Texas


The Zingy 3rd to 5th and 6th to 8th grade programs are based on the Texas science standards. A Spanish version of the 3rd to 5th grade program is also available.

To use the Texas programs on an iPad you will need to install the Zingy iPad apps. Click on the links below to install the Zingy apps on your ipad.



3rd-5th Grade Lessons


Lesson 1: Properties 
Topic 1: Atoms – part I 
Topic 2: Atoms – part II 
Topic 3: States of matter 
Topic 4: Changes of state 
Topic 5: Mixtures 
Topic 6: Properties 

Lesson 2: Energy and Forces
Topic 1: Electricity
Topic 2: Series and parallel circuits
Topic 3: Transformation of energy
Topic 4: Magnetism
Topic 5: Magnetizing
Topic 6: Light
Topic 7: Reflection 
Topic 8: Refraction 
Topic 9: Sound 
Topic 10: Force 
Topic 11: Simple machines
Topic 12: Types of forces (advanced)

Lesson 3: Earth
Topic 1: Earth layers 
Topic 2: Tectonic plate motion
Topic 3: Volcanoes
Topic 4: Earthquakes
Topic 5: Rock cycle
Topic 6: Changes
Topic 7: Fossils
Topic 8: Soil
Topic 9: The water cycle
Topic 10: Wind and weather

Lesson 4: Space
Topic 1: The sun 
Topic 2: The solar system 
Topic 3: Seasons
Topic 4: Moon phases
Topic 5: Eclipses and tides

Lesson 5: Energy Resources 
Topic 1: Hydro and wind energy
Topic 2: Solar energy
Topic 3: Geothermal energy
Topic 4: Nuclear energy
Topic 5: Fossil fuel energy
Topic 6: Biomass and biofuels
Topic 7: Battery and hydrogen energy
Topic 8: Renewable and non-renewable energy resources
Topic 9: Materials

Lesson 6: Ecosystems 
Topic 1: Ecosystems I
Topic 2: Ecosystems II
Topic 3: Producers 
Topic 4: Consumers 
Topic 5: Decomposers 
Topic 6: Plant and animal relationships I
Topic 7: Plant and animal relationships II
Topic 8: Biogeochemical cycles 
Topic 9: Plant and animal cycle
Topic 10: Metamorphosis of insects
Topic 11: Traits

Lesson 7: Measuring
Topic 1: Length and time
Topic 2: Volume
Topic 3: Mass and weight

6th-8th Grade Lessons


Lesson 1: Atoms 
Topic 1: Periodic Table of Elements 
Topic 2: Atoms 
Topic 3 : Protons and electrons 
Topic 4: Neutrons
Topic 5: Charge 

Lesson 2: Properties and Changes
Topic 1: Elements and compounds part I 
Topic 2: Elements and compounds part II
Topic 3: States of matter 
Topic 4: Chemical reactions and physical changes 
Topic 5: Chemical Equations
Topic 6: Conservation of matter 
Topic 7: Conservation of mass 
Topic 8: Mixtures 
Topic 9: Salts, molecules and metals
Topic 10: Periodic table trends
Topic 11: Metals and non-metals

Lesson 3: Density
Topic 1: Volume 
Topic 2: Mass 
Topic 3: Density 
Topic 4: Floating and sinking

Lesson 4: Motion 
Topic 1: Metric system
Topic 2: Time 
Topic 3: Speed 
Topic 4: Velocity
Topic 5: Acceleration
Topic 6: Graphing (distance vs. time)
Topic 7: Graphing (speed vs. time)

Lesson 5: Forces
Topic 1: Force 
Topic 2: Friction and air resistance
Topic 3: Gravitational force
Topic 4: Weight
Topic 5: Moving
Topic 6: Reaction forces
Topic 7: F=ma

Lesson 6: Simple Machines
Topic 1: Work
Topic 2: Ramp and screw
Topic 3: Lever
Topic 4: Pulley

Lesson 7: Energy
Topic 1: Transformation of energy 
Topic 2: Potential and Kinetic Energy 
Topic 3: Energy Calculations
Topic 4: Heat and temperature 
Topic 5: Specific heat
Topic 6: Heat calculations
Topic 7: Heat transfer

Lesson 8: The cell
Topic 1: Chemistry of living things 
Topic 2: Introduction to the cell 
Topic 3: Cell membrane 
Topic 4: Mitochondria 
Topic 5: Proteins 
Topic 6: Mitosis 
Topic 7: Animal and plant cells 
Topic 8: Cell comparisons

Lesson 9: Biological systems
Topic 1: Tissues, organs and systems 
Topic 2: Digestive system 
Topic 3: Urinary system (waste removal)
Topic 4: Respiratory circulatory system 
Topic 5: Musculoskeletal and nervous systems 
Topic 6: Homeostasis

Lesson 10: Genetics
Topic 1: Asexual and sexual reproduction 
Topic 2: Chromosome pairs 
Topic 3: Genes and traits 
Topic 4: Dominant/Recessive
Topic 5: X/Y chromosomes
Topic 6: Punnett square

Lesson 11: Ecosystems
Topic 1: Ecosystems 
Topic 2: Producers 
Topic 3: Consumers 
Topic 4: Decomposers 
Topic 5: Plant and animal relationships I
Topic 6: Plant and animal relationships II
Topic 7: Biogeochemical cycles
Topic 8: Introduction to evolution
Topic 9: Natural selection
Topic 10: Extinction
Topic 11: Evidence for evolution
Topic 12: Classification

Lesson 12: Earth
Topic 1: Mapping of Earth
Topic 2: Structure of Earth 
Topic 3: Plate tectonics 
Topic 4: Volcanoes and earthquakes 
Topic 5: Rocks 
Topic 6: Mineral properties
Topic 7: The water cycle 
Topic 8: Wind and weather 

Lesson 13: Space
Topic 1: Stars and galaxies 
Topic 2: The solar system 
Topic 3: Seasons and moon phases
Topic 4: Eclipses and tides 
Topic 5: Large distances

Lesson 14: Energy Resources
Topic 1: Hydro and wind energy
Topic 2: Solar energy
Topic 3: Geothermal energy
Topic 4: Nuclear energy
Topic 5: Fossil fuel energy
Topic 6: Biomass and biofuels
Topic 7: Battery and hydrogen energy
Topic 8: Renewable and non-renewable energy resources

8th Grade STAAR Review


Lesson 15: Chemistry
Topic 1: Periodic table
Topic 2: Atoms
Topic 3: Atomic number
Topic 4: Atomic mass
Topic 5: Charge
Topic 6: Groups and periods
Topic 7: Elements and compounds
Topic 8: States of matter
Topic 9: Chemical reactions
Topic 10: Chemical formula
Topic 11: Chemical equations
Topic 12: Trends
Topic 13: Metals and non-metals
Topic 14: Mass and volume
Topic 15: Density

Lesson 16: Physics
Topic 1: Distance and time
Topic 2: Average speed
Topic 3: Velocity and acceleration
Topic 4: Graphing
Topic 5: Force
Topic 6: Types of forces
Topic 7: Action and reaction
Topic 8: F = ma
Topic 9: Work
Topic 10: Transformation of energy
Topic 11: Potential and kinetic energy

Lesson 17: Biology
Topic 1: Organic compounds
Topic 2: The Cell
Topic 3: Proteins
Topic 4: Mitochondria and membrane
Topic 5: Animal and plant cells
Topic 6: Cell comparisons
Topic 7: Tissues, organs, systems
Topic 8: Digestive system
Topic 9: Excretory system
Topic 10: Respiratory and circulatory
Topic 11: Skeletal, muscle and nervous
Topic 12: Integumentary and endocrine
Topic 13: Reproduction
Topic 14: Genes and traits
Topic 15: Kingdoms
Topic 16: Dichotomous keys

Lesson 18: Ecosystems
Topic 1: Biotic and abiotic
Topic 2: Producers
Topic 3: Consumers and food web
Topic 4: Decomposers
Topic 5: Dependence
Topic 6: Relationships
Topic 7: Biodiversity and succession
Topic 8: Natural selection
Topic 9: Extinction

Lesson 19: Earth and Space
Topic 1: Earth
Topic 2: Plate tectonics
Topic 3: Volcanoes and earthquakes
Topic 4: Weathering
Topic 5: Topographical maps
Topic 6: Water
Topic 7: Weather
Topic 8: Stars and galaxies 
Topic 9: Day/night and seasons
Topic 10: Moon phases
Topic 11: Eclipses and tides 
Topic 12: Distances