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Section 5: Preparation Resources
Science 7–12 (236)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.


  1. American Biology Teacher, National Association of Biology Teachers.
  2. American Scientist, Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society.
  3. ChemMatters, American Chemical Society.
  4. Geology Today, Geologist's Association.
  5. Natural History, American Museum of Natural History.
  6. Nature, The Nature Publishing Group.
  7. Sky and Telescope, Sky Publishing.
  8. Texas Science Teacher, Science Teachers Association of Texas.
  9. The Earth Scientist, National Earth Science Teacher's Association.
  10. The Physics Teacher, American Association of Physics Teachers.
  11. The Science Teacher, National Science Teachers Association.

Other Resources

  1. Arny, T. T. (2010). Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy, Sixth Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    Arons, A. B. (1997). Teaching Introductory Physics. Wiley.

    Audesirk, T., Audesirk, G., and Byers, B. (2011). Life on Earth with Physiology, Ninth Edition. Benjamin Cummings.

    Biggs, A., Kapicka, C., and Lundgren, L. (2004). Biology: The Dynamics of Life, Texas Edition. Glencoe.

    Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education: National Research Council. (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning. Washington, District of Columbia: National Academy Press.

    Chang, R. (2013). Chemistry, Eleventh Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    Chiappetta, E. L., Koballa, T. R., and Collette, A. T. (2009). Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools, Seventh Edition. Allyn and Bacon.

    Crotts, D. (1995). Critical Thinking Skills: Science. Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc.

    Cunningham, J., and Herr, N. (1994). Hands-on Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications: Easy-to-Use Labs and Demonstrations for Grades 8–12. West Nyack, N.Y.: Center for Applied Research in Education.

    Cunningham, W. P., and Cunningham, M. A. (2009). Environmental Science: A Global Concern, Eleventh Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    Dolphin, W. D. (2010). Biological Investigations: Form, Function, Diversity, and Process (Lab Manual), Ninth Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    Duxbury, A. B., Duxbury, A. C., and Sverdrup, K. A. (2005). Fundamentals of Oceanography, Fifth Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    Ebenezer, J., and Haggerty, S. (1999). Becoming a Secondary School Science Teacher, First Edition. Prentice-Hall.

    Enger, E. D., Ross, F., and Bailey, D. (2008). Concepts in Biology, Thirteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    Haber-Schaim, U., et al. (1991). PSSC Physics, Seventh Edition. Kendall/Hunt.

    Halliday, D., Resnick, R., and Walker, J. (2010). Fundamentals of Physics, Ninth Edition. Wiley.

    Hamblin, W. K., and Christiansen, E. H. (2003). Earth's Dynamic Systems, Tenth Edition. Prentice-Hall.

    Herron, J. D., and Eubanks, I. D. (1995). The Chemistry Classroom: Formulas for Successful Teaching. Washington, District of Columbia: American Chemical Society.

    Hewitt, P., Suchocki, J., and Hewitt, L. A. (2007). Conceptual Physical Science, Fourth Edition. Addison-Wesley.

    Johnson, G. (2001). Biology: Principles and Explorations. Holt, Rhinehart and Winston.

    Joyce, B. R., and Weil, M. (2009). Models of Teaching, Eighth Edition. Pearson.

    Krogh, D. (2010). Biology: A Guide to the Natural World, Fifth Edition. Prentice-Hall.

    Levin, H. L. (2010). The Earth Through Time, Ninth Edition. Wiley.

    Lutgens, F. K., and Tarbuck, E. J. (2010). The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology, Eleventh Edition. Prentice-Hall.

    Mader, S. S. (2009). Human Biology, Eleventh Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    Molles, M. C. (2009). Ecology: Concepts and Applications, Fifth Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    National Research Council. (1996). National Science Education Standards. Washington, District of Columbia: National Academy Press.

    Ostlund, K. L. (1992). Science Process Skills: Assessing Hands-On Student Performance. Addison-Wesley.

    Plummer, C. C., Carlson, D., and Hammersley, L. (2009). Physical Geology, Thirteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    Project 2061 (American Association for the Advancement of Science). (1993). Benchmarks for Science Literacy. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

    Rakow, S. J. (Ed.). (2000). NSTA Pathways to the Science Standards: Guidelines for Moving the Vision into Practice, Middle School Edition, Second Edition. Arlington, Va.: National Science Teachers Association.

    Ramig, J., Bailer, J., and Ramsey, J. (1995). Teaching Science Process Skills. Frank Schaffer Publications.

    Reece, J. B., Urry, L.A., et al. (2011). Campbell Biology, Ninth Edition. Benjamin/Cummings.

    Rezba, R., et al. (2008). Learning and Assessing Science Process Skills, Fifth Edition. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

    Santa, C. M., and Alverman, D. E. (Eds.). (1991). Science Learning: Processes and Applications. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, Inc.

    Seeds, M. A., and Backman, D. (2009). Horizons: Exploring the Universe, Eleventh Edition. Brooks Cole.

    Serway, R. A., Vuille, C., and Faughn, J. S. (2009). College Physics, Eighth Edition. Brooks Cole.

    Stanly, S. M. (2004). Earth System History, Second Edition. W. H. Freeman.

    Starr, C., Taggart, R., and Evers, C. (2009). Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life, Twelfth Edition. Brooks Cole.

    Stern, K. R. (2008). Introductory Plant Biology, Eleventh Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K., and Tasa, D. (2007). Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Ninth Edition. Prentice-Hall.

    Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K., and Tasa, D. (2008). Earth Science, Twelfth Edition. Prentice-Hall.

    Texas Education Agency. (2010). Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

    Texas Education Agency. (2010). Texas Safety Standards: Kindergarten through Grade 12, Fourth Edition.

    Thompson, G., and Turk, J. (2009). Earth Science and the Environment, Fourth Edition. Brooks Cole.

    Tipler, P. A., and Llewellyn, R. A. (2012). Modern Physics, Sixth Edition. W. H. Freeman.

    Trowbridge, L. W., Bybee, R. W., and Powell, J. C. (2008). Teaching Secondary School Science: Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy, Ninth Edition. Prentice-Hall.

    Volpe, E. P. (2010). Understanding Evolution, Seventh Edition. McGraw-Hill.

    Whitten, K. W., Davis, R. E., Peck, L., and Stanley, G. G. (2013). General Chemistry, Tenth Edition. Brooks Cole.

    Wright, R. T. (2008). Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future, Ninth Edition. Prentice-Hall.

    Zumdahl, S. S., and Zumdahl, S. A. (2013). Chemistry, Ninth Edition. Brooks Cole.

Online Resources

  1. American Association for the Advancement of Science —
  2. American Association of Physics Teachers —
  3. American Astronomical Society —
  4. American Chemical Society —
  5. American Institute of Biological Sciences —
  6. American Physical Society —
  7. National Association of Biology Teachers —
  8. National Association of Geoscience Teachers —
  9. National Science Teaching Association —
  10. The Geological Society of America —

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