Six Essential Elements for Integrating Science into CTE
Activity: Explore Sample Lesson Scenario
There are many online resources which can help you as you integrate science into your curriculum. Below are a sampling of resources you can use to find lessons, get ideas for activities, and help align content to both the CTE and Science TEKs.
This website contains a blog, videos, lesson plans, and other science-related resources.
This web page discusses the CER framework in depth. It also includes a video explanation and a video example.
This site provides the CTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Be sure to identify the science-related TEKS that apply to your CTE lesson.
This site provides the Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
This is a direct link to the scientific practices (A–E) as outlined in the scientific and investigative reasoning section of the TEKS. This link is to the middle school TEKS which outline the scientific practices for all science; in the high school TEKS, they are tailored to each field of science.
This site explains thousands of topics, ranging from the flu to black holes to conspiracy theories, with video and illustrations.
This site from the National Institute of Health (NIH) provides curriculum supplements for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
This site from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco provides inquiry-based learning ideas, activities, and more.
This site from the Public Broadcasting Service provides thousands of free, innovative, curriculum-targeted learning resources.
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