Elementary Science Program
The elementary science program has been designed to provide all students with an exciting "hands on" and "minds on" experience which emphasizes higher-level thinking skills. Classroom activities involve students in the process of using an inquiry and problem-solving approach to science. An emphasis on experimentation, observation, and analysis sharpens students' critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. The use of technology, including the Internet, is an integral part of the students' science experience.
- Full Option Science System (FOSS), Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Grade K Materials and Motion Animals Two By Two Trees and Weather Grade 1 Sound and Light Plants and Animals Air and Weather Grade 2 Solids and Liquids Insects and Plants Pebbles, Sand and Silt Grade 3 Motion and Matter Structures of Life Water and Climate Grade 4 Measurement Physics of Sound Human Body Earth Materials Grade 5 Variables Mixtures & Solutions Food & Nutrition Landforms
The Full Option Science System (FOSS), a balanced approach to physical, earth, life and technology science. The FOSS program offers students challenging opportunities to practice science and build confidence in both individual and cooperative abilities. In the FOSS modules, students are assessed through formative and summative means.
These types of assessments are integrated within the investigations throughout the module to allow teacher and their students to monitor learning continuously.
- Teacher observation
- Student Notebooks/Journals
- Response sheets
- Performance assessments
These types of assessments are materials that can be used at the end of the modules to evaluate and provide evidence of what students have learned from the investigations.
- End of Module Assessment
- Portfolio Assessment