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8th Grade Astronomy


In eighth grade, kids will evaluate arguments in written text, interpret the use of language, grasp similes and metaphors, and they’ll write formal essays, research, and well-structured narrative text. In their math classes, they’ll solve linear equations, understand rational and irrational numbers, work with squares, square roots, and the Pythagorean Theorem. Find resources to learn these subjects and eighth grade science and social studies here in whatever format works best for you - books, videos, online classes, learning apps and much more.

6-8 Earth and Space Science: Astronomy

6th - 8th | Printable, Product

6-8 Core Curriculum – Earth and Space Science: Astronomy Take your student’s understanding of astronomy to new heights with this interactive exploration of the cosmos. Highlights include 25...

$15

Astronomy

6th - College | Website

From our solar system neighbors to the edge of the galaxy....space and its endless possibilities have always captured the interests of children of all ages. From hunting water on Mars to living in...

Free

Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

6th - High School | Book, ebook/Kindle

Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book! Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is...

$10

Astronomy Course Assistant

7th - College | Android, iPhone/iPad

Astronomy app great for any college-level introductory computational course. Includes planets, moons, stars, solar objects, more. Customize your location. Get an overview of constellations,...

$5

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

7th - College | Online class

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

Astronomy Kit

1st - 8th | Product

What you will do in this course: Experiment with Earth’s Tilt, Rotation & Revolution Experiment with a Sundial Make a Constellation Experiment with Moon Phases Experiment with Moon Craters...

$180

Cosmology and astronomy

7th - College | Online class

The Earth is huge, but it is tiny compared to the Sun (which is super huge). But the Sun is tiny compared to the solar system which is tiny compared to the distance to the next star. Oh, did we...

Free

DK Handbooks: Stars and Planets

5th - College | Book

A practical guide to the night sky that can be used by amateur astronomers anywhere in the world, this book features entries on all 88 constellations of the northern and southern hemisphere skies...

$5

Exoplanets

4th - 9th | Online video/YouTube

Learn about planets outside our solar system - what they might be like, how their seasons work, which might support life, and what kind of weather they have.

Free

Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners

4th - High School | Book

Exploring the Night Sky is aimed at novice star gazers anxious to expand their astronomical repertoire beyond the Big and Little Dippers. Dickinson has designed a superb introduction to astronomy...

$9

Our Solar System and Earth

4th - College | Online class

Ever since the Big Bang, the Universe has been drifting and expanding. The birth and death of stars leave an aftermath of galaxies, planets, and even living organisms. Watch the Earth transform...

Free

Outer Space Kit with DVD

7th - High School | Product

This kit contains 12 labs, DVD, and complete Teacher’s Guide. It is designed to be a comprehensive study of Our Star and Outer Space. The kit is recommended for students 12+ years of age, but is...

$200

Reach for the Stars

4th - 8th | iPhone/iPad

Reach for the Stars presents early learners with a new approach to astronomy, one that educates and inspires in ways no conventional materials can hope to match. Produced by a collaboration between...

Free

Scale of the universe

7th - College | Online class

The Earth is huge, but it is tiny compared to the Sun (which is super huge). But the Sun is tiny compared to the solar system which is tiny compared to the distance to the next star. Oh, did we...

Free

ScienceFusion Module G: Space Science

6th - 8th | Online resource, Product

Buy grade 6-8 ScienceFusion Homeschool Package Grades 6-8 Module G: Space Science, ISBN: 9780547746654 online. Shop directly from HMH now! ScienceFusion, Grades 6-8, offers 11 modules, ten...

$53

SkySafari 5

6th - High School | Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac OS

Professional Telescope Astronomy Software Accurate Simulation Simulate the sky from anywhere on Earth, up to 10000 years in the past or future. Animate transits, conjunctions, eclipses, and other...

$3
Offers paid add-ons

Stars

3rd - 8th | Online video/YouTube

Learn all about stars in this series of 26 videos that covers topics from neutron stars to solar "tornadoes" to zombie stars.

Free

The Astronomy Adventure Kit

1st - 8th | Product

Stars & PlanetsIn ASTRONOMY you will: Pace off a scale model of the SOLAR SYSTEM! Experience how gravity would feel on OTHER PLANETS! See the CRATERS of the MOON through your binoculars! Learn...

$42

The Complete Book of Spaceflight: From Apollo 1 to Zero Gravity 1

7th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

A commanding encyclopedia of the history and principles of spaceflight-from earliest conceptions to faster-than-light galaxy-hopping, Here is the first truly comprehensive guide to space...

$26

The Universe

4th - College | Online class

Where did everything come from? Where are we heading? Big History tells the story of the Universe starting from the Big Bang, the formation of stars, planets, life on Earth, modern civilization —...

Free

WorldWide Telescope

7th - College | Product, Windows

The WorldWide Telescope is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes to enable seamless,...

Free

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