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FOSS K–8 Program

The FOSS program now has 41 modules and courses available for grades K–8, organized under the strands of Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Scientific Reasoning and Technology. Most modules and courses are designed to be appropriate for two grade levels. This provides flexibility for teachers and curriculum planners when selecting modules for use at specific grades and helps with the process of correlating FOSS to state and local science frameworks and guidelines.

This matrix provides a global view of the entire FOSS program. For summaries of each individual module and course, click on a title below.

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FOSS MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES

GRADE LEVEL

LIFE SCIENCE

PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE

Grades 6–8

Human Brain and Senses

Electronics

Planetary Science

Populations and Ecosystems

Chemical Interactions

Earth History

Diversity of Life

Force and Motion

Weather and Water

 

GRADE LEVEL
LIFE
SCIENCE
PHYSICAL
SCIENCE
EARTH
SCIENCE
SCIENTIFIC REASONING
AND
TECHNOLOGY
Alternative Modules
Grades
5–6

 

GRADE LEVEL
LIFE
SCIENCE
PHYSICAL
SCIENCE
EARTH
SCIENCE
SCIENTIFIC REASONING
AND
TECHNOLOGY
Alternative Modules
Grades
3–4

 

FOSS GRADES 1–2 MODULES

GRADE LEVEL

LIFE
SCIENCE

PHYSICAL
SCIENCE

EARTH
SCIENCE

Alternative Modules

Grades
1 –2

New Plants

Solids and Liquids

Air and Weather

Plants and Animals

Insects

Balance and Motion

Pebbles, Sand, and Silt

Insects and Plants

 

FOSS KINDERGARTEN MODULES

GRADE LEVEL

LIFE
SCIENCE

PHYSICAL
SCIENCE

EARTH
SCIENCE


Kindergarten

Trees

Wood and Paper

Trees

Animals
Two by Two

Fabric


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