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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.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Related to the Unit
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Potential and Kinetic Energy
This resource provides Tier I instruction ideas for Grade 6+ science teachers in the area of potential and kinetic energy.
TXRCFP: Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points for K-8 Mathematics Revised 2013
The Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points Revised 2013 was created from the 2012 revision of the TEKS as a guide for implementation of effective mathematics instruction by identifying critical areas of content at each grade level.
Introduction to Plate Tectonics
This resource is intended to use for Tier I classroom instruction.
Area of Triangles, Parallelograms, and Trapezoids
These activities provide an opportunity for students to explore the area formulas for triangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms.
Texas Performance Standards Project
These videos introduce the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP), a resource for providing differentiated instruction to gifted/talented (G/T) students.
Interactive Math Glossary
Selecting and Using Representations for Collected Data
Given a variety of data (including line plots, line graphs, stem and leaf plots, circle graphs, bar graphs, box and whisker plots, histograms, and Venn diagrams), the student will select and use an appropriate representation for presenting and displaying relationships among the collected data with and without the use of technology
Classification of Organisms
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).
A Tier I resource for TEKS (6)(9)(C), energy transformations.
Texas Online College and Career Readiness
The videos in this resource introduce the Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center. The OCCRRC is a comprehensive tool for college and career development in Texas.
Determining Slopes from Equations, Graphs, and Tables
Given algebraic, tabular, and graphical representations of linear functions, the student will determine the slope of the relationship from each of the representations.
Matter and Energy - Elements versus Compounds
Given illustrations or descriptions, students will differentiate between elements and compounds.
Matter and Energy - Density
Given diagrams, data, or scenarios, students will calculate density to identify unknown substances.
Potential and Kinetic Energy
Given descriptions, illustrations, or scenarios, students will compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy.
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.
Given diagrams, data, or scenarios, students will calculate average speed using distance and time measurements.
Matter and Energy - Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids
Given illustrations or descriptions, students will compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability.
Matter and Energy—Chemical Reactions
Given descriptions or illustrations, students will investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicates that new substances with different properties are formed.