These 122 lesson plans on Earth Science (8th Grade) covers the following units: Unit 1 Exploring Earth, Unit 2 Geological Changes, Unit 3 Weather and Climate, Unit 4 Water and Other Resources, and Unit 5 Exploring the Universe.
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Unit 1 Exploring Earth
Lesson 1: Map
Lesson 2: How can you fit your entire classroom on a single sheet of paper?
Lesson 3: Technology and Mapmaking
Lesson 4: Seeing Double
Lesson 5: Spherical Earth
Lesson 6: Earth’s Interior
Lesson 7: How can you find density of a liquid?
Lesson 8: Earth’s Surface
Lesson 9: Modeling Earth and Its Layers
Lesson 10: What is a mineral?
Lesson 11: How are minerals identified?
Lesson 12: How do you determine the density of a mineral?
Lesson 13: Sources and Uses of Minerals
Lesson 14: Mineral Detectives
Lesson 15: Rocks and the Rock Cycle
Lesson 16: Igneous Rocks
Lesson 17: How do you identify igneous rocks?
Lesson 18: Sedimentary Rocks
Lesson 19: How are sedimentary rocks classified?
Lesson 20: Metamorphic Rocks
Lesson 21: Identifying the Types of Rocks
Lesson 22: Weathering
Lesson 23: What causes weathering?
Lesson 24: Soil
Lesson 25: Soil Horizons and Soil Formation
Lesson 26: The Erosion-Deposition Process
Lesson 27: Landforms Shaped by Water and Wind
Lesson 28: How do water erosion and deposition occur along a stream?
Lesson 29: Mass Wasting and Glaciers
Lesson 30: Avoiding a Landslide
Unit 2: Geological Changes
Lesson 31: The Continental Drift Hypothesis
Lesson 32: Development of a Theory
Lesson 33: How do rocks on the seafloor vary with age away from a mid-ocean ridge?
Lesson 34: The Theory of Plate Tectonics.
Lesson 35: Movement of Plate Boundaries.
Lesson 36: Forces that Shape Earth
Lesson 37: Can you measure how stress deforms putty?
Lesson 38: Landforms at Plate Boundaries.
Lesson 39: Mountain Building
Lesson 40: What tectonic processes are most responsible for shaping North America?
Lesson 41: Continent Building
Lesson 42: Design Landforms
Lesson 43: Earthquakes.
Lesson 44: Can you locate an earthquake’s epicenter?
Lesson 45: Volcanoes.
Lesson 46: The Dangers of Mount Rainier.
Lesson 47: Fossils
Lesson 48: Relative-Age Dating
Lesson 49: Can you correlate rock formations?
Lesson 50: Absolute-Age Dating
Lesson 51: Correlate Rocks Using Index Fossils
Lesson 52: Geologic History and the Evolution of Life
Lesson 53: How has life changed over time?
Lesson 54: The Paleozoic Era
Lesson 55: When did coal form?
Lesson 56: The Mesozoic Era
Lesson 57: The Cenozoic era?
Lesson 58: Modeling Geologic Time
Unit 3: Weather and Climate
Lesson 59: Describing Earth’s Atmosphere
Lesson 60: Energy transfer in the atmosphere
Lesson 61: Can you conduct, convect and radiate?
Lesson 62: Air Currents
Lesson 63: Can you model global wind pattern?
Lesson 64: Air Quality
Lesson 65: Radiant Energy Absorption
Lesson 66: Describing weather
Lesson 67: Weather Patterns
Lesson 68: Why does the weather change?
Lesson 70: Can you predict the weather?
Lesson 71: Climates of Earth
Lesson 72: Can reflection of the Sun’s rays change the climate?
Lesson 73: Climate Cycle
Lesson 74: Recent Climate Changes
Lesson 75: The greenhouse effect is a gas!
Unit 4: Water and Other Resources
Lesson 76: The Water Planet
Lesson 77: The Properties of Water
Lesson 78: Why is liquid water denser than ice?
Lesson 79: Water Quality
Lesson 80: Temperature and Water Density
Lesson 81: Composition and Structure of Earth’s Ocean
Lesson 82: Ocean Waves and Tides
Lesson 83: High Tides in the Bay of Fundy
Lesson 84: Ocean Currents
Lesson 85: How do oceanographers study ocean currents?
Lesson 86: Environmental Impacts on Oceans
Lesson 87: Predicting Whale Sightings Based on Upwelling
Lesson 88: Glaciers and Polar Ice Sheets
Lesson 89: Streams and Lakes
Lesson 90: How does water flow into and out of streams?
Unit 5: Exploring the Universe
Lesson 91: Groundwater and Wetlands
Lesson 92: What can be done about pollution?
Lesson 93: Energy resources
Lesson 94: How can you identify bias and its sources?
Lesson 95: Renewable Energy Resource
Lesson 96: How can you analyze energy-use data for information to help conserve energy?
Lesson 97: Land Resources
Lesson 98: Air and Water Resources
Lesson 99: Research Efficiency Energy and Resource Use
Lesson 100: Observing the Universe
Lesson 101: How can you construct a simple telescope?
Lesson 102: Early History of Space Exploration
Lesson 103: Recent and Future Space Missions
Lesson 104: Design and Construct a Moon Habitat
Lesson 105: Earth’s Motion
Lesson 106: How does Earth tilted rotation axis affect the season
Lesson 107: Earth’s Moon
Lesson 108: Eclipse and Tide
Lesson 109: Phases of the Moon
Lesson 110: The Structure of the Solar System
Lesson 111: The Inner Planets
Lesson 112: What can we learn about planets by graphing their characteristics?
Lesson 113: The Outer Planets
Lesson 114: Dwarf Planets and Other Objects
Lesson 115: Scaling down the Solar System
Lesson 116: The View from Earth
Lesson 117: How can you use scientific illustrations to locate constellations?
Lesson 118: The Sun
Lesson 119: Evolution of Stars
Lesson 120: How can graphing data help you determine stars?
Lesson 121: Galaxies and the Universe
Lesson 122: Describe a Trip through Space
Grade 8 Earth Science Unit 1 Exploring Earth
Grade 8 Earth Science Unit 2 Geologic Change
Grade 8 Earth Science Unit 3 Weather Climate
Grade 8 Earth Science Unit 4 Water and Other Resources
Grade 8 Earth Science Unit 5 Exploring the Universe