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Standards explanation. Given a situation that can be modeled by a quadratic function or the graph of a quadratic function the student will determine the domain.

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Student Expectation
1(1)(A)
recognize and demonstrate safe practices as described in the Texas Safety Standards during classroom and outdoor investigations, including wearing safety goggles, washing hands, and using materials appropriately;
1(1)(B)
recognize the importance of safe practices to keep self and others safe and healthy; and
1(1)(C)
identify and learn how to use natural resources and materials, including conservation and reuse or recycling of paper, plastic, and metals.
1(2)(A)
ask questions about organisms, objects, and events observed in the natural world;

How to Travel Around the World | Nature Cat

  • Resource ID: PBS439
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: Science

In this fun clip from Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion, Nature Dog and Sputnik form an unlikely alliance to rescue Mr. Chewinsky and in the process, they find out whether it’s possible to travel around the world using only the ocean currents.

Motion of the Ocean | Nature Cat

  • Resource ID: PBS438
  • Grade Range: PreK–3
  • Subject: Science

Sing along with Nature Cat, Nature Dog, and their friends and learn about how the ocean currents work with this “Motion of the Ocean” song! From the Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion special.

Professor Monkey Follows the Directions—Martha Speaks

  • Resource ID: PBS383
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! Professor Monkey follows instructions to make a paper airplane, but accidentally uses paper that has the directions for where he needs to be! 

1(2)(B)
plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations such as ways objects move;
1(2)(C)
collect data and make observations using simple equipment such as hand lenses, primary balances, and non-standard measurement tools;
1(2)(D)
record and organize data using pictures, numbers, and words; and
1(2)(E)
communicate observations and provide reasons for explanations using student-generated data from simple descriptive investigations.
1(3)(A)
identify and explain a problem such as finding a home for a classroom pet and propose a solution in his/her own words;
1(3)(B)
make predictions based on observable patterns; and
1(3)(C)
describe what scientists do.
1(4)(A)
collect, record, and compare information using tools, including computers, hand lenses, primary balances, cups, bowls, magnets, collecting nets, notebooks, and safety goggles; timing devices, including clocks and timers; non-standard measuring items such as paper clips and clothespins; weather instruments such as classroom demonstration thermometers and wind socks; and materials to support observations of habitats of organisms such as aquariums and terrariums; and
1(4)(B)
measure and compare organisms and objects using non-standard units.
1(5)(A)
classify objects by observable properties of the materials from which they are made such as larger and smaller, heavier and lighter, shape, color, and texture; and
1(5)(B)
predict and identify changes in materials caused by heating and cooling such as ice melting, water freezing, and water evaporating.
1(6)(A)
identify and discuss how different forms of energy such as light, heat, and sound are important to everyday life;

Energy in Everyday Life

  • Resource ID: K4SCI001
  • Grade Range: 1
  • Subject: Science

This resource provides sample activities for teachers to use in helping students to identify and discuss how different forms of energy such as light, heat, and sound are important to everyday life.

1(6)(B)
predict and describe how a magnet can be used to push or pull an object;

Magnets Push and Pull

  • Resource ID: R4SCI0049
  • Grade Range: 1
  • Subject: Science

A Tier 1 force and motion instructional resource for grade 1.

1(6)(C)
describe the change in the location of an object such as closer to, nearer to, and farther from; and
1(6)(D)
demonstrate and record the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zig zag, up and down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow.
1(7)(A)
observe, compare, describe, and sort components of soil by size, texture, and color;

Soil

  • Resource ID: R4SCI0026
  • Grade Range: 1
  • Subject: Science

A Tier 1 earth science instructional resource for grade 1.

1(7)(B)
identify and describe a variety of natural sources of water, including streams, lakes, and oceans; and
1(7)(C)
gather evidence of how rocks, soil, and water help to make useful products.
1(8)(A)
record weather information, including relative temperature, such as hot or cold, clear or cloudy, calm or windy, and rainy or icy;
1(8)(B)
observe and record changes in the appearance of objects in the sky such as clouds, the Moon, and stars, including the Sun;
1(8)(C)
identify characteristics of the seasons of the year and day and night; and
1(8)(D)
demonstrate that air is all around us and observe that wind is moving air.
1(9)(A)
sort and classify living and nonliving things based upon whether or not they have basic needs and produce offspring;

Read a Good Book: Creature Craft | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

  • Resource ID: PBS426
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Clubhouse friends visit their local library to read and discover more about birds. In this segment, kids take on the role of a bird and create a nest. Working in teams, kids apply their problem solving skills to create birds' nests without using their hands.

1(9)(B)
analyze and record examples of interdependence found in various situations such as terrariums and aquariums or pet and caregiver; and
1(9)(C)
gather evidence of interdependence among living organisms such as energy transfer through food chains and animals using plants for shelter.

Energy Transfer Through Food Chains

  • Resource ID: R4SCI0019
  • Grade Range: 1
  • Subject: Science

A Tier I life science instructional resource for grade 1.

1(10)(A)
investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats;
1(10)(B)
identify and compare the parts of plants;
1(10)(C)
compare ways that young animals resemble their parents; and
1(10)(D)
observe and record life cycles of animals such as a chicken, frog, or fish.
2(1)(A)
identify and demonstrate safe practices as described in the Texas Safety Standards during classroom and outdoor investigations, including wearing safety goggles, washing hands, and using materials appropriately;
2(1)(B)
describe the importance of safe practices; and
2(1)(C)
identify and demonstrate how to use, conserve, and dispose of natural resources and materials such as conserving water and reuse or recycling of paper, plastic, and metal.
2(2)(A)
ask questions about organisms, objects, and events during observations and investigations;

How to Travel Around the World | Nature Cat

  • Resource ID: PBS439
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: Science

In this fun clip from Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion, Nature Dog and Sputnik form an unlikely alliance to rescue Mr. Chewinsky and in the process, they find out whether it’s possible to travel around the world using only the ocean currents.

Motion of the Ocean | Nature Cat

  • Resource ID: PBS438
  • Grade Range: PreK–3
  • Subject: Science

Sing along with Nature Cat, Nature Dog, and their friends and learn about how the ocean currents work with this “Motion of the Ocean” song! From the Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion special.

Professor Monkey Follows the Directions—Martha Speaks

  • Resource ID: PBS383
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! Professor Monkey follows instructions to make a paper airplane, but accidentally uses paper that has the directions for where he needs to be! 

2(2)(B)
plan and conduct descriptive investigations such as how organisms grow;
2(2)(C)
collect data from observations using simple equipment such as hand lenses, primary balances, thermometers, and non-standard measurement tools;
2(2)(D)
record and organize data using pictures, numbers, and words;
2(2)(E)
communicate observations and justify explanations using student-generated data from simple descriptive investigations; and
2(2)(F)
compare results of investigations with what students and scientists know about the world.
2(3)(A)
identify and explain a problem in his/her own words and propose a task and solution for the problem such as lack of water in a habitat;
2(3)(B)
make predictions based on observable patterns; and
2(3)(C)
identify what a scientist is and explore what different scientists do.
2(4)(A)
collect, record, and compare information using tools, including computers, hand lenses, rulers, primary balances, plastic beakers, magnets, collecting nets, notebooks, and safety goggles; timing devices, including clocks and stopwatches; weather instruments such as thermometers, wind vanes, and rain gauges; and materials to support observations of habitats of organisms such as terrariums and aquariums; and
2(4)(B)
measure and compare organisms and objects using non-standard units that approximate metric units.
2(5)(A)
classify matter by physical properties, including shape, relative mass, relative temperature, texture, flexibility, and whether material is a solid or liquid;
2(5)(B)
compare changes in materials caused by heating and cooling;
2(5)(C)
demonstrate that things can be done to materials to change their physical properties such as cutting, folding, sanding, and melting; and