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    Plants & Animals Kit
     
    Science Kit Delivery Schedule    2019-2020     

     

    Grades Kindergarten through 5th grade Schedule:

     

    Round 1:    Deliver to Sites by 10/1/19 

                                         

     

                      Round 2:     Deliver to Sites by 02/20/20

                                                 

     

                      Round 3:     Deliver to Sites by 5/1/20                                                                     

     

     

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    SUBJECT:  6-8 SCIENCE CURRICULUM PILOT

     

    RCSD Goal: Ensure that all students are prepared to be successful in high school and beyond.

     

    RECOMMENDATION:

    It is the recommendation of the Superintendent for the school board to approve the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum pilot program for grades 6-8.

     

    PERTINENT FACTS:

    Preferred Integrated Model - NGSS

    On November 6, 2013, the CA State Board of Education unanimously passed the following motion: “To adopt the CDE staff recommendation that the SBE adopt the proposed integrated model as the preferred model for middle grades (6, 7, and 8) science instruction, and requested that the CDE reconvene the Science Expert Panel to develop as an alternative model a discipline specific model based upon the domain specific model outlined by Achieve in the NGSS appendix K.” 

     

    Supplemental Science Curriculum

    In August, 2016, staff development prepared NGSS middle school science curriculum materials that aligned with the integrated model to supplement core science curriculum. These materials were selected to assist RCSD in its transition from 1998 CA Science Content Standards to the 2013 Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools (CA NGSS). Middle school science teachers were trained on the supplemental curriculum in 2016 - 2017, as units were integrated into existing science curriculum. 

     

    SCIENCE CURRICULUM ADOPTION COMMITTEE

    In June, 2019, teachers were asked to be part of the Science Curriculum Adoption Committee to assist RCSD in selecting curriculum materials for piloting. Teachers were selected from school sites representing diverse constituents across RCSD and from different grade levels.

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    SCIENCE WRITING STRATEGIES:
     
     
     
     
     
    SCIENCE RESOURCES:
    Next Generation Science Standards: 
     
    Next Generation Science Standards Videos by Paul Anderson
     
    FOSS Science California:
     
    CPO Earth Science:
     
    CPO Life Science:
     
    CPO Physical Science:

    National Science Foundation:
    http://www.nsf.gov/

    Lawrence Hall of Science:
    http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/

    California Department of Education Science:
     
    NASA's Space Place
     
    CalRecycle Education and Environment Curriculum
     
     
    2016-17 Delta Education, FOSS and Carolina Biological Science Grades      K-5
     
    ANIMALS 2X2 FOSS
    PUSH, PULL, GO CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL
    TREES FOSS
    WOOD & PAPER FOSS

    Kinder - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA WOOD AND PAPER - CR 07 - PKG/8
    Kinder - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA TREES - CR 07 - PKG/8
    Kinder - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA ANIMALS 2X2 - CR 07 - PKG/8

    1st Grade Kits
    AIR AND WEATHER FOSS
    BALANCE AND MOTION FOSS
    LIGHT AND SOUND WAVES CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL
    PLANTS AND ANIMALS FOSS


    1st GR - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA BALANCE AND MOTION - CR 07 - PKG/8
    1st GR - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA AIR AND WEATHER - CR07 - PKG/8
    1st GR - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA PLANTS AND ANIMALS - CR07 - PKG/8

    2nd Grade  FOSS Kits
    SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS
    PEBBLES SAND AND SILT
    INSECTS AND PLANTS

    2nd GR - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA INSECTS AND PLANTS - CR07 - PKG/8
    2nd GR - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA PEBBLES, SAND, & SILT - CR07 -PKG/8
    2nd GR - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS - CR07 - PKG/8

    3rd Grade  FOSS Kits
    MATTER AND ENERGY
    SUN MOON AND STARS
    WATER AND CLIMATE (Next Generation, Supplementary)
    STRUCTURES OF LIFE

    3rd GR - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA - CR07

    4th Grade  FOSS Kits
    SOLID EARTH
    MAGNETISM AND ELECTRICITY
    ENVIRONMENTS

    4th GR - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK FOSS-CA - CR07

    5th Grade  FOSS Kits
    MIXTURES AND SOLUTIONS
    WATER PLANET
    EARTH AND SUN (Next Generation, Supplementary)
    LIVING SYSTEMS
    5th GR - SCIENCE RESOURCE BOOK - FOSS-CA - CR07


    CPO Science  
    Grades 6-8
     
    6th Grade Focus on Earth Science Set - Textbook
    7th Grade Focus on Life Science Set - Textbook
    8th Grade Focus on Physical Science Set - Textbook
     
     
    CPO Equipment Lists
    List of Live Science Specimens
     
     

    FOSS Kindergarten Kit – Animals 2x2:

    4 Goldfish

    8 Guppies

    12 Land Snails

    12 Aquatic Snails

    30 Red worms

    12 Earthworms

    25 Pill Bugs

    25 Sowbugs

    6 Elodea

     

    FOSS 1 Grade Kit – Plants & Animals:

    50 Earthworms 

    25 Pillbugs 

    25 Sowbugs

     

    FOSS 2 Grade Kit – Insects & Plants

    200 Mealworms (darkling beetle larvae)

    75 Milkweed bug eggs 

    50 Silkworm eggs    

    5 Painted lady butterfly larvae

     

    FOSS 3 Grade kit - Structures of Life:

    12 Crayfish

    20 Land snails

    12 Elodea

     

    FOSS 4 Grade kit - Environments:

    50 Darkling beetles   

    50 Isopods       

    20 Goldfish        

    12 Elodea         

    1 Duckweed Jar        

    50 Pond snails

    50 Amphipods, gammarus 


     
     
    Live Specimen Ordering Information for RCSD Teachers:
     
    Niles Biological
    Allow 2 weeks for delivery.
    Web Site: http://www.nilesbio.com
    E-mail: ted@nilesbio.com
    Fax: 916.381.4006
    Phone: 916.386.2665
     
    If you are a RCSD teacher please notify the Niles Biological staff when placing your order.
     
    When ordering live aquatic specimens a water conditioner must be used to remove the chloramine in the tap water or the specimens will perish.