Eighth Grade Resources

Math:

Algebra I
Here you will find a complete list of online materials that tie in with the math you are learning. You can also use Web Codes, printed right in your Prentice Hall Mathematics textbook, to go directly to any of the Assessments or Real-World Applications for your book.
Brightstorm
FREE math videos covering every topic in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus
IXL.com  – Algebra and  8th Grade Math
Practice makes perfect, and IXL makes math practice fun! IXL will track your score, and the questions will even increase in difficulty as you improve! IXL allows teachers and parents to monitor the progress of their students and motivate them through interactive games and practice questions.
Visual Math Learning
Visual Math Learning is a free interactive multimedia on-line tutorial for math students. Its first level, Numbers and Arithmetic, is a pre-Algebra course for middle-school age.
Math Is Fun – Geometry, Pre-algebra and Algebra

Vocabulary:

8th Grade Vocabulary – Level C
iWordsTM Audio, Games & Puzzles at Sadlier Oxford

Reading:

Live Oak Public Libraries
Summer Reading Lists
Book Adventure!
Read a Book, Take a Quiz, Earn a prize!

English:

Houghton Mifflin English
Grammar Blast, Bright Ideas for Writing
How to Cite Sources
Learn how to cite resources for projects.
Writing a Blibliography: MLA Format
Standard formats and examples for basic bibliographic information recommended by the Modern Language Association (MLA).

Social Studies:

8th Grade Social Studies
Online Textbook
Kids.gov
Official Kids’ Porta for the US Government.

Science:

8th Grade Life Science
You will find a host of worksheets, activities, project and research ideas, reference materials, and Internet links.
Science Fair Central
All you to need to about creating a science fair project. From Scientific Method to Topic Research to Presentation & Evaluation.
WebElements
was the first periodic table on the internet. Click on any element to get more information on each element.
Inside a Cell
Click on the cell to see description of each component.

Religion:

We Believe by Sadlier
Eighth Grade textbook activities ( interactive online games, chapter videos are an exciting way to review chapters), The Lives of the Saints, articles and other resources.
Holy Spirit Interactive
Think About It!, Growing Pains, Christian Music, Bible Geek, The Pope Speaks, Love and Life, Lighthouse, Daily Devotional, Prayer Corner, Animal Farm, Fun Guides
Catholic Encyclopedia

Student Research Tools:

Britannica Online
Online Encyclopedia – Use the codes provided by our school to access the complete 32-volume Encyclopedia Britiannica.
Teenspace Internet Public Library for Teens
 
Effective Powerpoint Presentation Skills
A powerpoint presentation by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Powerpoint viewer is necessary to view this presentation. Download Powerpoint Viewer (free).
Awesome Library Directory of Search Engines
Search the Web – Awesome Library organizes the Web with 33,000 carefully reviewed resources.
EdHelper!
Grade School Subjects, games, puzzles, classroom helpers, and more.
KidsClick
Web Search for kids by librarians.
Kid Info!
Homework and Student, Parent/Teacher Reference Resource!
National Geographics Homework Help
search One-Stop Research for pictures, articles, maps, etc. — perfect for reports, presentations, and more!
Yahooligans
Study Zone
KNOWPLAY?
Definitions, Thesuarus, Rhyming, Encyclopedia, Quotations, World Atlas, Quotations, Fine Artists, etc.
Factmonster
Homework Center, Atlas, Almanac, Timelines, Dictionary, and Encyclopedia.

Worthwhile surfing:

Brainpop
Mini movies and Facts on Science, Math, English, Social Studies and Health topics!
ChessKIDS
Learn chess at ChessKIDS academy
Every Kids Games Rules!
One-stop search for any Kids Games Rules you need!
National Geographics for KIDS
Videos, Stories, Games, Activities, Animals and Create your own Page!
Exploratorium
The museum of science, art and human perception
Kids’ Place
Kids’ games and activities for math, reading, language arts, social studies, and more!
Know It All
Homework Spot
Homework Help, Science Fair Project Ideas, Math Help, Homework Helper
Inside and Outside Games!

Sharing Literature with the Family:

Literacy Tips for parents