Our Mission: To ensure that each student achieves his/her highest personal potential
Our Vision: To be a world-class school system
Science

Vision
Our society will understand, value, and effectively apply science skills and knowledge. 

Mission
Science teachers will prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to participate in a positive way with our global society and to more fully comprehend and appreciate our universe. 

Lee Hughes                        Coordinator, Science K-12                                             239-337-8697

Carlos Negron, Ed.D.          Coordinator, Elementary Science (P-SELL)                     239-337-8341

Rick Tully                           Coaching Specialist, Science K-12                                 239-337-8628

Biology 1 EOC Assessment

Statewide Comparison of Biology 1 EOC Assessment Scores (PDF, 94KB)

FCAT 2.0 Science

Statewide Comparison of Science Scores (PDF, 103KB)
District 2013 and 2014 Comparison (Excel, 1MB)

  • State and District Scores for All Curriculum Groups
  • School Scores for All Curriculum Groups

Additional Resources and Reports

Standards for Science Curriculum and Instruction
        
 Florida Standards
           
Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

Understanding Statewide Assessment Reports
            Understanding Florida EOC Assessment Reports (PDF, 959KB)
            Understanding FCAT 2.0 Reports (PDF, 894KB)

Content Focus Reports
            EOC Assessments
            FCAT 2.0

Test Item Specifications

            DRAFT Grade 5 FCAT 2.0 Science Test Item Specifications
            FCAT 2.0 Annually Assessed Benchmarks – Grades 3-5 Science (PDF)

            DRAFT Grade 8 FCAT 2.0 Science Test Item Specifications
            FCAT 2.0 Annually Assessed Benchmarks – Grades 6-8 Science (PDF)

            Biology 1 EOC Assessment Test Item Specifications
            Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Annually Assessed Benchmarks – High School Biology (PDF)

            Florida Department of Education: Frequently Asked Questions

FCAT Explorer
           
Science Station (Elementary Science)
           
Science Voyager (Middle School Science)
           
Science Mission (High School Biology EOC)
           
Parent & Family Guide
           
Educator Resources

District Science Resources

AIMS Education Foundation
           
Engineering is Elementary (EiE)
           
Laying the Foundation (LTF)
           
The JASON Project
           
Vernier Software & Technology
           
WeatherBug Achieve

Resources for Science Literacy
           
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
           
Recommended Science Reading Books K-2
           
List of Recommended Science Reading Books K-2
           
My Capstone Library – Science eBooks (Username: leeschool, Password: student)

Groups/Organizations
            EE - Environmental Education Program
            Key Science Contacts

Science Enrichment: Web Resources
(The following links are third-party sites that are neither hosted nor endorsed by The School District of Lee County.)

ISEF - International Science and Engineering Fair
FFFS - Florida Foundation for Future Scientists
TAERSEF - Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fairs

NSTA - National Science Teachers Association
Florida Association of Science Teachers
Science Matters

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP)
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
The Imaginarium Science Center
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida