FOSS California. San Diego Unified School District Curriculum Orientation Session. Science Vision for SDUSD.
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San Diego Unified School District
Curriculum Orientation Session
Science is an integral part of the intellectual development of a child. Interest in science begins with attitudes and values established in the earliest years through daily experiences. Students graduating from high school must have a foundation in scientific knowledge and evidence based reasoning.
What kinds of Science opportunities do we need to provide for our students to be successful in accomplishing this vision?
FOSS meets 100% of the CA Science Standards through active investigation, reading and assessment
FOSS far exceeds 25% hands-on experiences with relevant materials and live organisms
Access for ALL
Reading and Writing for ALL students
1. ACTIVE INVESTIGATION
Vocabulary Introduction Concept Introduction
In the CONTEXT of what students have experienced…
Integral part of instruction…
Teacher Observation, Lab Notebooks, Response Sheets
Self- and Peer-Assessment:
Allowing time for students to reflect on their work
-Record of Student Learning
Science Notebook Masters - 8.5 x 11
Science Notebook Masters - Half-sheets for Composition Notebooks
Include the following curriculum planning tools: