This year we will be piloting new science curriculum. We will begin the year with Stanford SCALE. After Winter Break, we will us OpenSciEd. Your child will receive rigorous science education throughout the year. These programs have been vetted by teachers (including me) over the last 3 years to ensure that we have chosen the best curriculum for our students! 

With the new NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), there are three dimensions to science learning; Cross-Cutting Concepts, Science & Engineering Practices, and Disciplinary Core Ideas.

Here is a link for more information on the standards.

Students will learn about many science phenomenons through the scientific process, investigation and experimentation, questioning and exploring.

Scientists should be able to:

  • Provide a reasonable hypothesis
  • Defend conclusions based on evidence and revise conclusions based on more evidence and other points-of-view.
  • Understand science inquiry
  • Observe an experiment
  • Accurately observe, measure, and record changes of a substance
  • Measure, record and graph
  • Organize and order facts
  • Identify and explain structures and functions of organisms