For two years, our middle school science program has been partnering with Lawrence Hall of Science (Cal Berkeley) and their FOSS (Full Option Science Program) science curriculum. FOSS is an internationally known science curriculum for K-8 that uses leading research and current best practices to develop science teaching kits. We currently use their science curriculum in all of our classrooms.
They have selected St. Finn Barr middle school as a partner in their research and development of the next generation of middle school curriculum!
What this means for SFB:
We are collaborating on some amazing education research! Our students are exposed to leading edge education research and the educators themselves (who, by the way, are top notch scientists).
The team will return to SFB this fall as they work with our 8th grade class on the 2nd edition of the Chemical Interactions program.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to our Science Director - Mrs. Christine Bertko (firstname.lastname@example.org).