K-8 Science Unit Rotation & Ordering Information
The online form for ordering science kits is active. Please go to this link and order the kits for the 2016-2017 school year as soon as possible. Download the PDF to the right to see the rotations, timeframes, and school groupings.
Teacher teams have been hard at work looking for ways to better align our materials to the new 2016 MA Science and Technology/Engineering Framework. Changes will be rolling out over the next few years – we need to take care to continue to use the 2006 Framework for many grades as the 2017 MCAS will still assess the 2006 Framework (old standards!!). We expect more information from DESE on this, as we get closer to the new school year.
Grade 4 and 5 teachers will notice a few changes in the list of units that are available. In grade 5, Levers and Pulleys has been replaced by Mixtures and Solutions. In grade 4,
Magnetism and Electricity has been replaced with Energy. The Energy Unit will be available for the December rollout. All Grade 4 classes will receive either Motion and Design or Animal Studies for the first phase of the rollout schedule.
We will be offering PD again for these two units (our summer sessions were over-enrolled!) - watch the newsletter for dates and times!
Download this document to see the rotation cycles and school groupings.
If you have questions about your order, please email Bev Nadeau.