LKSD utilizes a localized and translated K-5 science curriculum for our students. The textbooks are based on TCI's Bring Science Alive! but are tailored to create more local relevance for our students.
The teachtci.com website can be used to support lessons and for supplemental materials. There are plastic tote resource kits from TCI that contain materials for labs and experiments that correlate with the textbook. Resources can be found in the LKSD Resource Library and within the pages of the curriculum warehouse.
At DLE sites, science is in taught in Yugtun for 45 minutes daily.
At Non-DLE sites, science is in taught in English for 45 minutes daily.
Click here to access the K-5 Curriculum Maps.
Lesson plans are provided in English and Yugtun for grades K-5. These plans include lesson objectives, journal prompts and conceptual refinement support.
Click here to visit the Yugtun Curriculum website.
Supplemental Resource: TCI
On their teacher account, teachers have access to videos, lab guides, vocabulary review games, tips for differentiation, and other tools to support the learning process.
For science we have student licenses which means the teacher can set up "classrooms" within the platform to monitor student progress on assignments and assessments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a teacher edition?
We currently do not have teacher editions of the books. However, on the Yugtun Curriculum website we provide lesson plans that follow the LKSD Best Practices lesson cycle.
What if I need more copies of the text?
Please email email@example.com
I thought Tundra Science was the curriculum. Why do I need TCI?
Tundra Science is the curriculum and directly aligns with TCI. Visit www.teachtci.com to find complementary videos, lab guides, vocabulary review games, tips for differentiation, etc.
How do I get a TCI login?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What grades does Tundra Science cover?
We have English & Yugtun text for grades K-5.
Do we have student licenses for TCI?
Yes, for science. From your teacher account you can set up your class and get your students logged in.
Can I connect TCI in my ClassLink- LaunchPad account?
TCI is not rostered by ClassLink, but there is a TCI app that can be manually added, and then users can manually input their login credentials the first time. Once this is done, the app will log students in without needing the username and password in the future.