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Section 5: Preparation Resources
Chemistry 7–12 (240)

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. ChemMatters, American Chemical Society.
  2. The Science Teacher, National Science Teaching Association.
  3. Texas Science Teacher, Science Teachers Association of Texas.

Other Resources

  1. American Chemical Society (2011). ChemCom: Chemistry in the Community, Fifth Edition. W. H. Freeman and Company.

    Brown, T. E., Lemay, H. E., Bursten, B. E., Murphy, C. J., and Woodward, P. M., Stoltzfus, M. E. (2018). Chemistry: The Central Science, Fourteenth Edition. Prentice Hall.

    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., and Goldsby, K. (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 & Bacon.

    Crotts, D. (2000). Critical Thinking Skills: Science. Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc.

    Herron, J. D. (1996). The Chemistry Classroom: Formulas for Successful Teaching, First Edition. Washington, District of Columbia: American Chemical Society.

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

    Texas Education Agency. (2017). Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Austin, Texas.

    Texas Education Agency. (2010). Texas Safety Standards: Kindergarten Through Grade 12, Second Edition. Austin, Texas.

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

    Zumdahl, S. S., Zumdahl, S. A., and DeCoste, D.J. (2014). Chemistry, Tenth Edition. Cengage Learning.

Online Resources

  1. American Chemical Society —
  2. National Science Teaching Association —
  3. Science Teachers Association of Texas —

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