• Elementary Science Program

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    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.



    Grades K-5

    • 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.

    Formative Assessments

    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

    Summative 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