8th Grade SEEd Resources

This collection contains highly recommended eighth-grade seed lessons, activities, and other resources from the eMedia library.

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8.1 Chemical Reactions Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 8.1.1, 8.1.3, and 8.1.5 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. Students observe changes in matter and develop models of chemical equations in order to develop a definition for chemical reactions, identify patterns of change that indicate that a chemical reaction has taken place, and explain the relationship between reactants and products at a molecular level.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
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Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
8.1 Chemical Reactions Lesson Plan & Resources
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In this lesson, students observe changes in matter and develop models of chemical equations in order to develop a definition for chemical reactions, identify patterns of change that indicate that a chemical reaction has taken place, and explain the relationship between reactants and products at a molecular level. The lesson plan includes an 8-day lesson plan, Google Slides presentation, student reading, and lab/workshop instructions.

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Science
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Lesson
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
10/24/2021
8.1 Polymers Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 8.1.2, 8.1.4 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. Students will obtain information and engage in argument about how properties of plastics provide structure and function. Students also investigate how chemical reactions create polymers that result in plastics and what natural resources are used in making synthetic materials.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
8.1 Polymers Lesson Plan & Resources
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Lesson Description: Students will obtain information and engage in arguments about how the properties of plastics provide structure and function. Students also investigate how chemical reactions create polymers that result in plastics and what natural resources are used in making synthetic materials. This lesson includes a lesson plan, activity/lab instructions, readings, and presentations.

Subject:
Science
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Lesson
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
10/24/2021
8.2.2 Diving Downhill
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This is an interactive, 8th-grade Nearpod lesson tied to SEEd standard 8.2.2. It guides students through information and activities about gravitational potential energy.
This resource is a student-ready, three-dimensional SEEd science lesson you can add to your Nearpod library. Many of the phenomena, text, and images come from UEN OER textbooks, Seedstorylines.org, ck12.org, and pixabay.com. Most videos are from youtube.com or pbslearningmedia.org. Many of the simulations were found at phet.colorado.edu, ck12.org, and pbslearningmedia.org. This lesson is unique to Nebo School District but was built with the help of many amazing ideas from teachers throughout Utah.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Nearpod
Provider:
Nebo School District
Provider Set:
Nebo SEEd Blended Learning Nearpod Lessons
Author:
Bartholomew, Nate
Date Added:
05/27/2022
8.2.4 Making Waves
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This is an eighth-grade student science experience tied to SEEd standard 8.2.4. In this experience students investigate and use models to explain why when objects of different masses are dropped into a container of water the waves change.
These experiences were designed to support students in engaging in science investigations with siblings and/or parents at home and then report back about what was discovered. They were created in a way that is easily adaptable for both online and printed formats. They are formatted to help students wonder about and investigate the science phenomena happening in the world around them. These experiences do not describe how students should write up and return work to their teacher. It is up to each teacher to adapt them to best meet student needs. When individualized by the teacher, a student could be asked to engage in one or more of these experiences a week and report back. This format aligns closely to the vision and expectation of the SEEd standards.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Provider Set:
SEEd Student Science Experiences
Author:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
04/13/2021
8.2 Energy Transfer Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. Students explore energy transfer in kinetic and potential energy.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
8.2 Waves Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 8.2.4, 8.2.5 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. By visiting stations and viewing simulations students will develop an understanding of the relationship between wave structure and energy. Students will take this understanding further as they compare how sound and light waves travel noting how they are similar and how they are different.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
8.2 Waves Lesson Plan & Resources
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By visiting stations and viewing simulations students will develop an understanding of the relationship between wave structure and energy. Students will take this understanding further as they compare how sound and light waves travel noting how they are similar and how they are different. This lesson includes a lesson plan, presentation, and activity instruction cards.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
10/24/2021
8.3.1 Leaf Caterpillar Leaf
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This is an eighth-grade student science experience tied to SEEd standard 8.3.1. In this experience students use and build models to explain why a western tiger swallowtail caterpillar eats leaves and how energy and matter flow between organisms.
These experiences were designed to support students in engaging in science investigations with siblings and/or parents at home and then report back about what was discovered. They were created in a way that is easily adaptable for both online and printed formats. They are formatted to help students wonder about and investigate the science phenomena happening in the world around them. These experiences do not describe how students should write up and return work to their teacher. It is up to each teacher to adapt them to best meet student needs. When individualized by the teacher, a student could be asked to engage in one or more of these experiences a week and report back. This format aligns closely to the vision and expectation of the SEEd standards.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Provider Set:
SEEd Student Science Experiences
Author:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
04/13/2021
8.3 Photosynthesis/Respiration Lesson Plan & Resources
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In this lesson students will use investigations to explore why we need oxygen, learning about the process of cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Students will analyze what happens to an ecosystem when photosynthesis and respiration are not balanced. The lesson includes a lesson plan and presentation.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
10/24/2021
8.3 Photosynthesis/Respiration Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 8.3.1, 8.3.2, 8.3.3 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. Students will use investigations to explore why we need oxygen, learning about the process of cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Students will analyze what happens to an ecosystem when photosynthesis and respiration are not balanced.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
8.4.5 Patterns in Natural Hazards
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This is an eighth-grade student science experience tied to SEEd standard 8.4.5. In this experience students look for patterns in what causes different kinds of natural hazards to help identify if they can be predicted.
These experiences were designed to support students in engaging in science investigations with siblings and/or parents at home and then report back about what was discovered. They were created in a way that is easily adaptable for both online and printed formats. They are formatted to help students wonder about and investigate the science phenomena happening in the world around them. These experiences do not describe how students should write up and return work to their teacher. It is up to each teacher to adapt them to best meet student needs. When individualized by the teacher, a student could be asked to engage in one or more of these experiences a week and report back. This format aligns closely to the vision and expectation of the SEEd standards.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Provider Set:
SEEd Student Science Experiences
Author:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
04/13/2021
8.4 Climate Change Lesson Plan & Resources
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In this lesson, students will analyze data and use models to understand how Earth’s mean surface temperature is increasing, the causes for this increase, and the effect increasing temperatures have on Earth’s systems. The lesson includes a lesson plan, data, graphs, articles, and presentations.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
10/24/2021
8.4 Climate Change Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 8.4.4 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. Students will analyze data and use models to understand how EarthÕs mean surface temperature is increasing, the causes for this increase, and the effect increasing temperatures have on EarthÕs systems.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
8.4 Water Resources Lesson Plan & Resources
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In this lesson, students use articles and datasets to evaluate water supply and demand in Utah. After building an understanding of water as a limited resource in a state with a growing population, students design a tool or process for conserving water. This lesson includes a lesson plan, presentation, data set, graphs, and charts.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
10/24/2021
8.4 Water Resources Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 8.4.2, 8.4.3 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. Students use articles and datasets to evaluate water supply and demand in Utah. After building an understanding of water as a limited resource in a state with a growing population, students design a tool or process for conserving water.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
Air, Natural Resources, and You  8.4.2
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Students will analyze data from an air pollution study as well as facts about air pollution and use the data as evidence to infer the effect of using natural resources (fossil fuels and mineral ore) on the atmosphere and on public health.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Breathe Utah
Date Added:
12/06/2021