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Grade 8 Science Water Systems



Total Pages: 301 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 months
File Size: 16 MB
File Type: Zip

Grade 8 Science Water Systems

This 301-page Grade 8 Science Water Systems Unit will help you teach science without a textbook using exciting and cross-curricular lessons. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that uses interactive and hands-on learning to explain where water is found and used in the environment.

  • Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Science Curriculum 2022 – Grade 8 Water Systems

Key Features of This Resource:

✅ Detailed lesson plans
✅ Differentiated lessons and assignments

➡️ Readings
➡️ Videos
➡️ Graphic Organizers
➡️ Group Work
➡️ Projects
➡️ Labs & Inquiries

✅ MP3 audio files of student readings
✅ Detailed unit plan, answer keys, and assessment rubrics
✅ Student assignment choice and variety
✅ Quizzes (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
✅ Unit Test (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
✅ PDF & Google Slides Formats

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Lesson Overview

Introduction: Safety Rules & Water Introduction
Lesson 1: Unit Vocabulary (Tech & No-Tech Versions)
Lesson 2: The Water Cycle
Lesson 3: Watersheds
Lesson 4A: Human and Natural Factors
Lesson 4B: Human and Natural Factors – Inquiry Project
Lesson 5: Factors That Affect Glaciers and Polar Ice Caps
Lesson 6: Atmospheric Conditions and Bodies of Water
Lesson 7: Mid-Unit Water Systems Quiz
Lesson 8: Virtual Water Treatment Plant Investigation
Lesson 9: Testing Water Samples Experiment (3 Options: Testing Water Samples for Chemical Characteristics, Virtual Experiment to Test Water Samples, Diagram of Water Treatment Facility)
Lesson 10A: Investigating Local Water Issues – Research
Lesson 10B: Investigating Local Water Issues – Agriculture and Ecosystems
Lesson 11: Nestlé Bottled Water Case Study WebQuest
Lesson 12: Designing a Water System Device
Lesson 13: Human Impact on Water Consumption
Lesson 14: Human Impact on Water Systems
Lesson 15: Stations – Water Technology Innovation
Lesson 16: Water Systems Unit Test
Bonus Files: Sub Plans/Unit Review

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  1. “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!”
  2. “Very well laid out and structured! This resource is easy to follow along and included great lessons, guided notes/questions, and activities. Highly recommend this and all the other grade 8 science units from this author!”
  3. “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.”

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