The ScienceWorks Consortium is an innovative and successful partnership of the Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach City, and Westminster school districts, providing every child with multiple opportunities to engage in hands-on, inquiry-based science.
Our Strategic Plan
All teachers have access to an integrated standards-based science curriculum that encourages student inquiry and provides thoughtful hands-on experiences.
Materials Resource Center
Science curriculum and materials are purchased, maintained, and delivered to schools.
Teachers participate in courses related to instructional material usage, effective inquiry, assessment practices, and science standards on a regular basis.
Implementation of a cohesive integrated student assessment system at the district, site and classroom level. Administrators, principals and teachers constantly review student and program results.
Build meaningful relationships with community organizations to support science.
Materials Resource Center (MRC)
The Materials Resource Center is responsible for kit distribution for our three districts. Each district has a rotating schedule that changes from year to year to ensure equity for all our classrooms. Please see the rotation schedules that are posted in our Resource Locker for this year's schedule. The following information is important for all those who use ScienceWorks:
- When you get your kit delivered, use the receive column to check off the items. If anything is missing please notify the Materials Resource Center (MRC) within ten days of receipt of the kit. The MRC will then send you the missing items. If the MRC has not been notified within ten days we will assume you have received all items.
- Use the return column of the Materials List when you return the kit. Check off all non-consumable and unused consumable items you are returning. Note if items are lost or damaged. Return all non-consumable items, unused consumable items, and all packaging. The Materials Resource Center cleans and recycles many items. Let us decide if the items should be thrown away.
- If your class size is larger than 30 students, contact Tricia at the MRC for more supplies.
- When you return the kit, include any suggestions that might be useful to the Curriculum Resource Teacher or the Materials Resource Center. Fill out the evaluation on the reverse side of the information sheet.
- Don’t forget to return the Teacher’s Guide.
Questions regarding kit delivery and materials contact:
Tricia Brisby 714-847-8121 email@example.com
Questions regarding curriculum and training contact:
FVSD: Lindsey Ruck firstname.lastname@example.org
HBCSD: Monica Nash email@example.com
WSD: Miki Okura-Schooley firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Works MRC Manager
County Mail #28
Common Core Connections through Literature
Here's a list of amazing books for students that cover a wide range of science topics:Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma
. Darcy Pattison. Illustrated by Kitty Harvill. Mims House.
A heart-warming story of an orphaned puma cub.About Habitats: Forests.
Cathryn Sill. Illustrated by John Sill. Peachtree Publishers.
Major types of forests depicted through simple text and full-page illustrations.About Parrots
. Cathryn Sill. Illustrated by John Sill. Peachtree Publishers.
Children can enjoy the beautiful, colorful illustrations while learning about these interesting birds found on five continents.Amazing Giant Sea Creatures
. DK Publishing. DK Publishing.
Enjoy an ocean adventure with giant sea creatures in this engaging fold-out flaps book.The Animal Book.
DK Publishing. DK Publishing.
Artistically illustrated animals show diversity and extremes.