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Grade 8: Science: Introduction

Providing you with current resources and fun facts. Let's have fun with grade 8 Science!!

Thank you to Carolyn Goddard for her research and contributions to this guide.

The Ontario Curriculum

Gr. 7-8: Teacher Resources

Additional Teacher Resources

What's the difference between quantitative and qualitative data?
Quantitative data is numbers-based data instead of data based on what you think, feel, or observe. For example, instead of saying a "looks" brighter than b, if you measure the light intensity of a and b, you have quantitative data you can compare.
Google's free Science Journal app makes it easy for students to collect quantitative data as part of their experiments. We have suggestions for simple experiments to help you and your students explore the app:

Gr. 7-8: Send us your work

Science Rocks

The best online databases for science, available at school or at home.  Ask your LCI for the usernames & passwords!

Great websites to check out for all things science!

Have Fun With Science

Intro to Grade 8 Science

Gr. 7-8: Ask Us/Demande Moi

Gr. 7-8: Games & Databases

Gr. 7-8: How do I share & stay safe online?

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