Resources for Year 8 students

Resources for Year 8 students

We will continue to add resources across all year levels and learning areas, to give children and young people the best opportunity to continue to learn at home.

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  • A mini chemistry set in a stick

    Do you know how glowsticks work? Watch this clip and discover the chemical reaction that takes place when you snap a glowstick and release the reactants. Find out about chemiluminescence in nature, when scientists first created glowing sticks and the chemical equation that describes the reaction. Can you guess which glowstick colour is the most challenging to create?

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  • Basic coding course: Beginners

    These video sequence provide a bridge between visual coding (eg Scratch) and General Purpose Programming languages (eg Python or JavaScript). Each video builds a simple program in all three ways: Scratch, Python and JavaScript.

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  • Big data, better hospitals

    Overcrowding in hospitals is one of the biggest challenges facing our healthcare system . In order to reduce hospital waiting times, the Patient Admission Prediction Tool (PAPT) uses historical data to predict how many patients, and with what kinds of injuries, are expected to arrive at the emergency department each day of the year. This video shows the experience of one hospital in Queensland, where the staff use the PAPT to make the care they provide more efficient.

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  • Celebrating language diversity

    These activities can be used by parents to learn along with your children and for teachers with your students. Whatever your age or ability you can have fun learning languages together!

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  • Challenges and Choices - A Resilience Approach to Road Safety Education - Year 8

    Student resilience and wellbeing are essential for both academic and social development. Children who are confident, resilient and emotionally intelligent perform better academically. These skills can contribute to the maintenance of healthy relationships and responsible lifestyles.

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  • Challenges and Choices - Be Ready - Year 8

    A resilience approach to drug education

    Download Size: 7MB
  • Challenges and Choices - In Gear student workbook - Year 8

    Learn what to do in these times and who to talk to for advice are strategies that are important for your health and wellbeing.

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  • Challenges and Choices - Resilience Education - Year 8

    Student resilience and wellbeing are essential for both academic and social development. Children who are confident, resilient and emotionally intelligent perform better academically. These skills can contribute to the maintenance of healthy relationships and responsible lifestyles.

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  • Chemistry of rotten eggs, and more

    Want to know if an egg is rotten, why onions bring on tears and what makes green vegetables turn brown after cooking? Watch this clip to discover the chemistry behind these and other everyday problems. Find out about the chemical reactions, compounds and elements involved, and learn some simple chemistry-inspired solutions.

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  • Classifying Systems in Cells

    The nature of how living things work is intrinsically connected and interrelated. This unit covers a broad range of topics, from molecular aquaporins, to the global challenge of securing the worlds food supply.

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  • Difference Differently Level 3

    This resource helps children explore the challenges and opportunities created by diversity.

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  • Dyeing with red cabbage

    Many natural products, such as red cabbage and turmeric, can be used as a natural source of colour to dye fibres. Watch the dyeing demonstration in this clip to see how. Discover the chemistry of natural dyes, including the bonding properties of different pigments and how acid-base reactions can alter the colour of pH-sensitive dyes.

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  • History and truths

    Explore the history of Australia and the effects that past government policies and actions have had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The clip highlights how, as a country, we find it difficult to talk about the uncomfortable truths of our history. It also explores the responses to Adam Goodes’s leadership in attempting to eliminate racism and create a more inclusive Australia.

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  • How does income tax work?

    Learn about how income tax works.

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  • Individual Pathway Planning

    Explore, identify and evaluate the learning and work pathways available.

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  • Keeping cool - Year 8

    STEM Learning project - Curriculum resource module

    Download Size: 5.7MB
  • Language activities for Advanced learners

    Find and cook a recipe from another country.

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  • Measurement and Geometry - Congruent triangles

    Read the information about congruent triangles and answer the questions.

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  • Measurement and Geometry - Determining congruence with transformations

    Read the information about determining congruence with transformationsand answer the questions.

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  • Measurement and Geometry - Features of circles

    Read the information about features of circles and answer the questions.

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