• 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.

• Resource ID: TXLS001-0
• Subject: Social Studies

The Great Compromise

Students will debate the representation argument of the Constitutional Convention and create a compromise that addresses the concerns of both large states and small states (the Great Compromise). Then, students will connect this concept to the present-day system of government.

• Resource ID: TXLS027-0
• Subject: Social Studies

What? Can You Really Say That?

Students will examine several items related to the First Amendment and respond to the teacher-created questions. Student groups will present their conclusions to the class.

• Resource ID: TXLS161-0