NK Science Material Resources

 
   
 
 
Note: 2017-18  elementary science marks year two of a four-year shift in science curriculum materials from  NKSD provided materials to all Foss Science Kits provided through OESD 114.


All science kits are available in classrooms on a rotating basis, roughly following trimesters.  Teachers may choose ONE science kit per trimester.  Multi-age classrooms will need to pick and choose which grade level kit they will teach.  Optional science kits (listed below) are available upon request.

Elementary Science Instructional Materials

   Grade Level     Science Kit Title/ Description 
         
   Kindergarten     Life Science: ESD Foss Animals 2X2
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring the interdependent relationships in ecosystems.
Teacher guide location: in kit
Scope and Sequence
         
        Earth Science: NK Weather
Description:  Students track weather and temperature to identify patterns.
Teacher guide location:  (unit binder) in the building
         
        Physical Science:  NK Moving Things
Description:  Hands-on physical science lessons designed to build science process skills and increase pathways for learning in all areas.
Teacher Guide location:  (titled Marvelous Moving ThingsEarly Childhood Science in Motion ) building library
         
   First     Life Science:  ESD FossNew Plants
Description:  Hands-on science materials kit exploring the structure and function of green plants.
Teacher guide location:   in kit
Scope and Sequence
         
        Earth Science: NK Foss Pebbles, Sand & Silt
Description: Hands-on science kit exploring the properties and uses of earth materials.
Teacher guide location:   building library
         
        Earth Science: NK Observing Patterns in the Sky
Description:  Hands-on observation and data collection of observable objects in the sky (including the sun and moon) to determine patterns.
Teacher guide location: (binder unit) in building
         
   Second     Life Science: ESD Foss Insects
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring interdependent relationships in ecosystems.
Teacher guide location:  in  kit
Scope and Sequence
         
        Optional Local Life Science:  NK Puget Sound Beaches
Description: Teacher developed science lessons exploring life on Puget Sound beaches with in-class hands-on observation practice and complete experiment using science methodology.
Teacher Guide location:  (binder unit) in building
         
        Earth Science: NK Properties of Matter
Description:  Teacher developed hands-on science exploration of the states of matter that occur in the world around us.
Teacher guide location:  (binder unit) in building
         
        Earth Science: NK Does the Sun Move
Description:  Teacher developed, hands-on science explorations using simple tools, models and data collection to explore the question "Does the Sun Move?"
Teacher guide location: (binder unit) in building
         
        Physical Science:  NK Foss Balance and Motion
Description: Hands-on science kit exploring balance, counterbalance and stability; variables that affect spinning and rolling systems.
Teacher guide location: building library
         
   Third     Life Science:  ESD Foss Structures of Life
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring the interdependent relationships in ecosystems including inheritance and variation in traits.
Teacher guide location:  in kit
Scope and Sequence
         
        Optional Local life Science: NK Salmon
Description: Teacher developed science lessons and kit exploring salmon with in-class hands-on observation practice of the salmon life cycle.
Teacher guide location:  (binder unit) in building
Salmon may be raised in the building beginning in January.
         
        Earth Science:  NK Water
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring the physical properties of water and its use as a power source.
Teacher guide location:  building library
         
        Physical Science:  NK Grade 3 Science a Closer Look Materials
Description:  Hands-on science materials kit for exploring targeted chapters in the text.
Teacher guide (3) location:   building library 
         
   Fourth     Life Science:  ESD Foss Environments
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring structure, function and energy movement in life systems.
Teacher guide location:  in kit
Scope and Sequence
         
        Earth Science: ESD Foss Soils, Rock and Land Forms
Description:  Hands-on science materials kit exploring processes that shape the Earth.
Teacher guide location: in kit
Scope and Sequence
         
        Physical Science: NK STC Motion and Design
Description:  Hands-on science kit exploring the effects of various variables on motion using student built k'nex cars.
Teacher guide location:  building library
         
        Optional Physical Science: Grade 4 Science a Closer Look Materials
Description:  Hands-on science materials kit for exploring targeted physical science chapters in the text.
Teacher guide locatin:  building library.
Note: an additional supplemental  binder that helps you understand how to modify explorations in the text is available
         
   Fifth     Life Science: ESD Foss Living Systems
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems.
Teacher guide location:  in kit
Scope and Sequence
         
        Earth Science: ESD Foss Planets and Moons
Description:  Hands-on science materials kit exploring Earth's systems, stars and the solar system.
Teacher guide location:  in kit
Scope and Sequence
         
        Physical Science:  NK Foss Variables
Description:  Hands-on science kit exploring the practice of isolating variables in scientific study methods.
Teacher guide location: building library
         
        Optional Physical Science: NK Grade 5 Science a Closer Look Materials
Description: Hands-on science materials kit for exploring targeted  physical science chapters in the text.
Teacher guide location:  building library.
Note: an additional supplemental  binder that helps you understand how to modify explorations in the text is available
         



 
Any questions about science materials please contact:
Peggy Bullock
Peggy Bullock
360-396-3295


 
              

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