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Hands on Science Center

The Hands On Science Center (HOSC) provides "kit-based" science materials that are ready to use when they arrive in the classrooms. The HOSC provides three different kits:
  • FOSS (Full Option Science System) is a modular science program comprised of 27 modules. The modules are organized under four strands:  Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science and Scientific Reasoning and Technology. The modular structure of the FOSS program is intended to give teachers the opportunity to adapt and implement the materials according to their own programs.  

  • SEPUP (The Science Education for Public Understanding Program) creates innovative science curriculum. SEPUP curriculum uses personal and societal issues to introduce and explore science. 

  • STC (Science and Technology Concepts) is an inquiry-centered, school science curriculum developed by the National Science Resource Center. Each STC module provides opportunities for students to experience scientific phenomena firsthand. 

These kit programs consist of two instructional kits per grade level. The instructional time averages eight weeks per kit. The curriculum resources, including technology, have been integrated to assure that all students have equitable opportunities to experience and learn science.