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Equations in the Real World

**Students will create and solve equations with variables on one side before comparing the equation with another to determine at what rate they will be equal. **

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Newton's Second Law

Students will work in partners to investigate Newton’s second law by testing a series of experiments with varying conditions.

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How Newton's Laws Apply Every Day

Students collaboratively determine how the characteristics of a real-world job correlate with each of Newton’s Laws and why that is relevant to their own lives.

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Rise Over Run! Let’s Have Fun!

Students will collaboratively practice identifying and graphing slope and y-intercept.

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Convergent Plate Boundaries

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

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Full Speed Ahead

Students will use hover pucks to measure speed over a distance of six meters. Once speed has been calculated, students will determine velocity using the same data. Finally, students will be able to label all points of acceleration.

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Four Representations of Linear Relationships

Given one representation of a linear relationship, students will create a poster displaying the other three representations of linear relationships.

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Concert Trip to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado

**Students will evaluate and interpret data from both tabular and graphical forms to create a linear equation in either the form of direct variation (y=kx) or slope-intercept form (y = mx + b). Students will then use their findings to interpret the meaning of both slope and y-intercept using a real-world relationship in word form.**

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Matter and Energy - Atomic Structure

Using interactive exercises, students will describe the structure of atoms and the locations of particles with in the atom.

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Gravity

Using interactives, students will demonstrate that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system.

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Light Years

Students will identify how light years are used to measure distances and sizes of components of the universe.

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How Global Patterns of Atmospheric Movement Influence Local Weather

Students will identify how global patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather.

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Organisms and Environments - Organisms Interactions

Students will describe producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships as they occur in food webs.

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Organisms and Environments - Competition of Abiotic and Biotic Factors

Students will examine how organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may compete for biotic and abiotic factors such as quantity of light, water, range of temperatures, or soil composition.

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Organisms and Environments - Humans and Ocean Systems

Students will identify how humans depend on ocean systems and explain how human activities such as runoff, artificial reefs, or use of resources have modified these systems.

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TXRCFP: Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points for K-8 Mathematics Revised 2013

The Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points Revised 2013 was created from the 2012 revision of the TEKS as a guide for implementation of effective mathematics instruction by identifying critical areas of content at each grade level.

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Introduction to Plate Tectonics

This resource is intended to use for Tier I classroom instruction.

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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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Vertical Alignment Charts for Revised Mathematics TEKS

This resource provides vertical alignment charts for the revised mathematics TEKS.

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Introducing the Atom

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