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Johns, Charles
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction cjohns@elmhurst205.org
Lynch, Donna
Math/Science Materials Manager
McDonald, Elizabeth
Math/Science Coordinator emcdonald@elmhurst205.org
K-8 Science

Science Curriculum/Philosophy

The goal of science education is to create life-long learners and scientifically literate citizens. Students at all levels should be challenged and encouraged to pursue science and technology. The processes of science should develop the natural curiosity in students by actively engaging them in investigation using the techniques and technologies to foster the students’ scientific attitudes.

Science has a basic core of fundamental concepts, skills, and content which provides the framework for the students’ understanding of natural phenomena. The content of science should develop an understanding and appreciation of the students’ environment and promote the exploration and excitement of scientific research. Science is a human endeavor which develops critical thinking and decision making skills to benefit individuals and their community.

The kindergarten-5th grade science program is a hand-on, kit delivered curriculum that is specific to Elmhurst District 205. The content of the K-5 science curriculum is developed to give students experiences each year in the areas of Earth and Space, Life and Physical Science.

Science Olympiad

Most elementary schools host an annual Science Olympiad, a non competitive family science experience. For more information contact your school.

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Literacy in Science

Looking for some books for your child to read?  How about finding a science book for them to curl up with!

Please click on the grade level below to find some great titles:

K-5 Science Book Suggestions

6-12 Science Book Suggestions

Kindergarten  
  • Five Senses
  • Our Environment
  • Seasons

1st Grade

  • Animals
  • Butterflies and Tadpoles
  • Colors and Rainbows
  • Magnets

2nd Grade

  • Lighten UP
  • Body Systems
  • Plants

3rd Grade

  • Astronomy
  • Simple Machines
  • Weather Wise

4th Grade

  • Biomes in Balance
  • Matter Matters
  • Our Changing Earth

5th Grade

  • Energy Engineers
  • Waves
  • Small Things

6th Grade

  • Astronomy
  • Earth's Structure
  • Ecology

7th Grade

  • Chemistry
  • Forces & Energy
  • Diversity of Life

8th Grade

  • Earth's Surface
  • Cells & Heredity
  • Water & the Atmosphere

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