What makes FOSS so complete? Everything.

FOSS was conceived by the Lawrence Hall of Science to teach through hands-on active investigation, then refined by 100,000 teachers in the ultimate educational laboratory: America’s classrooms.

One comprehensive package

Recommended Pre-K-8 Scope & Sequence

FOSS Middle School
Grade Integrated Middle Grades STEM Enrichment
Grade 8 Heredity & Adaptation*
ES, LS
Electromagnetic Force*
PS, ES, E
Gravity & Kinetic Energy*
PS, E
Waves*
PS, E
Planetary Science
PS, ES
Stem Enrichment:
Variables & Design†
Grades 5-8, E
Grade 7 Chemical Interactions
PS, ES, E
Earth History
PS, ES, LS
Populations & Ecosystems
ES, LS, E
Stem Enrichment:
Variables & Design†
Grades 5-8, E
Grade 6 Weather & Water
PS, ES, E
Diversity of Life
LS
Human Systems Interactions*
LS
Stem Enrichment:
Variables & Design†
Grades 5-8, E
                           

PS: Physical Science content, ES: Earth Science content, LS: Life Science content, E: Engineering content

*Half-length courses

FOSS Pre-K-5
Grade Physical Science Earth Science Life Science STEM Enrichment
Grade 5 Mixtures & Solutions Earth & Sun Living Systems Stem Enrichment:
Sound Design†
Grade 4 Energy Soils, Rocks, and Landforms Environments Stem Enrichment:
Sound Design†
Grade 3 Motion & Matter Water & Climate Structures of Life Stem Enrichment:
Sound Design†
Grade 2 Solids & Liquids Pebbles, Sand & Silt Insects & Plants Stem Enrichment:
Forces in Action†
Grade 1 Sound & Light Air & Weather Plants & Animals Stem Enrichment:
Forces in Action†
Grade K Materials & Motion Trees & Weather Animals Two by Two Stem Enrichment:
Forces in Action†
Grade Pre-K Full-year Observing Nature
         

† STEM courses and modules can be purchased as a supplement to the FOSS curriculum or purchased separately for STEM electives or extracurricular activities.

FOSS: The one and only
Full Option Science System.TM

Rural student William discovers FOSS

There is no high-speed train in William’s farming community, so FOSS doesn’t start his lesson with one. Instead it uses phenomena he can understand and care about.

Enter a world of discovery.