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NGSS Curriculum Overview

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Science in the Bay Area

Owl Pellet Dissection

Third graders will dissect owl pellets in the 2nd semester. This link enables you to participate in a virtual dissection. 

Springhill Science Lab

Springhill Science Lab

The Springhill Science Lab is up in room 19 (the classroom closest to our garden).  Students experience hands-on science in a dedicated lab and use science notebooks to integrate the lab experiences and science literacy.  

The science curriculum continues to evolve to adopt of the Next Generation Science Standards. Check out the NGSS here.

Springhill Garden

Hello parent garden volunteers. Because of poor air quality, the remaining garden sessions for 2018 have been cancelled. If you were scheduled to help us out on Wednesday, November 14th, please stay home. Thank you!



Springhill science is supported by LPIE. LPIE instructors teach NGSS enrichment lessons for each grade level and LPIE provides our lab with materials and aide support. Thank you LPIE!

Interactive Science Notebooks

All students will be using Interactive Science Notebook this year to integrate science and Common Core State Standards.  Research shows that writing, reading and talking about science is essential to increase and deepen conceptual understanding by:

  • Using writing to construct and process science concepts
  • Modeling what real scientists do
  • Recording observations, ideas, questions and thinking
  • Recording information, interpreting results, reflecting on learning, and showing evidence of understanding
  • Reading and writing with science language and non-fiction conventions 
  • Using writing and creativity to support inquiry-based learning and Common Core State Standards
  • Preparing students with skills to function and make decisions in the 21st century.