1. Protein Synthesis

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0004
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    The learner explores the structure and function of the nucleic acids and enzymes important to the process of synthesizing proteins.

  2. Cell Comparisons

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0006
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Learners compare a variety of prokaryotes and eukaryotes to determine similarities and differences among and between them.

  3. Monohybrid and Dihybrid Crosses

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0007
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Learners calculate the probability of genotypic inheritance and phenotypic expression using mono- and dihybrid crosses.

  4. Mechanisms of Evolution Beyond Natural Selection

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0008
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Learners analyze and evaluate the effects of other evolutionary mechanisms.

  5. Energy and Matter in Cells

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0013
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Learners compare changes in matter that take place during energy conversion processes such as photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

  6. Energy and Matter in Ecosystems

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0014
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Learners analyze food chains, webs, and pyramids to determine how energy flows and matter cycles through ecosystems.

  7. The Role of Enzymes

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0015
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Learners investigate the role of enzymes at the molecular level as well as through “real-world” applications.

  8. Ecological Succession

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0018
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Learners explore and describe how succession affects biodiversity by creating an island ecosystem in an interactive game.

  9. Predict Monohybrid Crosses

    • Resource ID: K2KB007
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Biology Kid2Kid videos present biology concepts taught to a student by a student. This resource contains videos that explain monohybrid crosses in both English and Spanish.

  10. Cell Homeostasis: Osmosis

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0021
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    The focus of this resource is cell homeostasis and, more specifically, osmosis. Students investigate the concept through a virtual lab, recording and analyzing data, creating sketches to represent vocabulary, and discovering the role of aquaporins in water transport through the cell membrane.

  11. Genetic Mutations

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0032
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    This resource uses video, animation, text, and web-based interactives to help students identify changes in DNA and evaluate the effects of those changes. 

  12. Internal Feedback Mechanisms

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0033
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    This resource utilizes videos, intestigations, and interactives to help students understand and describe the role of internal feedback mechanisms.

  13. It's All About Cell Theory

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0054
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides flexible alternate or additional learning opportunities for students to recognize the development and components of the cell theory, TEKS (7)(12)(F).

  14. TEA AP® Physics 1: Algebra-Based

    • Subject: Science

    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).

  15. TEA AP Physics 1 PowerPoint Slides

    • Resource ID: OS_APP1_1
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: Science

    Instructor PowerPoint slides for TEA AP Physics 1 open-source instructional material.

  16. TEA AP Physics 1 Textbook PDF

    • Resource ID: OS_APP1_2
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: Science

    TEA AP Physics 1 Textbook PDF

  17. Survival of a Species

    • Resource ID: BM5L7B
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Given scenarios, illustrations or descriptions, the student will describe how long-term survival of species is dependent on changing resource bases that are limited.

  18. Cell Processes: Photosynthesis

    • Resource ID: BM1L4
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions or illustrations, students will identify where the reaction of photosynthesis take place and the process and results of photosynthesis.

  19. Cell Processes: Respiration

    • Resource ID: BM1L5
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions or illustrations, students will identify where the reaction of respiration take place and the process and results of respiration.

  20. Equipment for Biology

    • Resource ID: BM0L8
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Given investigation scenarios, students will determine the equipment that best fits the procedure.