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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

Coronavirus Updates

Free Drive-Thru Meals for Children

Union Schools is offering FREE drive-thru meal pick-ups at three locations. Details

Last Day of School is May 22

Friday, May 22 will be the last day of school for the 2019-20 year. Additional time will be added to the school day for students in grades 6-8 beginning Monday, March 23, and continue through the end of the school year.

“Due to two days of school that were cancelled due to inclement weather, the district calendar had to be adjusted to meet the minimum state requirement of 1,080 hours of instruction,” Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said. “We wanted to adjust the calendar so students don’t have to come back after Memorial Day.

Modifications to the school schedule will be made as follows:

  1. Add one day at the end of the year, with Friday, May 22, being the last day of school;
  2. Elementary schools:  No change to the schedule. They have enough school hours to meet the required 1,080 hours.
  3. 6th & 7th Grade Center:  4 minutes added to the end of the school day effective Monday, March 23 (the day after spring break). 
  4. 8th Grade Center:  2 minutes added to the end of each day after March 23.
  5. Union High School Freshman Academy:  No change to current times.
  6. Union High School:  Friday, April 10 will be a “virtual day,” with students working on assignments from home.  

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