FOSS Third Edition K–6 Scope and Sequence

The Full Option Science System® 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.

The new FOSS Program reflects the national vision described in A Framework for Science Education K-12: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (National Research Council, 2012).

Grade Physical Science Earth Science Life Science
4-6 Mixtures and Solutions
Motion, Force, and Models
Energy and Electromagnetism
Weather on Earth
Sun, Moon, and Planets
Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
Living Systems
3 Measuring Matter Water Structures of Life
1-2 Balance and Motion
Solids and Liquids
Air and Weather
Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Insects and Plants
Plants and Animals
K Materials in Our World Trees and Weather Animals Two by Two
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