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    Motion Pictures

    • Resource ID: TXLS028
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Science

    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of motion representation using distance vs. time graphs. Students will recognize labeling of axes, steepness related to speed, horizontal lines as non-motion, and downward slope as return to origin.

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    Full Speed Ahead

    • Resource ID: TXLS006
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will use hover pucks to measure speed over a distance of 6 meters. Once speed has been calculated, velocity will be determined using the same data. Finally, students will be able to label all points of acceleration.

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    Earth: A Tilted Affair

    • Resource ID: TXLS059
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Science

    After a brief review of direct and indirect sunlight, students will arrange heat maps and globes around a drawing of the Sun based on the tilt of Earth and how it affects Earth’s temperature.

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    Uses of Energy Lab

    • Resource ID: TXLS018
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Science

    Students will rotate through lab stations equipped with objects and videos as they explore the uses and conversion of five different types of energy.

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    Building a Watershed

    • Resource ID: TXLS122
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Science

    Students will model the effects of human activity on watersheds.

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    Push Back, Pull Forward

    • Resource ID: TXLS118
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Science

    Students will conduct an experiment to demonstrate force, such as pushes and pulls.

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    Save the Factory!

    • Resource ID: TXLS071
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Science

    Students will design an experiment to test the outcome of friction in force and motion. The students will create an inclined plane demonstrating their knowledge of mechanical energy and the effects of gravity on an object. Students will use previous knowledge of friction to complete their task of stopping their object. Critical thinking skills will be the focus of the lesson as students will have to utilize their scientific problem-solving skills to make decisions regarding their experiment.

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    Scientifically Magnetic!

    • Resource ID: TXLS060
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: Science

    Students will review the steps of the scientific method and conduct an investigation that involves sorting magnetic and nonmagnetic objects.

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    Going on an Expedition

    • Resource ID: TXLS127
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Science

    Students observe how dunes and canyons are created through agents of erosion by weathering and erosion.

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    DNA Sequencing

    • Resource ID: TXLS128
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: Science

    In this lesson, students will investigate how gene expression is a regulated process controlled by DNA and the interpretations of codons through translation.

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    Convergent Plate Boundaries

    • Resource ID: TXLS135
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will design and test models that will identify crustal features formed by convergent plate boundaries.

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    Modeling the Path of Digestion

    • Resource ID: TXLS139
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Science

    Students model the path of digestion using household items.