What is FOSS?

FOSS is a research-based science curriculum for grades K – 8 developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. FOSS is also an ongoing research project dedicated to improving the learning and teaching of science.

The Science Spectrum offers a variety of FOSS Kits to supplement your classroom’s science education. For local FOSS kit information and reservations call (806) 745 – 1216 ext. 224. Find out more about FOSS at


Visit the museum without ever leaving your classroom! See exciting science demonstrations and tours through this Region 17 ESC and Science Spectrum partnership. Lead by the Science Spectrum education staff, this option is great for teachers who want to expand their science curriculum. All programs are FREE to your school!

Virtual Field Trip Programs:

  • Stars and Seasons
  • Solar System and Astronauts
  • Earth’s Fast Changes
  • Water Cycle
  • Earth, Ecosystems, and Survival
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Reptile and Amphibians (Life Cycles)
  • Severe Weather
  • Pirates
  • Nano

For additional information or to see a complete listing of programs offered, visit Region 17 ESC

To schedule a virtual field trip, visit the website above or contact Matt Davis at for more information.