Hello parents and teachers:
FOSS offers a number of ways to get parents involved in their child’s science education.
Download a copy of the following:
- Lo-Tech activities for all Investigations in English or Spanish.
- Week 1: Animals Two by Two Home/School Connections Week 1 PDF in English or Spanish.
- Week 2: Animals Two by Two Home/School Connections Week 2 PDF in English or Spanish.
- Week 3: Animals Two by Two Home/School Connections Week 3 PDF in English or Spanish.
- Week 4: Animals Two by Two Home/School Connections Week 4 PDF in English or Spanish.
- Everyday Outside Challenge in English or Spanish.
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 Animals Two by Two. These require little or no materials from home.
Investigation 1: Goldfish and Guppies—Create an optical illusion with a fishbowl image.
Investigation 2: Water and Land Snails—Students lead their families in a game of Who Am I?, acting out the behaviors of different animals.
Investigation 3: Big and Little Worms—Families read questions and answers to students about the role of earthworms in the environment. Students cut out and match questions and answers.
Investigation 4: Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs—Students color the animals on the right-hand side of the page.Next they cut them out and glue them on the drawing where each animal lives. Students label one living and one nonliving thing in the picture. They share what they know about these animals with family members.
Check with your child’s teacher to see if you can view an electronic version of the FOSS Science Resources book at home. Please be sure to ask your child’s teacher for the FOSSweb class login information.
The FOSS Science Resources Interactive eBook(s) html version can be viewed through an appropriate browser after logging in to FOSSweb. In addition, the FOSS Science Resources Interactive eBook(s) can be downloaded and viewed through the FOSS eBooks app. Install the FOSS eBooks app and download each FOSS Science Resources Interactive eBook onto any devices that you will be using. An Interactive eBook tutorial is available to share with students.
To download the FOSS eBooks app for your device, please click the appropriate link and follow the steps to install.
Click the appropriate link for your device to download the FOSS eBooks app and follow the steps below to install.
Once the FOSS eBooks app is downloaded, log into the app using the same username and password provided by the teacher to log in to FOSSweb.
Select which FOSS Science Resources Interactive eBook(s) you want to access through the app and download. Each book will take between 200-400 mB of file space on your device.