Early Science Curriculum

A research- and standards-based science curriculum for elementary students; Precursor to upper level curricula like Teaching to Standards: Science

Product Features:
  • Core concepts include the five senses, rock cycle, earth and sky, and life cycle
  • Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and National Science Education Standards
  • Includes materials and manipulatives for experiments to increase generalization, attention, and understanding
  • Provides teaching framework for future lessons and standards to extend the curriculum
  • Customized to teach students with an intellectual disability or autism  
  • Student Science Logs available for individual progress monitoring

Product Item No. Price Qty
Early Science Curriculum ESC-20W $499.00
  • grade_k-5
  • Differentiated Instruction
    Differentiated Instruction

    This product integrates individualized student objectives to encourage active participation and access to learning.

  • Data Capture
    Data Capture

    This product includes ongoing assessments and progress monitoring tools to capture data and document student achievement.

  • Research Based
    Research Based

    This product uses highly effective instructional strategies supported by research to promote student learning and progress.



Lesson Features:

  • Four units (Five Senses, Rock Cycle, Earth and Sky, and Life Cycle) focusing on the most frequently occurring science standards
  • A list of skill-building plus general education alignment objectives
  • Embedded instructions for assistive technology
  • A chain of responses to guide students
  • Scripted lessons to increase teacher fidelity
  • and reduce prep time
  • Progress reports using My Science Logs and end-of-unit assessments

Concept Statements
The Five Senses The Rock Cycle Earth and Sky The Life Cycle
A scientist asks questions about the natural world. Rocks are different. We live on the Earth. Plants and animals live
on the Earth.
We can see colors and sizes. Rocks are made
of minerals.
The sun and moon are in the sky. Animals and plants grow and change.
We can feel textures
and shapes.
Rocks change to make new rocks. We can see the moon in the night sky. Animals and plants grow and change.
We can smell odors and
taste flavors.
Soil is made of
different things.
The sun gives the Earth sunlight during the day. Plants and animals
are living.
We can hear sounds. All land has rocks
and soil.
The sun gives the Earth sunlight during the day. Animals need plants.
We can observe properties with our five senses. Wind and water change the land. The sun’s heat is a form of energy. When animals and plants are dead, they decay.

The Early Science Curriculum includes:

4 Teacher’s Guides Vocabulary Cards (120)
Implementation Guide Photo Cards (53)
Wonder Wally Storybook Safety Rule Cards (7)
4 My Science Logs Concept Statement Cards (24)
Safety and KWHL Posters (22x28) Wonder Question Cards (24)
Wonder Wally Game (17x20) PDFs on Win/Mac CD

The Student Experiment Materials include: 4 goggles, prism, bag of 6 geodes, 3 minerals, 4 rocks, butterfly stages objects, butterfly garden, clay, and styrofoam ball. A storage bin plus cases for the cards and rocks keep the materials organized.

By Bree Jimenez, PhD, Victoria Knight, PhD, and Diane Browder, PhD.

Early Science: Implementation Guide, 66 pages; Teacher's Guide: The Five Senses, 108 pages; Teacher's Guide: The Rock Cycle, 104 pages; Teacher's Guide: Earth and Sky, 108 pages; Teacher's Guide: The Life Cycle, 106 pages; Wonder Wally Storybook, 110 pages; My Science Log, 120 pages. All books are 8½ x 11 inches, full color, spiral bound, 2012.

Early Science Curriculum is also part of our Core Curriculum Solution: Elementary.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Subject Science
Age Group Elementary
Author Bree Jimenez, PhD; Victoria Knight, PhD; and Diane Browder, PhD
ISBN 1-57861-815-0, 1-57861-816-9, 1-57861-817-7, 1-57861-818-5
Format Print
Number of Pages N/A

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