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

Unit One of Four Ecosystems UNH Unit, Word, PDF

STC Ecosysyems Kit: OverviewLessons, ConceptualStoryline, Goals, (Student Sheets for Lesson 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 ), SelfAssessment, VocabPower, Reading, KidsDiscoverEcologyeachersGuide, KidsDiscoverEcologyVocabPower

Other Resources One, Two, Three
Other Resources: 15531488 NeoSciFoodWebKit

Unit Two of Four Weather UNH Unit, Word, PDF
Other Resources: 15570787 NeoSciExploringWeatherKit

Unit Three of Four Water Resources UNH Unit, Word, PDF

Urban Resources Initiative Open Spaces Units, Word File (LARGE 76 MB download)
Dig In Task
NAEP Kit E Soil
Online Resources One, Two
Other Resources: 15529717 UrbanWaterTestKit , 15567542 NeoSciExploringGroundwater , 15572227 NeoSciInvestigatingWaterPollutionKit

Unit Four of Four Simple Machines UNH Unit, Word, PDF
DSM Simple Machines Kit
Other Resources: 15573625 NeoSciPulleysMachinesKit

Middle School Grade Level Expectations 6-8 (Draft) from CT State, Word

CMT Science (8th Grade) Overview (Word, PDF)
CMT Open Ended Rubric (Word, PDF)

CMT Embedded Task (Dig In Water/Soil) Teacher (Word, PDF), Student (Word, PDF) Spanish Student Version(Word)

Practice Middle 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