Science

In Kindergarten through 5th grade, District 75 has adopted STEMscopes as it core curriculum resource for science. The STEMscopes NGSS curriculum is online, comprehensive and available nationwide. Learn more about what it has to offer by watching this informative video.

 


 

 

Our Middle School, science curriculum is based upon Amplify Science, a Curriculum Developed in partnership with the Lawrence Hall of Science. Amplify Science motivates students to apply scientific practices to solve real-world problems, and to master the Next Generation Science Standards.

Underpinning the entire K-8 Program is a concentration on the development of eight science and engineering practices. These practices include:
 

  • Ask Questions & Define the Problem
  • Develop and Use Models
  • Plan and Carry out Investigations
  • Analyze and Interpret Data
  • Use Mathematics and Computational Thinking
  • Construct Explanations
  • Engage in Argument from Evidence - including dialogue
  • Obtain, Evaluate, and Communicate Information

StemScopes_LogoK-5 Science in Monolingual Classes

In Kindergarten through 5th Grade, District 75 has adopted STEMscopes as the core curricular resource in monolingual classes. STEMscopes’ NGSS curriculum is a digital STEM curricula that empower teachers and enable students to develop problem-solving, innovation, and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful in the future.


Kindergarten

Kindergarten

     
     

Grade 1

Grade 1

     
     

Grade 2

Grade 2

     
     

Grade 3

Grade 3

Life Cycles

Inherited Traits

Adaptations

Environmental Changes

Plant/Animal Extinction

Fossils

Objects in Motion

Magnets

Weather and Climate

Natural Hazards

   

Grade 4

Grade 4

Scientific Method

Plants and Animals

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Motion of Waves

Energy

Natural Processes

Grade 5

Grade 5

Ecosystems

Solar Systems

 

Earth Systems

Matter and Identity 

 

Amplify_Science_Logo6-8 Science

In 6th Grade through 8th Grade, District 75 has adopted Amplify Science, as the core curricular resource. Amplify Science is a science curriculum that blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.


Grade 6

Grade 6

Microbiome

Metabolism

Traits & Reproduction

Weather

Climate

Thermal Energy

Grade 7

Grade 7

Geology on Mars

Plate Motion

Rock Transformations

Phase Changes

Chemical Reactions

Populations and Resources

Grade 8

Grade 8

Harnessing Human Energy

Force and Motion

Magnetic Fields

Light Waves

Earth, Moon, and Sun

Natural Selection