In Aquatic Science, TPS provide STEAM content to ensure that students study the interactions of biotic and abiotic components in aquatic environments, including natural and human impacts on aquatic systems.
Investigations, teacher and student led, and field work in this course may emphasize fresh water or marine aspects of aquatic science depending primarily upon the natural resources available for study near the school. Students who successfully complete Aquatic Science acquire knowledge, using 100% TEKS and ELPS aligned content, about how the properties of water and fluid dynamics affect aquatic ecosystems and acquire knowledge about a variety of aquatic systems. TPS provide a stepping-stone approach to learning and assessments are by TEKS and by three skills levels. Digital access includes K-12 STEM and arts projects and Learn By Doing, a storytelling component, to be used where students find at grade level content too difficult, and need reteach materials.
Students who successfully complete Aquatic Science conduct investigations and observations of aquatic environments, product individual and or work collaborative projects with peers, and develop critical-thinking and problem- solving skills. A variety of visual and tactile assessments, verbal and written, ensure comprehension.
For caregivers, TPS provide free access to school districts/schools when online materials are purchased for +100 students.