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Based on Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core, PLEx Life Science contains four game-based curriculum units and two enrichment games. These games for grades 5–9 focus on subjects such as cell functions and processes; heredity and genetics; plant functions and processes; and inheritance, unity and diversity.

Year: 
2014

This math and science robotics kit comes with four robots and lesson plans for teachers. It also comes with a tablet loaded with interactive lessons, quizzes and an instructional video that show students how math is relevant to their world. The lesson plans are aligned with mandated Common Core, TEKS and STAAR standards for middle and high school.

Year: 
2014

This elementary engineering curriculum offers 20 integrated STEM units, each based on a storybook that provides context for a design challenge, such as creating a race car out of recycled materials. Using inquiry and problem-solving skills, students work in teams to apply science and math knowledge to creatively design and improve possible solutions.

Year: 
2014

Up to three students can connect their mobile devices to view the live images from the SmartMicroScope iGO. Using six LED lights, each microscope can take pictures and record videos of science class materials, such as plants, soil and rocks. The free SmartMicroscope app is compatible with Apple and Android devices.

Year: 
2014

This core science solution offers differentiated online instruction, combining the expertise of Achieve3000 and National Geographic Learning. By making science accessible to all learners, eScience is designed to help meet STEM objectives to move U.S. students to the top in science achievement over the next decade. eScience3000 can fulfill all district requirements for core science programs.

Year: 
2014

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were finalized in April 2013 after a lengthy research and development process by the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Achieve and a group of 26 states. Not a set of curricula, the NGSS serves to provide teachers with guidelines for teaching practical, more in-depth science.

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Education and business leaders, the press, and the president have all called for increased emphasis on STEM in K12 schools, and NGSS, the “Next Generation Science Standards” released in April are a response to those priorities (www.nextgenscience.org). The standards do an outstanding job of defining science and engineering for our time.

A student at the Beech Hill School in the Otis (Maine) School Department learns chemistry in a hands-on science lab over Skype.

Four students in Maine had the unique chance to study organisms on their shoreline this past year to help contribute research to a new chemical bond discovery that Vanderbilt University researchers made three years ago.

Recognizing that American K12 students have fallen behind foreign students in their grasp of scientific principles, educators have devised a new set of teaching guidelines that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms across the United States—including recommendations that climate change and evolution be taught as core elements of scientific knowledge.

Fifteen schools in Maryland have been involved with a special project from the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) to bring STEM education—science, technology, engineering and math—to middle- and high-school students, working in partnership with agencies like the National Institutes of Health, NASA and the U.S. Naval Academy.

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