Olympic ESD 114

    FOSS Science Kit



    Models & Designs (5-6)

    m & d
    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.

    Models & Designs Curriculum Calendar
    The calendar below is to support teachers in planning for teaching the Models & Designs FOSS Science Kit. Use the calendar links below to identify: big science ideas, key standard targets for each lesson, and assessments. 
    Week 1 & 2 - Black Boxes
    What parts of the natural world are best studied with models?  Can you build a physical model that behaves the same way as the black box?
    Can you design a physical model that hums when you pull a string and dings when you let go?  
    Can you design and build a free-rolling cart system?  What type of energy drives your go-cart? How does the energy transfer through the go-cart system?  How can we calculate the speed of the go-cart system?
    Can you design a cart that can turn a corner and travel two meters?  Can you work in a team of engineers to improve your design or make it do other tricks?

    Curriculum Resources

    Support Materials

    • Content Resources
    • STEM and Sustainability

    • School and Teacher Created Resources

    • Discussion Forums

    • Media from OESD Instructional Materials Cooperative