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Grade 8 Science Cells



Total Pages: 341 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 months
File Size: 17 MB
File Type: Zip

Grade 8 Science Cells

This 341-page Grade 8 Science Cells 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, e.g. 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

This Grade 8 Science Cells unit is also included in the Grade 8 Science Bundle and the Grade 7/8 Science Bundle

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Grade 8 Science 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. Sub Plans

Grade 8 Science Cells – 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
  • Mp3 audio files for unit articles
  • 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

Grade 8 Science Cells – Teacher Feedback 

  1. “This is hands down the BEST resource I have ever bought on TPT. It makes my life as a teacher so easy as there is very little prep. My students love all the activities – it keeps even my most difficult students engaged and focused. I highly recommend this resource, you will not be disappointed with your purchase!!”
  2. “This is a fantastic resource! It was an incredible time saver as I was new to teaching intermediate and was a bit overwhelmed with where to start. This resource was very well laid out, clearly followed the curriculum, and included detailed and clear lesson outlines, relevant activities and experiments, and quizzes to check for understanding. It was also very helpful to have the digital and print options for hybrid teaching.”
  3. “This is an excellent, thorough unit. There is so much in this unit I probably don’t have time to cover everything, but I appreciate the variety of lessons, activities, and assignments. I love how easy it is to use this with Google Classroom and be completely paperless in my classroom. Thanks!”
  4. “A great resource that allows me to work with my 7/8 split. The students are engaged while completing the work and I find it easy to supplement the content with my own. Thank you!”

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