• Subject: Science

    Study Edge Chemistry

    In Chemistry, students will conduct laboratory and field investigations and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students will study a variety of topics that include characteristics of matter, use of the Periodic Table, development of atomic theory and chemical bonding, chemical stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Students will investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives (TAC §112.35(b)(1)).

    This video book is brought to you by TEA and Study Edge. It may be used to teach an entire Chemistry course or to supplement traditional Chemistry textbooks.

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    • Subject: Science

    Study Edge Physics

    In Physics, students will conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; forces; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. Students who successfully complete Physics will acquire factual knowledge within a conceptual framework, practice experimental design and interpretation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and develop critical thinking skills (TAC §112.39(b)(1)).

    This video book is brought to you by TEA and Study Edge. It may be used to teach an entire Physics course or to supplement traditional Physics textbooks.

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    • Subject: Science

    TEA Physics TEA Physics

    Physics covers the scope and sequence requirements of a typical one-year physics course. The text provides comprehensive
    coverage of physical concepts, quantitative examples and skills, and interesting applications. Physics has been
    designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the relevant Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), while allowing
    significant flexibility for instructors. Content requirements for Physics are prescribed in “Chapter 112. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter C. High School, 112.39. Physics, Beginning with School Year 2010-2011 (One Credit)”
    (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112c.html#112.39).

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    • Subject: Science

    TEA AP® Physics 1 TEA AP® Physics 1: Algebra-Based

    AP® Physics is the result of an effort to better serve teachers and students. The textbook focuses on the College Board’s AP® framework concepts and practices.

    The AP® Physics curriculum framework outlines the two full-year physics courses AP® Physics 1: Algebra-Based and AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based. These two courses focus on the big ideas typically included in the first and second semesters of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. They provide students with the essential knowledge and skills required to support future advanced coursework in physics. The AP® Physics 1 curriculum includes mechanics, mechanical waves, sound, and electrostatics. The AP® Physics 2 curriculum focuses on thermodynamics, fluid statics, dynamics, electromagnetism, geometric and physical optics, quantum physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. AP® Science Practices emphasize inquiry-based learning and development of critical thinking and reasoning skills. Inquiry-based learning involves exploratory learning as a way to gain new knowledge. Students begin by making an observation regarding a given physics topic. Students then explore that topic using scientific methodology, as opposed to simply being told about it in lecture. In this way, students learn the content through self-discovery rather than memorization. 

    The AP® framework has identified seven major science practices, which are described using short phrases that include using representations and models to communicate information and solve problems, using mathematics appropriately, engaging in questioning, planning and implementing data collection strategies, analyzing and evaluating data, justifying scientific explanations, and connecting concepts. The AP® framework’s Learning Objectives merge content with one or more of the seven science practices that students should develop as they prepare for the AP® Physics exam. Each chapter of AP® Physics begins with a “Connection for AP® Courses” that explains how the content in the chapter sections align to the Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings, Essential Knowledge, and Learning Objectives of the AP® framework. These sections help students quickly and easily locate where components of the AP® framework are covered in the book, as well as clearly indicate material that, although interesting, exceeds the scope of the AP® framework. Content requirements for AP® Physics are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Physics, published by The College Board (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.64) and (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.65).

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    • Subject: Science

    TEA AP® Biology TEA AP® Biology

    AP® Biology covers the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for AP® students. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. AP® Biology was designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the College Board’s AP® Biology Framework, while allowing significant flexibility for instructors. Each section of the book includes an introduction based on the AP® curriculum as well as rich features that engage students in scientific practice and AP® test preparation. It also highlights careers and research opportunities in the biological sciences. Content requirements for AP® Biology are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Biology, published by The College Board (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.62).

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    • Subject: Science

    TEA AP® Physics 2 TEA AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based

    AP® Physics is the result of an effort to better serve teachers and students. The textbook focuses on the College Board’s AP® framework concepts and practices.

    The AP® Physics curriculum framework outlines the two full-year physics courses AP® Physics 1: Algebra-Based and AP®  Physics 2: Algebra-Based. These two courses focus on the big ideas typically included in the first and second semesters of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. They provide students with the essential knowledge and skills required to support future advanced coursework in physics. The AP® Physics 1 curriculum includes mechanics, mechanical waves, sound, and electrostatics. The AP® Physics 2 curriculum focuses on thermodynamics, fluid statics, dynamics, electromagnetism, geometric and physical optics, quantum physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. AP® Science Practices emphasize inquiry-based learning and development of critical thinking and reasoning skills. Inquiry-based learning involves exploratory learning as a way to gain new knowledge. Students begin by making an observation regarding a given physics topic. Students then explore that topic using scientific methodology, as opposed to simply being told about it in lecture. In this way, students learn the content through self-discovery rather than memorization. 

    The AP® framework has identified seven major science practices, which are described using short phrases that include using representations and models to communicate information and solve problems, using mathematics appropriately, engaging in questioning, planning and implementing data collection strategies, analyzing and evaluating data, justifying scientific explanations, and connecting concepts. The AP® framework’s Learning Objectives merge content with one or more of the seven science practices that students should develop as they prepare for the AP® Physics exam. Each chapter of AP® Physics begins with a “Connection for AP® Courses” that explains how the content in the chapter sections align to the Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings, Essential Knowledge, and Learning Objectives of the AP® framework. These sections help students quickly and easily locate where components of the AP® framework are covered in the book, as well as clearly indicate material that, although interesting, exceeds the scope of the AP® framework. Content requirements for AP® Physics are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Physics, published by The College Board (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.64) and (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.65).

    This open-education-resource instructional material by TEA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License in accordance with Chapter 31 of the Texas Education Code.

    • Resource ID: TXLS096
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: Science

    Drumming Up Some Sound Energy!

    Students will explore sound energy by creating their own drums using a variety of materials. Then, students will listen for the loud and soft sounds that each of the drums creates.

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

    Icon image Earth: A Tilted Affair

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

    TXLS Logo Motion Pictures

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

    Icon image Going on an Expedition

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

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

    Texas Lesson Study Uses of Energy Lab

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

     

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

    Icon image Save the Factory!

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

    Icon image Push Back, Pull Forward

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

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

    Icon image Scientifically Magnetic!

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

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

    Icon image DNA Sequencing

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

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

    Icon image Convergent Plate Boundaries

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

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

    TXLS Logo Full Speed Ahead

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

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

    Icon image Building a Watershed

    Students will model the effects of human activity on watersheds.

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

    Icon image Modeling the Path of Digestion

    Students model the path of digestion using household items.