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Grade 8 Science Cells

Grade 8 Science Cells

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Total Pages: 341 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 months
File Size: 17 MB
File Type: Zip

Grade 8 Science Cells | PDF & Digital Formats: This 341-page unit will help you teach science without a textbook. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that explains the functions of cells and their real-life applications.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning e.g., 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 8 Cells

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Lesson Overview:

  • Introduction: Safety Rules & Cells Interview
  • 1. Unit Vocabulary
  • 2. The Cell Theory
  • 3. Structures and Organelles in Cells
  • 4. Plant vs. Animal Cells
  • 5. Create Your Own Cell – Plant or Animal Cells
  • 6. The Process of Diffusion and Osmosis
  • 7. Candy Diffusion & Potato Osmosis Experiments
  • 8A. Unicellular and Multicellular Organisms
  • 8B. Cellular Organisms Inquiry
  • 9. Organization of Cells into Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
  • 10. Organ Systems Infographic & Presentation
  • 11. Mid-Unit Quiz
  • 12. What is a Microscope?
  • 13. Plant and Animal Cells Microscope Lab
  • 14. Dry and Wet-Mount Slides
  • 15. Cell Technology and Our Understanding of Cells
  • 16. Perspectives on Cell Processes
  • 17. Cells Final Unit Test
  • 18. Sub Plans

Resource Includes:

  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Differentiated Lessons and assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, group work, projects, labs)
  • Detailed unit plan, answer keys, and assessment rubrics
  • Mp3 audio files for unit articles
  • 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)
  • Science Labs
  • PDF format
  • Google Slides format

Teacher Feedback 

  1. “A great resource that allows me to work with my 7/8 split. The students are engaged while completing the work and I find it easy to supplement the content with my own. Thank you!”
  2. “Great resource, love that it had experiments included!”
  3. “This is a great resource to help new teachers grasp the concepts of the Cells Unit.  Lots of engaging activities.  Especially in this pandemic when the switch from in-person to virtual learning happens more than desired, having the option of slides to distribute online or in-person helps to keep consistency in the subject.  Another great product from 2 peas and a dog!!”

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