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Types of Science Investigations
Students will distinguish between descriptive, comparative, and experimental investigations.
Given investigation scenarios and lab procedures, students will identify independent variables, dependent variables, constants, and control groups.
Given field and laboratory scenarios and laboratory data, students will construct data tables and graphs, using repeated trials and means to organize data.
Conclusions and Scientific Explanations
Given laboratory investigation data, students will determine the best conclusion based upon that data.
Given investigation quantitative data, students will determine its degree of precision and/or accuracy and causes for uncertainties in measured data.
Given examples, students will recognize the importance of taxonomy to the scientific community.
Taxonomy: Major Groups
Given illustrations or descriptions, students will determine the classification of organisms into domains and kingdoms.
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.
Matter and Energy—Chemical Reactions
Given descriptions or illustrations, students will investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicates that new substances with different properties are formed.
Learners compare a variety of prokaryotes and eukaryotes to determine similarities and differences among and between them.
Introducing the Atom
A resource to be used for Tier I instruction for the introduction of the structure of atoms.
Given quantitative data students will express and manipulate chemical quantities using scientific notation.
Given quantitative data, students will express and manipulate quantities using the correct number of significant figures.
Given information extracted from current events, news reports, journal articles, marketing, or promotional materials, students will evaluate the claims for validity.
Newton's Law of Inertia
This resource provides instructional resources for Newton's First Law, the law of inertia.
Conservation of Momentum
This resource was created to support TEKS IPC(4)(E).
Newton's Law of Action-Reaction
This resource is to support TEKS (8)(6)(C), specifically the Newton's third law or the law of action-reaction.
Dichotomous Keys Murder Mystery
A resource for the instruction of (7)(11)(A) involving the use of dichotomous keys for identification.
The learner explores the structure and function of the nucleic acids and enzymes important to the process of synthesizing proteins.
Given schematic diagrams, illustrations or descriptions, students will identify the relationship of electric and magnetic fields in applications such as generators, motors, and transformers.