Diversity of Life Home School Connection

Hello parents and students:

Home/School Connections PDF

The FOSS team is here to support educators during COVID-19 school closures. While no online learning can replace the hands-on science at the core of the FOSS program, the FOSS developers hope that the new Home/School Connections on this page can support you in navigating instruction during this challenging time.

You will need to log in to FOSSweb to access most resources. You can view an instructional video on student login.

Download a copy of the Diversity of Life Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.

Inside the PDF you’ll find:

  • March 16, 2020, Letter to Parents, Students, and Families from the FOSS team
  • A list of resources for the course that you might engage in at home. Note that you may receive additional/alternate FOSS assignments from your teacher.

Everyday Outside Challenge. Time spent outdoors can reduce stress and depression for children and adults. If your region is still allowing outdoor social-distancing, participate in this outdoor adventure as a family unit. Here is the downloadable Everyday Outside Challenge for Middle School, in English and Spanish.

Activities for Using FOSS Career Database for Science and Engineering (updated 4/30/2020)
Download suggestions for using the FOSS Career Database for Science and Engineering in Home/School activities in English or Spanish.

Information about the Interactive eBooks App

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.

  1. 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.

    iOS devices:

    Get it on iTunes

    Android devices: (including some Chromebook devices*)

    Get it on Google Play
  2. 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.

  3. 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.