Learning Resources for

8th Grade


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.

Bacteria and archaea

Microbiology   7th - College | Online class

They’re everywhere. They number in the millions of trillions of trillions. They live on every surface, in every environment, and even in your gut. That’s right…I’m talking about prokaryotes! Learn...

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Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft

Pastries   6th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

The leading learning tool for all levels of baking and pastry ability, newly illustrated and updated Praised by top pastry chefs and bakers as “an indispensable guide” and “the ultimate baking and...

$38

Basic Concepts of Music Theory

Music Theory   7th - College | Audio CD/MP3

Jamie Henke teaches Music 151, an introductory course for non-music majors, which includes these podcasts she made about music history, and one video about how to write a melody.

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Basic Genetics

Genetics   8th - College | Online resource

Learn about the science of genetics for free through the University of Utah. They have an extensive online library of videos and interactives to help readers understand and explore the world of...

Free

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar: A Student's Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors

Chinese Grammar   7th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

Here is a concise guide to supplement any course of study and help with homework, travel, and test preparation. Topics include word order, time, nouns, verbs, adjectives, word choices with verbs...

$13

Basics of Photography: The Complete Guide

Digital Photography   4th - College | Online resource

We spent the last week learning all about the basics of photography, from the way your camera works to composing your photos to editing them in post. Here’s the complete guide, along with a PDF of...

Free

Becoming a Confident Quilter: Lessons and Techniques Plus 14 Quilt Patterns

Quilting   4th - College | Book

In her easygoing style, entertaining blogger Elizabeth Dackson presents a step-by-step primer that makes quilting accessible to all quilters.

$10

Beginner Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar   7th - College | Online/YouTube video

Let me show you how to play the guitar and have more fun than you ever thought was possible!  This 6 hour course is designed for the straight beginner that has always wanted to try the guitar! I...

$30

Beginner Blues

Blues Guitar   7th - College | Online/YouTube video

Hey guys Marty here, and I'm excited to present you with my brand new (2017) Beginner Blues course! I've taken the last 25 years experience teaching guitar, the last 10 years of making lesson...

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$30

Beginner Serger Sewing Class: Machine Basics & Techniques

Sewing   7th - College | DVD, Online class

Gain confidence using your serger with sewing instructor Amy Alan. If you know the basics of serging, you'll now discover how versatile your machine is! Begin with an overview of serger threading...

$30

Beginner's Guide to Reading Music: Easy-to-use, Easy-to-carry, a Simple Introduction for All Ages

Reading Music   3rd - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

The perfect companion to “Chords for Kids” and “My First Recorder Music”, this is the ideal guide for those who may enjoy playing instruments, but have not yet mastered how to read music from the...

$7

Beginning Algebra

Algebra   8th | Online resource

Students tackle concepts including the real number system, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials and exponents, factoring and applications, rational expressions, graphing linear...

$240

Beginning Fingerstyle

Guitar   7th - College | Online/YouTube video

I really enjoyed putting this course together on beginner finger style acoustic playing. This was a style I was always intimidated by and I kind of avoided it until I unlocked a few easy "Travis...

$30
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Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government

US Government   Pre-K - 9th | Online resource

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the...

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Best Practices for iOS User Interface Design

App Development   7th - College | Online class

Best Practices for iOS User Interface Design is course 3 of 6 in the iOS Development for Creative Entrepreneurs Specialization. This Specialization focuses on the basics of iOS application...

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BetterExplained

Math   7th - High School | Book, Online resource

Math lessons that explain concepts. Instead of memorizing procedures, learn why equations work. Helps you overcome mental roadblocks and grasp new concepts.

Free

Beyond the Book Report Bundle

English   6th - High School | DVD, Printable

Beyond the Book Report is our middle/early high school language arts curriculum. Oh, middle school is a special time. These kids are not just short high schoolers or tall elementary students. This...

$70

Bible 8

The Bible   8th | Online resource

The MorningStar Academy provides you with college preparatory courses that students work on at their own pace on any device, anywhere and anytime. Students are taught by our dedicated team of...

$199

Bien dit! Homeschool French Textbook

French   6th - High School | Online resource, Product

Bien dit! Homeschool, a highly interactive French package, features a powerful blend of culture, instruction and the latest technology. Bien dit! gives students the ability—and confidence—to...

$96

Big Data Demystified: How Big Data Is Changing The Way We Live, Love And Learn

Big Data   7th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

Big Data Demystified provides a compelling look at one of the most important trends of this decade—Big Data. In this highly accessible book, David Feinleib, producer of The Big Data Landscape and...

$13

Big History Project

History   7th - College | Online resource

By sharing the big picture and challenging middle and high school students to look at the world from many different perspectives, we hope to inspire a greater love of learning and help them better...

Free

BioDigital Human: Anatomy and Health Conditions in Interactive 3D

Anatomy & Physiology   7th - High School | Online resource

The BioDigital Human is a virtual 3D body that brings to life thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive Web-based platform

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Biology

Biology   7th - High School | Online video/YouTube

HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content—videos, animations, and simulations—on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers...

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Biology

Biology   7th - College | Online class

Life is beautiful! From atoms to cells, from genes to proteins, from populations to ecosystems, biology is the study of the fascinating and intricate systems that make life possible. Dive in to...

Free

Biology: The Ultimate Self Teaching Guide - Introduction to the Wonderful World of Biology

Biology   7th - College | Audio CD/MP3, Book, ebook/Kindle

If you have ever wanted to know more about biology, but thought it would too confusing, then this is the book for you. We take the concepts of biology and put them in simple terms, allowing you to...

$25

Birds-of-Paradise Project

Birds (Ornithology)   6th - College | Online resource

The birds-of-paradise are among the most beautiful creatures on earth—and an extraordinary example of evolutionary adaptation. On this site you can find what few have witnessed in the wild: the...

Free

Blues

Blues Guitar   7th - College | Online/YouTube video

106-video series from Marty Music covering scales, the E-minor pentatonic scale, arpeggios, soloing, practice routines, and licks from BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Allman Brothers, and much more.

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Blues Rock Rhythm Guitar

Blues Guitar   7th - College | Online/YouTube video

If you're looking to unlock the power of rock and blues, this is the course for you! With over 5 hours of instruction, I will show you how rock music and the heavier side of blues can be brought...

$45

Building Foundations for Scientific Understanding

Science   6th - 8th | Book, ebook/Kindle

How to Teach Science for Kids’ Success The “Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding” (BFSU) series provides lesson plans that will enable even a novice teacher with little science...

$35

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