The following pilot OUSD curriuclum scope and sequence documents were developed over the past few years by OUSD teacher leaders in alignment with the California version of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Note that some of the units and documents are currently in development and not available to teachers outside of Oakland. We will provide an update later in the year.
Units are backwards mapped from the summative task. Units are driven by an essential question and anchor phenomenon. The unit ends with a summative task that captures 3-dimensional learning, collaboration and literacy skills. Students revisit the curriculum features (anchor phenomenon, anchor text, and unit rubric) throughout the unit.
Advanced Placement resources and curriculum guides are available from the College Board Web Site.
CPO's Focus on Earth, Life, and Physical Science is the last adopted middle school science curriculum for grades 6th-8th. As we transition to NGSS and the California Integrated Model, students and teachers will need access to all three textbooks throughout a school year. Sites can rotate textbooks and materials within a site when appropriate.
The following textbooks were adopted in April 2007 for the various high school courses. Textbooks and teacher materials can be found at school site. The links below will take you to the publisher websites for each book.
|Biology||Biology||Nowicki||Houghton Mifflin (McDougal)||0618725105|
|Biotechnology||Biotechnology: Science for a New Millennium||Daugherty||Paradigm Publishing||0763822825|
|Chemistry||Chemistry California Edition||Wilbraham||Pearson Prentice Hall||0132013053|
|Conceptual Physics*||Physics a First Course||Hsu||CPO Science||1588921417|
|Earth Science||Earth Science California Edition||Tarbuck||Pearson Prentice Hall||131667556|
|Environmental Science*||Environmental Science - A Study of Interrelationships (Hard Cover)||Enger||McGraw Hill||0073204803|
|Geology||Earth Science (11th Ed)||Tarbuck||Pearson Prentice Hall||013197212X|
|Physics*||Conceptual Physics*||Hewitt||Pearson Prentice Hall||131663011|
|Physiology||Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (HS binding)||Martini||Pearson Prentice Hall||0805373039|
|AP Biology||Biology||Campbell||Pearson Prentice Hall||805367772|
|AP Chemistry||Chemistry the Central Science||Brown||Pearson Prentice Hall||0131937197|
|AP Env. Science||Living in the Environment||Miller||Thomson Brooks Cole||
|AP Physics||Physics||Cutnell||Peoples Education||0471663157|
*note that Physics is coincidentally using a book called Conceptual Physics, while Conceptual Physics is using a different book.