Phenomena are the wonders that drive student inquiry and engagement. STEMscopes NGSS 3D harnesses the power of phenomena and three dimensional learning to deliver an effective, engaging approach to teaching the Next Generation Science Standards across a blended learning platform.
This award-winning curriculum and instruction solution for grades K-12 is built from the ground up to the NGSS, providing everything teachers need to address Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices that form each standard.
Customizable, storyline-driven bundles help students move from one area of content to another in a logical flow. Within each bundle, three layers of phenomena drive student inquiry: anchoring, investigative, and daily phenomena. Using the 5E plus intervention and acceleration lesson model, students engage with all areas of the NGSS using problem-based learning, engineering challenges, scientific investigations, math and literacy connections, and culminating claim-evidence-reasoning assessments.
Available in a digital format, enhanced by print materials, and brought to life through exploratory hands-on kits, the curriculum helps students question the world around them through inquiry and investigation. In each lesson, students learn through a variety of modalities, while rubrics, assessments, and reports help teachers track and support students’ growth throughout the year.
STEMscopes NGSS 3D was developed by Accelerate Learning in partnership with Rice University. With a vast research backbone, continuous teacher input, and embedded professional development, STEMscopes sets itself apart as a solution truly made by teachers, for teachers. STEMscopes NGSS 3D is the Cool Tool Award Winner (2021) for “Best STEM Solution” as part of The EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest. Learn more.