FOSS is made for West Virginia

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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 West Virginia 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.

Barbour County Boone County Braxton County Brooke County Cabell County Gilmer County
Grant County Greenbrier County Hampshire County Hancock County Hardy County Jackson County
Kanawha County Lewis County Lincoln County Logan County Marion County Marshall County
Barbour County Boone County Braxton County Brooke County Cabell County Gilmer County Grant County Greenbrier County Hampshire County Hancock County Hardy County Jackson County Kanawha County Lewis County Lincoln County Logan County Marion County Marshall County Mason County McDowell County Mercer County Mineral County Monongalia County Morgan County Nicholas County Ohio County Pendleton County Pleasants County Preston County Putnam County Randolph County Ritchie County Summers County Taylor County Trinity Christian (Morgantown) Tucker County Upshur County Wayne County Webster County Wetzel County Wirt County Wood County
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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 Heredity & Adaptation*
ES, LS
Electromagnetic Force*
PS, ES, E
Gravity & Kinetic Energy*
PS, E
Waves*
PS, E
Planetary Science
PS, ES
Grade 7 Chemical Interactions
PS, ES, E
Earth History
PS, ES, LS
Populations & Ecosystems
ES, LS, E
Grade 6 Weather & Water
PS, ES, E
Diversity of Life
LS
Human Systems Interactions*
LS
                         

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

*Half-length courses

Grades Pre-K–5


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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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