Standards-Based FOSS Science Kit Resources

FOSS science kits are a core elementary science material for many districts in Washington state. Several resources have recently been developed that help teachers to use the kits to more effectively teach our Washington Science EALRs. These resources have tended to stay regional but I know that all of the creators of these tools and resources very much want them to be shared and used.

Olympic ESD 114

ESD 114 has developed new curriculum guides for each FOSS kit they support. The guides provide a week by week scope and sequence that identifies WA Science Standards and Math CCSS; Focus Questions/PE tasks; and Critical Assessments/Hinge Questions.

You will also find curriculum resources such as learning progressions, rubrics, supplemental assessments, rubrics and other support links.

Click HERE to see the kits that ESD 114 supports.

You will also find a video describing the Science Kit Resources.


Northwest ESD has posted resources from their Assessing with Learning Progressions in Science (ALPS). This project generated:

  • Instructional tools for a variety of FOSS and STC kits: these documents provide a learning progression for each kit, plus a variety of student tasks, and resources for checking student understanding across the progression. Click HERE to see an example for the FOSS kit Variables
  • Classroom videos of using learning progressions for formative assessment in science

ESD 112

The Science & Math Education Resource Center (SMERC) at ESD 112 has developed a variety of key elementary science resources including:


One response to “Standards-Based FOSS Science Kit Resources

  1. Thanks for sharing, Kirk!

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