Course curriculum

  • 1
    Competency 001 (Lab Processes, Equipment and Safety)
  • 2
    Competency 002 (History and Nature of Science)
    • Competency 002 (History and Nature of Science)
    • Investigations
    • Inquiry-Based Instruction
    • Safely and Properly Using Tools, Equipment, Materials, and Data
    • Guiding Students' Observations and Investigations
    • Fostering Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Analyzing Results of Experiments and Investigations
    • Teaching Students About Potential Sources of Error
    • Teaching Students to Communicate and Explain Results
    • Scientific Ethics
    • Forming and Evaluating Scientific Knowledge
    • Historical Development of Science and Technology
  • 3
    Competency 003 (Impact of Science)
    • Competency 003 (Impact of Science)
    • Factors Affecting Decisions in Science
    • Evaluating Options
    • Science and Personal Choices
    • Human Population Growth
    • Natural Resources
    • Role of Science and Scientists
  • 4
    Competency 004 (Concepts and Processes)
    • Competency 004 (Concepts and Processes):
    • Disciplines of Science
    • Using Patterns to Make Predictions
    • Interrelationships of Systems
    • Exploring Natural Phenomena
    • Describing Patterns and Properties of Systems
    • Change and Constancy in Systems
    • Form and Function
    • Scientific Models
  • 5
    Competency 005 (Students as Learners and Science Instruction)
    • Competency 005 (Students as Learners and Science Instruction)
    • Factors Affecting Science Learning
    • Meeting the Needs of All Students
    • Teaching Students to Use Science to Make Informed Decisions
    • Misconceptions in Science
    • Hands-On Learning Experiences
    • Higher-Level Thinking
    • Inclusive Activities
    • Sequence of Learning Activities
  • 6
    Competency 006 (Science Assessment)
    • Competency 006 (Science Assessment)
    • Relationships Between Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
    • Assessing Students' Comprehension
    • Choosing and Creating Assessments
    • Communicating Evaluation Requirements and Assessment Results to Students
  • 7
    Competency 007 (Forces and Motion)
    • Competency 007 (Forces and Motion)
    • Properties of Universal Forces
    • Measuring, Graphing, and Describing Changes in Motion
    • Unbalanced Forces and Motion
    • Relationship Between Force and Motion
  • 8
    Competency 008 (Physical and Chemical Properties)
    • Competency 008 (Physical and Chemical Properties)
    • Explaining and Measuring the Properties of Substances
    • Physical Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases
    • Physical and Chemical Changes
    • Understanding Changes in Life and Earth Science
    • Elements, Compounds, Mixtures, and Solutions
    • Chemical Reactions
  • 9
    Competency 009 (Energy and Interactions)
    • Competency 009 (Energy and Interactions)
    • Conservation of Energy
    • Heat Energy and Related Processes
    • Principles of Electricity and Magnetism
    • Properties of Light
    • Properties, Production, and Transmission of Sound
  • 10
    Competency 010 (Energy Transformations and Conservation)
    • Competency 010 (Energy Transformations and Conservation)
    • Electrical Energy
    • Transfer of Energy
    • Energy Transformations and the Conservation of Matter and Energy
  • 11
    Competency 011 (Structure and Function of Living Things)
    • Competency 011 (Structure and Function of Living Things)
    • Structures and Functions of Living Systems
    • Life Cycles
    • Needs of Organisms
    • Structure and Function in Cells, Tissues, Organs, Organ Systems, and Organisms
    • Human Body Systems and Their Functions
    • Taxonomic Classifications
  • 12
    Competency 012 (Reproduction and the Mechanisms of Heredity)
    • Competency 012 (Reproduction and the Mechanisms of Heredity)
    • Reproduction of Plants and Animals
    • Inherited Traits and Learned Characteristics
    • Organization of Hereditary Material
    • Dominant and Recessive Traits
    • Environmental and Genetic Factors
  • 13
    Competency 013 (Adaptations and Evolution)
    • Competency 013 (Adaptations and Evolution)
    • Adaptive Characteristics
    • Evolution of Populations and Species
    • Change of Traits
  • 14
    Competency 014 (Organisms and the Environment)
    • Competency 014 (Organisms and the Environment)
    • Internal and External Stimuli
    • Organisms and Their Environments
    • Needs of Organisms, Populations, and Species
    • Interrelationships and Interdependence
    • Factors Affecting the Size and Growth of Populations
    • Adaptive Characteristics and How They Affect Species' Place in the Ecosystem
    • How Populations and Species Change and Affect Ecosystems
  • 15
    Competency 015 (Structure and Function of Earth Systems)
    • Competency 015 (Structure and Function of Earth Systems)
    • Structure of Earth and Change Processes
    • Form and Function of Surface Water and Groundwater
    • Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere
    • How Human Activity and Natural Processes Change the Earth
  • 16
    Competency 016 (Cycles in Earth Systems)
    • Competency 016 (Cycles in Earth Systems)
    • Rock Cycle and Properties of Rocks
    • Water Cycle and Weather Processes
    • Nutrient Cycle
    • Human and Natural Processes Affecting Earth Systems
    • Properties and Uses of Earth's Materials
  • 17
    Competency 017 (Energy in Weather and Climate)
    • Competency 017 (Energy in Weather and Climate)
    • Elements of Weather and How to Measure Them
    • Weather and Climate
    • Weather Charts and Predictions
    • Energy Transfers and How They Affect Weather and Climate
    • How Earth's Position, Orientation, and Surface Affect Weather and Climate
  • 18
    Competency 018 (Solar System and the Universe)
    • Competency 018 (Solar System and the Universe)
    • Properties and Traits of Objects in the Sky
    • Earth-Moon-Sun System
    • Properties and Components of the Solar System
  • 19
    Final Test
    • Full Length Sample Test for Science Section of the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 291 Exam