Curriculum samples

Promote a life-long love of learning with engaging, inquiry-based instructional materials designed by leading educators at UC Berkeley. Each program provides ongoing support and education in the use of these innovative materials and methods.

At least 1 in 5 students nationwide uses curriculum materials from the Hall in their school careers.

FOSS

Full Option Science System (FOSS®)

Guide students in an exploration of the natural world as they actively construct inquiries, investigations, and analyses. This K-8 system is also an ongoing research project dedicated to improving the learning and teaching of science.

Amplify

Amplify Science

A brand new, research-driven, digitally enhanced core curriculum for Grades K-8 that comprehensively addresses the vision described in the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education, including the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP)

Engage your students in issue-oriented science, the application of scientific methods to evaluate societal problems—like reducing landfill or avoiding food poisoning. Students learn the value of evidence-based problem solving while drawing connections between science and everyday life.

Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading®

Teach science concepts in depth while building literacy and discussion skills. This science curriculum for Grades 2–5 encourages active learning—students read, write, and discuss as scientists do.

AfterSchool KidzScience (ASKS)

We are pleased to be able to offer AfterSchool KidzScience kits that address a variety of topics in earth and space, forensics, physical, life, and “green” science. Each kit includes four approximately 45-minute sessions.

Great Explorations in Math and Science® (GEMS®)

Engage students with activities that teach essential, standards-based mathematics and science concepts. GEMS® Teacher’s Guides and Sequences feature over 70 supplemental curriculum units for elementary and middle school classrooms.

Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS)

An outdoor program that offers young people fun and challenging opportunities to investigate ecological relationships in their local environment. The 97 OBIS activities, which take youngsters outdoors to investigate biology and to increase their environmental awareness, can be used together or individually.

Global Systems Science (GSS)

An integrated, interdisciplinary course for high school includes twelve student books, teacher guides, and Digital Earth Watch (DEW) software. The course deals with societal issues that require science for full understanding. The books may be sequenced in a custom, one-year integrated science course or serve as supplementary materials for existing high school biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, or social studies courses.

Hands-On Universe (HOU)

Enables middle school and high school students and teachers to investigate the universe while applying tools and concepts from science, mathematics, and technology. Using the Internet, HOU participants around the world request observations from an automated telescope, download images from a large image archive, and analyze them with the aid of user-friendly image processing software.

Marine Activities, Resources & Education (MARE)

Explore marine environments through several lenses: science, language arts, music, mathematics, and visual arts. This inquiry-based marine immersion program transforms an elementary or middle school into an interdisciplinary laboratory for the exploration of the ocean.