• Resource ID: S8M2L7
    • Grade Range: 7–8
    • Subject: Science

    OnTrack logo Work and Force

    Given descriptions, illustrations, graphs, or charts, students will contrast situations where work is done with different amounts of force to situations where no work is done, such as moving a box with a ramp and without a ramp or standing still.

    • Resource ID: S8M3L10
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    OnTrack logo The Sun and Convection Currents

    Given diagrams, scenarios, descriptions, and illustrations, students will illustrate how the sun provides the energy that drives convection within the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents.

    • Resource ID: CM4L3
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    OnTrack logo Ideal Gas Behavior: Avogadro’s Law

    Given descriptions, scenarios, or diagrams, students will use Avogadro’s constant to calculate the weight in grams of a single atom or molecule of a substance.

    • Resource ID: CM2L2
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    OnTrack logo 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.

    • Resource ID: SM0L3
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    OnTrack logo Conservation of Resources

    Given choices of natural resources and lab materials, students will select disposal and recycling methods that best conserve and protect our resources

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0047
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Moon Phases

    Tier I resource for instruction on the lunar phases.

    • Resource ID: S7M1L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Science

    OnTrack logo Matter and Energy—Food Chains, Food Webs, and Energy Pyramids


    Given scenarios and descriptions, students will be able to diagram the flow of energy through living systems, including food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids.

    • Resource ID: SM0L3e
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    OnTrack logo Hypothesis

    Given a series of statements, students will determine if statements are testable hypotheses and determine the hypothesis that best fits a given procedure.

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0048
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Science

    Science resource icon Effects of Force

    A tier 1 force and motion instructional resource for grade 4.

    • Resource ID: TXLS096
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: Science

    Drumming Up Some Sound Energy!

    Students will explore sound energy by creating their own drums using a variety of materials. Then, students will listen for the loud and soft sounds that each of the drums creates.

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: Science

    TEA Science Safety Training for Middle School

    This self-paced course is a foundational training module for science safety at the middle school level. The course provides middle school teachers an opportunity to review safety policies, procedures, and responsibilities that pertain to instructional settings. This course is designed to supplement a district or campus-led safety training that also includes hands-on training with safety equipment such as eye wash stations, fire blankets, lab equipment, etc. Districts and campuses should also plan for hands-on practice with students as they learn safety procedures in the science classroom. This course is managed by Region 4 (101-950): Texas Education Service Center. CPE credit is 3.
    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: Science

    TEA Science Safety Training for Elementary School

    Science Safety Training for Elementary School provides foundational training modules for science safety at the elementary school level. Participants must complete the six course lessons, all lesson activities, and a final test. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment will earn three continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: Science

    TEA Science Safety Training for High School

    This course is a self-paced foundational training module for science safety at the high school level. The course provides high school science, science elective, and CTE teachers an opportunity to review safety policies, procedures, and responsibilities that pertain to instructional settings.
    • Resource ID: TXLS059
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image 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.

     

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    • Resource ID: TXLS028
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Science

    TXLS Logo Motion Pictures

    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of motion representation using distance vs. time graphs. Students will recognize labeling of axes, steepness related to speed, horizontal lines as non-motion, and downward slope as return to origin.

     

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    • Resource ID: TXLS127
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image Going on an Expedition

    Students observe how dunes and canyons are created through agents of erosion by weathering and erosion.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS018
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Science

    Texas Lesson Study Uses of Energy Lab

    Students will rotate through lab stations equipped with objects and videos as they explore the uses and conversion of five different types of energy.

     

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

    Icon image Save the Factory!

    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.

     

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    • Resource ID: TXLS118
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image Push Back, Pull Forward

    Students will conduct an experiment to demonstrate force such as pushes and pulls.

    • Resource ID: TXLS060
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image Scientifically Magnetic!

    Students will review the steps of the scientific method and conduct an investigation that involves sorting magnetic and nonmagnetic objects.