TEKS and Numbers

Integrated Science TEKS:

(20)  Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the political, economic, and social development of Texas. The student is expected to:

(A)  compare types and uses of technology, past and present;

(B)  identify Texas leaders in science and technology such as Walter Cunningham, Michael DeBakey, Denton Cooley, Benjy Brooks, Michael Dell, and Howard Hughes Sr.;

(C)  analyze the effects of various scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of Texas such as advancements in the agricultural, energy, medical, computer, and aerospace industries;

(D)  evaluate the effects of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the use of resources such as fossil fuels, water, and land; and

(E)  analyze how scientific discoveries and technological innovations have resulted in an interdependence among Texas, the United States, and the world.



Science Lesson Plans

South Texas September History Kick-Off Integrated Curriculum

Science Content*

I. Monarch Butterfly Habitat-MCHC working toward "resurrecting" Boot Hill Cemetery with its circumference qualifying as a state certified no-till, dead litter cover, drought resistant, nectar producing garden. Indigenous drought resistant nectar producing plants feed local wildlife and also Monarchs on their Spring Canadian and Autumn Mexican/California journeys before overwintering hibernation in Michoacan, Mexico or California.

  • Plan a Monarch Butterfly Habitat at school, town or city park, or student ranch and homes. Certify your garden.
  • Using above websites, students choose  topics such as those from the left sidebar of the California link for study, then produce PowerPoints, Shoebox Float, poems, songs, or essays.
  • Class Project: Teacher and students produce large Northern Hemisphere map including Mexico. Orange butterfly cut-outs given to each student who then designs a Monarch pattern on one side and writes a wish for his or her butterfly on the other side with student's name. Butterflies are pinned on map to show migration flight paths.

II.  Sepulcher construction at Boot Hill to stop spread of Cholera. Cholera epidemics spread throughout the world in the nineteenth century because scientific information had not recognized that contaminated water carried the disease.. San Antonio experienced its greatest epidemic in 1849 with between 500 and 600 deaths. Not only had contaminated water been seen as the major cause, but general hygiene was still not practiced as a deterent to disease. Louis Pasteur made significant contributions to scientific medicine.

  • Watch both Pasteur videos.
  • Produce a PowerPoint, essay, poem, or make a brochure or poster telling how Pasteur's research made your home in Texas and life all around the world a better place to live.

III.  Fence around courthouse illustrates the type used at Boot Hill to stop flooding from the Frio River. 

  • What other problems solving was required to stop the flow of water when the Frio River was on a high rise?

IV. FlintKnapper artifacts identify Indian groups who inhabited area based on earth strata.

  • ​Students build an individual or classroom display of different earth strata or rock examples. 

IV.  FlintKnapper, Game Warden, Youth Roles, and Vaquero artifacts represent cultural, scientific, and technical advancement over time.


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