The Los Gatos Union School District science program develops students’ understanding, interest, and appreciation of the world in which we live. We are committed to providing students with meaningful science experiences through hands-on investigations and problem solving activities. 



The science concepts and skills that students learn build upon each other at every grade level.  Select a link to view alignment documents that show how our state science standards develop from kindergarten through eighth grade. 


K-5 Science Curriculum
  • Core: Delta Education, FOSS CA, 2007

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K-5 Key Concepts & Vocabulary

Select a link to view the key concepts and vocabulary for each FOSS unit. 


  Life Earth Physical
Kinder Animals 2X2 Trees Wood & Paper
1st Plants & Animals Air & Weather Solids & Liquids
2nd Insects & Plants Pebbles, Sand, & Silt Balance & Motion
3rd Structures of Life Sun, Moon, & Stars Matter & Energy
4th Environments Solid Earth Magnetism & Electricity
5th Living Systems Water Planet Mixtures & Solutions


6th - 8th Science Curriculum

  • Core: SAVVAS (formally Pearson) Elevate (CA)

6th Grade Elevate Earth Science

7th Grade Elevate Life Science

8th Grade Elevate Physical Science

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