Materials and Motion Home School Connection Materials and Motion 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 Materials in Our World 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 Materials in Our World. 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: Getting to Know Wood
    Home School Connection—Children search for things made of wood in their homes. They label them, and draw a picture of the four items.
    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: Changing Wood
    Home School Connection—Young students see if a craft stick will become waterlogged and sink. Later, they compare it to a dry stick.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 2 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.

  • Investigation 3: Getting to Know Paper
    Home School Connection—Families fold a paper drinking cup by following simple instructions. Children also make a paper collage using different types of paper.
    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: Getting to Know Fabric
    Home School Connection—Children search for four items made of fabric in their homes. Families provide clues, and children draw a picture of each.
    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.

  • Investigation 5: Earth Materials
    Home School Connection—Children investigate more with freezing and melting at home by freezing and melting water and juice.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 5 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
Math Extensions for Each Investigation

Materials in Our World Math Extensions PDF in English or Spanish.