RST.6-8.10

By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6—8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 
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Microscope Mania (Part 1/2)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students read a text about the Cell Theory through the lens of the NGSS Crosscutting Concepts and look at a variety of substances (both living and non living) under microscopes!

 
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Crack That Marble! Properties of Matter Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this high impact and fun series of labs, students crack a marble, melt a milk jug and expand a baby bottle to identify physical and chemical properties.

 
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ferrofluid lesson
   

Insane in the Membrane

7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use soap bubbles to model the function of a cell membrane!

 
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Peppery Properties of Matter Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students go through a series of fun lab rotations that allow students to look at the chemical and physical properties of substances!

 
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Membrane Mania

7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use garbage bags, wads of paper, and starburst to create different models of cell membranes and diffusion!

 
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Sugar, Solutes...Satisfaction!

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore how solutes affect the freezing point of substances and how phases changes are related to the shift in thermal energy as they make ice cream!

 
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ice cream lesson
   

Exploring Magnetic Levitation

8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Watch as your students experience the magic of magnetics while exploring a futuristic transportation modality.

 
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magnetic levitation
   

Measuring Energy in the Atmosphere: Exploring Climate Change

8th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Energy
8th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Energy
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Tired of explaining climate change? Let the students discover for themselves the facts about climate change.

 
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Frogger (Day 1)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students build models to help prevent frogger from become a hazard in the real world.

 
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Engineering Earthquake Structures: Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Over the course of five days, students analyze text, engage in scientific discourse, use the design process to test earthquake resistant structures, and investigate analog and. digital signals! It's all about how waves impact our lives in the real world!

 
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Meiosis - Flipped

8th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
8th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Use this lesson to help students understand the phases of meiosis and to compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis.

 
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Frogger (Day 3)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It is great to dream big, but engineers also have to follow guidelines and meet specific criteria. Use this lesson to help your students stay in touch with reality.

 
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copy of copy of frog
   

The Muscular System

8th Grade Science » Unit: Body Systems
8th Grade Science » Unit: Body Systems
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This lesson utilizes an online interactive to help students understand how various muscles in the body function.

 
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muscle tissue
   

Following the Research Plan

8th Grade Science » Unit: Science Fair
8th Grade Science » Unit: Science Fair
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This lesson takes place over a three-day span as students perform research to complete their brief research paper before they begin their science fair experiment.

 
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What are the Effects of Nuclear Power?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Controversial topics are fantastic position writing activities. Students analyze nuclear power and read about the Chernobyl disaster to determine their own position, based upon evidence.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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