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This is a collection of science resources to consider or explore during the coming weeks in response to the COVID-19 instructional needs response period. Please review all parts of these resources to ensure alignment to grade level TEKS. Resources will be added/updated on a regular basis.
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K-3 Resources
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All CategoriesK-2Texas Gateway https://www.texasgateway.org/Browse online resources by TEA based on content area and grade level; includes lessons, videos, and activitiesfree resource
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Organisms and EnvironmentsK-3BrainPOP jr.https://jr.brainpop.com/science/animals/Animals - video resources, activities, and vocabulary for topics such as camouflage, classifying animals, food chain, life cyclesRequest free access
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https://jr.brainpop.com/science/plants/
Plants - video resources, activities, and vocabulary for topics such as parts of a plant, plant adaptations, plant life cycle
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https://jr.brainpop.com/science/habitats/Habitats - video resources, activities, and vocabulary for different habitats, including arctic, desert, forests, freshwater, grasslands, ocean, rainforest
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Organisms and EnvironmentsK-2Generation Geniushttps://www.generationgenius.com/videolessons/living-vs-non-living-things-video-for-kids/Living vs. Non-Living Things - video and lesson materials for students to explore the aspects of living and non-living organismsfree resource
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Organisms and Environments3-5Generation Geniushttps://www.generationgenius.com/videolessons/adaptations-video-for-kids/Adaptations and the Environment - students explore animal adaptationsfree resource
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3-5Generation Geniushttps://www.generationgenius.com/videolessons/food-webs-video-for-kids/Food Webs - students explore food webs, including types of organisms in food webs free resource
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Organisms and Environments2-5Scholastic Study Jamshttp://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/index.htmEcosystem Tab - includes instructional videos and vocabulary for various topics, including ecosystems, changes in ecosystems, food chains, biomes, food websfree resource
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Organisms and EnvironmentsK-3Science Penguinhttps://thesciencepenguin.com/2020/03/8-elementary-science-activities-for-educators-and-families.htmlScience Activities - including outdoor scavenger hunt pages where students make observations of the world around themfree resource
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Earth and Space K-3BrainPOP jr.https://jr.brainpop.com/science/weather/Weather - video resources, activities, and vocabulary for topics including seasons, water cycle, and temperatureRequest free access
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https://jr.brainpop.com/science/space/Space - video resources, activities, and vocabulary for topics including earth, moon, solar system, and sun
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Earth and Space2-5Scholastic Study Jamshttp://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/index.htmWeather & Climate Tab - instructional videos and activities for topics such as weather, climate, seasonsfree resource
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4-8 Resources
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All Categories4-8Texas Gateway https://www.texasgateway.org/Browse online resources by TEA based on content area and grade level; includes lessons, videos, and activitiesfree resource
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All CategoriesK-2Crash Course Kidshttps://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekidsVariety of video lessons sorted by topic.free resource
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Organisms and Environments4-8BrainPOPhttps://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/foodchains/Food Chains - video, activities, vocabulary for students to learn about food chains and food webs; includes difference between producers, consumers, and decomposers.Request free access
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https://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/behavior/Behavior - video, activities, vocabulary for students to learn about instinctual and learned behavior.
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https://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/energypyramid/Energy Pyramid - students learn the distribution of energy through ecosystems.
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https://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/ecosystems/Ecosystem - students learn about communities, populations, and habitats.
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Organisms and Environments6-8BrainPOPhttps://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/cells/Cells - students learn about cells, including structures and functions.Request free access
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https://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/cellstructures/Cell Structures - students learn about functions of cell organelles
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https://www.brainpop.com/health/geneticsgrowthanddevelopment/heredity/Heredity - students learn about traits and heredity, including Mendel's work with pea plants.
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https://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/genetics/Genetics - students discover what a gene is and how it affects individual characteristics
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https://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/bodysystems/Body Systems - students explore 11 body systems, including organs and functions of systems
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https://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/asexualreproduction/Asexual Reproduction - video, activities and vocabulary related to asexual reproduction of organisms
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Organisms and Environments6-8PBS Learning Mediahttps://kedt.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/science/life-science/Life Science - search content by grade and resource type, including videos, interactive lessons, and activitiesfree resource
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Organisms and Environments4-5Science Penguinhttps://thesciencepenguin.com/2020/03/8-elementary-science-activities-for-educators-and-families.htmlScience Activities - including outdoor scavenger hunt pages where students make observations of the world around themfree resource
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Earth and Space Science6-8PBS Learning Mediahttps://kedt.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/science/earth-and-space-science/Earth and Space Science - includes study of biomes, universe, weather, etc; search content by grade level and resource type, including videos, interactive lessons, and activitiesfree resource
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9-12 Resources
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All CategoriesK-2Texas Gateway https://www.texasgateway.org/Browse online resources by TEA based on content area and grade level; includes lessons, videos, and activitiesfree resource
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Life Science9-12PBS Learning Mediahttps://kedt.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/science/life-science/Life Science - explore ecosystems, cells, genetics, etc; search content by grade level and resource type, including videos, interactive lessons, and activitiesfree resource
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Physical Science 9-12PBS Learning Mediahttps://kedt.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/science/physical-science/Physical Science - explore motion, light, energy; search content by grade level and resource type, including videos, interactive lessons, and activitiesfree resource
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Earth and Space Science9-12PBS Learning Mediahttps://kedt.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/science/earth-and-space-science/Earth and Space Science - includes study of biomes, universe, weather, etc; search content by grade level and resource type, including videos, interactive lessons, and activitiesfree resource
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Biology9-12Biology Simulationshttps://www.biologysimulations.com/Interactive simulations for topics including cell energy, evolution, ecology, heredity. The Resources link also includes sample lesson activities to use with simulations.free resource
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Chemistry9-12ChemMatters Onlinehttps://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.htmlSearch articles by chemistry concepts, including acids/bases, atomic theory, bonding, chemical reactions, nuclear, periodic table, solutions, etcfree resource
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Pysics 9-12Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics
Students learn about the basic principles of physcs, including motion, force, momentum, energy.free resource
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Chemistry9-12Khan Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistryResource includes a variety of chemistry topics with video lessons and activities.free resource
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Biology9-12Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology
Resource includes a variety of biology topics with video lessons and activities.free resource
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Biology9-12Learn.Geneticshttps://learn.genetics.utah.edu/Includes video resources and activities for a wide range of biology concepts, including genetics, cell biology, evolution, human health, plants, neuroscience, ecology, and science tools.free resource
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Aquatic Science9-12Texas Aquatic Sciencehttps://texasaquaticscience.org/free resource
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Additional Resources - General Science
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National Geographic KidsK-12https://www.natgeokids.com/au/category/discover/science/Science for kids section includes science facts about the way the world works; including links to biology, chemistry, physics, natural history, and the natural world.free resource
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Education GalaxyK-6https://educationgalaxy.com/Online assessment, practice, and instruction for students; built to state standards.
register for a free account
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Discovery EducationK-12https://www.discoveryeducation.com/details/5-ways-discovery-education-experience-supports-virtual-learning/5 Ways Digital Content Can Support Virtual Learningregister for free access to Discovery Education Experience
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Kids DiscoverK-8https://online.kidsdiscover.com/homeLibrary of science articles, with differentiated reading levels, and built in assessments. Resources are searchable by state standards.free resource
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Smithsonian Explore & LearnK-12https://www.si.edu/kidsVarious interactives for student engagement, including AnimalCams live video streams, games, and activitiesfree resource
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Newsela ScienceK-12
https://newsela.com/about/solutions/science
Science based texts to build literacy while learning about science content.sign up for free access
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STEM Activities for FamiliesK-12http://dailystem.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/77-MORE-STEM-activities-for-Families.pdfPDF checklist of simple activities to engage students and families in STEM related activities.free resource
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National Geographic EducationK-12
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/
Searchable by type of resource, grade level, and subject. Content available for professional development, student experiences, and classroom resources.free resource
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PhET Interactive SimulationsK-12https://phet.colorado.edu/Simulations available for physics, chemistry, earth science, and biology. Teacher resources include sample activities in editable format.free resource
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NOVA Labs6-12https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/evolution/Includes video explanations with simulations and quizzes to guide students through complex concepts.free resource
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hhmi BioInteractive 9-12https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resourcesSearchable resources including video, activities, and interactive media or topics such as biology, A&P, and earth science. free resource
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Nearpod Science LessonsK-12https://nearpod.com/t/top-science-lessons-F801Search ready-made science lessons by grade level and topic.*may sort by free lessons
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ABC ScienceK-12https://www.abc.net.au/science/surfingscientist/lessonplans/Various video lessons and activities, including printable sheets.free resource
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Texas Wildlife AssociationK-12https://www.texas-wildlife.org/program-areas/youth-on-demand-webinarsOn demand webinars include instructional videos and supplemental materials with activity ideas to support student learning.free resource
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Texas Parks & Wildlife1-12https://www.smore.com/mhsx0Educational program recordings provide online lessons and downloadable worksheet activities by grade band.free resource
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National Weather Service K-12join.me/NWSCorpusChristiWeather-Ready Wednesday: weekly webinars covering different weather or science-related topic.
April 1: 11am - Lightning
April 8: 11am - The Forecast Process
April 15: 11am - Thunderstorms
April 22: 11am - Beach Safety
April 29: 3pm - Flooding & Heavy Rain
May 6: 11am - The Water Cycle
May 13: 3pm - Hurricanes
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ReadWorksK-12https://www.readworks.org/find-content#!s0:373/q:/g:/t:/s:373/k:/cid:/f:0/pt:/features:/staff_picks:/sel:/Reading passages and articles categorized by content (earth & space, life science, physical science, technology & engineering); may be sorted by grade level, text type, lexile level.sign up for free access
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EduSmartK-12https://edusmart.com/Daily Science Lessons - includes video resources and activities to engage students in learning science conceptssign up for free access
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Smithsonian Education GuidesK-12https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HDnOesBla7HwTCEHWdK4sNAYYPBfzHsUbKbXPRdyjZU/edit#gid=1758857177Spreadsheet collection of themes and topics sorted by grade level.free resource
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