Make the Switch!

Upgrade from FOSS Second Edition or FOSS Third Edition

Next Generation and stay compliant with the new Enhanced NYC Scope & Sequence. Learn more about what's new and what's different in FOSS Next Generation for Grades K-8.

FOSS Second Edition Solids and Liquids module and FOSS Next Generation Solids and Liquids module on a yellow sunburst background

Engage your students in the practices of science and engineering!
Contact your Sales Manager today to convert to FOSS Next Generation.

Comparing Editions

While the core philosophy and pedagogies behind FOSS programs have not changed over the years, we make continuous improvements to our teacher support materials, student resources, technology, and equipment kits in each new edition. See how your current edition stacks up to FOSS Next Generation!

The Essentials FOSS Next Generation FOSS Third Edition FOSS Second Edition
Alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Fully aligned to the NGSS and to the Enhanced NYC Scope and Sequence for Grades K-5 Aligned to the Framework for K-12 Science Education Aligned to old NYC Standards
Scope and Sequence
Core Components
  • Equipment Kit
  • Investigations Guide
  • Teacher Resources
  • FOSS Science Resources
  • FOSSweb
  • Equipment Kit
  • Investigations Guide
  • Teacher Resources
  • FOSS Science Resources
  • FOSSweb
  • Equipment Kit
  • Teachers Guide
  • FOSS Science Stories
  • FOSSweb
Number of Modules 18 20 32
Sequence Grade Specific, K-5 Grade Span, K-6 Grade Span, K-6
Class Uses of Materials Included 3 2 2
Technology FOSS Next Generation FOSS Third Edition FOSS Second Edition
eInvestigations Guide Tablet-ready, Interactive
Try It!
Tablet-ready Flipping Book Flash-based Flipping Book
Science Resources eBooks Tablet-ready, Interactive Tablet-ready Flipping Book Flash-based Flipping Book
FOSSweb Yes Yes Yes
Streaming Videos Yes Yes Not Available
Virtual Investigations and Tutorials 59 36 Not Available
Interactive Whiteboard Activities Grades 1-5 Grades 1-6 Grades 3-6
FOSSmap Online Assessment Grades 3-5 Grades 3-5 Not Available

Converting to FOSS Next Generation is Easy!

 
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Replace Worn
Equipment

Refill all consumable items and replace any worn or damaged equipment in your original FOSS modules.

Purchase
Conversion Kits

Economic conversion kits will soon be available on FAMIS that bring your existing module up to date.
 

Get to Know Your 
New Modules

FOSS Next Generation features many new investigations along with updated versions of tried and true classics.


Conversion kits include:

  1. Any new investigation materials introduced in the FOSS Next Generation version of the module.
  2. Any additional quantities of investigation materials introduced in the FOSS Next Generation version of the module.
  3. A complete teacher's toolkit for the new module including:
    1. Spiral-bound Investigations Guide
    2. Softcover Teacher Resources
    3. Teacher copy of the FOSS Science Resources book
  4. 32 student copies of the FOSS Science Resources book
  5. Replacement drawer labels for each drawer of your existing FOSS module

Click below for details on individual conversion kits from both FOSS Second Edition and FOSS Third Edition.

Grade FOSS Next Generation Converts from
FOSS Third Edition
Converts from
FOSS Second Edition
5 No equivalent NextGen Kit No equivalent Third Ed. Kit Variables
Soils, Rocks, and Landforms Soils, Rocks, and Landforms Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
No equivalent NextGen Kit No equivalent Third Ed. Kit Food and Nutrition
Living Systems Living Systems Living Systems
4 Energy Energy and Electromagnetism Magnetism and Electricity
Water and Climate Water Water
Environments Environments Environments
3 Motion and Matter No conversion available No conversion available
Sound and Light No conversion available No conversion available
Structures of Life Structures of Life Structures of Life
2 No equivalent NextGen kit Balance and Motion Balance and Motion
Pebbles, Sand, and Silt Pebbles, Sand, and Silt Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Plants and Animals Plants and Animals Plants and Animals
1 Solids and Liquids  Solids and Liquids Solids and Liquids
Air and Weather Air and Weather Air and Weather
Insects and Plants Insects and Plants Insects and Plants
K Materials and Motion Materials in Our World Wood and Paper
Trees and Weather Trees and Weather Trees
Animals Two by Two Animals Two by Two Animals Two by Two