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8th Grade Science Curriculum & Lesson Plans

Let’s Read English believes that science should be a never-ending process of discovery, interpretation, and evaluation. Our 8th grade science curriculum encourages independent learning by using the power of multimedia learning to keep students motivated and excited about scientific inquiry. Comprehensive, standards-based content also prepares 8th graders for the rigors of high school science courses.

The following information will provide you with advice on teaching 8th grade science, what to look for in an eighth grade science curriculum, and how Let’s Read English can help you reach your 8th grade science goals.

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What Do You Teach in Grade 8 Science?

There is not a designated course of study for 8th grade science, so homeschool families have a lot of flexibility with what to focus on. Let’s Read English offers three primary science courses at the middle school level:

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Learn more details about what 8th graders learn in science by using the individual course links above.

8th Grade Science Objectives

An effective 8th grade homeschool science curriculum should pave the way for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses at the high school level.

By the end of the year, 8th graders should be able to:

  • Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations
  • Design and conduct a scientific investigation
  • Use technology as a tool to gather data and information
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Think critically and logically to connect evidence and explanations
  • Use scientific practices during laboratory exercises
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Why Choose Let's Read English 8th Grade Science Homeschool Curriculum?

Your 8th grader will fall in love with science using a curriculum that offers fun, multimedia lessons, interactive tools and simulations, and graded activities.Let’s Read English can be used as your main eighth grade science curriculum, as an afterschool skill-building tool, or even as a summer school curriculum.

Below are some of the reasons thousands of families choose Let’s Read English for middle school science help:

As a Full CurriculumAs a Supplement
  • Our cutting-edge technology teaches 8th grade science through a mix of direct-instruction videos and supported and independent practice, keeping students motivated and engaged.
  • Hundreds of standards-based science activities are designed to help your child meet their eighth grade objectives.
  • An automated tracking system keeps track of test and lesson scores, time spent on each activity (for attendance), completed lesson summaries and more.
  • Parents have access to detailed printable lesson plans and reports that assist with homeschool portfolios.
  • Easy activity scheduling and parental support through our online Parent Forum.
  • Engaging interactive science lessons that keep your children motivated.
  • Self-paced approach allows students to learn on their own terms and thoroughly understand complex science concepts.
  • Versatile, flexible, and comprehensive tool that will help your children meet their eighth grade science learning goals.
  • The flexibility to access lessons 24/7, so you can customize your learning schedule to meet your family’s needs.
  • Multimedia lessons that feel more like games making it perfect for teaching new concepts, and building new skills.
  • All our middle school science courses are correlated to state standards. Perfect as an after school program or test prep.
  • A pathway to independent learning and studying so children can learn at their own pace.
  • Helps deepen understanding of matter, periodic table, motion and forces, waves and sound and more!