• CPE credit is 12
• Subject: Science

The Science Academies for Grades K–4, Part 1 provides pedagogical and content knowledge support for elementary science teachers.
• Resource ID: TXLS129
• Subject: Social Studies

### An Unbiased Opinion: Is It Even Possible?

Students will look at a two-sided event with an open mind before forming an opinion.

• Resource ID: TXLS128-0
• Subject: Science

### 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: TXLS135-0
• Subject: Science

### Convergent Plate Boundaries

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

• Resource ID: TXLS006-0
• 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.

• Resource ID: TXLS122-0
• Subject: Science

### Building a Watershed

Students will model the effects of human activity on watersheds.

• Resource ID: TXLS071-0
• Subject: Science

### 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.

• Resource ID: TXLS018-0
• Subject: Science

### 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: TXLS127-0
• Subject: Science

### Going on an Expedition

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

• Resource ID: TXLS028-0
• Subject: Science

### 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.

• Resource ID: TXLS059-0
• Subject: Science

### 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.

• Resource ID: TXLS139-0
• Subject: Science

### Modeling the Path of Digestion

Students model the path of digestion using household items.

• Resource ID: TXLS096
• 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: TXLS118-0
• Subject: Science

### Push Back, Pull Forward

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

• Resource ID: TXLS011A-0
• Subject: Social Studies

### Data Banks to Bar Graphs

Students will create a bar graph representing data about China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, India, and the United States using information from a data bank. The data bank includes information on population, population density, gross domestic product, literacy rates, annual salary, infant mortality, and land area. Students then will examine a light pollution map to make connections between the data presented and the bar graphs.

• CPE credit is 3
• Subject: Science

### TEA Science Safety Training for Middle School

This self-paced course is a foundational training module for science safety at the middle school level. The course provides middle school teachers an opportunity to review safety policies, procedures, and responsibilities that pertain to instructional settings. This course is designed to supplement a district or campus-led safety training that also includes hands-on training with safety equipment such as eye wash stations, fire blankets, lab equipment, etc. Districts and campuses should also plan for hands-on practice with students as they learn safety procedures in the science classroom. This course is managed by Region 4 (101-950): Texas Education Service Center. CPE credit is 3.
• CPE credit is 3
• Subject: Science

### TEA Science Safety Training for Elementary School

Science Safety Training for Elementary School provides foundational training modules for science safety at the elementary school level. Participants must complete the six course lessons, all lesson activities, and a final test. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment will earn three continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
• CPE credit is 3
• Subject: Science

### TEA Science Safety Training for High School

This course is a self-paced foundational training module for science safety at the high school level. The course provides high school science, science elective, and CTE teachers an opportunity to review safety policies, procedures, and responsibilities that pertain to instructional settings.
• Resource ID: TXLS001-0