science curriculum

PLEx Life Science

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.


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.

Engineering is Elementary

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.

SmartMicroScope iGO

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.


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.

Preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards

Administrators need to be ready for the increased rigor of the NGSS

Seeking the Sasquatch of Elementary School Science

Bringing Science to Rural Classrooms

Get Ready for NextGen Science

New national standards promise to revolutionize the content area.

STEM Learning Studios Continue to Sprout

The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future is expanding beyond Maryland.