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Hands on Science Center

The Hands-On Science Center (HOSC) is a fantastic resource for educators seeking "kit-based" science materials that are ready to use as soon as they arrive in the classroom. HOSC offers three unique kits that are sure to engage and inspire students.

First up is FOSS (Full Option Science System), a modular science program comprised of 27 modules. These modules are organized under four strands: Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Scientific Reasoning and Technology. The modular structure of the FOSS program allows teachers to adapt and implement the materials to fit their own curriculum.

The SEPUP (The Science Education for Public Understanding Program) creates an innovative science curriculum that uses personal and societal issues to introduce and explore science. This approach is both thought-provoking and engaging for students.

Finally, there's STC (Science and Technology Concepts), an inquiry-centered school science curriculum developed by the National Science Resource Center. Each STC module provides students with the opportunity to experience scientific phenomena firsthand.

The kit programs consist of two instructional kits per grade level, with an average of eight weeks per kit. Cactus View has also integrated technology and other resources to ensure all students have equitable opportunities to experience and learn science.