Grade 8 Science Cells | Distance Learning


Grade 8 Science Cells | PDF & Digital Formats: 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.


  • 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 – Grade 8 Cells


Lesson Overview:

Introduction: Safety Rules & Cells Interview

1. Unit Vocabulary

2. The Cell Theory

3. Structures and Organelles in Cells

4. Plant vs. Animal Cells

5. Create Your Own Cell – Plant or Animal Cells

6. The Process of Diffusion and Osmosis

7. Candy Diffusion & Potato Osmosis Experiments

8A. Unicellular and Multicellular Organisms

8B. Cellular Organisms Inquiry

9. Organization of Cells into Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems

10. Organ Systems Infographic & Presentation

11. Mid-Unit Quiz

12. What is a Microscope?

13. Plant and Animal Cells Microscope Lab

14. Dry and Wet-Mount Slides

15. Cell Technology and Our Understanding of Cells

16. Perspectives on Cell Processes

17. Cells Final Unit Test

18. Bill Nye & Magic School Bus Videos


Resource Includes:

  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Differentiated lessons and assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, group work, projects, labs)
  • Detailed unit plan, 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
  • PDF format
  • Google Slides format