1. Texas Lesson Study

    Modeling and Solving Two-Step Equations

    • Resource ID: TXLS012-0
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will use various materials to create models of two-step equations. Then, they will take an equation, create their own model, and solve for the variable from the model.

  2. Equations and Inequalities

    • Resource ID: TXLS034-0
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Using a graphic organizer, students will write and solve a one-variable, two-step equation using the distributive property. They also will draw a picture and justify their solution.

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    Does Paper Have Volume?

    • Resource ID: TXLS029-0
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be involved in a problem-solving lesson to determine if paper has volume, find the volume of a piece of paper and a ream of paper, and determine how many pieces of paper will fit inside their classroom.

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    Open House: Challenger Oaks—Geometry by Design

    • Resource ID: TXLS170
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    Teachers will engage their students in classifying 2-dimensional shapes through a real-world experience. Students will review, design, and use technology as they classify figures using common attributes.

  5. Summarizing as a Reading Strategy

    • Resource ID: TXLS104
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students work collaboratively using reading and comprehension skills to demonstrate their mastery of summarizing a text or piece of literature. 


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    Discovering the Ratio of Pi

    • Resource ID: TXLS031A-0
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will discover the ratio of pi by relating the circumference to the diameter of various circles. Students will use this ratio to approximate the formulas for circumference.

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    Volume of Triangular Prisms

    • Resource ID: TXLS045-0
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will use hands-on manipulatives to discover the connection between the shape of the base and the height to determine the volume of a prism.

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    DNA Sequencing

    • Resource ID: TXLS128-0
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: Science

    In this lesson, students will investigate how gene expression is a regulated process controlled by DNA and the interpretations of codons through translation.

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    Convergent Plate Boundaries

    • Resource ID: TXLS135-0
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will design and test models that will identify crustal features formed by convergent plate boundaries.

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    Full Speed Ahead

    • Resource ID: TXLS006-0
    • Grade Range: 8
    • 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.

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    Building a Watershed

    • Resource ID: TXLS122-0
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Science

    Students will model the effects of human activity on watersheds.

  12. Texas Lesson Study

    It’s All About the Bend, No Breaking

    • Resource ID: TXLS052-0
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: Math

    Students will experiment with choosing tools to measure around a previously created pet habitat in preparation for choosing appropriately sized food bowls. Students will use a graphic organizer to record tools chosen and why they were or were not a good choice for continuous measurement.

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    Interpreting Division with Remainders

    • Resource ID: TXLS004-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be given various one- and two-step word problems and asked to interpret the remainder. Students will use foldables and anchor charts to determine under which category (“Drop the Remainder,” “Add One to the Quotient,” “Share the Remainder,” or “The Remainder is the Answer”) the question will fall. After completing that portion of the lesson, students will solve division problems and determine which type of remainder question they are working with. They will use Plicker © cards to display their answers so the teacher can have immediate formative assessment data.

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    Save the Factory!

    • Resource ID: TXLS071-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Science

    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.