Lisa Kotowski
Assistant Superintendent

Lori Lott
Administrative Assistant

Our Science Department is supported at the district level with a full time science specialist, Charalee Cunningham.  We provide in-services, assist with selecting texts and ordering supplies as well as any additional support requested.



K-5 Science Resources

LUSD is happy to announce our new textbooks for all schools!  We welcome California Science by Pearson/Scott Foresman to all of our sites.

On-Line Student Edition of the textbook is made available by teacher sign-up only.  Please contact your child's teacher for more information about requesting a username and password to access the on-line Student Edition.  If your child brought home a letter with username and password, click on the following link to enter the Pearson/Scott Foresman California Science login page:

California Science

6-8 Science Resources

NEW Science Textbooks for All!

We are happy to announce that there are new Science Textbooks for all LUSD schools!

The publisher is Pearson/Prentice Hall, and the subjects are as follows:

Code:  cwk-9999 Code:  cvk-9999 Code:  cxk-9999
6th grade:  California Focus on Earth Science 7th grade:  California Focus on Life Science 8th grade:  California Focus on Physical Science 


Universal WebCodes to Online Activities for the above textbooks:
Please note the access code for the specific book your child uses at school. The website is: (no username/password required)

Earth Science (Grade 6):          cwk-9999

Life Science (Grade 7):            cvk-9999

Physical Science (Grade 8):      cxk-9999

To access the textbook On-Line:

Please speak to your son/daughter's teacher to obtain information about full textbook access from home.  A username and account creation is required to access the textbook on-line.  If you have a username and password already, click HERE  to start your on-line adventure!

9-12 Science Resources

The 07-08 school year was bursting at the seams with activity!  We have new instructional material for the following subjects in the 9-12 Schools, and some of these fabulous books have on-line resources, please click the underlined subjects for the on-line links:

Below are subjects that were adopted in the 06/07 school year:

Adopted Instructional Material

K-5 Science Textbooks
Pearson/Prentice Hall -Link to Website

6-7-8  Science Textbooks

9-12 Science Adopted Textbooks
For the following Subjects:
Astronomy CP- Glencoe/McGraw Hill
Biology AP - Pearson/Benjamin Cummings
Chemistry AP- Houghton Mifflin
Chemistry CP - Glencoe/McGraw Hill
Environmental Science AP-Glencoe/McGraw Hill
Environmental Science CP - Holt, Winehart, and Winston
Physics CP - Clencoe/McGraw Hill
Marine Biology CP - Current Publishing Corp. 

Star Lab

STARLAB is a portable nylon fabric mini-planetarium, 16 feet in diameter and 10 feet tall.  In addition to astronomy, programs that can be presented using STARLAB include Native Americans, Ancient Chinese, African Mythology, Plate Tectonics, and Greek Mythology.  Users must be trained in its operation prior to check-out and use, please contact the IMS department x17237 for more information. 

STARLAB Manuals and Curriculum Guides

If you are already a registered Star Lab User, click HERE for your application.  Please make sure that you mail the original application to the IMS Office at the JAESC, and call x17237 to book the equipment before sending the form.  

Science in the Community

Lodi Unified School District partners with the community on a wide variety of activities and event related to Science.  A few of these include the following:

The Sandhill Crane Festival on the first week-end in November.  In it's 13th year, the Festival offers over 40 tours to local spots to observe wildlife, as well as educational and entertaining programs at Hutchins Street Square.

The World of Wonders Science Museum  The district has been integral in planning for the World of Wonders Science Museum that is housed in the ground floor of the parking garage in Downtown Lodi.  For more information click on the underlined link, or please phone 331-7019.  If you'd like to be a volunteer, pleaseclick here for the application.

Docent-Led tours of Lodi Lake Nature Area.  The district initiated this program in 1986 and continues to support it.  To arrange for a tour of this 58 acre natural area adjacent to Lodi Lake, phone 331-7019.  To Find out more about the Lodi Lake Nature Area, click here!