CURRICULAR RESOURCES

K-5 ELEMENTARY

Disclaimer: The order in which these curricular resources are listed in no way represents an endorsement. It is critical to engage in work understanding the standards prior to selecting a resource and there is no one resource for every school, specific considerations and trade-offs must be taken into account. Please reach out to GIBSONL@COPESD.org for support. 

 

K-5

Phenomenal Science

Local - MI based

Open Education Resource - free

Kit materials

Literacy integration

0 Tech Components

Student Facing documents

Updates in progress

Teacher support

Being updated

K-8

Amplify Science

National

Kit heavy

K-1 tech free, 2-3 modeling tools, 4-5 apps/simulations, 6-8 simulations

Student facing investigation NB

Designed by Lawrence Hall of Science (contract through 2032)

6 Literacy texts designed for units

Diversity 

Phenomena based

MS EdReport - Meets Expectation

Fully Released and improving

K-12

Full Option Science Solution (FOSS)

National

Kit heavy

Unit book for students

Minimal Tech Integration

Investigations throughout

Designed by Lawrence Hall of Science

Adapted to NGSS

MS  EdReport

Fully Released

3-5 

K-2

Multiple Literacies Project Based Learning

Local - MI based

Open Education Resource - free

Kit materials

Literacy based

Tech extensions (T facing)

Student facing documents

Still in progress - not yet fully released

PBL defined by Dr. Krajcik

Not fully released

K-8

STEMscopes

National 

Small "scopes" kits

Tech Heavy - blended learning

Student facing printables

Phenomena based

5E model

Designed by Rice University

Fully Released

K-12

Inspire Science

National

Textboook heavy (digital option)

Lab Kits

Student facing textbooks

6-12 integrated OR discipline

Designed by various authors (McGraw Hill)

Designed for NGSS

Phenomena based

Fully Released

K-8

Cereal City Science

Local - Mi based

Kit heavy

0 Tech Components

Student facing workbooks

Literacy texts written by BCAMSC

Designed by Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center

NGSS Adapted

MS Not fully released

K-8

Elevate Science

National

Textbook heavy

Textbook can be digital

MS Tech components

MS Case Studies

Student facing books

Literacy heavy through textbook

Designed by Pearson

Fully Released

K-8

Twig Science

National

Lab Kits

Tech Videos and Interactives

Phenomena based

Designed by various authors (SCALE and Imperial College of London)

SCALE assessments

Literacy aligned

Twig Science Weekly News

NGSS Designed

Fully Released

PLEASE NOTE: Some resources are to support instruction and are not a stand alone full science curriculum on their own. Some such programs include: 

6-8 MIDDLE

Disclaimer: The order in which these curricular resources are listed in no way represents an endorsement. It is critical to engage in work understanding the standards prior to selecting a resource and there is no one resource for every school, specific considerations and trade-offs must be taken into account. Please reach out to GIBSONL@COPESD.org for support. 

 

6-8

OpenSciEd

National - MI involved

Open Education Resource - free

Kit materials

Phenomena based

Hands-on

Student facing documents

Designed by multiple partners including BSCS

Still in progress - not yet fully released

All units NGSS Design Badged

NGSS Designed

Not fully released

6-12

AMTA

National 

NGSS Aligned

Pedagogical shift through PD

0 Tech Integration

Student facing documents

*organization hosts workshops and membership for curriculum

*Middle School has MiStar integration

Fully Released

6-8

Health in Our Hands

Units

Life Science NGSS

0 Tech Components

Student facing documents

Designed by Create4STEM at MSU

Not Complete Curriculum

6-8

IQWST

National - Activate Learning

Kit materials

Literacy development

Digital Journals

Student facing documents

ONPAR assessments from WI

Design by Create4STEM @ MSU

PBL defined by Dr. Krajcik

Fully Released

K-8

Amplify Science

National

Kit heavy

K-1 tech free, 2-3 modeling tools, 4-5 apps/simulations, 6-8 simulations

Student facing investigation NB

Designed by Lawrence Hall of Science (contract through 2032)

6 Literacy texts designed for units

Diversity 

Phenomena based

MS EdReport - Meets Expectation

Fully Released

K-12

FOSS

National

Kit heavy

Unit book for students

Minimal Tech Integration

Investigations throughout

Designed by Lawrence Hall of Science

Adapted to NGSS

MS  EdReport

Fully Released

6-8

MiStar

Local - MI based

Annual Subscription

Kit materials

Housed in Canvas and Google Drive

0 Student facing tech 

Student facing documents

Professional Learning Facilitator support

Fully Released - being improved

K-8

STEMscopes

National 

Small "scopes" kits

Tech Heavy - blended learning

Student facing printables

Phenomena based

5E model

Designed by Rice University

Fully Released

K-8

Twig Science

National

Lab Kits

Tech Videos and Interactives

Phenomena based

Designed by various authors (SCALE and Imperial College of London)

SCALE assessments

Literacy aligned

Twig Science Weekly News

NGSS Designed

Fully Released

PLEASE NOTE: Some resources are to support instruction and are not a stand alone full science curriculum on their own. Some such programs include: 

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Various resources, searchable by age for integration

Adventures                    

 

9-12 HIGH

Disclaimer: The order in which these curricular resources are listed in no way represents an endorsement. It is critical to engage in work understanding the standards prior to selecting a resource and there is no one resource for every school, specific considerations and trade-offs must be taken into account. Please reach out to GIBSONL@COPESD.org for support. 

many are singular courses/units

collections

physical science

life science

EArth science