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Science Contact

STEM Coordinator

Jenny Hunau

Executive Director

Debbie Petish

Instructional Materials Update

All students in grades K-12 have access to science instructional materials.  Due to the adoption of the NGSS standards, we anticipate adopting new materials for grades K-8 in the 2019-2020 school year.  NGSS-aligned curriculum materials were approved by the CA State Board of Education in November of 2018.  We are currently in the process of reviewing these materials and making recommendations.

Standards and State Framework

CA State Science Standards:

Next Gen Science

State Framework for Science Education

Quick Links

Open Culture Science Videos

Science Buddies

How Science Really Works

SRVUSD Quest Project

Natural Inquirer , middle school science education journal

John Muir Laws , a Bay Area naturalist, illustrator, author, and educator

National Wildlife Federation  (See Green Hour and Schoolyard Habitats)

Classroom Aquarium  Education Program

California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

Nature for Kids (See Correlating Materials list)

Bay Nature

Bay Nature Articles

California Academy of Science

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Owl Cam

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Lawrence Livermore Labs Science Education

California Science Teachers Association

National Science Teachers Association


The BBC has an amazing site with tons of videos/images about our planet.

Here is a great resource for short science videos from NASA.  You can search by grade level range (K-12) and they provide many additional resources to accompany the videos. Nasa Videos.....

The Smithsonian has a great website called Ocean Portal, lots of fun activities and lesson plans for teachers. 

Change the Equation is President Obama's new initiative to bring S.T.E.M. curriculum to schools across the country. Sally Ride is involved, they have a blog, and are also offering partnerships with Fortune 100 companies down the road. Check out the link for some great ideas. 

K-5 Science On Line

Here is a link to the McGraw-Hill Science online resources and activities.

Websites for Science Experiment Ideas!

Utah Education Network has some excellent videos and experiments for grades 3-6. 

SparkLab has great experiments that kids can do in school or at home. 

Great Science Apps for iPad

Elements--Great for Middle and High School