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Covalent Bonding: Electron Dot Diagrams

Given descriptions, diagrams, scenarios, or chemical symbols, students will model covalent bonds using electron dot formula (Lewis structures).

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Types of Science Investigations

Students will distinguish between descriptive, comparative, and experimental investigations.

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Experimental Design

Given investigation scenarios and lab procedures, students will identify independent variables, dependent variables, constants, and control groups.

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Data Organization

Given field and laboratory scenarios and laboratory data, students will construct data tables and graphs, using repeated trials and means to organize data.

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Conclusions and Scientific Explanations

Given laboratory investigation data, students will determine the best conclusion based upon that data.

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Measurement

Given investigation quantitative data, students will determine its degree of precision and/or accuracy and causes for uncertainties in measured data.

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Solving Systems of Equations with Graphs

Given verbal and/or algebraic descriptions of situations involving systems of linear equations, the student will solve the system of equations using graphs.

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Analyzing the Effects of the Changes in "a" on the Graph y = ax^2 + c

Given verbal, graphical, or symbolic descriptions of the graph of* y = ax^2 + c*, the student will investigate, describe, and predict the effects on the graph when *a* is changed.

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Solving Quadratic Equations Using Concrete Models

Given a quadratic equation, the student will use tiles to factor and solve the equation.

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Solving Quadratic Equations Using Algebraic Methods

Given a quadratic equation, the student will solve the equation by factoring, completing the square, or by using the quadratic formula.

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Taxonomy Standards

Given examples, students will recognize the importance of taxonomy to the scientific community.

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Taxonomy: Major Groups

Given illustrations or descriptions, students will determine the classification of organisms into domains and kingdoms.

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Relationships Between Organisms: Food Chains, Webs, and Pyramids

Given illustrations, students will analyze the flow of matter and energy in food chains, food webs, and ecological pyramids.

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What’s Trending with the Elements?

This resource, aligned with Chemistry TEKS (5)(C), provides alternative or additional tier-one learning options for students using the periodic table to identify and explain trends.

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Interactive Math Glossary

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Cell Comparisons

Learners compare a variety of prokaryotes and eukaryotes to determine similarities and differences among and between them.

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Human Impact

This resource can be used, in conjunction with best practices, for Tier I classroom instruction.

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Introducing the Atom

A resource to be used for Tier I instruction for the introduction of the structure of atoms.

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Investigating and Comparing Life Cycles

A Tier I life science instructional resource for grade 3