8th Grade


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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Resources for MS Science
NCDPI 8th Grade Resources - includes essential standards, unpacked content, assessment examples, formative assessment probe alignment, safety resources and links to additional resources

CMS Science Resources

  • activities aligned by standard
  • pacing reflects EOC percentages
  • essential vocabulary
  • guiding questions & key questions
  • essential labs
  • unpacked standards broken down into "I CAN' statements

CMS Pacing Guide & Notes - Recommended

CMS Essential Labs for 8th Grade

CMS Curriculum Guide - Recommended

What You Should Be Teaching - Powerpoints to assist teachers in understanding the key points they should remember to include in lesson planning and to identify student misconceptions; provides links to classroom resources; organized by standard and objective; this is not a substitute for the CMS Curriculum Guide

CMS Reading Apprenticeship Lessons - Recommended

PASCO Lab Investigations

2nd Tier Vocabulary List


CMS Curriculum Guide Resources - Recommended

Keeley Formative Assessments - aligned by Essential Standards

Essential Standards Alignments
Keeley Formative Assessment Probe Books - these books are in PDF format; you can print and/or save just the pages you need; you can also change the language in the probes to reflect your needs

Beacon 6 Week Learning Cycle Assessments - on SchoolNet

Learning Cycle 1 - Beacon Interim SCI Grade 8 Cycle 1 2015-2016 [619523]
Learning Cycle 2 - Beacon Interim SCI Grade 8 Cycle 2 2015-2016 [674985] Online Passcode: DU4QY4NE
Learning Cycle 3 - Beacon Interim SCI Grade 8 Cycle 3 2015-2016 [723734]
Learning Cycle 4 -
Learning Cycle 5 -
Learning Cycle 6 -

CMS Formative Assessments available on SchoolNet - READY TO USE!

SchoolNet (Please use Firefox browser) - HomeBase > Applications > SchoolNet > Assessment Admin > Find a Test
CLICK HERE to Learn to Administer a SchoolNet Assessment Online (on CMS Intranet) - CLICK HERE for Step-by-Step Pictures - email datatools@cms.k12.nc.us for further assistance

TEST NAME & TEST ID 2017-2018
2017-18
CMS SCI 8 8.P.1.1 (2017-2018) [1930210]
NY9FY2


CMS SCI 8 8.P.1.2 - atomic number (2017-18) [1930225]
QU7JU4PU4


CMS SCI 8 8.P.1.2 - atomic mass (2017-18) [1930242]
SE3NE6X


CMS SCI 8 8.P.1.2 - valence electrons (2017-18) [1930284]
BA6JA2


CMS SCI 8 8.P.1.2 - states of matter (2017-18) [1930296]
JA7FA4GU


CMS SCI 8 8.P.1.3 (2017-18) [1930312]
XE4MU6SA


CMS SCI 8 8.P.1.4 (2017-18) [1930330]
BU2XE8


CMS SCI 8 8.P.2.1 & 8.P.2.2 (2017-18) [1930339]
CE3XY8HU5


CMS SCI 8 8.E.1.1 (2017-18) [1930354]
TA6JE6GA3


CMS SCI 8 8.E.1.2 (2017-18) [1930383]
LY5FE2


CMS SCI 8 8.E.1.3 (2017-18) [1930408]
FY7HU9


CMS SCI 8 8.E.1.4 (2017-18) [1930422]
BY8FY2ZU2


CMS SCI 8 8.E.2.1 (2017-18) [1930431]
TU6TU2VY


CMS SCI 8 8.E.2.1 - Geologic Time Scale) (2017-18) [1930439]
QA8TU2CU4


CMS SCI 8 8.E.2.2 (2017-18) [1930456]
VA3CA9V


CMS SCI 8 8.L.1.1 (2017-18) [1930508]
KY5LE9VE


CMS SCI 8 8.L.1.2 (2017-18) [1930526]
FU8VU7B


CMS SCI 8 8.L.3.1 (2017-18) [1930545]
WY4FU6C


CMS SCI 8 8.L.3.2 (2017-18) [1930560]
JU7LA7X


CMS SCI 8 8.L.3.3 (2017-18) [1930573]
FU9WU6CE3


CMS SCI 8 8.L.4.1 (2017-18) [1930595]
FA6NU3JY


CMS SCI 8 8.L.4.2 (2017-18) [1930611]
QA7KE3


CMS SCI 8 8.L.5.1 (2017-18) [1930633]
MA9PE4V


CMS SCI 8 8.L.5.2 (2017-18) [1930645]
ZA7FY7F


CMS SCI 8 MidTerm (2017-18) [1930657]
PU6HY8Z


CMS Sci 8 Released Practice EOG (2017-18) [1930672]
NU6FY5



8th Grade EOG Information & Review

Weight Distributions & Number of Items by Clarifying Objective
8th Grade EOG Weight Distributions.JPG
* Some objectives not designated with tested items (i.e."-") may be tested within the context of another standard








  • 2nd Tier Vocabulary List - the non-science words a student might need to know to answer a question correctly in Biology! Please email me with any words you think might need to be included!!



8th Grade Sample Lessons

Energy Transfer & Recycling of Matter - 8.L.3.2, 8.L.3.3, 8.L.5.1

8th Grade Common Core Performance Tasks - Approved Examples
  • the team also created templates where you can substitute in your own content in an approved format!