FOSS California is a complete, modular, research based K-5 science curriculum for teaching science in interesting and engaging ways. FOSS is developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkley with input from California scientists and educators to provide teachers with all the resources they need to teach science effectively and efficiently.
Based on cognitive research about how children think and learn, FOSS uses an active learning teaching approach. Students assume the role of scientists by making observations, asking questions, making predictions, collaborating and communicating with peers, and conducting experiments to test ideas and verify results. Following the active investigations, students apply and reinforce what they have learned through reading and writing. FOSS excites students and motivates them for more advanced study in science.
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