FOSS offers a number of ways to get parents involved in their child's science education. The FOSS at Home Folio includes short descriptions of several ways to bridge from classroom to home. Download the folio for the Matter and Energy module in English or in Spanish. To view or print the FOSS at Home PDF, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in. Acrobat Reader is available free at https://www.adobe.com.
Download a copy of the Matter and Energy Home/School Connection PDF in English or in Spanish. To view or print the Home/School Connection PDF, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in. Acrobat Reader is available free at https://www.adobe.com.
Inside the PDF you'll find:
- Letter to Parents
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.
- Home/School Connections
There are many ways to extend your child's science experiences at home and to have fun together. We have developed a Home/School Connection for three investigations in the Matter and Energy Module. These require little or no materials from home.
- Investigation 1: Energy—Check how much energy lightbulbs use.
- Investigation 2: Light—Observe Earth turning.
- Investigation 3: Matter—Estimate mass and volume of home products.