Science Approved Instructional Materials

 

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.  

Elementary Science Instructional Materials

Grade Level


Science Kit Title/Description

Publisher/
Textbook Title/
Copyright/Adopted
Kindergarten
Life Science: ESD Foss Animals 2X2
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring the interdependent relationships in ecosystems
Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS//2016

Earth Science: NK Weather 
Description: Students track weather and temperature and identify patterns.
District created materials/2012


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.
Terrific Science Press/Marvelous Moving Things, Early Childhood Science in Motion/2009/2012 
First
Life Science: ESD Foss New Plants
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring the structure and function of green plants
Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS//2016

Earth Science: NK Foss Pebbles, Sand & Silt
Description: Hands-on science kit exploring the properties and uses of earth materials 
Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS//2017 

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.
District created materials/2012
Second
Life Science: ESD Insects
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring interdependent relationships in ecosystems.
Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS//2017 

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.
District created/2000
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.

Earth Science: NK Does the Sun Move
Description: Hands-on explorations using simple tools, models and data collection to explore the question "Does the sun move?"
District created/2012




District created/2012

Physical Science: NK Foss Balance and Motion
Description: 
Hands-on science kit exploring balance, counterbalance and stability, variables that affect spinning, and rolling systems.
Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS/2005/2011 
Third
Life Science: ESD Foss Structures of Life
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring the interdependent relationship in ecosystems including inheritance and variation in traits

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.
Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS//2016





District created
/
2000 
   
Earth Science: NK Water
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring the physical properties of water and its use as a power source.

Physical Science:
  NK Grd 3 Science a Closer Look Materials
Description: Hands-on science materials kit for exploring targeted chapters in the text.
Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS//2017



Macmillan/McGraw-
Hill/ Science A Closer
Look/ 2011/ 2011


 
Fourth
Life Science: ESD Environments
Description:  Hands-on science materials kit exploring structure, function and energy movement in life systems
Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS//2016 

Earth Science: ESD Soils, Rock and Land Forms
Description:Hands-on science materials kit exploring processes that shape the Earth.

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.
Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS/2017/2017 




Science and Technology for Children/Motion and Design/ 2011
Fifth
Life Science: ESD Living Systems
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems

Earth Science: ESD Planets and Moons
Description: Hands-on science materials kit exploring Earth's systems, stars and the solar system

Physical Science: NK Foss Variables
Description: Hands-on science kit exploring the practice of isolating variables in scientific study methods.

Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS//2016 



Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS//2016 



Lawrence Hall of Science/FOSS/2011/2016 

Optional Physical Science: NK Science a Closer Look
Description:Hands-on science materials kit for exploring targeted chapters in the text.
Macmillan/McGraw-
Hill/ Science A Closer
Look/ 2011/ 2011

 

Middle Level Science Instructional Materials

Grade Level

Publisher

Title - Science Kit

Adopted

Sixth

Carolina Biological
Supply Company
Energy, Machines and Motion 
#97-4606

2008

Sixth

Carolina Biological Supply Company
Catastrophic Events
#97-4206
 

2008

Seventh

Carolina Biological Supply Company

Organisms - From Macro to Micro
#97-4806

2008

Seventh

LAB-AIDS, Inc.

Ecology Unit E
#IALS-MM4E-1032

2008

Seventh

LAB-AIDS, Inc.

Rocks, Minerals and Soil - Units A and B
#IAES-MM1-1032

2008

Eighth

Carolina Biological Supply Company

Properties of Matter
#97-4406A

2008

Eighth

Carolina Biological Supply Company

Earth in Space
#97-5006

2008

Eighth

Carolina Biological
Supply Company
Human Body Systems
#97-4012

2008

 

High School Science Instructional Materials

Grade Level
Title
Author
Copyright
Publisher
9 – 10
Conceptual Physical Science Explorations
 
2006
Prentice Hall
10 - 11
Biology
 
2008
Prentice Hall
Marine Biology
Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach, 6th edition
Nybakken, Bertness
2005
Addison-Wesley
AP Biology
AP Biology, 5th edition
Campbell
1999
Addison-Wesley
Chemistry
Prentice Hall Chemistry
 
2008
Prentice Hall
Anatomy
Human Biology, 5th edition
Mader
1998
McGraw Hill
Physics
Physics, Principles with Applications 5th edition
Giancoli
1998
Prentice Hall
AP Physics
Fundamentals of Physics, 7th Edition
Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
2005
Wiley Pub.
Environmental Science AP
Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections and Solutions,
Miller
2007
Thomson Learning
 
Life Science: ESD Animals 2X2
Description: Hands on science materials kit exploring the interdependent relationships in     ecosystems
Earth Science: ESD Weather and Climate  (Investigations 2 & 3)
Description: 
Physical Science: NKSD Marvelous Moving Things
Description:
 22 Hands-on physical science lessons designed to build science process skills and increase pathways for learning in all area.
Life Science: ESD Animals 2X2
Description: Hands on science materials kit exploring the interdependent relationships in     ecosystems
Earth Science: ESD Weather and Climate  (Investigations 2 & 3)
Description: 
Physical Science: NKSD Marvelous Moving Things
Description:
 22 Hands-on physical science lessons designed to build science process skills and increase pathways for learning in all area.
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.
Earth Science: NK Does the Sun Move
Description:
District created materials/2012



District created materials/2012
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