Elementary Science Program
The elementary science
program has been designed to provide all students with an exciting "hands
on" experience which emphasizes higher-level thinking skills. Classroom
activities involve students in the process of using an inquiry approach to
science. An emphasis on experimentation, observation, and analysis sharpens
students' problem-solving skills. The use of technology,
including the Internet, is an integral part of the students' science
Students will use new and interesting material to investigate phenomena and explore a scientific theme in depth. Student learning activities ground the learning in activity - observation, exploration, and discovery - utilizing all the senses. Students will process their activity for meaning through discussions, class charts, and science notebook entries.
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.
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.