Science STAAR

Review Tutorials

After School Tutorials!!!!!

We will be beginning STAAR tutorials Mondays-Thursdays beginning February 2nd.

Mondays: Ms. Zimmermann or Mrs. Stornelli

Tuesdays: Ms. Zimmermann and Ms. Zinnah

Wednesdays: Mrs. Stornelli

Thursdays: Mr. Tribble and Ms. Randolph

Reporting Categories

Below you will find tutorials on topics from 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade that will be tested on STAAR. That's right, the Science STAAR tests content from all three years. The reporting categories are as follows:

Reporting Category 1: Matter and Energy

Reporting Category 2: Force, Motion, and Energy

Reporting Category 3: Earth and Space

Reporting Category 4: Organisms and their Environment

Reporting Category 1- Matter and Energy

This reporting category will test your knowledge of atoms, the periodic table, chemical formulas and chemical equations, reactivity, organic compounds, density, physical and chemical changes in digestion, and metals, non-metals and metalloids.

Tutorial Videos on Matter and Energy

Basic Atomic Structure: A Look Inside the Atom
Atoms

For additional online activities and resources you can use the links that follow: http://education.jlab.org/atomtour/index.html http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/atoms.html http://www.mcwdn.org/Physics/Atoms.html

What are Periods and Groups in the Periodic Table? | Chemistry | The Fuse School
Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids
Periodic Table

For additional online activities and resources you can utilize the links that follow: http://periodic.lanl.gov/index.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/chemical_material_behaviour/atoms_elements/revision/4/

Labeling A Chemical Equation Part 2
Law of conservation of mass (experiment)
Counting the Atoms in Formulas
Chemical Formulas and Equations

For additional online activities and resources, please utilize the following links: http://boomeria.org/chemtextbook/cch4.html http://lc.brooklyn.cuny.edu/smarttutor/corc1322/Equations.html

Evidence of a Chemical Reaction
Chemical Reactions

Use the links below for additional online activities and resources: http://www.ric.edu/faculty/ptiskus/Chem_Review/ http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/105Achemprop.html

Density
Density Practice Problems
Density

Utilize the links below for additional online resources and activities: http://www.ausetute.com.au/density.html http://www.sciencejoywagon.com/explrsci/media/density.htm http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/modules/water/density_intro.html

STAAR Reporting Category 1

By following this link, you will be able to access flashcards, an online tutorial, learning games and a practice test on Reporting Category 1: Matter and Energy.

Reporting Category 2: Force, Motion and Energy

Reporting Category 2 is Force, Motion and Energy. Students need to be able to differentiate and give examples of potential and kinetic energy, define and give examples of unbalanced and balanced forces. Students need to distinguish between speed, velocity and acceleration and know how to solve for speed. Students need to be able to define and identify Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and solve for Force using F=m*a. Students need to define, distinguish, and solve (W=F*d) for work. Students also need to be able to interpret motion graphs.

Tutorial Videos on Force, Motion and Energy

Kinetic and Potential Energy
Kinetic and Potential Energy

Some additional links you can follow for Kinetic and Potential Energy online labs include: http://www.nbclearn.com/science-of-golf/cuecard/69500 http://learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/

Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration
They Might Be Giants - Speed and Velocity w/ Marty Beller
Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration

Some additional online labs and activities can be found at: http://astronomyonline.org/Science/VelocityAcceleration.asp http://www.gcseguide.co.uk/travel_graphs.htm

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces | Forces and Motion | The Fuse School
Unbalanced Forces

Some additional online labs and activities can be found at: http://www.mansfieldct.org/schools/mms/staff/hand/lawsunbalancedforce.htm http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/forces/revision/6/

Newton's 3 Laws, with a bicycle - Joshua Manley
Newton's 3 (three) Laws of Motion
Newton's Laws

Some additional online labs and activities can be found at: http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/louviere/Newton/index.html http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/newton.html http://video.pbs.org/video/1607925512/

Physics - Motion Graphs and the Position Equations
Changes in Force and Motion

Some additional online labs and activities can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/forces/revision/1/ http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion

Types of Energy and Energy Transformation (Grade 7)
Energy Transformations

Some additional online labs and activities can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/energy_transfer_storage/activity/ http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/asset/tdc02_int_energyflow/

Energy, Work and Power
Work

An additional online lab/activity can be found at: http://idahoptv.org/sciencetrek/topics/simple_machines/facts.cfm#work

STAAR Reporting Category 2

By following this link, you will be able to access flashcards, an online tutorial, learning games and a practice test on Reporting Category 2: Force, Motion, and Energy

Reporting Category 3: Earth and Space

This reporting category will test your knowledge of plate tectonics, the sun, conditions for life to exist on earth, moon phases, weather, tides, the life cycle of a star, galaxies, light years, the electromagnetic spectrum, seasons, day and night, watershed, and various other components of the universe.
Light Years explained
Light Years

Additional online interactive labs and activities can be found using the following links: http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/questions/question19.html http://www.universetoday.com/77075/how-fast-does-light-travel/

Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics

Additional online interactive labs and activities can be found using the following links: http://www.scec.org/education/k12/learn/ http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/dynamic.html#anchor19309449

EROSION AND WEATHERING- HARD ROCK LIFE SONG
Erosional Features/Topographic Maps

Additional online interactive labs and activities can be found using the following links: http://academic.emporia.edu/abersusa/students/maledon/topomap.htm http://landsat.usgs.gov/gallery_view.php?category=blueflag&thesort=mainTitle

Meteorologist Ryan Davidson Explains Weather Maps
Weather Maps

Additional online interactive labs and activities can be found using the following links: http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/air_pressure/ http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-forecasting.htm

Recreate Gravity in Your Own Home - Stuff to Blow Your Kids' Mind #1
movie rotation and revolution
Rotation and Revolution

Additional online interactive labs and activities can be found using the following links: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/dr-marc/ http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/mclass/Glossary.html

Hewitt-Drew-it! PHYSICS 48.Ocean Tides
Ocean Tides

Additional online interactive labs and activities can be found using the following links: http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/ocean/motion/ http://www.montereyinstitute.org/noaa/lesson10.html http://oceanlink.island.net/oinfo/tides/tides.html

Lunar Cycle, Why The Moon Change Shapes, 8 Phases Of The Moon, Learning Videos For Children
Mr. Lee - Phases of the Moon rap
Lunar Cycles

Additional online interactive labs and resources can be found using the following links: http://kids.nineplanets.org/moon.htm http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/java/MoonPhase.html

Components of the Universe
Components of The Universe

Additional online interactive labs and activities can be found using the following links: http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr1/en/astro/galaxies/galaxies.asp http://aspire.cosmic-ray.org/labs/star_life/starlife_main.html

The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Electromagnetic Spectrum

Additional online interactive labs and activities can be found using the following links: http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/index.html http://missionscience.nasa.gov/ems/01_intro.html

130 - Watershed Demo
Watershed

Additional online interactive labs and activities can be found using the following links: http://www.clu-in.org/search/t.focus/id/602/ http://www.groundwater.org/get-informed/basics/groundwater.html

Our World: The Sun, A Real Star
The Sun

Additional online interactive labs and activities can be found using the following links: http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/venus/q89.html http://www.windows2universe.org/kids_space/sundiff_ask.html

Reporting Category 3- Earth and Space

By following this link, you will be able to access flashcards, an online tutorial, learning games and a practice test on Reporting Category 3: Earth and Space

Reporting Category 4- Organisms and their Environment

This reporting category will test your knowledge of predator and prey relationships, parasite and host relationships, biotic and abiotic factors, genetics, cells, reproduction, levels of organization in living things, biodiversity, succession, and body systems.
Food Chains , Food Webs , Energy Pyramid - Education Video for kids by makemegenius.com
What are Trophic Levels? | Ecology and Environment | The Virtual School
Flow of Energy

For additional online activities and resources you can use the links that follow: http://necsi.edu/projects/evolution/co-evolution/pred-prey/co-evolution_predator.html http://www.waterontheweb.org/under/lakeecology/11_foodweb.html

Biotic and Abiotic Factors in Ecosystems - Logos Academy
Biotic and Abiotic Factors

Learn more about organisms and their environment using this link. Then engage in online activities found under the "Practice" portion of the website.

My Biome Song
Biomes

Utilize the links below for additional information on biomes! http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/grass.htm http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/grass.htm

What is biodiversity and why is it important?
Biodiversity

Use the links below for additional resources on biodiversity: http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/woodland_manage/woodbio3.htm http://www.globalissues.org/article/170/why-is-biodiversity-important-who-cares

Ecological Succession
Dichotomous Key
Dichotomous Keys

Utilize the links below for more activities and resources on dichotomous keys: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/watercritter/critterindex.htm http://www.smithlifescience.com/FishCoralReefDichotomousKey.htm

Adaptations Song
Animal Adaptations
Animal Adaptations

Use the links below for additional online activities and resources on animal adaptations: http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/climate/adaptations/index.cfm http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/amaze.html

So Many Systems - Human Body Systems Rap
Human Body Systems: The 11 Champions
Human Body Systems

Follow the links below for additional online activities and resources: http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/organ.html http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/htbw_main_page.html

A Tour of the Cell
Cells Cells - Parts of the Cell Rap
Cells

Use the links below for additional online activities and resources on cells: http://www.cellsalive.com/ http://www.biomanbio.com/GamesandLabs/Cellgames/Cells.html http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cells/insideacell/

Genetics for Kids: Why do you look like your parents?
Genetics

Utilize the below online labs and resources for additional help with cells: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/ http://www2.edc.org/weblabs/WebLabDirectory1.html http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_05/BL_05.html

Reporting Category 4 - Organisms and the Environment

By following this link you will be able to access flash cards, an online tutorial, learning games, and a practice test on Reporting Category 4: Organisms and their Environment.

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