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TEKS for Middle School Science

How the TEKS are Integrated into the Lesson
(6.2)(7.2)(8.2) The student will construct graphs, tables, maps, and charts using tools including computers to organize, examine, and evaluate data.

During Activities, the students will construct a table of nucleotide sequence possibilities.

(6.3)(7.3)(8.3) The student will analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence. The student will connect Grade 6,7, or 8 science concepts with the history of science and contributions of scientists.

Through How We Find Out, a web page link in the How We Find Out section and Activities the students will analyze, review, and critique Gregor Mendel's experiments that led to the establishment of his laws of heredity. Throughout the lesson the students will learn about the history of the science of genetics and the contributions Gregor Mendel made to this science.

(6.11)(7.10) The student will identify some changes in traits that can occur over several generations through natural occurrence and selective breeding. The student will identify cells as structures containing genetic material. The student will interpret the role of genes in inheritance. The student will recognize that inherited traits are contained in genetic material

After reading How We Find Out, Inheritance of Bodily Traits and Story Time the students will be able to identify changes in traits of peas, livestock and humans that occur through natural occurrence and selective breeding. After reading What We Know the students will be able to explain that the cell nucleus contains chromosomes with instructions coded in genes. Through Inheritance of Bodily Traits the students will understand that plants and animals have various features that are coded for in genes and get passed down from parent to offspring.

(7.10) The student will distinguish between dominant and recessive traits. In How We Know and Inheritance of Bodily Traits the students will learn the difference between dominant and recessive traits.

(6.10) The student will determine that all organisms are composed of cells that carry on functions to sustain life.

In What We Know the students will learn that cells contain coded instructions that cells need to stay alive, thrive, and reproduce.

(6.10)(7.9)(8.6) The student will differentiate between structure and function. The student will identify the systems of the human organism and describe their functions. The student will describe interaction among systems in the human organism.

After reading What We Know and Nature of Genetic Coding the students will be able to identify the cell's structures, functions and interactions in the processes of DNA replication, transcription and translation.

 

TEKS for Middle School Social Studies (Grade 6)
How the TEKS are Integrated into the Lesson
(6.2) The student will explain the significance of individuals or groups from selected societies, past and present. The student will describe the influence of individual and group achievement on selected historical or contemporary societies. Through this lesson the students will be able to explain the contributions Gregor Mendel made to the establishment of the science of genetics and the impact of this modern genetic engineering and on the current international research effort that is underway to map the human genome and to identify which genes make which proteins.
(6.20) The student will give examples of scientific discoveries and technological innovations, including the roles of scientists and inventors, that have transcended the boundaries of societies and have shaped the world. The student will make predictions about future social, economic, and environmental consequences that may result from future scientific discoveries and technological innovations.

In Nature of Genetic Coding the students will learn about a major international research effort that is underway to map the human genome and to identify which genes make which proteins. In How We Find Out the students will learn that in the future scientists may discover medicines that can regulate the proteins coded for by genes.

 

TEKS for Middle School Technology (Grades 6-8)
How the TEKS are Integrated into the Lesson

(1) Foundations
The student will demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of operating systems, software applications, and communication and networking components.
The student will use technology terminology appropriate to the task. The student will use terminology related to the Internet appropriately including, but not limited to, electronic mail (e-mail), Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), electronic bookmarks, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), World Wide Web (WWW) page, and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

The students will demonstrate their knowledge and appropriate use of operating systems, software applications, and communication and networking components as they navigate through the on-line lesson. Throughout the on-line lesson, students will use appropriate terminology that includes, but is not limited to, World Wide Web (WWW), link, Internet, Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), and web page.

(2) Foundations
The student will
demonstrate proficiency in the use of a variety of input devices such as mouse/track pad, keyboard, microphone, digital camera, printer, scanner, disk/disc, modem, CD-ROM, or joystick. The student will demonstrate keyboarding proficiency in technique and posture while building speed.

The students will demonstrate their use of the mouse and keyboard, as they navigate through the on-line lesson and related web pages. The students will demonstrate their keyboarding technique and posture as they navigate through the on-line lesson and related web pages.

(3) Foundations
The student will demonstrate proper etiquette and knowledge of acceptable use while in an individual classroom, lab, or on the Internet and intranet.

The students will demonstrate proper etiquette and knowledge of acceptable computer use in the classroom or lab as they navigate through the on-line lesson and related links on the Internet.

 

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