STEM Curriculum Built from the Tennessee Academic Standards for Science

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STEMscopes was born in the lab and is continuously refined in the classroom, combining the career and college success expertise of Rice University with the pedagogical and instructional know-how of practicing teachers.
“By Teachers for Teachers” is not a slogan—it’s a fact.

Real science means inquiry-based, hands-on investigation.

Built on a digital platform, enhanced by print, and brought to life in hands-on kits, STEMscopes Tennessee creates a student-centric blended STEM learning environment where teachers are able to teach, intervene, and accelerate their diverse students. STEM digital resources and on-demand print come to life through hands-on kits offering teachers an adaptive platform that increases engagement, rigor, and student achievement.

Our Core Principles for STEM Curriculum

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

STEMscopes Tennessee 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

Professional Learning

  • Hands-on use of instruction materials
  • Practice using embedded, high-impact instructional strategies
  • Start with on-demand training, grow to full STEM certification
  • Partnered with the National Institute for STEM Education

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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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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