• 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: TXLS059
• 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.

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• Resource ID: TXLS028
• 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.

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• Resource ID: TXLS127
• Subject: Science

### 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
• 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: TXLS071
• 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.

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• Resource ID: TXLS118
• Subject: Science

### Push Back, Pull Forward

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

• Resource ID: TXLS060
• Subject: Science

### 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
• 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
• Subject: Science

### Convergent Plate Boundaries

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

• Resource ID: TXLS006
• Subject: Science

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