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British Columbia Grade 8 – Science & Health

British Columbia Grade 8 – Science & Health

Resources will continue to be added throughout September. 


Click here to access the printable version of this yearly plan. 

Made by a Grade 8 teacher in British Columbia.

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) provides dozens of classroom activities and teacher resources developed by health and education professionals. Content is age-appropriate, linked to curriculum, and is available completely for free. Each lesson is paired with an online quiz that students can take on a laptop, tablet, or phone. Every time a student scores 80% or higher on a quiz, we donate life-saving vaccines to UNICEF Canada. To learn more about KBI, click here.

Click on the curriculum unit/big ideas below to see a suggested yearly plan on how to integrate KBI in the Grade 8 British Columbia curriculum.

Science - Start of Year

Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Lesson 1; Lesson 2; Lesson 3

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers
Science - Being a Scientist 

Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Lesson 6 

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers
Science - Life Processes

Curricular outcomes:

  • Relationship between microorganisms and living things: immune system, infectious diseases, vaccination, antibiotics, epidemics
  • Characteristics of living things

Applicable KBI lessons:

1. The Immune System & How Vaccines Work

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video Worksheet/answers
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

2. The Spread of Infectious Diseases

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

3. Antibiotics

 

4. Influenza

Lesson Plan

  • Numeracy Activity

 

5. Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Lesson Plan

  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

6. Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community

Lesson 3 - Why Global Health Issues requires cooperation; Lesson 4 - Why did the WHO name vaccine hesitancy a top 10 issue?

Unit Plan Overview

  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answers

 

7. Diversity of Living Things

Lesson 1 - Characteristics of Life; Lesson 3 - Prokaryotic vs Eukaryotic

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers
Science - Geological Processes

Curricular outcomes:

  • Major geological events, Earth and its tectonic plates 

Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Environment & Climate Change

Lesson 2: What is climate change?

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers
Mental Health & Mindfulness

Applicable KBI lessons

1. Social & Emotional Learning 

Taking a break is important too!

 

Last modified: 
Sep 21, 2022