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This page is for the use of staff and teachers of science in New Haven Public Schools. It is here to provide a useful central point for information only, and should not be considered as a definitive statement of policies and procedures. For official files and communication please refer to the main New Haven Public Schools page at .

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New Haven Science Standards/Pacing Guide( rev Aug 07) (Word, PDF)

NHPS Science Curriculum Vision/Strategies (Word, PDF)

07-08 Science Curriculum/Pacing
NEW GRADE FOUR CURRICULUM, based on Units Developed with University of New Haven, Teacher Quality Grant Program.

Grade 4 Overview Curriculum, Word, PDF
** Note, these units are rotated among schools, so the order can change

Unit One of Four Force and Motion UNH UNIT, Word, PDF

STC Motion and Design Kit: OverviewLessons, ConceptualStoryline, Goals, (Student Sheets for Lesson 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), SelfAssessment, KidsDiscoverWrightBrothersTeachersGuide, KidsDiscoverWrightBrothersVocabPower, Glossary
CASAP Kit Ramp N'Roll

Unit Two of Four Ecosystems UNH Unit, Word, PDF

Other Resources One, Two, Three

UNH Unit Three of Four WaterCycle UNH Unit, Word, PDF

STC Land and Water Kit: OverviewLessons, ConceptualStoryline, Goals, (Student Sheets for Lesson 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 ), SelfAssessment, Glossary, KidsDiscoverEarthTeachersGuide, KidsDiscoverEarthVocabPower

Unit Four of Four Electricity/Magnetism UNH Unit, Word, PDF

STC Electric Circuits Kit: OverviewLessons, ConceptualStoryline, Goals, (Student Sheets for Lesson <3, 5, 6, 10, ), SelfAssessment, Glossary , KidsDiscoverEdisonTeachersGuide, KidsDiscoverEdisonVocabPower
Go With The Flow CMT Embedded Task

eeSmarts Resources

CASAP Kits: Secret Circuits, Magnetic Fields

Elem School Grade Level Expectations K-5 (Draft) from CT State, Word, PDF

CMT Science (5th Grade) Overview (Word, PDF)

CMT Open Ended Rubric (Word, PDF)

CMT Embedded Task (Go With The Flow electricity) Teacher (Word, PDF), Student (Word, PDF) Spanish Student Version(Word)

Practice ELEM Science CMT(Word, PDF), Teacher Guide
Other Useful Info

Professional Development(includes materials on experimentation, misconceptions, assessment, writing, achievement gap, curriculum, instruction, questioning, STS, etc.

New Haven Science Fair

CT State Science Standards and Embedded Tasks

Recommended Science Materials K-8, Word, PDF

Useful Science Teaching Info Folder

Assessments (Teacher Use Only)

End of Year Letter and Announcements for K-8 Principals/Teachers

Richard Therrien, K-12 Science Supervisor, New Haven Public Schools
Gateway Center, 3rd floor, 54 Meadow Street, New Haven, CT 06519
203-946-7933, 203-946-8664 (fax)
richard.therrien at