Elementary Science Curriculum
SFUSD’s NGSS plan includes a three-year implementation of the new instructional materials starting with the physical science modules for each grade being taught in the 2018-19 school year, and the earth and life science modules rolling out the following year(s). With this implementation plan, the goal is to have all materials in all classrooms by 2021.
SFUSD Teachers can find the Core Curriculum and a variety of other resources including the SFUSD Implementation Guide in the K-5 Science Portal.
In 2016-17 the elementary science team facilitated a rigorous curriculum adoption process in order to identify NGSS-aligned instructional materials. Using a wide range of data, including valuable feedback collected from 96 pilot teachers who piloted 4 different sets of instructional materials across the city, the adoption committee ultimately decided to recommend Amplify Science as the instructional materials to meet the demands of the CA Next Generation Science Standards.