Gateways to Science

gw-to-science-2018-logo-artThe Goldilocks of Science.
An All-Inclusive, Cover-to-Cover, 5E Science Curriculum
Need more time for learning and less time for planning? Need ready-to-go 5 E lessons? Need a scope-and-sequence? Gateways to Science is the answer for which you’ve been searching!
Gateways to Science is an instructional program based solely on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). One hundred percent of the 2010 TEKS are covered without having to add concepts to the curriculum. Product crosswalks show which lessons or activities to omit based on the 2018 streamlined TEKS.
Lessons are written in a 5 E format, on grade level, and at the rigor level of the TEKS. Lessons include hands-on activities and reading passages and conclude with assessments. Grade levels may differ depending on developmental level and needs of students.
More than 15,000 student editions of Gateways to Science, STAAR® Edition alone have been purchased across Texas. Educators rely on Region 4 Science for quality resources for the science classroom!

460-1610-kindergarten-te-cover-smallGATEWAYS TO KINDERGARTEN KIT include a teacher edition, 14 different student literacy books, and a photo card library. Each literacy book has text and pictures to support and explain the concepts in the lessons. A kit includes three copies each of the 14 literacy books. The photo card library is full color and can be used to teach vocabulary and to facilitate class discussion. Also available Gateways to Science, Kindergarten Kit, Bilingual, which includes an English teacher edition, 14 student literacy books in English and Spanish (3 of each title; 42 English copies; 42 Spanish copies), English photo card library with Spanish labels, and reproducible masters in Spanish. 


gateways-grade-1gateways-grade-2GATEWAYS TO SCIENCE FOR GRADES 1 AND 2 for Grades 1 and 2 includes a teacher edition and student readers. The student readers include full-color stories that accompany the lessons to support literacy and beginning readers while building science knowledge. 






  Grade 1 Grade 2
Class Set 460-1818 460-1820
TE/SE Set 460-1817 460-1819
Student Ed. 460-1372 460-1370
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GATEWAYS TO SCIENCE FOR GRADES 3 – 8 includes a teacher edition and a student edition. The pages are duotone (two colors) to reduce distractions. Reading passages, instructions for hands-on activities, and opportunities for interactive notebooking turn the student edition into a laboratory manual for growing learners.
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  • Class Set: $1,100 per grade level (includes 1 Teacher Edition, and 20 Student Editions).
  • Teacher/Student Set: $300 per grade level (one Teacher Edition and one Student Edition)
  • Individual Student Editions for grades 1–8 available for $50 each.  
  Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
Class Set 460-1691 460-1693 460-1681 460-1695 460-1697 460-1699
TE/SE Set 460-1690 460-1692 460-1680 460-1694 460-1696 460-1698
Student Ed. 460-1324S 460-1326S 460-1021S 460-1016S 460-1018S 460-1020S
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gateways-biology-460-1505GATEWAYS TO BIOLOGY includes a teacher edition and a full-color student edition. The printed teacher edition is spiral-bound and paired with digital access to all texts, student pages, microscope images, and assessments. 


Gateways to Science: Companion Guides—Your Partner for Pedagogy
Region 4 Science has turned its top workshops into guides for you to use in your classroom. Designed to assist educators in the development of best practices specific to the science classroom, these strategies are effective whether a teacher is using Gateways to Science or other resources.

460-1850-interactive-notebooks-front-coverCompanion Guide for Interactive Notebooks

  • Illustrates the progression of K‒12 interactive notebooks and how to scaffold for different grades

  • Includes templates to facilitate the implementation and management of interactive notebooks in the classroom

  • Provides clarity for assessing interactive notebooks


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Companion Guide for Literacy Strategies

  • Incorporates reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the science classroom

  • Clearly explains pre-reading, during-reading, and after-reading strategies

  • Provides editable templates and examples to support easy implementation

For more information about the Gateways to Science Companion Guides, contact
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