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Lesson Plans and Activities - Grade 8

My Wild L.A. - Tell your story about L.A. nature and use it to develop a narrative work and inspire a research project!

 

 

Building Blocks of Minerals - Explore the fundamentals of chemistry and engage in inquiry through examining a mineral's composition and structure.

You Can't Fool Me! - Examine the chemical and physical properties of matter by revealing their application to real life situations.

 

 

Postulating Pressures - Research a mammal's natural history to try and reveal the selection pressures that drove its evolution, then share findings with a research project.

 

 

Sizing 'em Up - Or rather... down. Draw a dinosaur specimen to scale after measuring its length, width and estimating its height.

Dinosaurs and Definitions - Through a research project, examine vocabulary using context to infer the meaning of new words.