Curriculum Materials
Our 6th grade science curriculum utilizes materials from these sources:

1. Science and Technology Concepts for Middle Schools™
STC/MS™ is an inquiry-based middle school science curriculum developed by the National Science Resources Center. This student/teacher site supplements the STC/MS™ curriculum and can be used as a research guide for students.
2. FOSS (Full Option Science System) is a research-based science curriculum for grades K–8 developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley. FOSS is also an ongoing research project dedicated to improving the learning and teaching of science.

3. SEPUP (Science Education for Public Understanding Program) began in 1987 as a not-for-profit project to develop hands-on materials about chemicals and their use for schools and community groups.  It is administered through the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley.

I also supplement our curriculum with materials from:

4.  Great Explorations in Math and Science® (GEMS®) GEMS Kits® are a leading resource for innovative science and mathematics education. Developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, the public science education center at the University of California at Berkeley, and tested in thousands of classrooms nationwide.

5.  Newton's Toy Box (Delta Education)
6. Customized "kits" developed within Minneapolis Public Schools