23 lesson plans in 8th Grade Earth Science on Unit 5 Exploring the Universe. The plans cover such topics as Exploring Space, The Sun-Earth-Moon System, The Solar System, and Stars and Galaxies. These lessons include many labs and skill practice activities.
Lesson 1: Observing the Universe
Lesson 2: How can you construct a simple telescope?
Lesson 3: Early History of Space Exploration
Lesson 4: Recent and Future Space Missions
Lesson 5: Design and Construct a Moon Habitat
Lesson 6: Earth’s Motion
Lesson 7: How does Earth tilted rotation axis affect the season
Lesson 8: Earth’s Moon
Lesson 9: Eclipse and Tide
Lesson 10: Phases of the Moon
Lesson 11: The Structure of the Solar System
Lesson 12: The Inner Planets
Lesson 13: What can we learn about planets by graphing their characteristics?
Lesson 14: The Outer Planets
Lesson 15: Dwarf Planets and Other Objects
Lesson 16: Scaling down the Solar System
Lesson 17: The View from Earth
Lesson 18: How can you use scientific illustrations to locate constellations?
Lesson 19: The Sun and Other Stars
Lesson 20: Evolution of Stars
Lesson 21: How can graphing data help you determine stars?
Lesson 22: galaxies and the Universe
Lesson 23: Describe a Trip through Space
Grade 8 Earth Science Full Year Lesson Plans
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