• Overview

    The mission of the Plano Independent School District elementary science program is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.  The instructional program provides opportunities for students to develop understandings and skills necessary to function productively as problem-solvers in a scientific and technological world.

  • Curriculum

    The science curriculum in Plano ISD is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards set by the Texas Education Agency. The link below provides more information on the standards appropriate for your student.

  • Programs

    The following are resources that may be used to enhance the learning experience for all students:

    • Discovery Techbook
      • Use student PISD logins to access this resource.
    • Engineering Is Elementary 


  • Curricular and Instructional Framework

    The curriculum of Plano ISD is developed using the Understanding by Design® (UbD™) Model, a research-based curriculum framework created by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins. This framework offers a planning process and structure to guide curriculum, assessment and instruction. Its two key ideas are contained in the title:

    1. Focus on teaching and assessing for understanding and learning transfer
    2. Designing curriculum “backward” from those ends

    Read more about the UbD™ framework.