Environments Home School Connection

Hello families:

FOSS offers a number of ways to get parents involved in their child's science education during school year 2021-22.

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 2021-22.

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

Download the Everyday Outside Challenge 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 Environments. There are also other At-Home Activities for each investigation for use during COVID-19 school year 2021-22. These require little or no materials from home.

  • Investigation 1: Environmental Factors
    Home School Connection—Students go on a safari in and around their homes or into the local neighborhood to look for insects. Students organize the results of their safaris and bring them to class.
    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: Ecosystems
    Home School Connection—Students look for an aquatic environment in their neighborhoods.If no aquatic environment is close at hand, they use a local map to inventory the different kinds of aquatic environments nearby.
    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: Brine Shrimp Hatching
    Home School Connection—Students raise brine shrimp at home with their families.
    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.

  • Investigation 4: Range of Tolerance
    Home School Connection—Students can practice math skills with math problems on the planning of a garden.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 4 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigation 4 PDF in English or Spanish.
Math Extensions for Each Investigation

Environments Math Extensions PDF in English or Spanish.