Olympic Educational Service District 114

Serving the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas


Olympic ESD 114

FOSS Science Kit



Landforms (5-6)



This page provides educators with information and resources in using the Full Option Science System (FOSS) kits provided by the Science Kit Cooperative at Olympic ESD 114.

Landforms Curriculum Calendar
The calendar below is to support teachers in planning for teaching the Landforms
FOSS Science Kit. Use the calendar links below to identify: the big ideas, key standard targets for each lesson, and assessment opportunities. 

Week 1 - Schoolyard Models
What kinds of models do scientists use to study the world?  
How are erosion and weathering different?  What landforms are evidence of river erosion? 
How does slope affect erosion?  What variables increase the rate of erosion by rivers?  How do scientists find the answers to the questions they have?
What systems can be used to model elevation on a map?  How can we use a map to plan for building a trail?  
How can we use a map to answer a question or solve a problem?   


Curriculum Resources

Support Materials