FOSS, 2nd Edition
(click here for the new FOSS, 3rd Edition K–6 program)
Don't just open books. Open minds.
The Full Option Science System springs from a philosophy of learning at the Lawrence Hall of Science that has guided the development of successful active-learning science curricula for more than 25 years. The FOSS developers are dedicated to the proposition that students learn science best by doing science. Teachers and students do science together when they open the FOSS kits, engaging in enduring experiences that lead to deeper understanding of the natural world.
FOSS Science Stories
Student books developed specifically to complement the FOSS modules. The books integrate reading and language arts skills in the context of learning science. With FOSS, students first explore science concepts through hands-on investigations. Then they extend and reinforce their classroom discoveries and vocabulary with FOSS Science Stories. Your students will love the full-color photographs and illustrations, and the variety of fiction and nonfiction selections.