for Fluids
  19. Sub Plans

Grade 8 Unit – Systems in Action

  1. What are Systems?
  2. Unit Vocabulary
  3. Types of Systems
  4. Purpose, Inputs & Outputs of Systems
  5. The Processes and Components of a System
  6. Quiz
  7. Work, Energy, Force, and Efficiency
  8. Calculating Work
  9. 6 Simple Machines
  10. Understanding Mechanical Advantage
  11. Systems in Action Quiz
  12. Heat in Mechanical Systems
  13. Productivity with Systems in Various Industries
  14. The Evolution of the Cell Phone
  15. Systems in Action Quiz
  16. Understanding and Calculating Work
  17. Pulley Experiment and Mechanical Advantage
  18. Rube Goldberg Machine
  19. Owner’s Manual Exploration
  20. The Impacts of New and Evolving Systems
  21. Meeting Needs with Existing Systems – Different Perspectives
  22. Systems in Action Unit Test
  23. Sub Plans

Grade 8 Unit – Water Systems

  1. Introduction Lesson – Safety Lesson
  2. Unit Vocabulary QR Code Scavenger Hunt
  3. The Water Cycle & States of Water
  4. Watersheds
  5. Human & Natural Factors Cause Changes in the Water Table
  6. Human & Natural Factors Cause Changes in the Water Table
  7. Inquiry
  8. Factors that Affect Glaciers & Polar Ice Caps
  9. Atmospheric Conditions & Bodies of Water
  10. Mid-Unit Water Systems Quiz
  11. Virtual Water Treatment Plant
  12. Testing Water Samples (3 options)
  13. Investigating Local Water Issues
  14. Bottled Water Case Study
  15. Building a Water System Device
  16. Global Water Consumption
  17. Human Impact on Water Systems
  18. Innovative Water Technology
  19. Water Systems Unit Test
  20. Sub Plans

Resource Includes:

  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Differentiated Lessons and assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, interactive notebook activities, group work, projects, labs)
  • Mp3 audio files of each article
  • 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 format
  • Google Slides format

Teacher Feedback 

  1. “This resource saved me hours and hours of time. I am new to teaching science this year and this has allowed me to have something to rely on. I supplement it with issues in our area, but I could use this resource without supplementing it. All of the resources by 2PeasAndADog are outstanding. Well worth the price for the time I save and the quality of material.”
  2. “Wonderful resource that made learning fun and planning easy! Students were engaged and enjoyed the learning activities!”
  3. “Great resource for Grade 8 science, especially in virtual.”

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