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Science

Mission Statement

The mission of the K-12 science teachers in Walla Walla Public Schools is to create a student-centered learning environment in which all students become scientifically literate.

In order to prepare our students to effectively use scientific knowledge, Walla Walla Public Schools and the Walla Walla community will provide a balanced science program combining process skills and content knowledge through the implementation of inquiry-based instructional practices.

Scope and Sequence

WALLA WALLA SCHOOL DISTRICT K – 8

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE as of 2019-20 School Year

Grade

Earth  Science

Life Science

Physical Science

K

Weather and Sky-Building Blocks

Ladybugs – GEMS

Push, Pull, Go - Building Blocks 

1

Sound-Smithsonian

Organisms – STC

Solids & Liquids – STC

2

How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away-Smithsonian

Life Cycle of Butterflies – STC

Balancing & Weighing – STC

3

How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitats Change?-Smithsonian

Plant Growth & Dev – STC

Changes – STC

4

Rocks & Minerals – STC

Habitats – Science 

How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes?-Smithsonian

5

How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need?-Smithsonian

Land and Water-STC

 

Motion & Design - STC

 6 Weather and Climate-STC Ecosystems and Their Interactions-STC  Electricity, Waves and Information Transfer-STC
 7 Earth's Dynamic Systems-STC Structure and Function-STC  Energy, Forces, and Motion-STC
 8 Space System Exploration-STC Genes and Molecular Machines-STC  Matter and Its Interactions-STC

Science Education Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards are a new set of standards that provide consistent science education through all grades, with an emphasis on engineering and technology. Superintendent Randy Dorn formally adopted the NGSS on October 1, 2013, and announced with Governor Jay Inslee on October 4. Washington is the eighth state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

The NGSS describe -- at each grade from kindergarten through fifth grade, at middle school and at high school -- what each student should know in the four domains of science: physical science; life science; earth and space science; and engineering, technology and science application.

Washington State Science and Learning Standards

Professional Development Opportunities

Ongoing Professional Development

 

 

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