Olympic ESD 114
FOSS Science Kit
Models & Designs (5-6)
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 CalendarThe 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?
- Content Resources
STEM and Sustainability
School and Teacher Created Resources
Media from OESD Instructional Materials Cooperative