SATEC Science Lessons

Middle School

TEKS
Anchor Lesson
  Air and Water Temperature

TEKS 7. 6c - Relate forces to basic processes in living organisms;

7.9 - The student knows the relationship between structure and function in living systems.

8.6b - Identify feedback mechanisms that maintain equilibrium of systems.

Diffusion
8.10c - identify and demonstrate that loss or gain of heat energy occurs during exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions Endothermic

6.8 - The student knows that complex interactions occur between matter and energy

8.6b - identify feedback mechanisms that maintain equilibrium of systems such as body temperature

8.10a - illustrate interactions between matter and energy including specific heat

Evaporation and Temperature Change

6.8b - explain and illustrate the interactions between matter and energy in the water cycle,

8.10a - illustrate interactions between matter and energy including specific heat

Evaporation

7.7a - identify and demonstrate everyday examples of chemical phenomena such as rusting and tarnishing of metals and burning of wood

8.9a - demonstrate that substances may react chemically to form new substances

8.10c - identify and demonstrate that loss or gain of heat energy occurs during exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions

Heat Energy in Chemical Changes

8.10 - The student knows that complex interactions occur between matter and energy

8.12 - The student knows that cycles exist in Earth systems

Heating the Earth
  Introduction to the TI
Table of Contents

8.9a - demonstrate that substances may react chemically to form new substances

8.10c - identify and demonstrate that loss or gain of heat energy occurs during exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions.

In the Bag

8.7a - The student demonstrates how unbalanced forces cause changes in the speed or direction of an object's motion

8.5a - identify a design problem and propose a solution

8.5b - design and test a model to solve the problem

8.5c - evaluate the problem and make recommendations for improving the model IPC

8.4b - investigate and describe applications of Newton's laws

Inquiry Inertial Balance Lab

6..6a -identify and describe the changes in position, direction of motion, and speed of an object when acted upon by a force

6.6b - demonstrate that changes in motion can be measured and graphically represented

7.6b - demonstrate that an object will remain at rest or move at a constant speed and in a straight line if it is not being subjected to an unbalanced force

8.7a - demonstrate how unbalanced forces cause changes in the speed or direction of an object's motion

Measuring Motion - Distance

6..6a -identify and describe the changes in position, direction of motion, and speed of an object when acted upon by a force

6.6b - demonstrate that changes in motion can be measured and graphically represented

7.6b - demonstrate that an object will remain at rest or move at a constant speed and in a straight line if it is not being subjected to an unbalanced force

8.7a - demonstrate how unbalanced forces cause changes in the speed or direction of an object's motion

Measuring Motion - Velocity

6.6a-identify and describe the changes in position, direction of motion, and speed of an object when acted upon by a force

6.6b - demonstrate that changes in motion can be measured and graphically represented

7.6b - demonstrate that an object will remain at rest or move at a constant speed and in a straight line if it is not being subjected to an unbalanced force

8.7a - demonstrate how unbalanced forces cause changes in the speed or direction of an object's motion

IPC 4 - the student the concepts of force and motion in everyday life

Motion balloons TI

8.10 b - describe interactions among solar, weather, and oceans systems

8.12c - predict the results of modifying the Earth's nitrogen, water, and carbon cycles

8.14c -describe how human activities have modified soil, air and water quality

Ocean Light

6.8b - explain and illustrate the interactions between matter and energy in the water cycle

8.10a - illustrate interactions between matter and energy including specific heat

Phase changes

6.7, 7.7, 8.9 - the student knows that substances have physical and chemical properties.

6.4c - identify patterns in collected information using percent, average, range and frequency

Testing pH

6.2b. 7.2b, 8.2b - collect data by observing and measuring

6.2c,- analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidence

6.2c, 7.2c, 8.2c - communicate valid conclusions

6.4b - identify patterns in collected information using percent, average, range and frequency

The Taste Test
6.6 A. The student is expected to identify and describe the changes in position, direction of motion and speed of an object when acted upon by a force Variable Balloons
Water Clarity
  What Factors Affect Runoff
  Where in the World Did That Heat Go