and system. The components of a FOSS module are a teacher's guide and a kit of materials.

  • Environments, 3.1

  • Food and Nutrition, 2.7

  • Landforms, 4.6

  • Levers and Pulleys, 1.10

  • Mixtures and Solutions, 1.13

  • Models and Designs, 5.12

  • Solar Energy, 4.9

  • Variables, 5.28

D.4 Glencoe Life, Earth, and Physical Science series

The Glencoe Life, Earth, and Physical Science series includes 3 full-year courses—1 in life, 1 in earth, and 1 in physical science—for students in grades 8 and above. Four major themes are developed: energy, systems and interactions, scale and structure, and stability and change. An extensive set of materials and resources, including many optional components, is available for students and teachers.

  • Glencoe Earth Science, 4.5

  • Glencoe Life Science, 2.8

  • Glencoe Physical Science, 1.6

D.5 Insights series

The Insights program, for grades K-6, consists of 17 modules, several of which are appropriate for middle school. Topics in the program reflect a balance of life, physical, and earth sciences. Insights modules integrate science with the rest of the curriculum, particularly with language arts and mathematics. The activities support cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity. Each module requires about 25 class sessions to complete. The components of an Insights module are a teacher's guide and a kit of materials.

  • Human Body Systems, 2.11

  • Structures, 1.16

  • There Is No Away, 3.3

D.6 Integrated Science series

The Integrated Science series includes 3 full-year courses that integrate chemistry, physics, and the life, earth, and space sciences with environmental issues and emphasize the development of critical-thinking skills. Four major themes are incorporated in the program: energy, changes over time, systems and structures, and environmental interactions. Designed for students of different ability levels, the lessons are graded as "starting off," "going further," or "for the enthusiast." In addition to the student edition and teacher's manual, the program offers a variety of support materials.

  • Integrated Science: Book One, 5.2

  • Integrated Science: Book Two, 5.3

D.7 Introductory Physical Science

Introductory Physical Science is a full-year course focused on the study of matter leading to the development of the atomic model. The course addresses 3 broad areas: the empirical framework for developing an atomic model, an introduction to the atomic model, and the electric dimension of the atomic model. This division provides natural breaking points for spreading the course over more than a year, if preferred.

  • Introductory Physical Science, 1.9

D.8 Middle Grades Science series

The Middle Grades Science series is an integrated science program for middle school students (grades 6, 7, and 8). The program uses a "spiral" approach to teaching science content and is designed around an evolving story line. Each year-long course is based on investigations of a series of questions that focus on scientific concepts and their relationship to the real-world. Concepts are drawn from biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics. Components of the program include teacher's guides—1 for each grade level, a program handbook, and a technology supplement.

  • Middle Grades Science: A Problem-Solving Approach, Sixth Grade, 5.9

  • Middle Grades Science: A Problem-Solving Approach, Seventh Grade, 5.10

  • Middle Grades Science: A Problem-Solving Approach, Eighth Grade, 5.11

D.9 Middle School Life Science

Middle School Life Science is a full-year course organized around a series of learning cycles during which students work independently, with partners, and in small groups. They engage in hands-on laboratory activities to explore an idea or concept, develop the concept during class discussion and/or through readings or additional experiments, apply the concepts learned to other situations, and form connections between their new knowledge and other areas of inquiry.

  • Middle School Life Science, 2.13

D.10 Middle School Science and Technology series

The Middle School Science and Technology series is a 3-year thematic program that integrates the life, earth, and physical sciences and emphasizes technology as a process for solving problems. The curriculum includes investigations, simulations, debates, plays, outdoor activities, research projects, and creative-writing projects. The titles of the 3 year-long courses—Investigating Patterns of Change, Investigating Diversity and Limits, and Investigating Systems and Change—reflect the program's unifying themes. Each course incorporates cooperative learning strategies.

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