Water and Climate Home School Connection Water and Climate Home School Connection

Hello families:

FOSS offers a number of ways to get parents involved in their child's science education during school year 2020-21.

Letter to Families—School Year 2020–2021

Download a copy of the Letter to Families—School Year 2020–2021 PDF in English or Spanish.

Everyday Outside Challenge in English or Spanish.

Letter to Parents about the Module

Each FOSS module includes a letter to parents to tell you what your child will be doing in the investigations at school and to share ways that you can develop your child’s scientific interests at home. This will be very important during School Year 2020-21.

Download a copy of the Water Letter to Parents about the Module PDF in English or Spanish.

Home/School Connection and Other At-Home Activities for each Investigation

We have developed a Home/School Connection for four investigations in Water. These require little or no materials from home. There are also other At-Home Activities for each investigation for use during COVID-19 school year 2020-21.

  • Investigation 1: Water Observations
    Home School Connection—Students investigate surface tension with three different activities. They float a paper water strider and use a drop of dishwashing liquid to help speed it across the water's surface. They find out how many paper clips they can add to a glass of water-filled to the brim before the water spills over the top.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 1 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigation 1 PDF in English or Spanish.

  • Investigation 2: Hot Water, Cold Water
    Home School Connection—SStudents and their families look around their kitchens or take a field trip to a market and look for products that use water in their preparation.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 2 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigation 2 PDF in English or Spanish.

  • Investigation 3: Water Vapor
    Home School Connection—Students make an evaporation system at home that demonstrates the process of evaporation. They check weather reports to find out how humid the local air is and monitor changes in humidity for a time.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 3 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigation 3 PDF in English or Spanish.

Math Extensions for Each Investigation

Water and Climate Math Extensions PDF in English or Spanish.