TEKS Standards-Aligned Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry™

The Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry™ curriculum provided by Activate Learning includes project-based physics, chemistry, and Earth science chapters to meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science Standards (TEKS) for all students.

The Texas IPC program includes print and digital curriculum materials, science kits for hands-on investigations, and professional learning for educators.

The curriculum aligns to English Language Proficiency Standards and our digital platform offers text in over 130 languages!

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Inquiry Approach

Students conduct laboratory and field investigations and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem-solving. 


Students Learn Like Scientists and Engineers

Students ask questions, plan and conduct investigations, and explain phenomena using appropriate tools and models.

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Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry
Curriculum Details

The Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry high school science curriculum integrates the disciplines of physics and chemistry in the following topics: force, motion, energy, matter, and the Earth science topic of Earth’s natural resources.

  • STEM Chapter Challenges

    Interesting and meaningful Chapter Challenges motivate students to learn and remember the physics, chemistry and Earth science content. Research shows that this project-based approach promotes excitement and meaningful learning for ALL students.

  • Student Centered

    Texas IPC engages students in investigations and puts students at the center of the learning. Equipping students with essential 21st century skills that prepare them for their post-high school careers, all while covering 100% of the TEKS standards for IPC.

  • ELPS Alignment and Language Supports

    The Texas IPC program includes embedded language supports for Multilingual learners built into our digital platform, and 100% alignment to the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).

  • TEKS Alignment

    The Texas IPC program reflects the full scope of integrated physical and chemistry science content standards for high school, with 100% alignment to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry
Research-Based Design

Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry™ fosters scientifically literate students who will be prepared for the workforce, able to make informed decisions, and contribute as productive citizens in the 21st Century.

Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry is research-based.

Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry was supported through National Science Foundation funding and consequently produced through rigorous, iterative, research-based development cycles. The program is based on cognitive science research encapsulated in the 7E Instructional Model.

Students develop communication and collaboration skills.

In Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry, students develop a community of practice and a culture of collaboration and communication.  The presentations of the Chapter Challenge provide students with opportunities to engage in scientific arguments using evidence and scientific knowledge and promote a deeper understanding through public practice.

Students learn like scientists.

The science and engineering practices, as described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, are integrated throughout the curriculum. Students engage with complex situations and collaborate on what they need to learn in order to manage the situation effectively.


The Activate Learning Digital Platform (ALDP) hosts the interactive digital edition of the Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry teacher and student curriculum materials.

The platform is designed for student accessibility and inclusion and offers embedded translation for over 130 languages and text-to-speech with read-along highlighting in 35 languages.

Featuring an intuitive user experience, teachers have everything they need to Plan, Teach, Assign, and Assess lessons in a platform that is integrated with leading SIS rostering and Learning Management Systems such as Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canvas.

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