Mustang's elementary science program aims to provide all students with science experiences that:
• are appropriate to their cognitive stages of development and
• serve as a foundation for more advanced ideas that prepare them for life in an increasingly complex scientific and technological world.
The sequence of experiences outlined in the At-A-Glance document, allows students to build their understanding of the core ideas of science through multiple investigations. Key components incorporated into the curriculum include:
- hands-on activities
- science notebooking and reflective writing
- science and language development using leveled readers
- STEM design challenges.
In order to assist students in achieving these goals the district adopted the Delta/FOSS NGSS science modular program.