The videos provided below help the teacher using the ESP program better understand the important features of the program itself and the additional resources provided for the classroom teacher.
The videos found in the left navigation menu and under Related Links (below) are training videos that will help the teacher better understand the activities and content of a specific unit, and feel comfortable using the materials in the kit. Look for more of these training videos coming soon!
Note: If you are having trouble viewing the videos and are using a Mac, it may be helpful to download the Flip4Mac Plugin to play the files. Please use the links below to save the file to your computer.
ESP Kit Basics: Kit Packaging
ESP Kit Basics: Philosophy
ESP Kit Basics: Printed Materials
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ESP Unit Resources
Interactive Whiteboard Resources in your science classroom
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ELA & Science
From Seed to Plant
Sky Calendar – Stellarium
Stellarium is a computer program developed to model the
sky. It is FREE shareware that is available in Windows, Macintosh, and Linus
versions. Find where to download the Stellarium software by using the following
link: http://www.stellarium.org/. You may need to contact your district network
administrator to assist with the download and installation.
In Activity 8 in the Sky Calendar unit, we use Stellarium to investigate
how the time and location of sunrise and sunset change on the first day of each
season. In addition, we look at the height of the sun at noon on the first day
of each season. This information further emphasizes what students have already
learned about the cause of seasons in earlier activities in this unit.
The video provided can be used in one of two ways:
- Teachers can view the video as a training session on how to use the
- Teachers can play the video for students as they complete Student Activity Book pages 13-16.