New Standards. New Solutions.
The new TEKS have the ability to transform how our students learn science - but that transformation will not happen overnight. Where to start?
Build awareness in year one with high-quality instructional activities that model what a 2024 Texas science classroom should look like. One to three day science concept kits allow teachers and students to practice inquiry-based lessons that are still well-aligned to the content TEKS.
Modeling and Mitigating Stream Processes
Students model the phenomenon of sediment movement in a river using a unique mini stream table that provides evidence for how geoscience processes change Earth’s surface.
TEKS 1A, 1B, 1D, 1G, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 3C, 5B (Success Skills), 11A (6th), 11A (7th)
Tragedy of the Commons: Sustainable Resource Use
Students use a physical model of a commercial fishery to explore the impact of human activity on a shared resource, and how changes in human activity affect
TEKS 1G, 2C, 5B (Success Skills), 11A (6th), 12A (8th)
Natural Selection and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
Students model the effects of antibiotics on a population of disease-causing bacteria during an infection, emphasizing the importance of take the full course of antibiotics.
TEXS 1A, 1G, 2B, 2C, 3C, 5B (Success Skills) 13C (6th), 13D (7th), 13C (8th)
Elements and the Periodic Table
This kit contains two activities focused on the elements and periodic table. Students will learn about classification, physical and chemical properties, and the difference between elements, atoms, molecules, and chemical formulas.
TEKS 1A, 3B (Success Skills), 6C (6th), 6B (7th), 6B (8th)
Middle School Courses | Texas
What will students be doing?
Students using our programs quickly come to expect that they will be purposefully active during science. Science and Engineering Practices are a regular part of their week and are the main vehicle for content as students collect data, engage in relevant dialog, and track their understanding as it develops.
Look through a typical unit
Take ten minutes to watch an overview of one unit, Energy, from Issues and Science developed by SEPUP. The first five minutes covers the unit's anchoring phenomenon, the unit issue, and a brief visit to each lesson, while the second half takes a deep dive into one activity. This is a great way to quickly see how SEPUP's units are structured.
High School Courses | Texas
Science and Global Issues: Biology
Science and Sustainability
Living on Earth
Feeding the World
Using Earth's Resources
Moving the World
Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel
A Natural Approach To Chemistry
Part 1: Fundamentals
Part 2: Core Concepts
Part 3: Applications
EDC: Earth Science
Hydrosphere: Water in Earth's Systems
Atmosphere and Climate
Earth's Place in the Universe
The Rock Cycle
Engaging in Argument from Evidence
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND TEACHER SUPPORTS
Professional learning is a critical component of any new instructional material implementation, perhaps now more than ever. Lab-Aids works with our schools to build internal leadership and long-term sustainability of the program. This professional development additionally supports a deepened understanding of the new standards and how they strive to serve all students. Click here for more information on our professional learning opportunities.
Science educators have come to trust Lab-Aids as a valuable resource for engaging and worth-while professional development - whether it's an on-site implementation training, the Summer Academy to develop internal leadership, or a day focused on new standards or best-practice strategies.
Online Portal Trial
All programs allow teachers online access to the Teacher Edition, student books, relevant student sheets and visual aids, editable PowerPoints, assessment tools, and additional web content. This can be customized for each district's needs.
We welcome the opportunity to address any questions, should they arise.