FOSS – The Next Generation of Active Learning
With FOSS, all teachers can teach science and all students can learn science. FOSS is s a program that engages students in the study of the concepts and practices of science. The FOSS developers at the Lawrence Hall of Science have spent more than 20 years working in classrooms with teachers, synthesizing data from research, and testing prototypes. The activities work. The strategies work. And most importantly, the decades of working in classrooms has yielded support strategies to guide every teacher to be successful in every situation. Successful science teaching is no longer only for the experts.
FOSS Third Edition takes advantage of the natural connections between science and language arts. Students experience the natural world and use language to inquire, process information, and communicate their thinking. As students read, write, listen and speak about the concepts they explore and engage in argument from evidence, they build Common Core literacy skills.