A K-5 STEM Solution to Support a
College and Career Ready Alabama

The Next Generation of FOSS is here to engage your students in exploring the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and practices of science and engineering.

Research shows that the best way to learn science is by doing science, and the FOSS developers at the Lawrence Hall of Science have spent more than 25 years working with students and learning how to best support teachers. We invite you to build on this experience by joining the thousands of successful FOSS teachers across the country.

The FOSS Next Generation Promise

  • Engages all students with meaningful active learning experiences
  • Prepares all students to succeed with the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards
  • Integrates robust reading and literacy strategies to support the Common Core ELA for all students
  • Utilizes technology to deliver learning experiences and provide teachers with time-saving classroom management resources
Learn more about our custom solutions for Alabama.

Recommended K-5 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 Next Generation 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.

Grade Physical Science Earth Science Life Science
5 Mixtures and Solutions Earth and Sun Living Systems
4 Energy Soils, Rocks, and Landforms Environments
3 Motion and Matter Water and Climate Structures of Life
2 Solids and Liquids Pebbles, Sand and Silt Insects and Plants
1 Sound and Light Air and Weather Plants and Animals
K Materials and Motion Trees and Weather Animals Two by Two