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Click on product images to view information on the product. Any of the products pictured below can be ordered through the Region 4 Store. We also have all of Region 4's STAAR products (all subjects) listed in one location.


Click on the above title to easily and quickly find a list of the science products we offer, their ID numbers, ISBN numbers, descriptions, prices, and the percentage of TEKS they address.



It's a Science Free 4 All!
You asked for it. You got it! This section of the product page contains free access to some of our most requested resources we've presented at workshops, meetings, and conferences. 


       
   
Which Surface is the Most Waterproof?
Reading and language supports are built into this
investigation where students use observation, analysis,
critical thinking, and judgment to solve a problem.
Download the files to create your own portable water
lab. This activity was developed using the Universal
Design for Learning framework to proactively
differentiate the lesson for a broader student audience.
Let us know how you used and/or modified the activity
for your students! (Not shown: Water and small baggie with two pipettes and consumable paper samples. 
                      Creating Portable Science Activities
Did you attend this open enrollment workshop on Wednesday, February 18 at Region 4? Click below to get the kingdom classification cards in color! Available for a limited time only.
















   Guiding STAAR Series: Biology
This professional development series will target content from each STAAR reporting category. Participants will experience and receive classroom-ready lessons designed to engage students at the rigor of the TEKS using research-tested best practices. Teachers will gain an understanding of how to select and implement effective learning activities that reach the diverse needs of Biology students. This series supports campus data-based decision making by allowing educators and campus leaders to choose sessions that target weak curricular areas. This series also addresses the anticipated need created by the removal of the STAAR Modified assessment.

Files:
Investigation Procedures
Data Table
Scan to Listen Labels
Test Paper Labels
  File:
Kingdom Classification Cards (color)



  Files:
Secret to Our Success
Feed Back Loop Graphic


  

Warm Up to Science: TEKS-Based Engagement Activities Series


Warm Up to Science
 offers student-centered engagement activities for immediate student involvement. Scientifically-based research supports the use of this form of frequent conceptual exposure to enhance student understanding.

Activities are designed to require 5–10 minutes of class time and are written with the cognitive rigor demanded by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Students must use critical-thinking skills as they are presented with content-specific activities or with visual stimuli, including charts, graphs, and tables. Each activity may be used as an engagement for a new lesson, a method to enhance retention, and a means to support State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) preparation. Activities are grouped by STAAR reporting categories and sequenced by TEKS number and student expectation.

Each item is presented in a two-page format. In the printed version, the even-numbered pages include supportive teacher notes and activity answer keys. The odd-numbered pages include student activities that are easily photocopied for student use. 

In the digital version, links provide easy access to each student activity. Clicking forward opens the activity answer key and teacher notes.  Digital access is provided through R4Hub.esc4.net with a user license set up at time of purchase.  Files can be projected or printed for classroom use.


       
Grade 5  Grade 6 Grade 8 NEW! Chemistry 
Sample  Sample Sample  Sample 



Supporting STAAR® Achievement in Science

This resource addresses the science readiness standards, which are reinforced by the supporting standards, underlying processes and skills, and the English Language Proficiency Standards. Tier I differentiated activities help identify where students are and support student progress toward success on STAAR®.

 Supporting STAAR® Achievement in Science, Grade 5

             Supporting STAAR Achievement in Science Grade 8              

Supporting STAAR Achievement in Science for Biology

Grade 5

Sample

 

Grade 8

Sample

 

Biology

Sample

         
Lesson 5   Lesson 2 
   
 Teacher Notes   Explain, page 25     
 Thumbnail RMs Pages   Explain RM     
 Explain RM    Explain Answer Key    
 Evaluate RM  
*Correction of chemical formula 
for methyl chloride (CH3Cl)
   

Gateways to Science, STAAR® Edition
 Gateways to Science STAAR Edition, Kindergarten Kit
 Gateways to Science STAAR® Edition, Grade 1, Teacher Edition

 

 Gateways to Science STAAR Edition for Grade 3

Gateways to Science STAAR Edition Grade 4

NEW! Kindergarten   Grade 1
 Grade 2
 Grade 3
Grade 4
 Sample  Sample
 Sample
 Sample
Sample
   
Unit 2 CBA Answer Key
         
 
 Gateways to Science STAAR Edition Grade 5

Gateways to Science STAAR Edition for Grade 6

Gateways to Science STAAR Edition for Grade 7

Gateways to Science STAAR Edition for Grade 8

   Grade 5  Grade 6
Grade 7
 Grade 8
   Sample
 Sample
 Sample
 Sample

For inquiries regarding Gateways to Science, STAAR® Edition, please contact Science Solutions via phone or email at 713-744-6577 or science@esc4.net.
 

Gateways to Science, First Edition

*Aligned to the 2010 TEKS

Gateways to Biology

 Biology
 Sample
 Transparency 8 from Unit 1

*Gateways to Science, TAKS Edition Correlations to 2010 TEKS
While the following documents correlate the 2010 TEKS to Gateways to Science for Grades 3-8, TAKS Editions, it should be noted that in many instances, the correlations do not mirror the spirit and rigor of the 2010 TEKS. Modifications may be necessary during the instructional planning process to ensure 100% alignment with the 2010 TEKS.

Grade 3      Grade 4      Grade 5      Grade 6      Grade 7      Grade 8     

TEKS 2010 Science Charts
Image shows 2010 Elementary Science TEKS Chart

 TEKS Elementary Science Chart 2010
Image shows 2010 Middle School Science TEKS Chart
   
TEKS Middle School Science Chart 2010
Image shows 2010 High School Science TEKS Chart

TEKS High School Science Chart 2010

     Image shows 2010 High School Science TEKS Chart

TEKS Science Charts K-12 2010   


Reading to Learn in Science
*Aligned to 1998 TEKS, but strategies apply to 2010 TEKS as well

Grades 3-5

Reading to Learn in Science for Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Reading to Learn in Science for Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

Reading to Learn in Science for Grades 9-12
 


Embedding the ELPS with E's: High School Science
*Aligned to the 1998 TEKS, but strategies apply to 2010 TEKS as well

Embedding the ELPS With E's for High School Science

Accelerated Curriculum for Science Grade 11 Exit TAKS™
*Aligned to 1998 TEKS

 Accelerated Curriculum for Science Grade 11 Exit TAKS

Teacher Edition

Student Edition

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