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    Gravity

    • Resource ID: S8M3L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Using interactives, students will demonstrate that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system.

  2. Potential and Kinetic Energy

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0001
    • Grade Range: 6–12
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides Tier I instruction ideas for Grade 6+ science teachers in the area of potential and kinetic energy.

  3. Introduction to Plate Tectonics

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0011
    • Grade Range: 6–12
    • Subject: Science

    This resource is intended to use for Tier I classroom instruction.

  4. Classification of Organisms

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0039
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides flexible alternate or additional learning opportunities for students to identify the characteristics of organisms that classify them into currently recognized Kingdoms, Sixth Grade Science TEKS (6)(12)(D).

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    Matter and Energy - Elements versus Compounds

    • Resource ID: S8M1L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given illustrations or descriptions, students will differentiate between elements and compounds.

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    Matter and Energy - Density

    • Resource ID: S8M1L9
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, data, or scenarios, students will calculate density to identify unknown substances.

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    Potential and Kinetic Energy

    • Resource ID: S8M2L1
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, or scenarios, students will compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy.

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    Energy Transformation

    • Resource ID: S8M2L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, or scenarios, students will identify energy transformations, such as how energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electric energy to light energy.

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    Average Speed

    • Resource ID: S8M2L4
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, data, or scenarios, students will calculate average speed using distance and time measurements.

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    Matter and Energy - Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids

    • Resource ID: S8M1L4
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given illustrations or descriptions, students will compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability.

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    Matter and Energy—Chemical Reactions

    • Resource ID: S8M1L7
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions or illustrations, students will investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicates that new substances with different properties are formed.

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    Changes in Speed and Direction

    • Resource ID: S8M2L6
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, graphs, charts, or equations, students will demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an objects motion.

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    Plate Tectonics

    • Resource ID: S8M3L8
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, scenarios, descriptions, and illustrations, students will identify the historical development and evidence that supports plate tectonic theory and relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features.

  14. Elements and Compounds

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0055
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides flexible alternative or additional learning opportunities for students to differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level, Science TEKS (6)(5)(C).

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    OnTRACK Grade 8 Science: Force, Motion, and Energy

    • Grade Range: 6-8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will explore the relationship between force, motion, and energy. 

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    Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2 for Trainers

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0079
    • Grade Range: 5–8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource contains the files needed for trainers responsible for training science teachers in grades 5–8 across Texas.

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    ELPS Instructional Tool

    • Resource ID: ELPS-IT01
    • Grade Range: 3–12
    • Subject: ELL Support

    The ELPS Instructional Tool outlines how to plan focused, targeted, and systematic instruction to meet the linguistic needs of ELLs identified at the beginning and intermediate proficiency levels in grade 3 or higher.

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    ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG)

    • Resource ID: ELPS-LIAG01
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELL Support

    The ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG) is designed to help teachers gather information needed to ensure that classroom instruction meets the individual academic and linguistic needs of English language learners (ELLs).

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    Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2 for Participants

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0080
    • Grade Range: 5–8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource is available to participants of the Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2. The purpose of the resource is to provide participants with the training materials and documents associated with the training.

  20. Sheltered Instruction Training Series

    • Resource ID: SI001
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELL Support

    Sheltered instruction is an instructional approach that uses various strategies to ensure that grade-level instruction provided in English addresses both content and language objectives. This resource introduces the Sheltered Instruction Training Series (20 CPE hours).