"Through the use of science discussions and discourse, along with Next Generation Science Standards, students will share, hear, and implement multiple perspectives as a means to better understand each other and our complex world."
- Westbrook Public Schools Science Department
Disclaimer: The elementary school science curriculum is actively under revision and the first project was completed on August 18th, 2023, which was the K - 4 Robotics Curriculum Map. The entire Robotics curriculum for each of those grades will be implemented during the 2023 - 2024 school year. Additionally, Daisy Ingraham Elementary school is entering its sixth year of using the FOSS NGSS science kits, in which three units are taught per grade, from grades kindergarten through four. During the summer of 2024, additional elementary science curricula will be written.
Middle School Science
Disclaimer: During the 2023 - 2024 school year, the WMS Science Department will be piloting the STEM course in grades six, seven, and eight. As such, curriculum maps were written in July of 2023 ahead of the school year as a guide to those courses. During the summer of 2024, and after one year of instructional implementation, the full curriculum will be written. Please note all curriculum maps adhere to NGSS and Westbrook's PoG.
If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact the PK - 12 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Coordinator, Angelo Saba, at email@example.com.
High School Science
Disclaimer: The high school science curriculum was updated in its entirety as of August 15th, 2023. Please note that in the Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Chemistry curricula, the learning plan and the differentiation and enrichment sections are where instructional strategies can be noted about the college prep and honors track distinctions.
Also, during the 2023 - 2024 school year, WHS is piloting a new course, Science Practices and Principles. Its instructional design, as demonstrated in the curriculum map, provide all students with the general science skills that adhere to the Next Generation Science Standards. The full curriculum to that course will be written in the summer of 2024.
If you have any questions regarding tracking or the differentiated instructional strategies, please contact Angelo Saba, PK - 12 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.