• Welcome to the Elementary Science Curriculum site! 

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    Sharon Kamas

    2013-2014 Past President, Science Teachers Association of Texas

  • Crosby Independent School District is committed to providing quality, research-based, conceptual science instruction with the rigor, depth, and breadth required for every student to be scientifically and technologically literate. 


    Science Curriculum Goals

    • Make science a safe, active learning process that promotes curiosity in every student
    • Deliver inquiry-based lessons using the 5E model with a problem-solving approach
    • Fully align science lessons with state standards
    • Create an awareness of how scientists work and the scientific process



    About our Science Curriculum and Instruction

     Our science program is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, Benchmarks for Science Literacy, and A Framework for K-12 Science Education. We approach science conceptually; using a lens of the seven crosscutting concepts from the Framework:

    1. Patterns
    2. Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation
    3. Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
    4. Systems and System Models
    5. Energy and Matter: Flows, Cycles, and Conservation
    6. Structure and Function
    7. Stability and Change. 

    Quality science instruction is dependent on giving students early experiences in science that pique their curiosity and get them interested in science. Students should be encouraged to ask questions, collect objects and organisms, count and measure, make observations, organize collections and observations, and have valuable discussions about their findings. Hands-on experiences are important, but the discussions students and teachers have before, during, and after those experiences are essential for concept development, formative assessment, and the steps to science literacy.


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