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Grade 8 Science Water Systems



Total Pages: 298 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 months
File Size: 16 MB
File Type: Zip

Grade 8 Science Water Systems

This 298-page Grade 8 Science Water Systems 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.

  • 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 7 Heat in the Environment

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

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Grade 8 Science Water Systems – Lesson Overview:

Introduction Lesson – Safety Lesson

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

Grade 8 Science Water Systems – Resource Includes:

  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Differentiated lessons and assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, interactive notebook activities, group work, projects, labs)
  • Mp3 audio files of lesson 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)
  • Case Study
  • Science Lab
  • PDF format
  • Google Slides formats

Grade 8 Science Water Systems – Teacher Feedback:

  1. “This is a great resource to use with the Manitoba science curriculum. While the resource focuses on Ontario, it is easily adapted to your region. Resources are teacher and student friendly.”
  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. “I needed something to spice up my old Water Systems unit and this was perfect! The unit is well thought out, organized, and engaging for my students. I really appreciate having the Google documents included as well. I look forward to buying the rest of the Grade 8 Science units! Thanks!”
  4. “My students found this unit to be enjoyable and engaging. The material is sequenced well and easy to understand.”

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