|Title of Presentation or Activity
|8th Grade Lab Ideas
||Here are some websites that offer many various labs for 8th graders. They are very broad as they cover a lot of different topic areas.
|A BALANCING ACT: Balancing Chemical Equations
||This is a hands-on activity for students to learn how to correctly balance chemical equations. Individual students or groups will manipulate unbalanced chemical equations using color-coded note cards to visualize the step-by-step process of balancing chemical equations.
|A Stellar Cellular Ceiling
||In this activity, students will be assigned a particular organelle to research. They will then use critical thinking and problem solving skills to come up with the best way to represent their organelle on a ceiling model of either a plant or animal cell and complete a report on their research. There is an accompanying worksheet that has the students compare organelles to important parts of a city emphasizing the function of each organelle in the cell.
|Acid Rain Experiments
||Many experiments from the environmental protection agency.
||This activity is designed to demonstrate and provide the students with an understanding of the parts of an atom. The students will be engaged in the activity by creating a moving model of an atom by either watching or participating in making the models.