I believe that the investigations coupled with the articles in the resources allowed students to inquire and to attain knowledge through the process. I loved the teacher background pages as they were short, easy to read, and easy to understand which is a great help to those teachers who are not science-oriented. Having the background knowledge was huge in impacting my students’ learning.

— Cheryl B., MI, GEI Reviewer and Teacher

Research shows that the best way to learn science is by doing science, and the FOSS developers at the Lawrence Hall of Science have spent more than 25 years working in classrooms learning how to best support teachers as they facilitate doing exactly that. FOSS Next Generation puts the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into practice by integrating all three dimensions: the Disciplinary Core Ideas, the Science and Engineering Practices, and the Crosscutting Concepts, all within our classroom-proven tools and strategies to engage students and teachers in enduring experiences that lead to deeper understanding of the natural and designed world.

FOSS Kits Reviewed:
Sound and Light
Structures of Life
Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
Mixtures and Solutions
Motion and Matter
Solids and Liquids
Materials and Motion
Earth and Sun
Water and Climate
Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Air and Weather
Trees and Weather
Living Systems
Insects and Plants
Plants and Animals
Animals Two by Two
Environments
Energy

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Comments from other GEI teacher reviewers

“What you pay for up front, you reap in teacher convenience and student learning for many years! Before I started using this FOSS kit, I had kids interested in the novelty of science. After implementing this unit, I now have students that are passionate about discovering the natural world and sharing their findings with others. I highly recommend FOSS Next Generation.”

— Katy E., MI, GEI Reviewer and Teacher

"This product brought exploration and learning into the hands of young learners. The quality of the kit was outstanding. I could see the items being used for years and years. FOSS Next Generation is a great option for budget crunched districts.”

— Mary M., PA, GEI Reviewer and Teacher