STEMscopes is a comprehensive, vertically-aligned, online science curriculum focused on the development of STEM skills (i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) while addressing 100% of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) science standards for grades K-12. Student materials are available in downloadable PDFs and in consumable texts. Learning List has reviewed the full line of K-12 STEMscopes materials, as well as the pre-K Early Explorer material.
Content is organized using the 5E instructional model: (1) Engage, (2) Explore, (3) Explain, (4) Elaborate, and (5) Evaluate. Writing activities are embedded throughout the curriculum, and instruction includes explicit connections to STEM subjects as well as careers in STEM fields. STEMscopes is a highly visual program that supports English language learners and struggling readers. Content is continually updated to reflect current science knowledge, best practices, and user-requested components (there is no charge for updates).
Embedded videos provide teachers with on-time guidance in implementing hands-on investigations and activities. The STEMscopes website includes alignment resources as well as a “Teacher Toolbox” to support planning across grade levels.
About Accelerate Learning*
Accelerate Learning, in conjunction with Rice University, is the creator of STEMscopes, a pre-K -12 STEM solution that address state standards, NGSS, and pre-K objectives across 3 unique curriculums. Backed by a “for teachers, by teachers” philosophy and a network of professional development resources (STEMcoach.com), Accelerate Learning is here to propel STEM into the 21st century. Affordable for schools, engaging for students, and easy to use for teachers, STEMscopes drives student achievement at an unprecedented level.
*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from the Accelerate Learning LinkedIn page.
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