Help for 8th Grade Science

Here you will find links to worksheets, activities, and external websites that will help you become a more successful student. Explore the various links. Files may be in PDF or MSWORD format. All external links will open in a separate window.  We will be adding to the list of links throughout the year.

Careers in Science

There are many career paths that rely on science and a foundation in scientific principles. Thanks to a generous grant from the Noyce Foundation, The Science Buddies website has developed a library of information giving you an in-depth look at a wide range of science-related careers. For each career, they provide an overview, salary information, links to interviews and videos, and more.




Systems Practice

Systems thinking makes it possible to analyze and understand complex phenomena.

Have fun with the following Bitesize science activity.

Energy Transfer and Storage - Bitesize Activity








Application Practice

Application includes the ability to use the process of technological design to solve real-world problems, to understand the relationship between science and technology and their influence on society, and to become aware of the wide variety of careers in scientific and technical fields.

Take this challenge and apply your scientific knowledge.

Tower of Pasta

"Look for hazy skies with afternoon thunderstorms and a high of 95 degrees." Weather forecasts, such as this one require the use of several types of information gathered on the ground, from within the atmosphere and outside the atmosphere. Surface Observation Maps are just one of the many tools used by weather forecasters.

Surface Observation Map





Inquiry Practice

Inquiry is the bedrock of science and refers to the activities of students in which they develop knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, as well as an understanding of how the natural world works.

Just for practice, try the inquiry activity linked below

Inquiry Activity - Who Sank the Boat?




Science Variables

Here are a few worksheets that will help you better understand how variables are used in science. Click on one of the links below to view a worksheet. Feel free to print the worksheet once you've reviewed it.

Variables - 8th





Using the Scientific Method

Here is a worksheet that will test your ability analyze how the Scientific Method can be used. Click on one of the links below to view a worksheet. Feel free to print the worksheet once you've reviewed it.

Scientific Method in Action

What is Science?



Science Skills

The links below will provide you access to worksheets designed to help you build the skills required for your continued success in Science class.

Practice Interpreting Data

Vocabulary Skills - Hangman Game

Reading Skills - Comprehension Check

Math Skills - Ask Dr. Math


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