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Christine Butler
GK12 Program Director

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Special Thanks to the National Science Foundation for their support


Physical Science Kit Sources
FOSS – Full Option Science Systems
Delta Education – FOSS distributor
STC – Science & Technology for Children
Carolina Biological – STC distributor
InSights – An Elementary Hands-On Inquiry Science Curriculum

Science Kit Effectiveness Studies from National Science Resource Center

FOSS Correlation to Oregon Standards - Sept. 2009

The GK-12 Fellows work in partnership with classroom teachers, serving as content specialists to provide guidance on how the active learning curricula can be used to satisfy the State of Oregon requirements for math, science and writing work samples. They model science as an active, inquiry-driven process.

Our partners, Umatilla/Morrow ESD, Lane ESD, North Central ESD and High Desert, are developing a resource-sharing model with a science kit restocking service. The kits are collected, refurbished and stored between uses by the ESD. This allows each kit to be used several times each year increasing the use of each kit by a factor of at least 3 over a single school based model.