FOSS Module Summary

Module Summary – Mixtures, Force, and Energy (TX Ed.)

The Mixtures, Force, and Energy Module consists of six sequential investigations, each designed to introduce or reinforce concepts in physical science dealing with matter, force and motion, and energy and change. The investigations also provide in-depth experiences with scientific investigation and reasoning. In this module, students will:

  • Make and separate mixtures, using screens, filters, and evaporation.
  • Explore the physical properties of the ingredients of mixtures and solutions.
  • Plan and conduct investigations to determine relative concentration and relative density.
  • Explore saturation and solubility using appropriate science tools and recording and organizing data.
  • Use tools and techniques to make observations and build explanations about light.
  • Ask questions that can be answered about electricity, uses of energy, and forms of energy.
  • Design and conduct controlled experiments to find out what variables affect the transfer of energy.
  • Make predictions about systems in the natural and designed worlds, including pendulums and springs.
  • Use data and logic to construct and communicate reasonable explanations about forces and motion.

For a description of each investigation in the Mixtures, Force, and Energy Module and the correlations to the National Science Education Standards, download the Module Overview PDF in English or Spanish.

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