• Instructional Materials


    Garden in Bloom

    Rough outline of topics from the Garden in Bloom that our students will study:
    • Kindergarten: living plants
    • 1st Grade: critters and their habitat as well as seasonal changes
    • 2nd Grade: plants, seeds and various ecosystems
    • 3rd Grade: harvest plants and seeds in the fall - selection artificial vs natural
    • 4th Grade: birds
    • 5th Grade: micro-worlds in compost and seasonal changes due to the Earth - Sun relationship

    Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Science and Engineering Design (Next Generation Science Standards) 

    Teacher designed units of study aligned with the NGSS (general topics listed below)
    • Kindergarten: forces and interactions
    • 1st Grade: waves, the universe and structures and processes
    • 2nd Grade: matter, ecosystems and earth
    • 3rd Grade: forces, organisms and diversity in the natural world
    • 4th Grade: energy, waves, molecules to organisms and the natural world
    • 5th Grade: matter and its interactions, scale, proportion, quantity, ecosystems and engineering design

    Middle School 

    McGraw Hill/Glencoe Integrated iScience (6-8)

    High School 

    Biology (9)

    Carbon Time

    Supplemental material: McGraw-Hill Glencoe, Biology (2007)

    Chemistry (10)

    Teacher developed materials

    Supplemental material: Pearson, Chemistry (2012)

    Physics (11)

    PEER (Physics through Evidence: Empowerment through Reasoning)

    Advanced Placement Chemistry (11-12)

    Advanced Placement Environmental Science (11-12)

    Forensics (11-12)

    Family Resources


    Middle School

    High School

    All levels (general support and resources)