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    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Science!
     
    This year we are fortunate enough to begin a new science program called SCIENCE 21.....
     
    The program's major emphasis is on investigations that are student directed and relevant to students' everyday lives. The program's main focus is on hands-on, inquiry-based science, and math, language arts and technology and integrated at points where they fit naturally. SCIENCE 21 achieves a balance between process and content, and is supported by kits and staff development.
     
    SCIENCE 21 is a K-6 integrated science sequence in which experiences build science conceptual development from unit to unit and grade to grade. There are four units at each grade level with materials kits to conduct all the activities. The first unit usually deals with science processes and investigative tools. The other units provide relevant, grade-appropriate experiences in physical, earth, and life science. While some science programs permit random selection of unrelated units, the implementation of the SCIENCE 21 curriculum insures an integrated, deliberate sequence of instruction that addresses NYS Standards without gaps or overlaps.
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