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Science

The goal of science curriculum at Union Public Schools is for students to engage in inquiry-based experiences and explore concepts by using collaboration, argumentation, and evidence-based analysis. 

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Curriculum Resources and Course Offerings

  • K-5: Discovery Education Science Techbook http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
  • 6-8: Pearson Interactive Science http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZtSj
  • Biology: Miller & Levine Biology (Pearson)
  • Physical Science: Physical Science Concepts In Action (Pearson)
  • Chemistry: Pearson Basic Chemistry (Pearson)
  • Pre-AP Chemistry: Pearson Basic Chemistry (Pearson)
  • AP Chemistry: Tro Chemistry A Molecular Approach (Pearson)
  • Physics: Physics Principles & Problems (McGraw)
  • Pre-AP Physics: Pearson Physics (Pearson)
  • AP Physics: Giancoli Physics Principles With Applications (Pearson)
  • Environmental Science: Environmental Science Your World, Your Turn (Pearson)
  • AP Environmental Science: Living In The Environment (Cengage)
  • Zoology: Integrated Principles of Zoology (McGraw)
  • Marine Biology: Introduction To Marine Biology (Cengage)
  • Principles of Biomedical Science (Project Lead The Way)
  • Human Body Systems (Project Lead The Way)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology: Marieb & Hoehn Human Anatomy & Physiology (Pearson)
  • AP Biology: Campbell Biology In Focus (Pearson)
  • Biotechnology: Introduction to Biotechnology (Cengage)
  • Genetics: Concepts of Genetics (Pearson)

Secondary Online Resources

State Resources

Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science (OAS-S)  http://www.ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/OAS_Science_Standards_3-2-15.pdf

The new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science (OAS-Science) were adopted unanimously by the Oklahoma State Board of Education in March of 2014 and signed into rule in June of 2014. However, the state assessments given at grades 5, 8, and Biology 1 for high school will continue to be aligned to the PASS science standards in the 2014-2105 and 2015-2016 school years. 

Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS)  http://ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/C3%20PASS%20sci.pdf

The Oklahoma State Testing Program assesses the Science Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) with a 5th and 8th grade criterion-referenced test and a Biology I End-of-Instruction test. All of these state level assessments are based on the standards in this document.

Pre-Kindergarten PASS  http://ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/C3%20Pass%20prek.pdf

District Announcements

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Union Public Schools joins the nation in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Learn more here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute to SA Camarena, high school friend, Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs.

Union school sites will host activities ranging from special assemblies, special dress-up days to classroom activities that address the concerns related to illicit drugs.

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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