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    Science Home Learning for our COVID-19 Response

    We would like to thank the Seattle community for supporting our K-12 Instructional Materials Adoption. These newly adopted instructional materials will now afford us with the opportunity to provide all students with high quality, equitable experiences during this unprecedented time.

    In the intervening days since the closure of school, colleagues of teachers across the district have been coming together through video conferencing to adapt these adopted materials for our students’ home use. Nothing will replace the teacher in the classroom, but we hope you find these resources helpful to student engagement in grade-level appropriate science learning.

    We are grateful to our dedicated teachers who will use these tools to keep our students on pace with their learning.We are also grateful to Amplify Science for grades K-8 and to PEER for Physics for opening their online portals to provide materials to our students, making those materials readily accessible for both online and offline learning.

    The resources provided below in these tables are a work in progress. We will continue to produce content that can be used at home and will post those resources here as they are developed. Please check back frequently for additional content.

    Most importantly, check in with your science teacher for pacing and accountability requirements.Your teachers are eager to work with you as you learn new science ideas.


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    Professional Development for Science Teachers

    In addition to providing home learning resources, the district science team has been hard at work identifying and creating professional development opportunities for our teachers. Teachers may find the link to the online learning opportunities catalog on MySPS Science Curriculum webpage (login required to the staff website).



    Elementary School

    Kindergarten

    Pacing Guide for Teachers (login required to the staff website)

     

    1st Grade

    Pacing Guide for Teachers (login required to the staff website)

     

    2nd Grade

    Pacing Guide for Teachers (login required to the staff website)

     

    3rd Grade

    Pacing Guide for Teachers (login required to the staff website)


    4th Grade

    Pacing Guide for Teachers (login required to the staff website)

     

    5th Grade

    Pacing Guide for Teachers (login required to the staff website)



    Middle School

    Please follow your teacher’s guidance to access the following learning materials online by accessing your email or your course’s Schoology page. Links to the printed packets that will be provided at food distribution sites are provided in the table below. 

    Each video lesson, regardless of the number of parts, equals 30 minutes of instruction.


    6th Grade


    7th Grade

     

    8th Grade



    High School

    The materials provided are for the Semester 2 adopted courses currently in session.  Credit cannot be offered for courses other than those for which students were registered before the COVID-19 crisis began.

    Teachers are encouraged to utilize these resources, which are the district’s adopted materials.  Each teacher will provide a pacing guide for their students and to identify any assignments that count toward credit for the course.  

    Please follow your teacher’s guidance to access the following learning materials online by accessing your email or your course’s Schoology page. Links to printed packets are provided in the table below.

    For other non-adopted or elective courses, please contact your teacher or use the Bacteria and Virus unit provide below as optional work.

    Biology B

     

    Chemistry A

     

    Physics B



    Outdoor Learning Tools for Families

    We are excited to share these outdoor learning tools. We believe these tools will provide families with ideas and scaffolds to help them go outside and engage in field-based science opportunities. These tools were created in collaboration between SPS, University of Washington Bothell, Northwestern University, and Tilth Alliance. 

    Unexpected Noticings Video - a video supporting family nature walks

    History of Place Walk Video - thinking about what was here before

    Wonder Walk Video - recording noticings and wonderings

    Focused Walk Video - Species, Kinds, Behaviors

    Focused Walk Video - Relationships

    Focused Walk Video - Human Decision Making

    Focused Walk Video  - Choosing and Observing a Phenomenon