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WSESU Science Curriculum Framework
Appendix 1

Below are some suggestions for modules from published science programs that would assist in the teaching of the units found in this curriculum. Clearly, some units have more material available than others. We are hopeful that additional resources will be identified and included in future versions of this document. The publisher's recommended grade level is given in parentheses after the module.

DSM
Delta Science Modules, Delta Education

EBS
Event-Based Science, Innovative Learning

FACETS
Foundations and Challenges to Encourage Technology-based Science, American Chemical Society

FOSS
Full Option Science System, Delta Education

GEMS
Great Explorations in Math and Science, Lawrence Hall of Science

INSIGHTS
Insights, Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.

NSTA
Various Publications from the National Science Teacher Association

STC
Science & Technology for Children, Carolina Biological Supply Co.

TOPS
Task Oriented Physical Science, TOPS Learning Systems, Inc.
 K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

KINDERGARTEN

Space, Time & Matter

Properties of Matter

FOSS "Fabric" (K)

FOSS "Wood" (K)

FOSS "Paper" (K)

GEMS "Sifting Through Science" (K-2)

Acronym definitions 

The Living World

Living and Non-living

FOSS "Animals" (K)

FOSS "Trees" (K)

INSIGHTS "Living Things" (K-1)

STC "Organisms" (1)

GEMS "Penguins and Their Young" (K-1)

GEMS "Animal Defenses" (P-K)

GEMS "Ant Homes Under the Ground" (P-1)

GEMS "Eggs, Eggs Everywhere" (P-1)

GEMS "Hide a Butterfly" (P-K)

GEMS "Ladybugs" (P-1)

Acronym definitions  

The Human Body

Our Body

INSIGHTS "The Senses" (K-1)

INSIGHTS "Myself and Others" (K-1)

Acronym definitions  

Earth, The Universe & The Environment

Our Earth

FOSS "Pebbles, Sand, Salt" (1)

Acronym definitions  


GRADE 1

Space, Time & Matter

States of Matter

FOSS "Solids and Liquids" (1-2)

INSIGHTS "Liquids" (2-3)

STC "Solids and Liquids" (1)

STC "Chemical Tests" (3)

GEMS "Involving Dissolving" (K-2)

GEMS "Bubble Festival" (K-6)

GEMS "Liquid Explorations" (1-3)

Acronym definitions  

Behavior of Gasses

The Living World

Plants

FOSS "New Plants" (1-2)

INSIGHTS "Growing Things" (2-3)

STC "Plant Growth and Development" (3)

GEMS "Tree Homes" (P-1)

Acronym definitions  

The Human Body

Nutrition and Digestion

Earth, The Universe & The Environment

Earth, Sun, Moon


GRADE 2

Space, Time & Matter

Heat, Light, Sound

FOSS "Physics of Sound" (3-4)

STC "Sound" (3)

NSTA "Sound Science" (2-6)

Acronym definitions  

The Living World

Animals

FOSS "Insects" ( 1-2)

STC " Butterflies" (2)

GEMS "Animal Defenses" (K-2)

GEMS "Buzzing a Hive" (K-3)

 Acronym definitions

The Human Body

Human Development

Skeletal & Muscular System

FOSS "Human Body" (3-4)

INSIGHTS "Bones and Skeletons" (4-5)

 Acronym definitions

Earth, The Universe & The Environment

Earth's Changing Surface

FOSS "Earth Materials" (3-4)

INSIGHTS "Reading the Environment" (4-5)

STC "Soils" (2)

STC "Rocks and Minerals" (3)

 Acronym definitions


GRADE 3

Space, Time & Matter

Magnets, Electric Charge and Conductors

FOSS "Magnets and Electricity (3-4)

INSIGHTS "Circuits and Pathways (4-5)

STC "Electric Circuits" (4)

 Acronym definitions

The Living World

Aquatic Environments

GEMS "On Sandy Shores" (2-4)

DSM "Pond Life" (4-6)

 Acronym definitions

The Human Body

Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

Earth, The Universe & The Environment

Water Cycle, Weather & Water Properties

FOSS "Air and Weather" ( 1-2)

FOSS "Water" (3-4)

STC "Land and Water" (4)

NSTA "Water Matters" (3-8)

Acronym definitions  


GRADE 4

Space, Time & Matter

Forces, Motion and Simple Machines

FOSS "Levers and Pulleys" (5-6)

INSIGHTS "Lifting Heavy Things" (2-3)

INSIGHTS "Structures" (6)

STC "Motion and Design" (4)

DSM "Simple Machines" (5-7)

 Acronym definitions

The Living World

Adaptations and Habitats

FOSS "Environments" (5-6)

INSIGHTS "Habitats" (2-3)

STC "Animal Studies" (4)

GEMS "Terrarium Habitats" (K-6)

 Acronym definitions

The Human Body

Immune System and Disease

DSM "You and Your Body" (5-6)

Acronym definitions

Earth, The Universe & The Environment

Natural Resources and Recycling

INSIGHTS "There Is No Away" (6)

 Acronym definitions


GRADE 5

Space, Time & Matter

Forms of Energy

FOSS "Solar Energy" (5-6)

GEMS "Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight" (4-8)

DSM "Solar Energy" (5-7)

Acronym definitions  

The Living World

Ecosystems

FOSS "Environments" (5-6)

STC "Ecosystems" (5)

GEMS "Schoolyard Ecology" (3-6)

 Acronym definitions

The Human Body

Nervous and Endocrine Systems

INSIGHTS "Human Body Systems" (6)

GEMS "Learning About Learning" (6-8)

DSM "You and Your Body" (5-6)

Acronym definitions  

Earth, The Universe & The Environment

Solar System and Cyclic Events

GEMS "Moons of Jupiter" (4-9)

GEMS "Earth, Moon, and Stars" (5-9)

STC "Measuring Time" (6)

DSM "Earth, Moon and Sun" (6-8)

 Acronym definitions


GRADE 6

Space, Time & Matter

Matter: Physical and Chemical Change, States and Properties

FOSS "Mixtures and Solutions" (5-6)

INSIGHTS "Mystery Powders" (4-5)

INSIGHTS "Changes of State" (4-5)

STC "Floating and Sinking" (5)

GEMS "Crimelab Chemistry" (4-8)

GEMS "Chemical Reactions" (7-10)

GEMS "Of Cabbages and Chemistry" (4-8)

GEMS "Oobleck: What Do Scientists Do?" (4-8)

GEMS "Mystery Festival" (2-8)

GEMS "Bubble-ology" (5-9)

GEMS "Discovering Density" (6-10)

DSM "Chemical Interactions" (7-8)

TOPS "Analysis" (7-8)

TOPS "Solutions" (7-8)

 Acronym definitions

The Living World

Cells

STC "Microworlds" (5)

GEMS "Microscopic Explorations" (4-8)

 Acronym definitions

The Human Body

Reproductive System

INSIGHTS "Human Body Systems" (6)

DSM "You and Your Body" (5-6)

Acronym definitions  

Earth, The Universe & The Environment

Geology

FOSS "Landforms" (5-6)

NSTA "Project Earth Science - Geology" (5-10)

GEMS "Stories in Stone" (4-9)

GEMS "Convection: A Current Event" (6-9)

GEMS "River Cutters" (6-8)

DSM "Earth Processes" (6-8)

DSM "Erosion" (5-8)

DSM "Rocks and Minerals" (5-6)

EBS "Earthquake!" (7-8)

EBS "Flood!" (7-8)

EBS "Volcano!" (7-8)

FACETS "Earthquakes" (6-7)

FACETS "Shrinking Farmlands" (6)

Acronym definitions  


GRADE 7

Space, Time & Matter

Laws of Motion

GEMS "Experimenting with Model Rockets" (6-10)

NSTA "Methods of Motion" (6-10)

DSM "Newton's Toybox" (6-8)

TOPS "Motion" (7-8)

 Acronym definitions

Forms of Energy

GEMS " More than Magnifiers"

GEMS " Color Analyzers" (5-9)

NSTA "Evidence of Energy" (6-10)

DSM "Lenses and Mirrors" (5-7)

TOPS "Light" (7-8)

 Acronym definitions

The Living World

The Five Kingdoms

GEMS - "Earthworms" (6-10)

 Acronym definitions

The Human Body

Human Inheritance

DSM "DNA - From Genes to Proteins" (7-8)

 Acronym definitions

Earth, The Universe & The Environment

Weather

NSTA "Project Earth Science - Meteorology" (5-10)\

EBS "Hurricane!" (7-8)

FACETS "Weather and Health" (6)

DSM "Weather Forecasting" (5-6)

 Acronym definitions

Natural Resources

GEMS "Acid Rain" (6-10)

GEMS "Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect" (6-10)

FACETS "Acid Rain" (7)

FACETS "Cleaning Water" (7)

EBS "Oil Spill!" (7-8)

DSM "Pollution" (5-6)

NSTA "Earth: The Water Planet" (6-8)

 Acronym definitions


GRADE 8

Space, Time & Matter

Electricity and Magnetism

STC "Magnets and Motors" (6)

DSM "Electrical Connections" (6-8)

DSM "Electromagnetism" (5-7)

TOPS "Magnetism" (7-8)

 Acronym definitions

Gas Laws

TOPS "Pressure" (7-8)

 Acronym definitions

The Living World

Ecology and Evolution

GEMS "Mapping Fish Habitats" (6-10)

 Acronym definitions

The Human Body

Nature vs. Nurture

GEMS "Vitamin C Testing" (4-8)

GEMS "Learning About Learning" (6-8)

FACETS "What's in Our Food?" (6-7)

FACETS "Communicable Diseases" (7)

FACETS "Growing Older" (7)

FACETS "Keeping Fit" (6)

EBS "Outbreak" (7-8)

 Acronym definitions

Earth, The Universe & The Environment

The Universe

NSTA - "Project Earth Science - Astronomy" (5-10)

EBS "Asteroid!" (7-8)

Acronym definitions

 

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