Hamilton uses the FOSS and STC science programs in grades K-5, and the SEPUP program in grades 6-8. Hamilton’s scope and sequence has been aligned to the new Next Generation Science Standards, and will incorporate many engineering components. These units are all inquiry based, where students have the chance to explore through hands on learning-with very little book work involved. At Hamilton, we believe that the best way to learn, enjoy, and remember science is to do science. In all of the units listed below, we also incorporate the use of science notebooks to enhance literacy throughout the curricula. When students start middle school, they will get the chance to work in Hamilton’s science lab, which is equipped with a SMARTboard and an iPad cart. Mrs. Rovito works with students to integrate technology into their data collections and presentations of their findings!
All of these units help students prepare for our school’s engineering fair, which will be held this year during the spring quarter.
The units you can expect to hear your student coming home and energetically telling you about include:
(*note-all kits with no links mean that Mrs. Rovito created them and do not go through FOSS or STC)
Weather Balls and Ramps
Fabric Fun in the Garden
Physics of Sound Physics of Light
Earth Materials Illinois Food Webs
Issues and Earth Science – Year long, multi-unit curriculum
Issues and Life Science – Year long, multi-unit curriculum
Issues and Physical Science – Year long, multi-unit curriculum