S’more Summer Learning
If boredom ever creeps into your house this summer, here are lots of resources and activities to try!
Subjects: 8th Grade

Today’s Activities

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stimulate!

Let’s watch this Pep Talk from Kid President.  

Stimulate your brain, decrease stress, and increase your memory by reading every day. 

Here is a suggested book series for 6th grade students, and from Scholastic, these recommendations for ages 11-13. 

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math

6th Grade Math Packet 

Interactive Math Game: Your mission, if you should choose to accept it, is to help Kit Foxtail get the townfolk’s money back by the evil Duke Von Wolfington. In order to complete your mission, you will need to crack open some safes using your knowledge of the Order of Operations

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Explore

Here are some fun summer activities:

Create a Solar Oven and make your own S’mores! 

Virtual Tours: Geology of Yellowstone National Park

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 – November 30.  Be a hurricane chaser and keep an “eye” on hurricanes, cyclones, and tropical storms this season.  

Earthquakes occur every day.  Keep track of the latest and greatest quakes with this website.

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History

If history is your thing, choose one of these books to read.  

You can take a virtual tour of the National Museum of Natural History.  

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Get creative

Crafty?  Find some inspiration from Childhood 101: 45 Fun Summer Crafts for Tweens

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get moving

Have fun! Choose from one or more of these field day activities or make up some yourself.  

From ABCDeeLearning.com

Relay Games (10 activities)

Cooperative Games (9 activities)

Competitive Games (10 activities)

Water Games (11 activities)

Plan a meal for your family or create a delicious and healthy snack. Let your taste buds to guide you through these recipes 

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More 8th Grade Lessons

Additional lessons are available for this grade level by pressing “More Lessons” above, or selecting a lesson below:

Fail Forward

Fail Forward

Today's Activities Reflect on this image.  Talk to another person and share thoughts with each other.  Write your responses.Video: Will Smith's Thoughts on Failure Respond to this video. Do you agree or disagree with Will Smith? Explain what experience(s) in your life...

The Present

The Present

Today's Activities'The Present' is a short 4 minute animation created by Jacob Frey.   What is your overall response to the short film? Rewatch the film and pause at 2:35. Use at least 5 adjectives to describe the boy during this part of the film. Rewatch the...

How much technology is too much?

How much technology is too much?

Today's ActivitiesPrior to reading “The Veldt” think about or discuss these questions with a friend or family member.  What might happen if rooms could become environments sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of their human occupants?  What is your perspective of...