About the Program

Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading is a 2nd-5th grade curriculum that integrates science and literacy to provide access to deep science knowledge, academic vocabulary, and powerful skills and strategies in both literacy and science.

About the Curriculum

It's a standards-based 2nd – 5th grade curriculum that integrates hands-on inquiry science activities with reading, writing, and discussing as scientists do.
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Our Do-it, Talk-it, Read-it, Write-it approach enables a diverse range of students to master both science and literacy academic standards.

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Students who experience Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading increase achievement in both science and literacy.
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Schools are using the curriculum as a science program, during literacy instruction, and as a supplementary learning experience.
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About the Team

Jacqueline Barber is the co-principal investigator for Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is associate director of the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), leading the LHS Center for Curriculum Development and Implementation and the GEMS Program.
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Dr. P. David Pearson is the co-principal investigator for Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is dean of the Graduate School of Education at UCB and a faculty member in the Language and Literacy Program.


Our team includes educational researchers, science educators, and former classroom teachers.

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Learn about the rigorous development process for Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading units.

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Each unit is field tested in classrooms around the country, and feedback from teachers and students is incorporated into final versions. See how you can participate.

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Our success depends on our talented and passionate team members. Take a look at our jobs postings.

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