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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

Insect Life Cyclte
Oct. 16, K-2/17, 3-5 

Traveling Seeds
Nov. 13, K-2/15, 3-5 

Winter Ways
Dec. 6, K-2/7, 3-5

Galls Galore
March  15, K-2/16, 3-5

Songbird Songs
May 21, K-2/22, 3-5

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