FOSS is made for Oklahoma

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What is FOSS?

FOSS gives students the opportunity to think and act like scientists and engineers. UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science developed FOSS® Next Generation™ for Oklahoma to honor the letter and spirit of NGSS. FOSS presents science the way students learn it, as they explore phenomena firsthand on a journey toward mastering the three dimensions of the Framework. It’s why FOSS is proven to measurably improve test scores in districts across the country. Why FOSS?

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Local districts already using FOSS:

Here are some of the schools and districts statewide that are using FOSS. To find out more, talk to your local FOSS representative.

North Rock Creek Public Schools Oklahoma City Public Schools Noble Independent School Mill Creek Independent School District Keota School District Howe Independent School District
Fanshawe Public School Enid Independent School District Darlington Public School Caney Independent School District Ada Independent School District Edmond Public Schools
Stillwater Public Schools Jenks Public Schools Mustang Public Schools Owasso Public Schools
North Rock Creek Public Schools Oklahoma City Public Schools Noble Independent School Mill Creek Independent School District Keota School District Howe Independent School District Fanshawe Public School Enid Independent School District Darlington Public School Caney Independent School District Ada Independent School District Edmond Public Schools Stillwater Public Schools Jenks Public Schools Mustang Public Schools Owasso Public Schools
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FOSS Pre-K–8 Scope and Sequence

The FOSS curriculum is designed as a laddered series of experiences that cumulatively develop not just knowledge, but scientific thinking across all three NGSS dimensions.

Grades 6–8

While we suggest this middle school scope and sequence, each 4–14 week course can be used as primary or supplemental science education and taught at any grade in the 6–8 range.

Grade Integrated Middle Grades
Grade 8 Electromagnetic Force*
PS, ES, E
Gravity & Kinetic Energy*
PS, E
Heredity & Adaptation*
ES, LS
Waves*
PS, E
Planetary Science
PS, ES
Grade 7 Chemical Interactions
PS, ES, E
Populations & Ecosystems
ES, LS, E
Earth History/Geoscenarios
PS, ES, LS
Grade 6 Diversity of Life
LS
Earth History
PS, ES, LS
Human Systems Interactions*
LS
Weather & Water
PS, ES, E
                                     

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

*Half-length courses

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

Grades 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
         


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FOSS has amassed a legacy of results spanning all 50 states and reflecting the combined experience of 100,000 teachers. If you're looking for a science curriculum proven to work for students of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities, your search begins and ends with FOSS.



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