Case Studies

La Entrada Students Participate in Hands-On STEM in the Classroom and via Distance Learning with STEMscopes

In 2019, La Entrada educators set out to find new science materials aligned with the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS). They chose STEMscopes CA NGSS 3D, STEMscopes Streaming, and STEMscopes Coding as their STEM solution. "STEMscopes provides an intelligent approach to the NGSS and follows the standards with fidelity. It makes my job easier. If anyone asks about a particular standard, I can pinpoint it in STEMscopes. STEMscopes has also made the transition to distance learning so much easier. My students have been learning science remotely for almost a year now, they are completely engaged and their comprehension is good, too..."

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Increasing ELA and Mathematics on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Through Science

This study tested the theory that district use of STEMscopes science curriculum increases English/ language arts (ELA) and mathematics proficiency through increases in science proficiency. Academic learning and achievement is often a synergistic process, with student learning in one subject potentially bolstering learning in other subjects. We proposed that exposure to the STEMscopes science curriculum not only increases students' science proficiency, but their ELA and math as well. Specifically, we hypothesized that STEMscopes science curriculum increased science proficiency which, in turn, increased ELA and/or math proficiency...

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Increasing English and Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics on the California Assessment Through Science

This study tested the theory that district use of STEMscopes increases district English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics proficiency through increases in science proficiency. Academic learning and achievement is often a synergistic process, with student learning in one subject bolstering learning in other subjects. We propose that the STEMscopes science curriculum increases not only students' science proficiency but also their ELA and math proficiency (see figure). STEMscopes supports science instruction that (among other things) includes and targets the specialized language of science (e.g., vocabulary), as well as computation skills exercised within scientific observational settings and investigations that are part of experiential, problem-based learning. As science learning increases, we may also expect improvements in ELA and math performance...

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Increasing Reading, English, and Language Arts (ELA) on the Georgia Milestones Assessment Through Science

This study tested the theory that district use of STEMscopes science curriculum increases district reading and ELA proficiency through increases in science proficiency. Academic learning and achievement is often a synergistic process, with student learning in one subject potentially bolstering learning in other subjects. We proposed that exposure to the STEMscopes science curriculum (hereafter referred to as just "STEMscopes") not only increases students' science proficiency, but possibly their reading and English Language Arts as well. Specifically, we suggested a process such that: STEMscopes increased positive changes in science learning which, in turn, increased positive changes reading and ELA...

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