Science Programs and Events

 
  ASK-A-SCIENTIST NIGHT - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016  
 

In preparation for the 36th Annual District Science Fair, Ask-A-Scientist Night was held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Rancho San Joaquin Middle School.

2016 Ask-A-Scientist Night Flyer

2016 Ask-A-Scientist Night Acknowledgements

 
  ASTOUNDING INVENTIONS CONTEST - SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017  
 

The 30th Annual Astounding Inventions Contest will be held on January 28, 2017 at Irvine Valley College.

Astounding Inventions Flyer

School sites across IUSD and Tustin Unified will hold school level contests. Your child must participate in a school level contest to advance to IVC.

General Information & Rules:

Astounding Inventions Rules

Inventor's Display Board Sample

Inventor's Notebook

Guidelines for Parental Help

 
  DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017  
 

The 36th Annual District Science Fair will be held on February 28, 2017 at Portola High School.

Sponsored by The Broadcom Foundation | Supported by Irvine Public Schools Foundation

Science Fair Introduction Letter
Science Fair Program

School sites across IUSD will hold school level science fairs. Your child must participate in a school level science fair to advance to the District Science Fair and/or the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair. Please see below the eligibility rules for the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair.

General Information & Rules:

Science Fair Rules for 2017

Guidelines for Parental Help

Science Fair Topic Selection

For a Scientific Inquiry Project:

Ideas for Scientific Inquiry Projects

Science Inquiry Rubric

Timeline

Notebook

Sample Backboard

For a Rube-Goldberg Machine (6th Grade Only):

Rube-Goldberg Project Timeline

Rube-Goldberg Notebook & Model

Rube-Goldberg Rubric

Rube-Goldberg Sample Machine

Rube-Goldberg Results and Conclusions

Certification Forms for Scientific Inquiry Projects:

Experiments Involving Human Subjects

Hazards Control

Humane Treatment of Live Vertebrate Animals

Vertebrate Tissue Source

Link to submit SRC forms

Short Video of last year's event: IUSD 35th Annual Science Fair

To be eligible for the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair (OCSEF), students must have participated in the IUSD Science Fair.

 

 
  ELEMENTARY SCIENCE SPECIALIST PROGRAM  
 

All fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in the Irvine Unified School District receive 120 minutes of hands-on science instruction each week. An additional 60 minutes of science instruction is provided by each child's classroom teacher. This program is unique among Orange County school districts!

This comprehensive science program includes a balanced curriculum including Earth, Life, and Physical Science as well as Investigation and Experimentation skills. Additionally, all students receive instruction and practice in the Scientific Method and students are required to complete a Science Fair project.

 
  IUSD SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS  
 
PUBLISHER GRADE ISBN TITLE
Delta Education Grade 3 WX542-0054 FOSS CA Edition Science Resources Student Book Grade 3
McGraw Hill Grade 4 002-2843787 Science Grade 4 Pupil Edition (CA 2008)
McGraw Hill Grade 4 002-2843132 Science Grade 4 Reading & Writing Workbook
McGraw Hill Grade 5 002-2843795 Science Grade 5 Pupil Edition (CA 2008)
McGraw Hill Grade 5 002-2843140 Science Grade 5 Reading & Writing Workbook
Glencoe Grade 6 0-07-879428-5 Focus on Earth Science Student Edition (CA 2007)
Glencoe Grade 6 9780078794322 Science Notebook Student Edition
Glencoe Grade 6 9780078794308 Reading Essentials Student Edition
Glencoe Grade 6 9780078754876 Four-1 Lab Manual Student Edition
Pearson Prentice Hall Grade 7 0-132012723 Focus on Life Science Student Edition (CA)
Pearson Prentice Hall Grade 7 0-132034417 Focus on Life Science Reading & Note Taking Workbook
Pearson Prentice Hall Grade 8 0-132012707 Focus on Physical Science Student Edition (CA)
Pearson Prentice Hall Grade 8 0-13203445x Focus on Physical Science Reading & Note Taking Workbook

For online versions, please contact your child's teacher.

 

 
 

For additional questions or information about K-8 science, please contact our office at sandramadrid@iusd.org or 949-936-5057.

High school science is handled at the high school level. For questions 9th - 12th grade, please contact your neighborhood high school.

 
     
  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES  
 

Elementary STEM Newsletters

December 2016

 

Inside the Outdoors: Science Study Programs
An environmental education program administered by the Orange County Department of Education. Go to http://ito.ocde.us for more information.

Sally Ride Science Festival

Go to http://www.sallyridefestivals.com/ for more information on future events.