New and expanded TEKS for Physics cover everything from gravitational forces to nuclear energy. We have assembled a suite of student components, including videos, interactivities, and lessons for each and every new or expanded Physics TEKS. Correlated to the "5 E" model of Engage/Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate, our materials provide your students with the knowledge and skills they need to master the TEKS while teacher components provide background and teacher support.
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Electricity and Magnetism Video: What's the Attraction?
Engage your students in the content of TEKS 5C with this video in which the Untamed Science crew goes from the scrap yard to the zoo in search of ways electromagnets are used in the real world.
Motion Interactivity: How Can You Measure Acceleration?
In this virtual lab, students observe and measure the acceleration of an object. Questions assess mastery of this key component of TEKS 4B.
Nuclear Energy Interactivity: Nuclear Power Plant
As part of TEKS 8D, students must understand nuclear phenomena such as controlled nuclear fission. This interactive animation enables students to explore the different parts of a nuclear power plant, as well as observe different speeds of the nuclear chain reaction.
Energy Interactivity: Gas Properties
TEKS 9C requires students to understand kinetic molecular theory. In this open-ended interactivity, students observe how the temperature and pressure of a gas are affected by the kinetic energy of its particles. They can also determine how the kinetic energy of the gas particles changes under varying conditions.
Wave Characteristics Teacher Background: Wave Speed, Frequency, and Wavelength
This document explains what's new in Physics TEKS 7B. It also provides a content refresher, suggestions for activating prior knowledge, and the exact locations of questions that assess student understanding.
Wave Characteristics Lesson: Wave Speed, Frequency, and Wavelength
Students learn the properties of transverse and longitudinal waves in this lesson for TEKS 7B. Assessment questions require that students use equations to calculate wavelength, frequency, and wavespeed.