FOSS K-6 Second Edition


Air and Weather
Investigations provide opportunities for young students to explore the natural world by using simple tools to observe and monitor change
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Animals Two by Two
Students develop a growing curiosity and interest in the living world around them as they observe and describe the structure and behavior of an organism, and then compare it to one that's similar.
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Balance and Motion
Students put the world into motion in this module, balancing cardboard shapes and pencils, investigating motion with tops, zoomers, and whirlers, and studying wheel-and-axel systems and rolling cups.
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Earth Materials
Investigations encourage students to observe and identify the characteristics of rocks and minerals.
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Environments
Barley, bugs, beetles, and brine shrimp - these are just a few of the living organisms that students work with in this module.
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Fabric
Invite students to explore fabrics as common materials in their everyday environment.
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Food and Nutrition
Students become informed consumers as they investigate what food is, what it is made of, and how several groups contribute to their overall nutrition.
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Human Body
Engage students in thoughtful activities about the form and function of a most remarkable machine, their own bodies.
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Ideas and Inventions
Here's a great idea for encouraging the inventiveness of students: ask them to observe things that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
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Insects
Students observe and compare the structures and behaviors of insects as they come to know first hand the life sequences of a number of insects.
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Insects and Plants
Students develop a curiosity and interest in insects and flowering plants and an appreciation for them as living things.
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Landforms
Students use stream tables to gain experience with models, maps, and the concepts of erosion and deposition.
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Levers and Pulleys
Understanding simple machines, and what they reveal about the relationships between effort and the work produced, is essential to understanding complex machines.
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Living Systems
Students use investigations, readings, and videos to study the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and excretory systems in humans and the vascular system in plants.
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Magnetism and Electricity
Watch the light bulb of discovery click on when young scientists study the concepts of magnetism and electricity.
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Matter and Energy
Students experience a variety of forms of matter and energy.
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Measurement
Awaken students to the importance of measurement - determining how far, how long, how high, how much, how heavy and how hot.
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Mixtures and Solutions
Students learn fundamental ideas of chemistry: mixture, solution, concentration, saturation, and reaction.
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Models and Designs
Engage students in design and construction with four investigations that provide experiences with the concept of a scientific model.
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New Plants
Students care for plants to learn what they need to grow and develop. They observe structures of flowering plants and discover ways that new plants can develop from mature plants.
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Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Students explore places where earth materials are found and ways in which they are used in people's daily lives.
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Physics of Sound
Invite students to discriminate between sounds generated by dropped objects, how sounds can be made louder or softer and higher and lower.
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Plants and Animals
Investigations give young students the opportunity to provide for the needs of both plants and animals living together in a classroom habitat.
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Solar Energy
Students experience solar energy firsthand and investigate the variables that affect energy transfer.
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Solids and Liquids
Invite students to investigate, observe, and describe the properties of solids and liquids. Students sort materials according to properties, combine and separate solids of different particle sizes, and observe what happens when solids and liquids are mixed.
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Structures of Life
As they grow seeds in a hydroponic garden and observe crayfish and snails, students learn to identify structures of plants and animals and to sort and group organisms on the basis of observable structures and behaviors.
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Sun, Moon, and Stars
The Sun, Moon, and Stars Module consists of three sequential investigations, each designed to introduce students to objects we see in the sky.
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Trees
Using real and representational materials, students adopt schoolyard trees, observe tree parts, investigate leaves, and keep scrapbooks through the seasons.
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Variables
Students use controlled experimentation to discover relationships that help them see cause and effect.
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Water
Students investigate the most important substance on Earth, water!
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Water Planet
Student investigations start with Earth in the solar system, and then focus on the dynamics of weather and water cycling in Earth¿s atmosphere.
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Wood and Paper
Early childhood students discover the modern world is a wonderland of different materials as they explore the properties of wood and paper.
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