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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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
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
10/24/2021
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
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
10/24/2021
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 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
8.4.5 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 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
Energy Skate Park: Basics
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Learn about conservation of energy with a skater gal! Explore different tracks and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as she moves. Build your own tracks, ramps, and jumps for the skater.

Subject:
Science
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado Boulder
Author:
Ariel Paul
Emily B Moore
Katherine Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
Date Added:
01/31/2012
Science Core Guide: Grade Eight
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The Science Core Guides are created to provide guidance for developing effective instruction aligned to the Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards. They are intended to support teachers, administrators, science specialists, instructional coaches, parents, and other stakeholders as they plan instruction at a local level.

The Core Guides are not intended to be read from cover to cover. They are meant as a resource document to be used, when needed, to support teacher professional learning and curriculum decisions. They are not meant to be used by students, and therefore they may not be written in student-friendly language. The Core Guides are meant to inform teachers and leaders as they make science curriculum decisions.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
02/16/2021