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Students will work in small collaborative groups to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth as it revolves around the Sun which creates a day and night cycle.
Glaciologist in Action (Lab)
Students participate in a hands-on lab in which glacier (ice) effects on the Earth’s surface is demonstrated.
Students will work in small groups of two to three on a structured challenge around circuits which includes requirements such as including using a switch or a conductor. They will then use that knowledge to work on a collaborative challenge to solve a relevant problem related to elephant poaching. Students will create a containment system that will have an alarm system, a lighting system, and a way to pass through. Finally, they will review the other projects and discuss similarities and differences in the design.
Stop, Collaborate, and Rotate
Students will explore the Earth's rotation and its relation to the Sun and the Moon. Then, students will create a visual representation of this relationship and present it to the rest of the class.
Uses of Energy Lab
Students will rotate through lab stations equipped with objects and videos as they explore the uses and conversion of five different types of energy.
Going on an Expedition
Students observe how dunes and canyons are created through agents of erosion by weathering and erosion.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment
Click below to learn about the TEKS related to the unit and Research Lesson. The highlighted student expectation(s) is the chosen focus for the Research Lesson.
Consumers and Producers
Students will investigate various ecosystems to determine what producers and consumers are, as well as their needs within an ecosystem.
Students will design a foil boat and add mass to test relative density.
Light: Reflection and Refraction
This is a tier I instructional resource to provide a scaffolded learning experience for TEKS (5)(6)(C).
What's Happening with the Weather?
This resource shows how to observe and describe weather changes from day to day and over seasons.
Investigating and Comparing Life Cycles
A Tier I life science instructional resource for grade 3
Properties of Soil
A Tier 1 earth science instructional resource for grade 4.
Effects of Force
A tier 1 force and motion instructional resource for grade 4.
Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2 for Trainers
This resource contains the files needed for trainers responsible for training science teachers in grades 5–8 across Texas.
ELPS Instructional Tool
The ELPS Instructional Tool outlines how to plan focused, targeted, and systematic instruction to meet the linguistic needs of ELLs identified at the beginning and intermediate proficiency levels in grade 3 or higher.
ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG)
The ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG) is designed to help teachers gather information needed to ensure that classroom instruction meets the individual academic and linguistic needs of English language learners (ELLs).
Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2 for Participants
This resource is available to participants of the Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2. The purpose of the resource is to provide participants with the training materials and documents associated with the training.