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Science studentElementary Derby Public Schools is committed to excellence in science education and utilize the Kansas Science Standards. Throughout elementary school, students are using the Project Lead the Way - Launch curriculum that creates an engaging environment and empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an evolving world. What PLTW Launch does is tap into their exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering – now and for years to come. Each PLTW Launch module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that spark a lifelong love of learning and build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. In addition, each module empowers students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.

6th-8th Grade
Derby Public Schools Curriculum Department recently adopted the Pearson Interactive Science strand for middle school. Interactive Science features multiple levels of inquiry scaffolded to provide access for all learners. To fully utilize our one-to-one devices, the online component allows students the opportunity to interact online with active art simulations, directed virtual labs, animated art, and get extra help.


9th-12th Grade The curriculum department is excited to offer the most recent editions of high school science curriculum through Pearson.  The courses supported by the curriculum include:

Physical Science - Energy & Matter
Prentice Hall Physical Science: Concepts in Action helps students make the important connection between the science they read and what they experience every day. Relevant content, lively explorations, and a wealth of hands-on activities take students' understanding of science beyond the page and into the world around them. Now includes even more technology, tools and activities to support differentiated instruction!

Biology Miller & Levine Biology represents a new approach to engaging students with science content that connects them with the living world. Recognizing the ever-changing nature of science and the new tools, discoveries, and technologies that make a biology course so exciting, Ken Miller and Joe Levine have taken biology education to the next level, creating an unmatched blend of print and digital components. The result—a biology program as dynamic as the science of biology itself.

The Pearson Chemistry program combines proven content with cutting-edge digital support to help students connect chemistry to their daily lives. With a fresh approach to problem-solving, a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, and more math support than ever before, Pearson Chemistry will ensure success in your chemistry classroom. The program provides features and resources necessary for a modern Chemistry classroom - including STEM activities and powerful online resources to engage and motivate your students, while offering support for all types of learners in the classroom.

Earth Science Space Science Environmental Science Geology/Hydrology Astronomy/Meterology Zoology AP offerings in: Biology, Chemistry & Physics

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