FOSS California Program Components: Teacher Guide

The Teacher Guide is the most important and valuable part of the FOSS California program. It is here that all the wisdom and experience contributed by hundreds of educators has been assembled. Everything we know about the content of the module, how to teach the subject, and assess student progress is presented here. The Teacher Guide provides both new and experienced teachers with the tools and resources they need to teach science efficiently and effectively.

Each FOSS module has its own Teacher Guide in a 3-ring binder which consists of the following chapters:

Module Overview


Guiding The Investigation: Click to Enlarge


Science Notebook Masters

Science Notebook Masters: Click to Enlarge

Teacher Masters

Teacher Answers Sheets

Embedded (Formative) Assessment

Benchmark (Summative) Assessment

Summative Assessment: Click to Enlarge

Assessment Masters

Mathematics in Science

Reading and Writing in Science

Reading Extensions

Standards Checklist

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