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The learner explores the structure and function of the nucleic acids and enzymes important to the process of synthesizing proteins.
Learners compare a variety of prokaryotes and eukaryotes to determine similarities and differences among and between them.
Cell Homeostasis: Osmosis
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.
What’s Trending with the Elements?
This resource, aligned with Chemistry TEKS (5)(C), provides alternative or additional tier-one learning options for students using the periodic table to identify and explain trends.
Cell Specialization and Differentiation
Given examples, descriptions, and illustrations, students will be able to describe the role of DNA, RNA, and environmental factors in cell differentiation.
The Bohr Model
Students will understand Bohr’s experimental design and conclusions that lead to the development of his model of the atom, as well as the limitations of his model.
Survival of a Species
Given scenarios, illustrations or descriptions, the student will describe how long-term survival of species is dependent on changing resource bases that are limited.
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion
Given illustrations or descriptions, students will predict the shape of molecules based upon the extent of the electron pair electrostatic repulsion.
Chemical Bonding: Metallic Bonds
Given scenarios or diagrams, students will describe the nature of metallic bonding and explain properties such as thermal and electrical conductivity, malleability, and ductility of metals.
Given descriptors, diagrams, and chemical symbols, students will use the periodic table to determine the electron configuration of neutral atoms.
Nomenclature: Covalent Compounds
Given descriptions, diagrams, or scenarios, students will write and name the chemical formulas of binary covalent compounds.
Ionic Bonds: Electron Dot Formulas
Given descriptions, diagrams, scenarios, or chemical symbols, students will model ionic bonds using electron dot formulas.
Moles and Molar Mass
Given descriptions or chemical formula of a substance, students will use the concept of a mole to relate atomic mass to molar mass.
Types of Solutions: Saturated, Supersaturated, or Unsaturated
Given scenarios, graphs, diagrams, or illustrations, the student will determine the type of solution such as saturated, supersaturated, or unsaturated.
Equipment for Biology
Given investigation scenarios, students will determine the equipment that best fits the procedure.
Cell Processes: Fermentation
Given descriptions or illustrations, students will identify where fermentation occurs and the results of fermentation.
Disruptions of the Cell Cycle: Cancer
Given illustrations or descriptions, students will identify disruptions of the cell cycle that lead to diseases such as cancer.
Mechanisms of Genetics: DNA Changes
Given illustrations or partial DNA sequences, students will identify changes in DNA and the significance of these changes.
Given examples, students will recognize the importance of taxonomy to the scientific community.
Taxonomy: Major Groups
Given illustrations or descriptions, students will determine the classification of organisms into domains and kingdoms.