STEM Curriculum Written Specifically for Virginia Schools

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STEMscopes Virginia was built from scratch to fully align with the 2018 Virginia Science Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework. Through the research-based 5E + IA learning model, your students explore scientific concepts through dynamic phenomena found in everyday life.

The Future of STEM Education is a STEMscopes Classroom

With STEMscopes Virginia, your students actually do science—instead of simply reading about it. We take a constructivist approach where students investigate real-world phenomena through hands-on, collaborative experiences, while you receive embedded support and the flexibility to teach in whatever style you like.

Our Core Principles for STEM Curriculum

  • Results-Driven
  • Teacher-Friendly
  • Low-Cost
  • Engagement-Sparking
  • Feedback-Centered

STEMscopes Virginia Features at a Glance

  • Hands-on Lessons
  • Downloadable Resources
  • Embedded PD & Facilitation Resources
  • Standards Alignment Tools
  • Wide Variety of Assessments

Blended Learning Throughout

Teach the Way You Want

We believe in teacher expertise and choice to provide the best possible student learning experience. Our blended learning platform offers teachers modular ways to teach—use our digital platform to assign activities directly to students, enhance literacy with our print, and make hands-on lab set up a snap with our intuitively packaged kits.

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  • Any device, any time
  • Google Classroom compatible
  • Updated continuously at no extra cost
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  • Support Literacy
  • Consumable and hard cover book options
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  • Enhance Inquiry, Engage
  • Organized by Activity
  • Inexpensive to refill materials within kits / Not forced to buy new kits for refill

Product Training

  • Instructor-guided exploration of the curriculum’s features, resources, and navigation
  • Hands-on use of instruction materials
  • Practice using embedded, high-impact instructional strategies
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Professional Development

  • Enhance teaching practices unique to STEM
  • Start with on-demand training, grow to full STEM certification
  • Individual, embedded, and coach-led options
  • Partnered with the National Institute for STEM Education
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How STEMscopes is Built

Rooted in the Scientifically Proven 5E Model PLUS Intervention and Acceleration.

STEMscopes pedagogy has its roots in Bybee’s 5E model, Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences, and the back-flipped classroom wherein students learn by doing and experiencing rather than passively observing.

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Research

STEMscopes case studies are longitudinal in nature and focus on real classrooms. Leveraging thousands of schools in a district at once, time and time again, STEMscopes has demonstrated its ability to improve student academic outcomes and dramatically boost performance of ELL students and other subpopulation groups.

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What Teachers are Saying

“STEMscopes is great. Until we began using STEMscopes, students didn’t understand that science is everywhere. In kindergarten through fourth grade, they thought science was a book. They didn’t see science as being connected to the real world, so they thought that when they left school they’d never use it again. Now they realize science is everyday life.” Karen Silensky, Fifth Grade Teacher Horizon Elementary, Broward County Public Schools, Florida

“STEMscopes is a major motivator for our students. It helps them grasp concepts, build their critical thinking skills, and connect science to real-world situations." Robin Butcher, Fifth Grade Teacher Horizon Elementary, Broward County Public Schools, Florida

“Because we’ve been using STEMscopes for a few years now, our students are better prepared in science at each subsequent grade level. Our middle school teachers say that students are arriving with a stronger foundation in science than they did a few years ago. They also have a better understanding of what’s expected of them, which is moving the learning process forward much quicker.” Don E. Cowart II, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Coventry Public Schools, Rhode Island

"Being a first-year teacher, I love having everything you need at the access of your computer to complete a lesson plan. From vocabulary, to video with worksheets in not only English, but also in Spanish, as well as extended activities. I love having the hands-on components that include a supply list as well as a quick how-to video on those hands on activities." Amber Moenning, Teacher Crockett Elementary, Wichita Falls ISD, Texas

"STEMscopes has benefited my students and me tremendously. Its practice has encouraged my students to further investigate into the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as a whole. Its curriculum and experiments/activities are readily accessible, easy to use, and educationally comprehensive. I couldn’t be happier with STEMscopes!" Elizabeth Dennis, Fifth Grade Teacher Centro Mater East II, Miami Dade County, Florida

"STEMscopes allows me to focus on students doing science, not just reading about science. The annual student subscription is reasonable and suggests materials that are inexpensive and easy to find, making hands-on science affordable for a small school with a limited science budget." Angelin Petit, Middle School Science Teacher Sacred Heart Catholic School, Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, Minnesota

"When a new curriculum gets adopted, teachers worry that they’ll need a lot of professional development and that they’ll have to spend hours planning to implement it. They didn’t do that with STEMscopes. They jumped in really quickly. STEMscopes is very intuitive and simple to use." Cyndi Ganfield, Principal Aumsville Elementary, Cascade School District, Oregon

"The vertical alignment in STEMscopes has been a big benefit. It standardized science so everyone is now speaking the same language." Bryan Dyer, Principal Cloverdale Elementary, Cascade, Oregon

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