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    Open-Source Instructional Materials

    • Grade Range: 9-12
    • Subject:

    TEA has contracted with two instructional materials developers to create instructional materials in nine high school courses. These state-developed, open-source materials are provided free of charge to Texas school districts through the Texas Gateway and will be available for the 2017–18 school year and beyond. All products are certified to meet 100% of the required standards (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or College Board Learning Standards). Request teacher materials and other ancillaries for OpenStax products by emailing open-sourceinstructionalmaterials@tea.texas.gov from your school email address.

  2. Scientific Investigation and Reasoning - Scientific Explanations

    • Resource ID: S8M0L10
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Using interactive exercises, students will review how to evaluate a scientific explanation.

  3. Scientific Investigation and Reasoning - Contribution of Scientists

    • Resource ID: S8M0L12S1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Using interactive exercises, students will review the contributions of scientist to various fields of scientific study.

     

  4. Scientific Investigation and Reasoning - Safe Practices

    • Resource ID: S8M0L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will use interactive exercises to review common lab safety rules and safety symbols.

  5. Lab Safety Equipment

    • Resource ID: S8M0L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Given investigation scenarios, students will select appropriate preventative safety equipment.

  6. Scientific Investigation and Reasoning - Data Organization

    • Resource ID: S8M0L8
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Using interactive exercises, students will review how to construct tables and graphs in order to organize data.

     

  7. Scientific Investigation and Reasoning - Data Analysis

    • Resource ID: S8M0L9
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will use interactive exercises to analyze data to identify patterns, predict trends, formulate reasonable explanations, and communicate valid conclusions.

  8. Scientific Investigation and Reasoning - Models

    • Resource ID: S8M0L11
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Using interactive exercises, students will review the three different types of models and the advantages and limitations of models.

  9. Matter and Energy - Atomic Structure

    • Resource ID: S8M1L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Using interactive exercises, students will describe the structure of atoms and the locations of particles with in the atom.

  10. Light Years

    • Resource ID: S8M3L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will identify how light years are used to measure distances and sizes of components of the universe.

  11. Oceans and Weather Systems

    • Resource ID: S8M3L12
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will identify the role of the oceans in the formation of weather systems such as hurricanes. 

  12. Organisms and Environments - Organisms Interactions

    • Resource ID: S8M4L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will describe producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships as they occur in food webs.

  13. Organisms and Environments - Competition of Abiotic and Biotic Factors

    • Resource ID: S8M4L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will examine how organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may compete for biotic and abiotic factors such as quantity of light, water, range of temperatures, or soil composition.

  14. Organisms and Environments - Humans and Ocean Systems

    • Resource ID: S8M4L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will identify how humans depend on ocean systems and explain how human activities such as runoff, artificial reefs, or use of resources have modified these systems.

     

  15. Scientific Reasoning - Planning Descriptive and Comparative Investigations

    • Resource ID: S8M0L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Given scenarios of descriptive and comparative investigations, students will plan and implement investigations by making observations and asking well-defined questions.

  16. Scientific Investigation and Reasoning - Measurement

    • Resource ID: S8M0L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Given field and laboratory scenarios, students will collect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative means such as labeled drawings and graphic organizers.

  17. Scientific Reasoning - Planning Comparative and Experimental Investigations

    • Resource ID: S8M0L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Given scenarios of comparative and experimental investigations, students will plan and implement investigations by making observations and asking well-defined questions and formulating testable hypothesis.

  18. Scientific Investigation and Reasoning - Tools and Technology

    • Resource ID: S8M0L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions of investigation, students will select appropriate tools and technology to collect, record, and analyze information.

  19. 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.

  20. Matter and Energy - Elemental Properties

    • Resource ID: S8M1L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Given illustrations or descriptions, students will identify that protons determine an element’s identity and valance electrons determine its chemical properties including reactivity.