Science Product Resources


TEKS Side-by-Side Comparisons

Compare current science TEKS with the TEKS that will be implemented in the 2024-2025 school year.

Use these documents to consider the implications of change.


Elementary Middle School High School


Grade 6


Grade 1 Grade 7 Astronomy
Grade 2 Grade 8 Biology
Grade 3   Chemistry
Grade 4   Earth Systems
Grade 5   Environmental
Tools Alignment   IPC


gradesk-5scivertalign2021       Addingspace   gradesk-8scivertalign2021

Grades K-5 Science TEKS

Vertical Alignment


Grades K-8 Science TEKS

Vertical Alignment


These documents are for personal use and require permission for use in trainings or workshops

conducted outside of Region 4 ESC. Please email with questions.



Product Crosswalk Documents

These documents will help navigate product alignment using the 2020-2021 science TEKS. 

(More links will be added soon!)


STAAR Review

to Go

STEMulating Design


Supporting STAAR


Warm Up

to Science

Grade 4 Grades K-2 Grade 5 Grade 3
Grade 5 Grades 3-5 Grade 8 Grade 4
Grade 8 Grades 6-8 Biology Grade 5
Biology Grades 9-12   Grade 6
      Grade 7
      Grade 8


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Region 4 Hub logo
The Region 4 Hub hosts our digital products and samples. 
(Note: This account is totally separate and apart from a Region 4 account that tracks transcripts and certificates!)


Science Product Information for EMAT

(Updated 9/27/2021)

To use IMA funds, quickly find a list of the science products we offer, their ID and ISBN numbers, descriptions, prices, and the percentage of TEKS they address.



Tools and Equipment

Highlighted tools show when they are introduced.


double pan and triple beam balances


Streamlined Science TEKS Changes

This document includes the main changes within each grade band.



Region 4's DRAFT 2017 Science TEKS K-8 Vertical Alignment Document

We've studied the streamlined TEKS and aligned the student expectations by theme within reporting categories. 


first page of kindergarten through eighth grade vertical alignment table



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. 


Student Discourse Sentence Stems... Spanish AND English

Provide support for your students as they engage in academic discussions using sentence stems.





STAAR Review to Go Tracking Tables

Students may use a tracking table to record which activities they've completed as well as indicate their confidence level with the concepts in each. The tables also serve as a way for teachers to see student accomplishment.


STAR Review to Go student tracking table


Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 5 Spanish

Grade 8


Blank Template

*If your district or campus has created folder activities, the blank template is customizable for your needs.


Participation Cards

*Print either file two-sided, flip on short side. You'll get 2-4 cards per sheet depending on the file.*

Use these cards as formative assessment tools. Students can indicate their answers sliding a paper clip or by pinching the card using an index finger and thumb. You'll be able to see answer choices no matter where you are in the room because the cards are the same on the front and back. The faces at the bottom of the card on the left can indicate how confident students are with the answers they've chosen.




participation card in english, two cards per sheet         participation card in english, four per card 




participation card in spanish, two per card          participation card in spanish, four per card



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. 


UDL water lab folder example  



Investigation Procedures
Data Table
Scan to Listen Labels
Test Paper Labels



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