FOSS Middle School


Two students working on a lab assignment, while the FOSS logo hovers off to the left

Welcome to FOSS Middle School!

The next generation of FOSS Middle School is here to engage your students in exploring the core ideas and practices of science and engineering.

The FOSS Middle School Promise:

  • Engages all students with meaningful active learning experiences
  • Prepares students to succeed with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) performance expectations
  • Integrates robust reading and literacy strategies to support the Common Core ELA for all students
  • Utilizes technology to deliver learning experiences and to provide teachers with time-saving classroom management resources

Recommended 6-8 Scope and Sequence

Research shows that an instructional model that delivers fewer science concepts in greater depth produces much better learning than one in which many topics are briefly visited. FOSS Middle School bridges research and practice by providing tools and strategies to engage students and teachers in enduring experiences that lead to deeper understanding of the natural and designed world.

FOSS uses this research to:

  • carefully sequence the experience within modules and investigations
  • drive learning progressions from Kindergarten through Grade 8

FOSS Middle School is designed to help your students, over years, develop more sophisticated ways to think about the core ideas of science. Modules are truly connected and build upon one another within and across each strand, progressively moving students toward the big ideas of science.

Grade Physical Science Earth Science Life Science
6-8 Gravity and Kinetic Energy*³
Waves*³
Planetary Science, 2nd Edition Human Systems Interactions*³
Heredity and Adaptation*³
Chemical Interactions, 2nd Edition Earth History, 2nd Edition Populations and Ecosystems, 2nd Edition
Electromagnetic Force*³
Variables and Design*³
Weather and Water, 2nd Edition Diversity of Life, 2nd Edition

*Half-length course
² New title for the Next Generation edition. Contact your Sales Manager for availability.