High School Science Update

Region 7 Educational Service Center

Science TEKS Streamline

The draft recommendations of the science TEKS streamlining committees can be found by clicking here.

Informal feedback will be accepted in response to the draft recommendations through December 16, 2016.

Comments on the draft recommendations will help to inform the streamlining committee's final recommendations. If you provide specific comments and recommendations for any of the student expectations, please identify the grade level and the specific student expectation number that is included in the draft recommendations document. (For example, grade 1 (1)(A))

You may submit your comments to TEA at teks@tea.texas.gov. Please indicate “Science TEKS Streamlining” in the subject line.

Science News

Molecules for making nanomachines snare chemistry Nobel

Motors too small to see with the eye may soon have the power to drive innovations in chemistry, biology and computing. Three creators of such nanoscopic machines were honored October 5 with the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA

Jennifer Doudna co-invented a new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. This tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases ... but could also be used to create "designer babies."

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