Olympic ESD 114

    FOSS Science Kit



    Earth Materials (3-4)

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    This page provides educators with information and resources in using the Full Option Science System (FOSS) kits provided by the Science Kit Cooperative at Olympic ESD 114.

    Earth Materials Curriculum Calendar
    The calendar below is to support teachers in planning for teaching the Earth Materials
    FOSS Science Kit. Use the calendar links below to identify: the big ideas, key standard targets for each lesson, and assessment opportunities. 


    Week 1 - Mock Rocks
    Is it a rock? How do you know?  Does dissolving earth materials destroy those materials? 
    How hard is rock?  How do you know that different kinds of rock have different hardness?  
    Is this a controlled experiment?  What does the presence of calcite or fossil sea shells tell us about the place rocks were found?
    What is granite made of?  How do scientists and engineers work together to solve problems?

    Curriculum Resources

    Support Materials 

    • Content Resources

    • STEM and Sustainability

    • School and Teacher Created Resources

    • Discussion Forum

    • Media from OESD Instructional Materials Cooperative