These are the required items for 8th grade science:
2 composition notebooks (very important) - These must be composition notebook instead of spiral because the pages do not come out.
Pencils/ pens - I do prefer pencils but I allow pens as well. If you use mechnical pencils you may want to have extra lead on hand.
Glue sticks - We use a lot of glue in class. I will provide liquid glue but students may prefer glue sticks. You can give your glue sticks to me if you don't want to keep up with them.
Here are additional items that may be helpful to have but they are not required. I try to have extra items available to anyone to use:
Metric ruler - We use it a lot at the start of the year and occassionaly throughout the semester.
Calculator - A simple 4 function calculator is helpful. You may use the same one from math class but our needs will be very basic.
Folder - This may be helpful for anyone that wants to keep up with papers that have been returned.