FCA utilizes The FOSS Science Program in grades K-5. The FOSS Program design is based on learning progressions that provide students with opportunities to investigate core ideas in science in increasingly complex ways over time. FOSS starts with the intuitive ideas that primary students bring with them and provides experiences that allow students to develop more sophisticated understanding as they grow through the grades. The FOSS K-5 curricula are outlined below.
FOSS K-5 Program Scope and Sequence
Grade Life Science Earth and Space Science Physical Science and Technology Scientific Reasoning and Technology Alternative Modules
5 Food and Nutrition Solar Energy Levers and Pulleys Models and Designs Living Systems
Environments Landforms Mixtures and Solutions Variables Water Planet
3-4 Human Body Water Magnetism and Electricity Ideas and Inventions Matter and Energy
Structures of Life Earth Materials Physics of Sound Measurement Sun, Moon and Stars
1-2 New Plants Air and Weather Solids and Liquids Insects and Plants
Insects Pebbles, Sand and Silt Balance and Motion Plants and Animals
K Trees Wood and Paper Animals Two By Two
Each FOSS module for grades K–6 includes Home/School Connection activities and Math Problems of the week. These take-home sheets are available as downloadable pdf.