If you scroll down the page, you will find reading passages and question sets that test you at an 8th grade reading level. Students at this point, should have very good reference and research skills. This is why you will find a number of nonfiction works in here. Students towards the end of their middle school careers are about to infer thoughts and work off of context clues. We highlight the use of those specific skills in this section. Towards the end of the middle school experience we include the introduction of novel based reading. This series of worksheets below has a few sheets that complement well known novels.
Of all the money invested into building military power around the globe, the U.S. spends 37% of it. The U.S. military is dominant on land, sea, air, and space, which serves as a significant deterrent to other nations who might otherwise consider attacking us.
So, first I needed some pans of jello. That seemed easy. I bought pans at the dollar store and real jello because I thought generic jello might not mix right and then Id have 8 pans of runny, gummy gunk.
I decided to go on a Sunday afternoon and make all these pans in my classroom. I mean, seriously, how could I have made all this at home and then transported it to school? A better questions is why I needed eight pans of jello.
Well, I usually have 7 groups and I figured every group needed a pan. And I better make an extra because somebody always spills something. Anyway, I made 8 pans. But they needed to be refrigerated. Oops, I hadnt thought that far ahead. It turned out that the mini-fridge that goes with our portable, rolling kitchen cart was available and I just rolled it right into my lab. And, miracle of all miracles, I was able to use plastic trays and stack all those jello pans. And, a bonus was that my lab smelled like fruity, tooty for three days. Just sayin
Mind you, I had planned to do this with third graders and I did try a class with the little engineers. Then I swiftly made the decision to move on up to 4th grade. The toothpicks and marshmallows presented quite a challenge in building a sturdy house!
UPDATE: I have tried this earthquake challenge every year and recently added a new and improved shake table! The resource now contains directions for several different structures and the two shake tables!
First things first, prioritize major topics with our printable compilation of 8th grade math worksheets with answer keys. Pursue conceptual understanding of topics like number systems, expressions and equations, work with radicals and exponents, solve linear equations and inequalities, evaluate and compare functions, understand similarity and congruence, know and apply the Pythagorean Theorem, find volume and surface area, develop an understanding of statistics and probability and much more. Our free math worksheets for grade 8 students make sure they start right!