Sources and Modules Being Field Tested

 

The Lansing School District has recently completed (October 2001 - March 2002) its process of field testing a variety of K-5 science curriculum materials for possible adoption. These materials came from ten sources:

The table below lists the sources of the modules that have been field tested for possible adoption as K-5 science curriculum materials. The list is sorted by developer and then the grade level for which the developer designed the module. The fourth column indicates the Lansing School District grade level and session of the science unit for which the module is being considered. For example, "2c" indicates that the module is being evaluated relative to the second-grade third-quarter science unit (which, in our science pacing guides, is about "Sound").

Clicking on a "link" in the fourth column will take you to the summary results chart for that science unit. Modules for which this cell in the table is green have been recommended for consideration for adoption by the field test study group (FTSG) that evaluated them.

The fifth and sixth columns in the table indicate the number of teacher editions and student editions respectively of the modules that have been returned to Media Services following completion of their evaluation by members of the FTSGs. You are welcome to contact Media Services (325-6950) to borrow any of these copies and examine them yourself.

You can use the links below to jump directly to the point in the table where that publisher's set of modules appear in the listing.

[ Battle Creek ]     [ BESU&C ]     [ BSCS ]     [ EDC Insights ]     [ FOSS ]     [ Galaxy ]     [ Houghton Mifflin ]     [ McGraw-Hill ]     [ MDE ]     [ NSRC-STC ]    

 

Developer Module Title Intended Grade Level LSD Grade and Session Available for Loan
Teacher Editions Student Editions
Battle Creek Unit Ka: Senses K Kc    
Battle Creek Unit Kd: Alive: What Living Things Are K Kc    
Battle Creek Unit 1b: Measuring & Sorting 1 Kb 2 2
Battle Creek Unit 1?: Water Works 1 2b    
Battle Creek Unit 1c: Water Planet 1 2b 2 2
Battle Creek Unit 1d: Organisms 1 2d    
Battle Creek Unit 2a: Light & Shadows 2 3b 1 2
Battle Creek Unit 2b: How Things Move 2 3c    
Battle Creek Unit 2c: Changes over Time 2 2a 2 1
Battle Creek Unit 2d: Life Cycles 2 2d    
Battle Creek Unit 3a: Sound 3 2c    
Battle Creek Unit 3c: Our Changing Earth 3 4a 2 1
Battle Creek Unit 3d: Flowering Plants 3 3d    
Battle Creek Unit 4a: Motion, Force, & Energy 4 3c 1 1
Battle Creek Unit 4b: Magnetism and Electricity 4 4b 1 1
Battle Creek Unit 4c: Earth Materials 4 3a 2 2
Battle Creek Unit 5?: Matter Matters 5 5b    
Battle Creek Unit 5b: Simple Machines and Sound 5 3c    
BESU&C What Happens to Trash? Separating Mixtures K Kb    
BESU&C Weather across the Seasons 1 2a    
BESU&C Investigating Plants 2 3d    
BESU&C Shadows and Light 3 3b 1  
BESU&C Simple Machines: Moving Heavy Objects 4 3c    
BESU&C (MDE Version) Moon Phases 5-6 5a 1  
BESU&C (MDE Version) Air Masses: Explaining Changes in Weather 5-6 5c 1  
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating My World K Kabc 2  
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Properties 1 1b 2 2
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Testing Materials 1 1b 1 1
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Animals & Their Needs 1 2d 1  
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Earth Materials 1 3a 1 1
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Weather 2 2a 2 2
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Designing Sound Systems 2 2c    
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Position & Motion 2 3c    
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Plants 2 3d    
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Life Cycles 3 2d    
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Electrical Systems 3 4b 1 1
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Objects in the Sky 3 5a 2 2
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating the Changing Earth 4 4a    
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Ecosystems 4 4d    
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Heat & Changes in Materials 5 5b 3 3
BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. Investigating Weather Systems 5 5c    
EDC Insights Myself and Others K-1 Kc    
EDC Insights The Senses K-1 Kc    
EDC Insights Balls and Ramps K-1 1a 4  
EDC Insights Living Things K-1 1c 2  
EDC Insights Liquids 2-3 2b 2  
EDC Insights Sound 2-3 2c    
EDC Insights Lifting Heavy Things 2-3 3c    
EDC Insights Growing Things 2-3 formerly 2d,
shifted to
3d
   
EDC Insights Habitats 2-3 4d    
EDC Insights Changes of State 4-5 5b 2  
EDC Insights Circuits and Pathways 4-5 5d 1  
FOSS Animals Two by Two K Kc    
FOSS Fabric K 1b 2  
FOSS Paper K 1b 1  
FOSS Wood K 1b 2  
FOSS Trees K 1c 1  
FOSS New Plants 1-2 1c 1 1
FOSS Air and Weather 1-2 2a 3  
FOSS Solids and Liquids 1-2 2b 1 1
FOSS Insects 1-2 2d 2  
FOSS Pebbles, Sand, and Silt 1-2 3a 2  
FOSS Balance and Motion 1-2 3c    
FOSS Water 3-4 2b 1 1
FOSS Physics of Sound 3-4 2c    
FOSS Earth Materials 3-4 3a 2  
FOSS Ideas and Inventions 3-4 3b 1  
FOSS Magnetism and Electricity 3-4 4b   1
FOSS Structures of Life 3-4 4c    
FOSS Landforms 5-6 4a 2  
FOSS Mixtures and Solutions 5-6 5b 2 2
FOSS Electronics 6 5d 2 + 1 Resource Book  
Galaxy Air, Weather, Wind, and Stars [Finders, Seekers, Science Keepers Red, Theme 6] K Ka 2  
Galaxy Body Works [Finders, Seekers, Science Keepers Red] K Kc    
Galaxy Feed Their Needs of Pets and Seeds [Finders, Seekers, Science Keepers Red] K Kc    
Galaxy Dripping, Mixing, Freezing Liquids [Finders, Seekers, Science Keepers Blue] 1 2b 1  
Galaxy Hear It, See It, Do It [Finders, Seekers, Science Keepers Blue] 1 2c    
Galaxy Critters at Work and Home [Finders, Seekers, Science Keepers Blue] 1 2d    
Galaxy Swimming, Flying, Eating, & Hiding: Critters in Action [Finders, Seekers, Science Keepers: Theme 5: Blue] 1 2d 1  
Galaxy Theme 1: Sound and Light [Movers and Shakers, Green] 3 3b    
Galaxy Theme 3: Electricity and Magnetism [Movers and Shakers, Green] 3 4b    
Galaxy Theme 5: Air, Water, & Weather [Movers and Shakers, Green] 3 5c 1  
Galaxy Theme 7: Living Things [Movers and Shakers, Green] 3 4c    
Galaxy Theme 2: Force and Motion [Movers and Shakers, Purple] 4 3c    
Galaxy Theme 4: Heat & Simple Machines [Movers and Shakers, Purple] 4 5b    
Galaxy Theme 6: Above the Clouds [Movers and Shakers: Grandpa's Garage: Purple] 4 5a 2  
Galaxy Theme 8: Geology [Movers and Shakers: Grandpa's Garage: Purple] 4 4a    
Galaxy Science Is Doing What-Ifs to Use and Compare Materials [Fixer Uppers] 1-2 1b    
Galaxy Science Is Doing What-Ifs to Find and Compare Creature Features [Fixer Uppers] 1-2 2d 1  
Galaxy Tracking Living Action to Relate Form and Function 4-5 4d    
Galaxy Building Models to Invent and Explain Ideas [S.N.O.O.P.S.] 4-5 5a 2  
Houghton Mifflin Unit A: Characteristics of Living Things K Kc 1  
Houghton Mifflin Unit B: Exploring with the Senses K Kc 1  
Houghton Mifflin Unit C: Looking at the Earth and Sky K Ka    
Houghton Mifflin Unit D: Pushes and Pulls K 1a 2  
Houghton Mifflin Unit E: Body Parts K Kc 2  
Houghton Mifflin Unit A: Kinds of Living Things 1 1c 1 + 1TRB  
Houghton Mifflin Unit B: Weather and Seasons 1 2a 1 + 1TRB  
Houghton Mifflin Unit D: Earth's Land and Water 1 2b 1  
Houghton Mifflin Unit A: Interactions of Living Things 2 2d or 4d    
Houghton Mifflin Unit A: Life Cycles 3 4c    
Houghton Mifflin Unit B: Sun, Moon, and Earth 3 5a 1 + 1TRB  
Houghton Mifflin Unit C: Matter, Energy, and Forces 3 3c    
Houghton Mifflin Unit D: Earth's Resources 3 3a 1  
Houghton Mifflin Unit E: Roles of Living Things 3 3d 1  
Houghton Mifflin Unit A: Earth's Land 4 4a 1  
Houghton Mifflin Unit B: Properties of Matter 4 5b    
Houghton Mifflin Unit C: Classifying Living Things 4 4c 2  
Houghton Mifflin Unit D: Magnetism and Electricity 4 4b or 5d 2  
Houghton Mifflin Unit E: Weather and Climate 4 5c    
Houghton Mifflin Unit A: Systems in Living Things 5 4c 1 1
Houghton Mifflin Unit B: The Solar System and Beyond 5 5a    
Houghton Mifflin Unit C: Matter and Energy 5 5b    
Houghton Mifflin Unit D: Populations and Ecosystems 5 4d    
Houghton Mifflin Unit E: The Solid Earth 5 4a 1  
Houghton Mifflin Unit F: Light and Sound 5 3b 2 + 2TRB  
McGraw-Hill 2000 Units 1-6 K Ka, Kc, 1a, 1c 1  
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 1: Learn about Your World K Kc [See 2002]  
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 2: Learn about Plants K 1c [See 2002] 1
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 3: Learn about Animals K Kc [See 2002]  
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 5: Weather and Seasons K Ka [See 2002]  
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 6: Make Things Move K 1a [See 2002] 1
McGraw-Hill 2000 Units 1-6 1 Ka, 1a, 1b, 1c 1  
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 1: A Tree 1 1c 1 2
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 2: The Sky 1 Ka   1
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 3: Matter, Matter Everywhere 1 1b   2
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 4: On the Move 1 1a   1
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 4: Watch It Move 2 3c    
McGraw-Hill 2000 Units 1-7 3 3a, 3c, 4d    
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 1: Living Things 3 4d    
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 2: Lift It, Push It, Pull It 3 3c    
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 5: Rocks and Resources 3 3a    
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 6: Where Living Things Live 3 4d    
McGraw-Hill 2000 Units 1-7 4 4b 1  
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism 4 4b   1
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 2: Weather and Climate 5 5c 1  
McGraw-Hill 2000 Unit 6: Ecosystems around the World 5 4d    
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit 1: Learn about Your World K Kc 1  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit 2: Learn about Plants K 1c 3
(TE includes both modules)
 
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit 3: Learn about Animals K Kc  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit 5: Weather and Seasons K Ka 3  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit 6: Make Things Move K 1a 3  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit A: Plants Are Living Things 1 1c 1
(TE includes both modules)
 
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit B: Animals Are Living Things 1 2d  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit C: The Sky and Weather 1 Ka 2  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit E: Matter, Matter Everywhere 1 1b 2
(TE includes both modules)
 
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit F: On the Move 1 1a  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit A: Plants and Animals 2 1c 2  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit F: Watch It Move 2 3c 1  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit A: Looking at Plants and Animals 3 4d    
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit B: Where Plants and Animals Live 3 4d    
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit C: Our Earth 3 3a 5  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit E: Forces and Motion 3 3c 3  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit F: Energy 4 5d 1  
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit B: Interactions of Living Things 5 4d    
McGraw-Hill 2002 Unit D: Weather and Climate 5 5c 1  
MDE New Directions Constructing Toys and Concepts K-1-2 1b    
MDE New Directions Running on Plants 3-4 3d    
NSRC STC Comparing and Measuring 1 1a or 1b 1  
NSRC STC Weather 1 2a 1  
NSRC STC Solids and Liquids 1 2b    
NSRC STC Organisms 1 2d    
NSRC STC Balancing and Weighing 2 1b 1  
NSRC STC The Life Cycle of Butterflies 2 2d    
NSRC STC Soils 2 3a 1  
NSRC STC Sound 3 2c   1
NSRC STC Rocks and Minerals 3 3a 1  
NSRC STC Plant Growth and Development 3 4c    
NSRC STC Motion and Design 4 3c    
NSRC STC Land and Water 4 4a    
NSRC STC Electric Circuits 4 4b, 5d    
NSRC STC Animal Studies 4 4d    
NSRC STC Ecosystems 5 4d    
NSRC STC Magnets and Motors 6 5d 1 1

 


Last updated:   4/2/2002 by RTSmith