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New Science Matters - Conceptual Flow Lesson Plans
Many new lessons for 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
In June, 2011, a team of Carpinteria and Santa Barbara Teacher Leaders from Science Matters, working in conjunction with expert science curriculum consultants from the K-12 Alliance at WestEd, completed Unit I of a series of standards-based instructional units for Grades 4, 5, and 6 in Earth, Life and Physical Science.
Nancy Escamilla teaches 5th grade at E.P Foster Elementary, Ventura, where they integrate science, math and language arts. We believe that the way they integrate science, math and language arts is very effective in motivating all students - including English learners - and helping them to improve significantly in all subjects. 50% of their students are language learners.
Each quarter, 8 to 10 workshops are offered for 5th graders in the lab at UCSB. Each workshop includes a class of 25 to 30 students, parents and teachers. Undergraduates in the chemistry club and in general chemistry lecture classes are provided with the opportunity to teach in the chemistry outreach program.