The related pages (see left navigation) provide links
to resources for most ESP units, including leveled readers, assessments,
student activity books, and interactive whiteboard resources. Please
click on each unit to then view all available resources.
Some of the resources require a password. Teachers can obtain the unit password from the back of the Teacher's Guide. Students can obtain the password from their teacher.
Teachers may wish to consult the
correlation chart (see related file below) showing how Elementary
Science Program units relate to the NYS Learning Standards for
Mathematics, Science and Technology. For more ideas on student
activities, see our Archive of Elementary Science Activities pages. For a variety of other useful resources, visit our Elementary School Resources.
Tip: Follett Library Resources has prepared bibliographies of their trade books that augment ESP units. These book lists can be viewed by creating a user name and password on the TitleWave website (allow about two hours after your first visit for your access to be activated). Once you are logged in, choose the curriculum category. Select "Browse Other Book Lists: Customized State Lists - New York State." Choose New York Bibliographies, and the link will take you to a list of ESP unit titles. Each unit is linked to a list of appropriate books. Another part of this site lists books by key ideas from the New York State MST Learning Standards.
The Complete Guide to ESP Units
is a planning document for districts. In this document, the Key
Questions, Unit Objectives, and Activity Objectives from each of our
units can be found in one place. Important vocabulary from each unit is
also included. Schools can use this document to plan a science
curriculum that includes a sequence of instruction that meets NYS
Learning Standards and does not include redundancies or gaps.
The ESP Correlation Guide
is a document that shows the correlation between ESP units and the NYS
Elementary and Intermediate Core Curriculums. Again, this document was
created to help district curriculum planners to develop a comprehensive
science program that fully meets the standards in the state science
K-8 Sample Scope and Sequence
provided on this page is a simple chart of units that ESP suggests
could be used at different grade levels to meet the NYS Elementary and
Intermediate Core Curriculums K-8.
is extremely important to address in the elementary science classroom,
and ESP takes the safety of the students and teachers that use our
program very seriously. There are guidelines in place within the program
to help keep all who come in contact with our program and its materials
safe. The Safety Guidelines for Elementary Science is a guide
that provides teachers, administrators and science supervisors within
districts the standards and recommendations they need to keep students
safe regarding a variety of issues (i.e., goggles, electricity, animals
in the classroom, etc.). It is important that guidelines within this
document are reviewed periodically and consistently to be sure that
safety procedures are being followed in the elementary science
classrooms within your district.