Science - BC Grade 8 - FULL YEAR BUNDLE

Science - BC Grade 8 - FULL YEAR BUNDLE

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BC Science Curriculum - Grade 8. This product was created to cover all of the expectations in the BC Science Grade 8 curriculum.

There are 590+ activity sheets that cover the learning standards in the science curriculum. This massive unit contains readings, research assignments, diagrams, true/false, and much more!

We have added STEM activities as well as hands on experiments for students to learn the content in the curriculum.

Check out the previews of these units to learn more about how it can benefit your students. We know you will love this no-prep, just print or upload to Google, time-saving resource!


Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • 5 Kingdoms of Living Things – Monerans, Protists, Fungi, Plants, Animals
  • Characteristics of living things – growth/development, lifespan, metabolism, and cell organization
  • Are viruses living things?
  • Cell theory
  • Organelles in cells – nucleus, cell membrane, cytoplasm, cell wall, mitochondria and more
  • Research assignment – organelle in plant and animal cells
  • Diagrams of plant and animal cells
  • Comparing plant and animal cells – structure, organelles, size, shape
  • Identifying plant and animal cells
  • Experiment/activity – building a 3D model of a cell
  • Diffusion of molecules in cells
  • Osmosis in cells
  • Factors affecting diffusion
  • Diffusion and the exchange of gas in humans and frogs
  • Ideal solutions for cells – osmosis
  • Prokaryotic cells versus eukaryotic cells
  • Unicellular organisms – Amoeba and Paramecium
  • Research assignment – studying unicellular organisms
  • Multicellular organisms – humans, worms, and frogs
  • Levels of organization – cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems
  • Researching organ systems to learn about the organs, tissues, and cells included
  • Photosynthesis versus cellular respiration
  • Benefits of microorganisms – vaccines, digestion, and composting
  • Harmful microorganisms – food spoiling and diseases
  • Research – food preservation techniques
  • Immune system – reading, diagram, and questions
  • Components of blood – red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma
  • Vital signs – respiration rate, heart rate, body temperature, and blood pressure
  • Immune system – fighting microbes using white blood cells and antibodies
  • Medical advances – vaccines and antibiotics
  • What are epidemics?
  • Epidemics – Ebola and Zika
  • What are pandemics – COVID-19 and Spanish Flu Pandemic
  • Research assignment – pandemic/epidemic response
  • Unit test
  • Answer pages for all activities

Behaviour of Matter

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • What is a scientific theory?
  • What is matter?
  • Kinetic Molecular Theory
  • Particle theory of matter
  • Characteristics of particles in different states of matter
  • Melting and freezing points
  • Experiment – melting ice
  • Effects of heat on states of matter
  • Relationship between mass, volume, and density of matter
  • Density of solids, liquids, and gases
  • Calculating the density of matter
  • Experiment - densities of solids
  • Experiment – density of liquids
  • How temperature affects density of gases
  • Compressing gases – Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law, Combination Law
  • Pneumatic systems using air compression
  • Experiment – power of air pressure
  • Experiment – compressing air
  • Air pressure – PSI and kPA
  • Calculating air pressure
  • Compressing liquids – Hydraulics
  • Pascal’s Law – Hydraulic Systems
  • Activity – building a hydraulic model
  • Atomic Theory
  • Comparing the Atomic Theory and the Kinetic Molecular Theory
  • Atomic Theory explaining chemical changes and reactions
  • Evidence of chemical changes
  • Atoms, molecules, and pure substances
  • Atom or molecule?
  • What are atoms?
  • Quarks and nuclear force
  • Forces that bind protons, neutrons, and electrons – nuclear and electromagnetic forces
  • Models used to draw atoms – Bohr and Rutherford models
  • Drawing atoms using models
  • Researching elements and drawing their atoms
  • Producing carbon dioxide – chemical reaction and changes to atoms/molecules
  • Greenhouse gas effect
  • Experiment – greenhouse gas effect
  • Carbon capture technologies
  • Using hydrogen for fuel – Fuel Cells and Internal Combustion Engines
  • Green Hydrogen versus Blue Hydrogen
  • Unit test
  • Answer pages for all activities

Light and Vision

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • Wave model of light versus particle model of light
  • Light waves – frequency, wavelength, amplitude
  • Drawing light waves
  • What is light?
  • Electromagnetic radiation types
  • Useful applications and harmful effects of radio waves, infrared, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays
  • Reading an infographic – harmful radon gas effects
  • Assignment – creating an infographic on the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation
  • Different sources of light – incandescent, phosphorescent, chemiluminescence, bioluminescence
  • Properties of light – light absorbing, light reflecting, and light refracting
  • Experiment – light maze
  • Measuring reflected light using diagrams and a protractor
  • Light interacting with different materials – absorbing, reflecting, and refracting
  • Light refraction – reading and questions
  • Experiment – demonstrating refraction
  • Experiment – refraction in water versus saltwater
  • Refraction – measuring angles of incidence and angle of refraction
  • Optical illusions
  • Research - Mirages and Rainbows
  • Coherent versus incoherent light
  • Vision – how do our eyes work?
  • Binocular vision and binocular vision dysfunction (lazy eye, crossed eyes, etc.)
  • White light – seeing colours
  • Cones and rods
  • Technologies using electromagnetic radiation
  • Comparing eyes and cameras
  • Concave versus convex lenses
  • Why we use concave and convex lenses
  • Adjusting the magnification by changing the size and position of lenses
  • LASIK and cataract surgery
  • Optical systems in animals
  • Unit test
  • Answer pages for all activities

Plate Tectonics

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • What is geology?
  • Theory of plate tectonics
  • The Continental Drift Theory - Pangaea
  • The rock cycle – reading and diagram
  • Geological processes that create metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rock
  • Physical properties of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock
  • Identifying metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rocks
  • Mineral composition of certain rocks – granite, gneiss, limestone, conglomerate, etc.
  • The Mohs Test – testing the hardness of rocks
  • Earth’s processes – compacting, cementing, cooling, heating, pressure, erosion, etc.
  • Rocks vs minerals
  • Erosion and weathering
  • Weathering rocks – sediments and sedimentation
  • Weathering, erosion, and deposition – formation of islands and sand dunes
  • The effects of wind, water, and ice on rocks and landforms
  • Coastal erosion – sea stumps, caves, arches and columns
  • Waterfall formation – erosion
  • Formation of headlands and bays
  • Volcanoes – 4 types
  • Plate boundaries – convergent, divergent, and transform
  • Experiment – demonstrating plate boundaries
  • Earthquakes – seismic activity
  • Where earthquakes happen – Pacific Ring of Fire
  • Mountain formation – folded mountains, fault block mountains, upwarped mountains, and volcanic mountains
  • Formation of the Rocky mountains
  • Research – mountain types and famous mountains
  • Oceanic basins – geological features (trenches, submarine volcanoes)
  • Landslides – How they happen
  • Hope Slide landslide profile
  • Tsunamis and earthquakes
  • Port Alberni Tsunami
  • Haida – Island Formation and the Raven
  • Coast Salish Landform Formation
  • Careers involving geology
  • Unit test
  • Answer pages for all activities

This is a comprehensive bundle that will save you hours of planning! It has been tested and found effective in helping students learn the big ideas in the curriculum.