Unit Resources & Video Support

unit resources

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 curriculum documents.

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.

Safety 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.

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