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New features for a new school year!

We’re pleased to announce some exciting changes to our FOSSweb online content portal for the 2018-2019 school year! Schools and districts will now have the option to create accounts for individual students, unlocking new features for added flexibility.

New Features for Classes with Student Accounts:

  • Assign select content to individual students for differentiation or absence make-up
  • Enhanced eBook functionality allows notetaking, highlighting, annotating, and more
  • Access the new FOSSmap online assessment platform, including district-level reporting for SIS districts

New features for ALL FOSSweb users:

  • Show/hide select content to the entire class
  • Additional Spanish resources available for K-8 module and courses
  • New Planning Guides offer support and strategies for integrating modules
  • Additional strategies for three-dimensional learning
  • Streamlined access to technical and program support
  • Expanded middle school Teacher Prep Video library
For a more in-depth look at these features, visit the Delta website.

FOSS Next Generation Middle School Courses Available on FOSSweb

We are very excited to announce that we have all new FOSS Next Generation Middle School Courses available now on FOSSweb: Chemical Interactions, Diversity of Life, Earth History, Electromagnetic Force, Gravity and Kinetic Energy, Heredity and Adaptation, Human System Interactions, Electromagnetic Force, Planetary Science, Weather and Water, and Waves! You can preview the content by viewing the course as a guest, or unlock courses by entering the access code in the inside cover of your Investigations Guide. Second Edition Middle School users have access to corresponding Next Generation editions.

FOSS Newsletter: How to Sign Up or Be Removed

FOSSconnect, the FOSS newsletter, looks in depth at various elements of the FOSS program, showcases people and districts using FOSS, and highlights salient issues in science education. If you'd like to sign up for our newsletter, now digital only, please follow the link below.

Conversely, if you currently receive the FOSSconnect digitally and would like to be removed, we're sorry to see you go, but you can also sign up to be removed via the link below.
NIMAS Information on FOSSweb
Are you looking for information on NIMAS files for FOSS? Visit the FOSS for All section of our site under the Teaching Tools menu for information on how to find and retrieve files and who to contact in your state.

FOSSweb Walkthrough Videos

For tutorials on FOSSweb registration, activating modules, and creating class accounts, visit our FOSSweb Walkthrough Videos page.

Contacting FOSS

General FOSS Program Information

Developers at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Customer Service at Delta Education
Phone: 1-800-258-1302, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

FOSSmap (Online component of FOSS assessment system)

FOSSweb Tech Support

Professional development

Safety issues
Phone: 1-800-258-1302, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
For chemical emergencies, contact Chemtrec 24 hours per day. Phone: 1-800-424-9300

Sales and Replacement Parts
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