The key to any successful class is a
well designed lesson. With an accurate and thorough lesson
plan that meets the needs of your students teaching any lesson can
Lesson plans normally start with the
goals and objectives the plan is designed to achieve then describe
perquisites, materials, procedures and evaluation. For help
with preparing your lesson plan you can visit the
Educators Reference Desk,
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Finding Useful Resources
There are also a variety of ready-made
templates available on the web that are tried and true in the
classroom. You may use one of the three methods below to find
a lesson plan that will work for your class.
2. Searching Google To find a lesson plan through
Google, type in a search term
such as "simple machines" or "thermal expansion" next to "lesson
3. Browse the ones below If you
still have trouble finding lesson plans dealing with specific topics
there are some provided below. These lesson plans will assist you in
teaching successful lessons. The topics of these lesson plans
are designed to correspond to the various units in grade 8.
Use the index below to navigate to
the lesson plans of various units or scroll to continue.
Mix and Flow of Matter
-Unit B: Cells and Systems
-Unit C: Light and Optical Systems
D: Mechanical Systems
Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
Sucking Students In
Responses to Stimuli
- This is a fun and easy lesson
plan that explores the concepts of solute, solvent and
solubility. Students will chew soft candy in part of the
lesson to learn that exposing a solute to a solvent will
increase the rate of solution.
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- This is lesson explores the
concepts of stimulus and response as students are called to
research the human nervous system and the possibility of using
cyborg-like implants. This lesson is interesting because
it catches the students attention, normally cyborgs are the
things of movies, not school.
Light Concepts ICT Lesson Plan
- This lesson allows students to
make their own three dimensional cell using clay and a variety
of school supplies. This is an excellent way for students
to learn what a cell looks like and understand how all the
various parts work together as a whole.
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- This optics unit lesson focuses heavily on
meeting many ICT outcomes. Students are asked to do research on
the internet to find websites explaining certain light and
optics concepts. They are then asked to review the website
check its information and critique it all of which relate to
technology standards outlined in the
- This lesson plan explores
optical images and how they behave in reflection. Using a
laser students will be able to trace the path of the image as it
is reflected, an action that may be hard to visualize otherwise.
This lesson is an excellent way for students to start the topic
of reflection and refraction.
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Newton's Laws of Motion
traditional lesson students will learn the three laws of
Newtonian motion. This is an excellent lesson for
introducing forces and motion because it relates these things to
everyday occurrences. This specific lesson takes up to six
classes, but many of these can be broken up and used in smaller
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Water Quality Lab
- Here is an excellent plan that
may hit home in rural areas. Students will investigate
power, force and efficiency as they study tractors and
their characteristics. The plan is very thorough and
numerous links for background information.
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- This lab is an excellent
opportunity for students to learn about and appreciate water as
a resource and see what affects quality. Students will
have the chance to test for pH, carbonates, turbidity, nitrates,
and dissolved oxygen in a variety of different samples.
Glaciers and Icebergs
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