# Science STAAR

## 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
What are Periods and Groups in the Periodic Table? | Chemistry | The Fuse School
Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids
Labeling A Chemical Equation Part 2
Law of conservation of mass (experiment)
Counting the Atoms in Formulas
Evidence of a Chemical Reaction
Density
Density Practice Problems

## 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
Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration
They Might Be Giants - Speed and Velocity w/ Marty Beller
Balanced and Unbalanced Forces | Forces and Motion | The Fuse School
Newton's 3 Laws, with a bicycle - Joshua Manley
Newton's 3 (three) Laws of Motion
Physics - Motion Graphs and the Position Equations
Types of Energy and Energy Transformation (Grade 7)
Energy, Work and Power

## 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
Plate Tectonics
EROSION AND WEATHERING- HARD ROCK LIFE SONG
Meteorologist Ryan Davidson Explains Weather Maps
Recreate Gravity in Your Own Home - Stuff to Blow Your Kids' Mind #1
movie rotation and revolution
Hewitt-Drew-it! PHYSICS 48.Ocean Tides
Lunar Cycle, Why The Moon Change Shapes, 8 Phases Of The Moon, Learning Videos For Children
Mr. Lee - Phases of the Moon rap
Components of the Universe
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
130 - Watershed Demo
Our World: The Sun, A Real Star

## 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
Biotic and Abiotic Factors in Ecosystems - Logos Academy
My Biome Song
What is biodiversity and why is it important?
Ecological Succession
Dichotomous Key