What is STEMscopes?
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Curriculum Programs


Aligned to Your State Standards

Engaging for students, easy for teachers, and affordable for schools, STEMscopes State Edition is rooted in the scientifically proven 5E model with acceleration and intervention.

Demystify the NGSS

Unravel the standards into digestible modules for your K-12 students. From hands-on, inquiry-based investigations to rigorous CER assessments, STEMscopes NGSS takes the guesswork out of teaching the NGSS.

Start Growing Young Minds

Thoughtfully designed by PreK teachers with the busy PreK teacher in mind, Early Explorer was built from the ground up to Head Start and state guidelines to prepare PreK students for science in Kindergarten.

Free Resources


Free PBLview details

In-depth PBLs take time and research to create. Engage students with a project-based learning activity that demands creativity, cooperation, and critical thinking to solve a real-world problem.

Early Learning Vocabulary Strategiesview details

The more words students learn in early childhood, the more successful they are in K-12. Get a head start on teaching new vocabulary to your students with this research-based guide.

Three-Dimensional Learningview details

The NGSS is a complex set of standards. Interweaving the SEPs, DCIs, and CCCs is critical to effectively teaching it. This infographic will help you understand how to get started with your NGSS instruction.

Free Hands-On Activityview details

Try one of our signature hands-on investigations wherein you facilitate your students developing their own fundamental understanding of the scientific concept.

Early Explorer Big Bookview details

Early Explorer includes numerous fiction and non-fiction big books centered around science concepts. Grab your spot on the carpet, and try one now! Read aloud.

NGSS Flow Mapview details

NGSS is complex. Shed some light on how the standards are organized across grades, DCIs, Engineering Practices, and Cross-Cutting concepts with this interactive chart.


100% Digital

Built-in real-time analytics, text-to-speech, lesson planner, e-books, and an app designer using the latest HTML5 coding remain device agnostic.

Math, Art, Engineering, and More

Deepen your students' knowledge with authentic cross-curricular connections to song and dance, art and sculpture, engineering and design, and math and data analysis.

Embedded Professional Development

Need help understanding a new instructional strategy? STEMscopes has embedded PD videos, on-demand webinars, and coaching to get you on your feet fast.

Classroom Adaptability

Whether you are running a blended learning model, traditional instruction, or a 1:1 classroom, we're ready for all teaching styles.

Continuous Improvement

We know you work hard in the classroom. Shouldn't a curriculum do the same? We are constantly adding new features and elements based on your feedback.

Genuine Support

STEMscopes grew out of Rice University professional development program. Teacher support is at the center of our curriculum programs. We are always only a call away.

Hands-on Science

Our core approach is hands-on investigation; doing science is learning science. Use our supplemental kits, or prep your own with our materials lists.

For Teachers, by Teachers

The experts are in the classroom. These expert teachers work alongside Rice University professors and us to build STEMscopes. Staying on the forefront of the best practices is our priority.

Built from the Ground Up

You won't find any "now aligned" stickers here. All our solutions were built specifically to the standards they address—NGSS, your state standards, and early childhood.

Literacy Development

Grab one of our e-books, download them from your login, or get them as supplemental print to support science literacy in your classroom.

Inquiry-Based Instruction

Students learn best by exploring and discovering. STEMscopes makes it easy to facilitate inquiry activities, like PBLs, by scaffolding the entire process.

Variety of Assessments

All lessons have multiple assessments types, such as kinesthetic, rubric-based, open-ended, gamified, and multiple choice assessments, to help you get a complete picture of what your students need.


What Teachers Are Saying

STEMscopes has greatly helped me incorporate engaging, exploratory, and hands-on activities into my science lessons. Instead of "old school" teaching techniques that heavily utilize boring science books and comprehension questions, this curriculum provides teachers with fully prepared lessons that allow students to be more engaged and play active roles in their learning. This curriculum is truly at the heart of constructivist teaching and transforms your classroom into a student-lead environment.
—Zalisha Wilson, 4th grade teacher