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Science Resource Center:
County Road 103, Bldg. 2
Chimayo, NM 87522
(505) 351-1112

Gwen Warniment,
ISEC Program Director

(505) 753-8890 ext. 120
gwen@lanlfoundation.org

Danielle Gothie,
ISEC Professional
Development Coordinator

(505) 753-8890 ext. 117
danielle@lanlfoundation.org

Doris Rivera,
ISEC Professional Development Specialist

(505) 753-8890 ext. 132
doris@lanlfoundation.org

Bryan Maestas, Science Resource Center Coordinator
(505) 351-1112
bryan@lanlfoundation.org

 

Curriculum

One of the key components facilitating science inquiry in ISEC schools is the use of science kits. The kits that ISEC has chosen provide the hands-on materials and associated carefully planned investigations and assessments designed to facilitate in-depth learning. The Science Resource Center (SRC) manages the purchase of kits, catalogs kit items, prepares them to be sent to the schools, refurbishes kits after they have been used, and coordinates the distribution of the kits to the schools.

The kits were all developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) come from three sources:

The Full Option Science System (FOSS) was developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and is published by School Specialty Science Delta Education.

Science and Technology Concepts (STC) was developed by the National Science Resources Center at the Smithsonian Institution and is published by the Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Kits used by ISEC:

Grade
Kit Lessons
K
Myself and Others (Insights); Balls and Ramps (Insights); Weather (Insights)
1
Pebbles, Sand and Silt (FOSS); Balance and Motion (FOSS); Organisms (STC)
2
Soils (STC); Solids and Liquids (STC); Plant Growth & Dev (STC)
3
Sun, Moon, Stars (FOSS); Sound (STC); Human Body (FOSS)
4
Rocks and Minerals (STC); Magnetism & Electricity (FOSS), Animal Studies (STC)
5
Land and Water (STC); Mixtures & Solutions (FOSS); Microworlds (STC)
6
Solar Energy (FOSS); Levers & Pulleys (FOSS); Environments (FOSS)
7
Solar Energy (FOSS); Levers & Pulleys (FOSS)
8
Solar Energy (FOSS); Levers & Pulleys (FOSS)



Danielle Garcia (left) and Bryan Maestas (above) organize and replenish kits in the Science Resource Center.

ISEC Evaluation Report:
   program raises scores in
   science literacy & math

What is inquiry STEM
   education?

Smithsonian Science
   Education Center

ISEC SCIENCE KIT COMPANIES:
arrow Carolina Curriculum (STC)
arrow Delta Education (FOSS)
arrow Kendall Hunt (Insights)

IMPORTANT DATES:
2016 Summer Teachers' Institute for New Module Training (for ALL current & new ISEC teachers)
Session 1: June 6-9 or
Session 2: August 1-4
Register by April 30

Job Opening: ISEC Professional Development Specialist. Applications due Apr 1. View details and how to apply.


Read the latest issue of
The Query: ISEC Newsletter

NEW Teacher Professional Development Opportunities from the ISEC Instructional Team

See highlights from the Conference on Education "The Joy of Teaching & Learning" October 16, 2015


Something Missing from Your Kit? Email the friendly staff at the Science Resource Center at kits@lanlfoundation.org with the following information:
* Name of school,
* Teachers name
* Kit title
* Description/
quantity of missing item


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