Science

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Overview

The Science team at North Central ESD is available to assist school districts in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards, selecting instructional materials, in the use of appropriate technology applications, and in providing professional development. We can provide custom designed in-services ranging from on-site for a single school, to a common location for multiple schools and levels. The North Central ESD Science team works in collaboration with the North Central ESD Math and Literacy team.

In addition, our Regional Science Coordinator who, along with the other Regional Science Coordinators, Math Coordinators and Literacy Coordinators from all ESDs, will be working together with the LASER Alliance Directors and OSPI to support the development of a statewide science network.

Complete this form to receive resources, updates, and professional development opportunities!

Climate Science

Upcoming Classes:

A BRAND NEW Climate Science — Project GLAD unit “VOICES OF HOPE”.

When researching for this unit we found ourselves so saddened and downright depressed by what is going on that we had to find THE LIGHT! As we searched for what people are doing all around the world to address climate change we found so many voices of hope.

This unit was designed for 4th – 7th grade classrooms. However, many grade levels could take parts and pieces to apply to their classrooms.  It is infused with technology connections, an amazing action plan project that will give your students the agency to make changes that will help our planet, and several science investigations that directly support each of the input charts.

This is the FIRST EVER OER (Open Educational Resource) GLAD unit!

Electrical Safety and Energy Education

Electrical energy education presentations are provided through a partnership between the Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan PUDs and the NCESD Science Department. The program serves kindergarten-5th grade, providing teaching materials for all teachers, and in-person presentations for second and fourth graders.

Second graders participate in a 30-minute assembly that introduces the idea of energy and energy transfer.  It’s a hands-on presentation, with a particular focus on electrical energy and electrical conservation.  The one hour program for each fourth grade class introduces children to hydroelectric power generation and critically important safety information about electricity.  We believe this program saves lives and supports the electrical circuit standards required in fourth grade.

Heather Stringer
Science Cadre Member – Electrical Safety
509-888-7034
heatherst@ncesd.org

Jane Schuyleman
Professional Services Team Secretary
janes@ncesd.org

Equipment Borrowing Program

Equipment Borrowing Options

The North Central Educational Service District is happy to be able to provide valuable science equipment to our schools to borrow. The Alcoa Foundation and NASA provided the grant funds to purchase these items.

The mission of the North Central Educational Service District is to provide leadership and quality service in advocating for innovative educational programs for the children and communities we serve.

List of Available Equipment

Amounts available are located within parentheses next to each item:

Terms and Conditions

  1. The amount of each type of equipment is limited.
  2. It is available to check out in one week increments.
  3. A loan agreement must be signed by the classroom teacher before any equipment will be provided.  Please download the agreement here: (NCESD Equipment Loan Agreement) or complete this online form
  4. If you choose to fill out the agreement, please return it to Jane Schuyleman at janes@ncesd.org
  5. The person/teacher checking out the equipment is responsible for picking up and dropping off:
    North Central ESD
    430 Olds Station Road
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
  6. See Jane in the Front Desk area.
  7. All equipment MUST be returned in good, clean, and working condition.

Jane Schuyleman
Professional Services Team Secretary
janes@ncesd.org

Science Kits

The STEM Materials Cooperative serves our participating districts with professional development, support, and resources for using science kits. The kits currently used are:

  • Kindergarten – Building Blocks of Science
  • Grades 1-5 – Smithsonian Science for the Classroom
  • Grades 6-8 – Smithsonian Science and Technology Concepts

For more information about our cooperative, please contact:

Cari Haug
Regional Science Coordinator
carissah@ncesd.org

Science Kit Resources

River of Power

Kit Rotation Schedules

2019-20 Kit Rotation Schedule

STEM Materials 2019_2020 Final Calendar

Please remember to inventory your kits upon their arrival. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.

STEM Materials Cooperative Center

Located at 3306 5th St. SE, Suite E, East Wenatchee, WA  98802

Phone: 509-888-1912

Email Kathryn Metcalfe, Warehouse Supervisor, kathrynm@ncesd.org

Science Resources

Our Science Staff


Andy Boyd

Andy Boyd

Regional Math Coordinator
andyb@ncesd.org
509-665-2646

Barbara Nuxoll

Barbara Nuxoll

Pro Serv Team Leader
barbaran@ncesd.org
509-665-2617

Cari Haug

Cari Haug

Regional Science Coordinator
carissah@ncesd.org

Heather Stringer

Heather Stringer

Science Cadre Member – Electrical Safety
heatherst@ncesd.org
509-888-7034

Jane Schuyleman

Jane Schuyleman

Proserv Team Secretary
janes@ncesd.org
509-667-3631

Kate Lindholm

Kate Lindholm

STEM Education Specialist / GLAD Trainer
katel@ncesd.org
509-888-7035

Kathryn Metcalfe

Kathryn Metcalfe

Warehouse Supervisor
kathrynm@ncesd.org
360-555-1234

Lisa Monahan

Lisa Monahan

STEM Educational Specialist
lisam@ncesd.org

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