FOSS Next Generation


Air and Weather
In the Air and Weather Module, students turn their focus to the sky to make observations that will heighten their awareness, curiosity, and understanding of Earth's dynamic atmosphere and the observable patterns of objects in the sky.
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Animals Two by Two
Animals Two by Two provides young students with close and personal interaction with some common land and water animals.
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Diversity of Life
The 12-week Diversity of Life Course introduces students to the big picture of life on Earth.
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Earth and Sun
The Earth and Sun Module focuses on Earth and the Sun as a system. Students collect and analyze shadow data.
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Electromagnetic Force
Electricity and magnetism are some of the most fascinating physics phenomena to study in a middle school classroom. In the six-week FOSS Electromagnetic Force Course, students will measure the force of invisible magnetic fields, learn to build a circuit, design an electromagnet, and explain the energy transfers that make it all possible.
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Energy
Students explore the concepts of energy and change, waves, and energy transfer in the Energy Module.
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Environments

Through the study of different ecosystems, students build an understanding of the relationships between organisms and their environments.

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Heredity and Adaptation
In the Heredity and Adaptation Course, students explore the evidence, including the fossil record, the similarities between past and present organisms, the genetic principles of inheritance, and how natural selection produces adaptations that lead to changes in species and eventually the creation of new species.
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Human Systems Interactions
In the Human Systems Interactions Course, students tackle big questions about body systems and the environmental factors that affect them. What happen when the body is attacked by an invader or an organ system malfunctions? How do cells get the resources they need to live? How do cells gain access to the energy stored in energy-rich compounds? How do systems support the human organism as it senses and interacts with the environment?
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Insects and Plants

Explore life science core ideas dealing with structure and function of living things, growth and development of plants and animals, interactions of organisms with their environment, and biodiversity of organisms on land and in water.

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Living Systems
Take a look at life at every level of organization, biosphere to individual organisms, to acknowledge that it is complex, involving multiple parts working together in systems to maintain the viability and vigor of the system.
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Materials and Motion
Provide experiences that heighten students' awareness, curiosity, and understanding of the physical world as they observe and compare the properties of kinds of wood, paper, and fabric by performing a number of tests and interactions.
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Mixtures and Solutions
Mixtures and Solutions introduces students to the properties and behaviors of substances and changes in substances—fundamental ideas in chemistry.
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Motion and Matter
Motion and Matter provides grade 3 students with physical sciences core ideas dealing with forces and interactions, matter and its interactions, and with engineering design.
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Pebbles, Sand, and Silt

Investigate the observable structures and properties of earth materials, weathering and erosion of Earth's surface, natural sources of water, and how to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water on Earth.

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Plants and Animals

Students observe structures of plants and discover ways to propagate new plants from mature plants. Design terrariums and provide for the needs of both plants and animals living together in the classroom.

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Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
The Soils, Rocks, and Landforms Module provides students with firsthand experiences with soils, rocks, and minerals, and modeling experiences to study changes to rocks and landforms at Earth's surface.
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Solids and Liquids

The Solids and Liquids Module provides students with physical science core ideas dealing with matter and its interactions and engineering design.

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Sound and Light
The Sound and Light Module provides students with experiences to develop an understanding of how to observe and manipulate sound and light.
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Structures of Life
The Structures of Life Module consists of investigations dealing with the big ideas in life science.
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Trees and Weather
The Trees and Weather Module provides systematic investigations of trees and leaves over the seasons to bring students to a better understanding of trees' place at school and in the community.
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Water and Climate
Water and Climate provides students with experiences to explore the properties of water, the water cycle and weather, and how humans use water as a natural resource.
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Waves
The Waves Course proceeds from the most concrete observations, those of physical properties of mechanical waves, to the most abstract concepts, by which students develop a model of electromagnetic waves.
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