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Science Products

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STEMulating Design Challenges in Science...

...is a guide to implementing design challenges in the science classroom. This resource provides background knowledge on the necessary skills and concepts needed to help students prepare for the future. It covers the basic components of a STEM classroom, guidance on how to use an engineering notebook along with how to implement the engineering design process using facilitation questions and sentence stems to support student growth and achievement to successfully complete design challenges.

 

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Grades K-2

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Grades 3-5

Coming Soon!

Grades 6-8

Coming Soon!

Grades 9-12

 

To learn more about our STEM series, watch this STEMulating product video!

 


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.
 
More than 15,000 student editions of Gateways to Science, STAAR® Edition have been purchased by Texas educators. Educators rely on Region 4 Science for quality resources for the science classroom.
 

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Companion Guide for Academic Vocabulary (COMING SOON!)

  • Explains the importance of building multiple brain pathways to academic vocabulary words for quick memory retrieval
  • Addresses factors to focus on when considering the most impactful academic vocabulary words
  • Provides over 20 interactive strategies to help students learn and retain academic vocabulary words
  • To learn how to commit academic vocabulary to memory, watch this brainy product video!
   
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  • 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
  • To learn how to gauge engagement, watch this informative product video!
 

 

 

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  • 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
  • To learn how literacy is like driving, watch this key product video!

 

 


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Engaging, ready-to-use, biology lessons at the rigor of the TEKS
 
Stop spending hours on end pulling from various resources to plan interesting biology lessons. Teaching Biology with E’s provides teachers with complete 5E lessons that will engage the brain, spark curiosity and discussions, and ultimately get students to learn and love science. See your class come alive with excitement through the use of thoughtfully designed lessons.  

 

    Available for:        

Cell Structure

and Function

Mechanisms

of Genetics

Biological

Evolution and Classification

Biological

Processes and Systems

Interdependence within

Environmental Systems

 

 

 

 

 


2018 Streamlined Science TEKS Chart
TEKS-at-a-Glance: Time-Saving Texas Curriculum Tool
 
Each TEKS Chart is a foldout with pre-punched holes that fits into a three-ring binder. All of the science TEKS, including both science process skills and content are captured in one place. Highlight TEKS by unit or reporting category. Easily examine vertical alignment. Educators have been known to hide, cherish, and highly value these easy-to-carry foldouts even if they own more than one!

 

 
Available for:
 
Grades K-5
Grades 6-8
High School
Grades K-12
 
We made an error in some of the new Streamlined TEKS Charts for Grades 6-8. The charts mistakenly have 8.8 D, E, F and G. Please correct your charts to read 8.8 A, B, C, D. And let your friends know. Our sincerest apologies. If you have concerns, please email us at science@esc4.net.

 


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Warm Up to Science: TEKS-Based Engagement Activities
A formative assessment item for every student expectation, and then some.
 
The perfect fit for any lesson, these warm-ups can be used at the beginning, middle, or end of a lesson to check for understanding. Warm Up to Science saves you time, allowing you to focus on understanding what your students know. Pique their interest, cause them ask to why, and make them want to learn more! Discover what they know, listen for misconceptions, and informally assess their levels of knowledge all on the sly. Your students won’t even realize they’re working!
 
To learn how this product is a perfect fit, watch this just-the-right-size product video!

 

 
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STAAR® Review to Go
A set of student-centered, engaging review activities. Just Say “Yes” to Riveting, Rigorous Review! This is STAAR® review in a nutshell—or in this case, a folder.
 
Stop using released items as content review. Saying “Yes!” means students will race to review because these activities involve engaging brain exercise, deep dive discussion, and hands-on hustle as students work to fine-tune their knowledge and show off what they have learned. Each folder activity includes content review, a literacy piece, and a sample test item at the rigor of STAAR®. Folders are designed so students can check their own work to monitor their learning.
 
To learn how to crack those hard-to-open nuts, watch this enlightening product video!

 

 
Available for:
 
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 8
Biology
 
 
 
Spanish 
 
Spanish
 
 

 


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Gateways to Science
The Goldilocks of Science. An All-Inclusive, Cover-to-Cover, 5 E 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!

 

 
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Supporting STAAR® Achievement in Science
Focused, Foundational 5 E Science Lessons You Can’t Live Without
 
Do you need excellent examples of 5 E science lessons but aren’t ready to commit to purchasing Gateways to Science? Do you or your students ever struggle with hard-to-teach and difficult-to-learn concepts? If so, we wrote these lessons for you! In fact, we wrote them for you even if that description doesn’t apply! The lessons in these books are totally separate, apart, and different from lessons in Gateways to Science. Make your life and your students’ lives easier with this invaluable resource!

 

 
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