Welcome to the 4/5 Science Site

The mission of the Las Virgenes Unified School District's Science Team is to enhance student achievement and generate a love for the sciences.  Lessons follow the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  

Each lesson is designed to provide a "hands-on" approach to learning. Our overall goal is to inspire each child and develop in students the ability to apply scientific principles to everyday life. 

The focus of NGSS instruction integrates traditional science content with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  Science and Engineering are Integrated in the NGSS from K–12. Engineering practices allow students the opportunity to define, imagine, plan, create, and improve design.  The NGSS are designed to prepare students for college, career, and citizenship.  


Organization of this site

To access your teacher's page or to see other important information, click on the teacher link to the left. To access a unit, click on the individual unit tab in the above menu.  

LVUSD 4th-5th Grade Science Team

Suzanne Kirkhope 

  • Willow - Monday, Thursday
  • Round Meadow - Tuesday, Friday
  • Sumac - Wednesday 

Ann Trautmann

  • Lupin Hill - Tuesday, Friday
  • White Oak - Monday, Thursday
  • Sumac - Wednesday
Patti Wilson 
  • Mariposa - Monday, Wednesday
  • Chaparral - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Sumac - Wednesday 
Alina Silvestre
  •  Yerba Buena - Monday, Thursday
  •  Bay Laurel - Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday