Grade 8 Science Systems in Action



Total Pages: 308 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 months
File Size: 20 MB
File Type: Zip

Grade 8 Science Systems in Action | PDF & Digital Formats: 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.

  • 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 Systems in Action

Lesson Overview:

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

Resource Includes:

  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Differentiated Lessons and assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, group work, projects, labs)
  • Mp3 audio files for student readings
  • 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

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