• Foss Science




    Unit Title

     Unit Description

    FOSS Kit:


    (Scientific Reasoning & Technology)



    Students engage in scientific inquiry. They identify and control variables and conduct controlled experiments using several multivariable systems. They observe and compare the outcomes of experiments identify relationships between independent and dependent variables, graph relationships, and make predictions using the results of their experiments.

    Investigation 1 – Swingers (Pendulums)

    Investigation 2 – Lifeboats       

    Investigation 3 – Plane Sense         

    Investigation 4 – Flippers (Catapults)

    FOSS Kit:

    Levers & Pulleys

    (Physical Science)

    Students conduct investigations using two kinds of simple machines, levers and pulleys. They set up systems, measure outcomes, and record using conventional diagrams. They relate the force needed to lift a load to the advantage resulting from simple machines. They graph to organize and interpret results of investigations.

    Investigation 1 – Levers     

    Investigation 2 – More Leverage   

    Investigation 3 – Pulleys

    Investigation 4 – Pulleys at Work




    Earth, Moon, and Sun

     Earth, Moon, and Sun




    Holt Science & Technology:

    Cells, Heredity, and Classification

    *Chapters 1-3

    Chapter 1-Cells: The Basic Units of Life

    Chapter 2-The Cell in Action

    Chapter 3-Heredity



    Holt Science & Technology:

    Cells, Heredity, and Classification

     *Chapters 4-7

    Chapter 4-Genes and DNA

    Chapter 5-The Evolution of Living Things

    Chapter 6-The History of Life on Earth

    Chapter 7-Classification