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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 Dec 09) (Word, PDF)

NHPS Science Curriculum Vision/Strategies (Word, PDF)

K-5 Grade Level Concepts/Expectations arranged for NHPS Science ( Word, PDF)
Elem Science CMT Practice (Word, PDF), Teacher Guide


09-10 Science Curriculum/Pacing
GRADE FIVE CURRICULUM, based on Units Developed with University of New Haven, Teacher Quality Grant Program, and other resources.

Grade 5 Overview Curriculum, Word, PDF
** Note, these units are rotated among schools, so the order can change. However the first four units must be completed before the first week in March

Unit One of Five Sound UNH UNIT, Word, PDF
(To be used with customized Sound Kits.. red boxes delivered Dec 07)

Unit Two of Five Light/Color/Lenses/Mirrors UNH UNIT, Word, PDF
CASAP Kit Mysteries of Magnifiers
GEMS Kits: Color Analyzers, More Than Magnifiers (Word, PDF delivered Jan 08)

Unit Three of Five Senses (Eye)UNH UNit, Word, PDF
Teacher materials, CatchIt embedded task

Unit Four of Five Earth, Moon UNH Unit, Word, PDF

CMT PREP Elem Science CMT Practice Practice (Word, PDF), Teacher Guide

Unit Five of Five POST CMTs:
Health Unit
Astronomy Unit, OR Other Resources, and More

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

CMT PREP Elem Science Practice (Word, PDF), Teacher Guide

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

CMT Open Ended Rubric (Word, PDF)

CMT Embedded Task (Catch It senses) Teacher (Word, PDF), Student (Word, PDF) Spanish Student Version(Word)

Jan 7, 8 Professional Development for Fifth Grade Teachers Agenda (Word, PDF),
Presentation (PDF, PPT)

PostIt Experimentation Lab (Good For Use Grades 3-12)!
Matter Investigation Lab (Good For Use Grades 3-12)

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