Adopted K-5 Science Curriculum Modules

 

The following modules were adopted (Spring 2002) as the basis for our Lansing School District's elementary science education program.  Implementation began with the 2002-2003 school year.  Click here for more details of the recommendation and adoption process.  Additional information about many of these science units can be found by using the links on our "Science Unit Resources" web page.

The table below displays the following information for each of our twenty-two adopted K-5 elementary science units:

Grade

Three Twelve-Week Sessions

a

b

c

K

Galaxy: Air, Weather, Wind, and Stars

BESU&C: What Happens to Trash? Separating Mixtures

Houghton Mifflin: Characteristics of Living Things

TE

3

TNB

6

TSB

3

1

EDC: Balls and Ramps

BSCS: Testing Materials

McGraw-Hill 2002: Plants Are Living Things

TSB, SNB

1

TE, SE

1

TSB

3

Grade

Four Nine-Week Quarters

a

b

c

d

2

BSCS: Investigating Weather

Battle Creek: Water Planet

BSCS: Designing Sound Systems

BSCS: Characteristics of Living Things

TE, SE

4

TNB, SJ

7

TE, SE

4

TE, SE

6

3

McGraw-Hill 2002: Our Earth

Battle Creek: Lights & Shadows

Battle Creek: How Things Move with BESU&C: Simple Machines

Battle Creek: Flowering Plants

TSB, SE

5

TNB, SJ

4

TNB, SJ

6

TNB, SJ

5

4

BSCS: Investigating the Changing Earth

BSCS: Investigating Electrical Systems

NSRC: Plant Growth and Development

BSCS: Investigating Ecosystems

TE, SE

4

TE, SE

4

TE, SE

5

TE, SE

6

5

BSCS: Investigating Objects in the Sky

BSCS: Investigating Heat & Changes in Materials

BSCS: Investigating Weather Systems

EDC: Circuits and Pathways

TE, SE

2

TE, SE

6

TE, SE

3

TSB, SNB

3

 

  Color Codes:  

    

 = Earth and Space Science  

    

 = Physical Science  

    

 = Life Science  

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