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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 Utah to present science the way students learn it, as they experience phenomena firsthand through active investigation. It’s why FOSS is proven to measurably improve test scores in districts across the country. Why FOSS?


FOSS Next Generation

Recommended Scope & Sequence for the Utah K-8 SEEd Standards

Grades K–8

FOSS® Next Generation is the curriculum that guides students through their own active investigations of scientific phenomena. Grounded in ongoing research at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, the three-dimensional learning of FOSS imparts not just facts but a scientific way of thinking, equipping students from all backgrounds to meet modern standards and navigate today’s complex world.

Grade Strand FOSS Module
Grade 8 Strand 8.1: Matter and Energy Interact in the Physical World Chemical Interactions
Strand 8.2: Energy is Stored and Transferred in Physical Systems Gravity and Kinetic Energy
Strand 8.3: Life Systems Store and Transfer Matter and Energy Populations and Ecosystems
Strand 8.4: Interactions with Natural Systems and Resources Earth History
Grade 7 Strand 7.1: Forces are Interaction Between Matter Gravity and Kinetic Energy
Electromagnetic Force
Strand 7.2: Changes to Earth Over Time Earth History
Strand 7.3: Structure and Function of Life Human Systems Interactions
Strand 7.4: Reproduction and Inheritance Heredity and Adaptation
Strand 7.5: Changes in Species Over Time Heredity and Adaptation
Grade 6 Strand 6.1: Structure and Motion Within the Solar System Planetary Science
Strand 6.2: Energy Affects Matter Weather and Water
Strand 6.3: Earth’s Weather Patterns and Climate Weather and Water
Strand 6.4: Stability and Change in Ecosystems Populations and Ecosystems
Grade 5 Strand 5.1: Characteristics and Interactions of Earth’s Items Soils, Rocks and Landforms
Living Systems
Strand 5.2: Properties and Changes of Matter Mixtures and Solutions
Strand 5.3: Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems Living Systems
Grade 4 Strand 4.1: Organisms Functioning in Their Environment Environments
Strand 4.2: Energy Transfer Energy
Strand 4.3: Wave Patterns Energy
Strand 4.4: Observable Patterns in the Sky Earth and Sun
Grade 3 Strand 3.1: Weather and Climate Patterns Water and Climate
Strand 3.2: Effects of Traits on Survival Structures of Life
Strand 3.3: Force Affects Motion Motion and Matter
Grade 2 Strand 2.1: Changes in Earth’s Surface Pebbles, Sand and Silt
Strand 2.2: Living Things and Their Habitats Insects and Plants
Strand 2.3: Properties of Matter Solids and Liquids
Pebbles, Sand and Silt
Grade 1 Strand 1.1: Seasons and Space Patterns Air and Weather
Sound and Light
Strand 1.2: The Needs of Living Things and Their Offspring Plants and Animals
Strand 1.3: Light and Sound Sound and Light
Grade K Strand K.1: Weather Patterns Trees and Weather
Materials and Motion
Strand K.2: Living Things and Their Surroundings Animals 2x2
Trees and Weather
Materials and Motion
Strand K.3: Forces, Motion and Interactions Materials and Motion

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