For most among us, there is a widespread opinion that the subject science loses its charm once we reach Class VIII. But this does not have to be like that as there are educator’s like Byju’s the learning app that showcases the untapped aspects of the subject in an interactive format where the lectures are in animated video modes that capture the attention of students those who want to know more on the subject of science.
The subject that used to enchant students turns to a tough nut to crack. Students are asked to understand and learn about different types of living organisms no matter whether it is simple or complex. In the due course, students get to learn about the formation of our planet and its structure etc. Projects or activities like this are aimed at testing the students on how much they have learned and what distance they need to travel to succeed. There are different science projects available for CBSE Class 8 students that you can go for. Check these small projects mentioned below would be helpful to fulfill this objective.
8th Class Science Project 1
What: To form clay models of different microorganisms related to Biology like amoebae, chlamydomonas and paramecium
Why: To learn about microorganisms like their adaptability to situations and being unicellular.
How: Ask your students to mould clay for microorganisms using items like plasticine, play dough and label their parts afterwards. After this task, display the items in the classroom while giving a chance to students to ask questions about the organism and answer them on a random basis.
Class 8th Project Two
What: Make a chart that would separate metals from non metals which is an important part of Chemistry.
Why: This would help students to know about all sorts of metals and non metals that are used by humans in this planet along with their uses.
How: Students could make a chart that would show the comparison of rare metals that are available at present (minimum 10 items) and non metals with the metals and non metals (minimum 10 items) that are available at plenty globally. To make it more interesting, students shall conduct a quiz where they could cross question themselves.
Science Project 3
What: To portray the history of fossil fuels using a timeline.
Why: Here we would be trying to know about fossil fuels like how they are formed, importance and uses, scarcity of these resources and the substitutes that could replace them.
How: Motivate students to design a graphical illustration of fossil fuel formation. This could be achieved by using paper cuttings and image collections having the description written below with a couple of sentences. After the completion of this project, you could conduct a discussion on the substitutes for fossil fuels and their merits for humans especially
Science Project 4 for 8th Class Student
What: To learn different types of natural events those are weather related (using group demonstrations).
Why: To know about different aspects of weather changes on our planet.
How: Split the class into different groups and name them after natural events like storm, cyclone etc. Let the students carry out some role play as natural phenomenon and show their harsh aspects and what to do to counter them. Students could discuss about the important natural events that happen in our country.
Science Project 5
What: Make a 3-d display model of an Animal cell.
Why: To understand the functions of an animal cell and how one unit cell in the multi cellular organism would function.
How: Let the students make a model of animal cell in a 3-d display format while labeling important parts of cells. Once the project is finished, the model shall be displayed to the school students to have a look at the work.
From the above discussion, you would have gained some idea on how the subject of science has been misconstrued as a complicated subject instead of it being a highly creative one. This has happened due to not applying creative projects that are easier to visualize and interactive that appeals to the students. Students can also go through their NCERT books if they are looking for small science projects. Hence it is advisable that students should be taught in a manner that engages their attention instead of following the conventional method of teaching.