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Science Learning That Works for Texas

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Three-Dimensional Learning Meets TEKS

The all-in-one, phenomena-based Carolina Kits 3D® investigations immerse students in labs that support Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards for high school biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics.

When you see the kits’ Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS) performance expectations (PE), you’ll also know how you’re meeting TEKS standards.

  • NGSS science and engineering practices are TEKS scientific processes and methods students use to predict, test, and explain a natural phenomenon.
  • NGSS disciplinary core ideas illustrate TEKS scientific concepts.
  • NGSS crosscutting concepts demonstrate how students combine knowledge from one science discipline to another, which also is embedded in TEKS.

Predictable, consistent results with digital tools to facilitate and supplement each lab—every kit has been thoughtfully designed and rigorously tested to save you time so you and your students can succeed.

Biology Kits That Work for Texas

Carolina Kits 3D® labs for high school biology are organized into four broad topics—molecules to organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and evolution—that build toward TEKS science concept goals.

Shop Biology
Kit Description NGSS PE HS TEKS
Algae Bead Photosynthesis HS-LS1-5 112.34.c.2F; 112.34.c.9B
Antibiotic Sensitivity HS-LS4-4 112.34.c.2F; 112.34.c.7C
Carrying Capacity and Algal Blooms with Carolina® Spectroscopy Chambers HS-LS2-1 112.32.c.2H; 112.32.c.11B;
112.34.c.2G; 112.34.c.12E;
112.37.c.2I; 112.37.c.7A
Changing Ecosystems HS-LS2-6 112.34.c.2G; 112.34.c.12E;
112.37.c.2I; 112.37.c.4F;
112.37.c.4G; 112.37.c.4H
Chromosome Simulation HS-LS3-1 112.34.c.2H; 112.34.c.6A;
Circulatory System HS-LS1-2 112.34.c.2H; 112.34.c.3E;
112.34.c.10A; 112.34.c.10C
Cladograms and Evolution HS-LS4-1 112.34.c.2H; 112.34.c.7A;
Climate Patterns and Species Distribution HS-LS2-2 112.32.c.2F; 112.32.c.6B;
112.32.c.12A; 112.34.c.2F;
112.34.c.12E; 112.37.c.2F;
Coliform Contamination HS-LS2-7 112.32.c.2F; 112.32.c.7C;
112.32.c.12A; 112.34.c.2F;
112.34.c.11A; 112.37.c.2F;
Contributors to the Carbon Cycle HS-LS2-5 112.32.c.2H; 112.32.c.6A;
112.34.c.2H; 112.34.c.9B;
112.34.c.12D; 112.37.c.2I;
112.37.c.4C; 112.37.c.4D
DNA Damage: Studying the Impact of UV Light HS-LS3-2 112.34.c.2F; 112.34.c.6E
Endangered Species HS-LS4-5 112.32.c.2H; 112.32.c.12E;
112.34.c.2G; 112.34.c.12E;
112.37.c.2I; 112.37.c.4G;
Food Chains and Energy Flow HS-LS2-4 112.32.c.2H; 12.32.c.11A;
112.32.c.11B; 112.34.c.2G;
112.34.c.12C; 112.37.c.2I;
Food Nutrient Analysis Kit HS-LS1-6 112.34.c.2F; 112.34.c.9A
Forensic Dissection HS-LS3-1 112.34.c.2F; 112.34.c.2H;
112.34.c.10A; 112.34.c.10C
Gene to Protein: Green Fluorescent Protein Necklace HS-LS1-1 112.34.c.2H; 112.34.c.6E;
Genetic Kinship: Following the Globin Genes Through Time HS-LS4-1 112.34.c.2H; 112.34.c.6A;
112.34.c.6B; 112.34.c.6C;
Group Behavior and Social Insects HS-LS2-8 112.34.c.2E; 112.34.c.12A
Homeostasis in Animals HS-LS1-3 112.34.c.2G; 112.34.c.10A
Investigating Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration in Yeast Beads HS-LS1-7 112.34.c.2F; 112.34.c.9B
Modeling DNA to Protein HS-LS1-1 112.34.c.2H; 112.34.c.6A;
112.34.c.6C; 112.34.c.6E
Modeling Kidney Function with Concentration Gradients and Selective Permeability HS-LS1-3 112.34.c.2F; 112.34.c.3E;
112.34.c.10A; 112.34.c.10C
Modeling Population Genetics and Evolution HS-LS3-3 112.34.c.2H; 112.34.c.7C;
112.34.c.7E; 112.34.c.7F
Natural Selection HS-LS4-3 112.34.c.2G; 112.34.c.7C
Oil Spill Bioremediation HS-LS2-7 112.32.c.2H; 12.32.c.12A;
112.34.c.3E; 112.34.c.12E; 112.37.c.3A;
Osmosis and the Cell Membrane HS-LS1-3 112.34.c.3A; 112.34.c.4B
Planaria Regeneration HS-LS1-4 112.34.c.3A; 112.34.c.5A
Succession in a Hay Infusion HS-LS2-6 112.34.c.2E; 112.34.c.11B;
112.34.c.12E; 112.37.c.2E;
Wisconsin Fast Plants®: 72-Hour Monohybrid Genetics HS-LS3-3 112.34.c.3A; 112.34.c.6F

Chemistry Kits That Work for Texas

Carolina Kits 3D® labs for high school chemistry are organized into three broad topics—structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, and energy in chemical processes—that build toward TEKS science concept goals.

Shop Chemistry
Kit Description NGSS PE HS TEKS
Balancing Chemical Equations HS-PS1-7 112.35.c.2G; 112.35.c.8E;
112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.7C
Balloon Stoichiometry HS-PS1-7 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.8G;
112.38.c.2D; 112.38.c.7C
Beaker Freezer HS-PS1-4 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.11C
Blue Bottle HS-PS1-5 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.8F
Chemical Bonding HS-PS1-1 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.7B;
112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.6B
Chemical Equilibrium and Le Châtelier’s Principle HS-PS1-6 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.8F
Crystal Garden HS-PS1-2 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.8F;
112.38.c.3A; 112.38.c.6F
Energy Transformations with Irradiated Salt HS-PS2-4 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.6B;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.8B
First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics HS-PS3-4 112.35.c.2E; 112.35.c.11A;
112.38.c.2B; 112.38.c.5E;
112.39.c.2D; 112.39.c.6E
Gas Laws HS-PS3-2 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.9A
Gas Laws HS-PS3-2 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.9A
Heat of Combustion of Biofuels HS-PS3-1 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.11D;
112.37.c.2K; 112.37.c.6B;
112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.5I;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.6E
Introduction to Stoichiometry HS-PS1-7 112.35.c.2G; 112.35.c.8G
Iodine Clock Reaction HS-PS1-4 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.8F
It’s Not the Heat, It’s Thermochemistry HS-PS1-4 112.35.c.2F; 112.35.c.11C;
112.35.c.11D; 112.38.c.2C;
Like Salt to a Flame HS-PS1-1 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.6B;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.8B
Lost Volume HS-PS1-3 112.35.c.2H; 12.35.c.10A;
112.38.c.2D; 112.38.c.7C
Making Sense of Solubility HS-PS1-3 112.35.c.2H; 12.35.c.10B;
112.38.c.2D; 112.38.c.6F
Metal Activity Series HS-PS1-2 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.8F;
112.38.c.2D; 112.38.c.7B
Modeling Phase Change HS-PS1-3 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.4A;
112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.7A
Molecular Structure HS-PS2-6 112.35.c.3E; 112.35.c.4A;
112.38.c.2D; 112.38.c.6C
Mystery Chemical Reactions HS-PS1-2 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.8F;
112.38.c.2D; 112.38.c.7C
Observing Ionizing Radiation Using a Cloud Chamber HS-PS1-8 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.12A;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.8D
Patterns in Electrons and Chemical Bonding HS-PS2-4 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.6D;
Periodic Table Inquiry HS-PS1-1 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.5C;
112.38.c.2H; 112.38.c.6D
Petri Dish Electrolysis HS-PS3-5 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.8F
Radioactive Decay and Half-Life Simulations HS-PS1-8 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.12A;
112.37.c.2K; 112.37.c.9B;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.8D
Reaction Rates of an Antacid HS-PS1-5 112.35.c.2F; 112.35.c.8F;
112.38.c.2C; 112.38.c.7B
Super Water-Absorbent Polymers HS-PS2-6 112.35.c.2I; 112.35.c.7B;
112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.6B
Under Pressure HS-PS1-6 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.10G

Earth and Space Science Kits
That Work for Texas

Carolina Kits 3D® labs for high school Earth and space science are organized into five broad topics—space systems, history of Earth, Earth’s systems, weather and climate, and human sustainability—that build toward TEKS science concept goals.

Shop Earth & Space Science
Kit Description NGSS PE HS TEKS
Analyzing Patterns in Climate Change HS-ESS2-2 112.6.c.2I; 112.36.c.15B;
112.37.c.2I; 112.37.c.4D
Analyzing Wind Power Potential HS-ESS3-4 112.37.c.2K; 112.37.c.6B;
112.37.c.9F; 112.38.c.2E;
112.38.c.5H; 112.28.c.5I
Climate Variation HS-ESS2-4 112.36.c.2F; 112.36.c.13A;
Coevolution of Earth’s Systems HS-ESS2-7 112.36.c.2G; 112.36.c.6C;
Earth Systems and Climate Change HS-ESS3-6 112.36.c.2I; 112.36.c.13C;
112.37.c.2I; 112.37.c.9D
Earthquake Simulation HS-ESS3-1 112.36.c.2F; 112.36.c.11E
Evidence of the Big Bang HS-ESS1-2 112.33.c.3A; 112.33.c.13A;
112.33.c.13B; 112.36.c.3A;
Hydroponics and Sustainability HS-ESS3-3 112.37.c.2I; 112.37.c.9F;
Modeling Destructive Earth Processes HS-ESS2-1 112.36.c.3C; 112.36.c.11A;
Modeling Radiometric Dating HS-ESS1-6 112.36.c.3A; 112.36.c.7B
Modeling the Carbon Cycle HS-ESS2-6 112.34.c.2G; 112.34.c.12D;
112.36.c.2G; 112.36.c.6A;
112.36.c.6C; 112.36.c.13C;
Planetary Motion HS-ESS1-4 112.33.c.2G; 112.33.c.9C
Plate Tectonics and Island Formation HS-ESS2-3 112.36.c.2G; 112.36.c.10C;
112.36.c.10D; 112.36.c.10E
Seafloor Spreading and Crustal Rocks HS-ESS1-5 112.36.c.2F; 112.36.c.2G;
112.36.c.10B; 112.36.c.10C
Stellar Origin of the Elements HS-ESS1-3 112.33.c.2G; 112.33.c.11A;
Transformative Properties of Water HS-ESS2-5 112.36.c.3A; 112.36.c.11A

Physics Kits That Work for Texas

Carolina Kits 3D® labs for high school physics are organized into four broad topics—forces and motion, types of interactions, energy, and waves and electromagnetic radiation—that build toward TEKS science concept goals.

Shop Physics
Kit Description NGSS PE HS TEKS
AM Crystal Radio HS-PS4-5 112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.5C;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.7C
Coulomb’s Law HS-PS2-4 112.38.c.3A; 112.38.c.4G;
112.39.c.2J; 112.39.c.5C
Determining Planck’s Constant with LEDs: Investigating the Photoelectric Effect and Electronic Light HS-PS4-3 112.35.c.3A; 112.35.c.6B;
112.38.c.2C; 112.38.c.5G;
112.39.c.2J; 112.39.c.8A
Egg Drop HS-PS2-3 112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.4E;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.6C
Hydroelectric Power HS-PS3-3 112.37.c.3A; 112.37.c.6B;
112.38.c.3A; 112.38.c.5H;
Introduction to Electromagnetism HS-PS2-5 112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.5C;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.5D
Introduction to Force and Motion HS-PS2-1 112.39.c.3A; 112.38.c.4D;
112.39.c.2F; 112.39.c.4A
Introduction to Magnetism Kit HS-PS3-5 112.39.c.2H; 112.39.c.5D
Introduction to Momentum and Collisions HS-PS2-2 112.38.c.3A; 112.38.c.4E;
112.39.c.3A; 112.39.c.6D
Introduction to Waves HS-PS4-1 112.38.c.3A; 112.38.c.5G;
112.39.c.2H; 112.39.c.7A;
112.39.c.7B; 112.39.c.7C;
Keep It Hot HS-PS3-1 112.35.c.2H; 112.35.c.11D;
112.38.c.2D; 112.38.c.5E;
112.39.c.2H; 112.39.c.6E
Laser Music Demonstration HS-PS4-5 112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.5C;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.7C
Mapping Electric Fields HS-PS2-4 112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.4G;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.5D
Motors HS-PS2-5 112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.5C;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.5D
Ohm’s Law with Kirchhoff’s Rules HS-PS3-1 112.38.c.3A; 112.38.c.5F;
112.39.c.2J; 112.39.c.5F
Passive Solar Design HS-PS4-4 112.37.c.2I; 112.37.c.6B;
112.38.c.2C; 112.38.c.5E
Wave Machine HS-PS4-2 112.38.c.2E; 112.38.c.5G;
112.39.c.2I; 112.39.c.7C

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