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Becket Washington follows the Science and Social Studies Massachusetts Frameworks and uses a variety of resources to teach both subjects. As we more closely align with the new Next Generation Science Standards, two areas of focus are developing; integrating nonfiction literacy instruction with the content areas and practicing more inquiry-based investigative science methods. This year teachers in grades K-5 will be following an inquiry-based approach through the implementation of a new FOSS science program. For more information go to:

Students at Becket Washington attend the Becket Outdoor Center (BOC) 5-6 times during the year to participate in an enriching place-based environmental science program. Four Winds Nature Institute (VT) provides state-of-the- art professional development to counselors at the outdoor center to ensure curriculum alignment.  As a result, Becket Washington students experience authentic, real time science lessons at the Becket Outdoor Center-at no cost! This partnership is one example of the strength of our community relationships. This year we have adopted Cycles in Nature as our place-based environmental science theme. 

BOC Schedule

Spiders: Wanderers and Web Weavers

September 17 K-2

September 18  3-5

Tremendous Trees

October 23  K-2

October 24  3-5

Predators and Prey

December 5  K-2

December 6  3-5

Daunting Defenses

April 25   K-2

April 26   3-5

Beavers and Muskrats

May 23   3-5

May 24   K-2

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