Posts for March 2005

Larry Malone | March 21, 2005 | FOSS Program

Here is a typical problem tackled by students in the newest course in the FOSS middle school program, Force and Motion. How do we prepare students to think through this problem effectively?

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FOSS Newsletter Staff | March 18, 2005 | FOSS in Schools

Field-based experiences are a meaningful part of any science curriculum. The FOSS Earth History Course lends itself toward local investigations.

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Jennifer Fischer | March 17, 2005 | Professional Development

In 2001 the state of Massachusetts implemented the new science education frameworks. Our district was able to connect with another district beginning in 2002 for teacher training through an NSF-funded initiative called Critical MASS. The goal of Critical MASS was to provide in-depth training in science and math content areas.

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Larry Malone | March 08, 2005 | Observations by Larry

On November 11, 2004, I received this letter from Mrs. Mary Martin's fifth-grade class in Spokane, Washington, regarding Investigation 5, Hatching Brine Shrimp, in the Environments Module. The letter came right to the point—the brine shrimp eggs didn't hatch, and she and her students wanted to know why.

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Suzanne Funk | March 02, 2005 | FOSS in Schools

As a part of the FOSS Human Body module, fourth-grade students at South Mountain Elementary School in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, recently dissected owl pellets.

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Tonya Meyers and Jennifer Gruber | March 01, 2005 | FOSS in Schools

Mrs. Gruber's and Mrs. Meyers's first-grade classes at Dillsburg Elementary have been getting "down and dirty" collecting soil samples for their FOSS Pebbles, Sand, and Silt Module investigations.

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