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Using interactives, students will demonstrate that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system.
Potential and Kinetic Energy
This resource provides Tier I instruction ideas for Grade 6+ science teachers in the area of potential and kinetic energy.
Introduction to Plate Tectonics
This resource is intended to use for Tier I classroom instruction.
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.
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.
Changes in Motion
Given diagrams or scenarios, students will measure and graph changes in motion.
Changes in Speed and Direction
Given descriptions, illustrations, graphs, charts, or equations, students will demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an objects motion.
Given diagrams, scenarios, descriptions, and illustrations, students will identify the historical development and evidence that supports plate tectonic theory and relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features.
Elements and Compounds
This resource provides flexible alternative or additional learning opportunities for students to differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level, Science TEKS (6)(5)(C).
Introduction to TEA Science Safety Training for Middle School
This section is the introductory text for the course.
Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2 for Trainers
This resource contains the files needed for trainers responsible for training science teachers in grades 5–8 across Texas.
ELPS Instructional Tool
The ELPS Instructional Tool outlines how to plan focused, targeted, and systematic instruction to meet the linguistic needs of ELLs identified at the beginning and intermediate proficiency levels in grade 3 or higher.
ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG)
The ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG) is designed to help teachers gather information needed to ensure that classroom instruction meets the individual academic and linguistic needs of English language learners (ELLs).