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TEKS for Middle School Science
How the TEKS are Integrated into the Lesson
(6.1) (7.1) (8.1) The student makes wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal of materials

Through the Pre-test students will learn the effects of human activities on water temperature.

(6.2) (7.2) (8.2) The student uses scientific inquiry during field and laboratory investigations.

During the Activity, students will record and analyze their results based on how temperature changes can affect the behavioral patterns in aquatic organisms.
Students will record their observations in the student journal sheet which is provided.

(6.4) (7.4) (8.4) The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry. Through the Activity, students will collect, analyze, and record their information using tools such as graduated beakers and thermometers.
(6.12) (7.11) (8.11) The student will identify responses in organisms to external stimuli such as the presence or absence of heat or light and cold.

Through the Activity, students will learn the responses of aquatic organisms towards external stimuli such as the presence of heat through increased temperatures and the response of these organisms towards the presence or absence of cold.

TEKS for Middle School Mathematics
How the TEKS are Integrated into the Lesson

(6.10) The student uses statistical representations to analyze data.


Through the Presentation, students will solve problems by graphing and interpreting data.

(6.11) (7.13) (8.14) The student applies Grade 6 mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences, investigations in other disciplines, and activities in and outside of school.

Through the Presentation, students will select tools such as, paper/pencil, technology or techniques such as mental math to solve problems.
(7.11) The student understands that the way a set data is displayed influences its interpretation. Through the Presentation, students will make inferences and convincing arguments based on an analysis of given or collected data.
(6.13) (7.15) (8.16) The student uses logical reasoning to make conjectures and verify conclusions. During the Presentation, students will validate his/her conclusions using mathematical properties and relationships.

(8.5) The student uses graphs, and tables to make predictions and solve problems.

Through the Presentation, students will make predictions using an appropriate line graph.
Through the Activity, students will make predictions and record their observations in a table on the influence of temperature changes on the behavior of Goldfish.

(8.12) The student uses statistical procedures to describe data.

Through the Presentation, the student will construct a line graph.

TEKS for Middle School Technology
How the TEKS are Integrated into the Lesson

(1) Foundations
The student demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of hardware components, software programs, and their connections.

Throughout the lesson, students will use terminology including, but not limited to, World Wide Web (WWW), link, Internet, Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), and web page.

(2) Foundations
The student uses data input skills appropriate to the task.

Students will demonstrate proficient use of the mouse and keyboard, as they navigate through the lesson and related web pages.

(3) Foundations
The student complies with the laws and examines the issues regarding the use of technology in society.

While following links on the Internet and using the World Wide Web (WWW), the student will demonstrate proper etiquette and knowledge of acceptable computer use in the classroom or lab.

(4) Information Acquisition
The student uses a variety of strategies to acquire information from electronic resources, with appropriate supervision.

In the module, there are Internet links that students can click on to gain further information from various web-sites.

(6) Communication
The student forms digital information for appropriate and effective communication

The student is expected to fill activity sheets and communicate their information on the effects of temperature changes on organisms.