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FOSS Program for Elementary
FOSS Next Generation for elementary is a complete modular program for self-contained elementary classrooms. The components exclusive to the Elementary Program are

  • FOSS Elementary Teacher Toolkit consisting of:
    • Investigations Guide. This spiral-bound document contains these chapters:
      • Overview
      • Materials
      • Investigations
      • Assessment
    • Teacher Resources. This document contains these chapters:
      • FOSS Introduction
      • Science Notebooks (for Grades K–2 or for Grades 3–5)
      • Science-Centered Language Development
      • Taking FOSS Outdoors
      • FOSSweb and Technology
      • Science Notebook Masters (for grades 1–5)
      • Teacher Masters
      • Assessment Masters
    • FOSS Science Resources book. A copy of the student book of readings that are integrated into the instruction.
    • Equipment Kit
      • The FOSS Program provides the materials needed for the investigations, including metric measuring tools, in sturdy, front-opening drawer-and-sleeve cabinets. Inside, you will find high-quality materials packaged for a class of 32 students. Consumable materials are supplied for multiple uses.
    • Classroom set of FOSS Science Resources Books
      • FOSS Science Resources are books of original readings developed to accompany each module. The readings are referred to as articles in the Investigations Guide. Students read the articles in the book as they progress through the module. The articles cover a specific concept, usually after that concept has been introduced in an active investigation.

FOSS for Middle School is made up of in-depth courses for students and their teachers in departmental science grades 6–8. The Middle School Program includes the following interconnected components:

  • FOSS Middle School Teacher Toolkit consisting of:
    • Investigations Guide. This spiral-bound document contains these chapters:
      • Overview
      • Materials
      • Investigations
    • Teacher Resources. This three-ring binder contains these chapters:
      • FOSS Middle School Introduction
      • Assessment
      • Science Notebooks in Middle School
      • FOSSweb and Technology
      • Science Notebook Masters
      • Teacher Masters
      • Assessment Masters
      • Notebook Answers
    • FOSS Science Resources book. A copy of the student book of readings that are integrated into the instruction.
  • Equipment Kit
    • The FOSS Program provides the materials needed for the investigations in sturdy, front-opening drawer-and-sleeve cabinets. Inside, you will find high-quality materials packaged for five classes of 32 students. Consumable materials are supplied for multiple uses for all five classes.
  • Classroom set of FOSS Science Resources Books
    • FOSS Science Resources are books of original readings developed to accompany each course. Students read the articles in the book as they progress through the course. The articles cover a specific concept, usually after that concept has been introduced in an active investigation.
  • Online Multimedia
    • The middle school online multimedia provides students with the opportunity to access and interact with simulations, images, video, and text—multimedia that can enhance their understanding of science concepts.  Different sections of multimedia are incorporated into each investigation during the courses.