Middle school is where students decide if it’s possible for them to pursue a STEM career. The mySci 6-8 curriculum builds on the success of mySci K-5. The 6-8 program is designed to engage students in authentic science learning centered around relevant and rigorous driving questions.
The 6-8 curriculum is comprised of 15 modules arranged by core science area. Each module includes a real-world performance task to be used as a summative assessment. To encourage and build on best practices in instruction, each modules uses an expanded 5E learning cycle – the 7E cycle includes Elicit, Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate and Extend. The learning cycle actively engages students in their own learning and prepares them for the culminating performance task that asks students to apply what they have learned to answer the driving question.
6-8 Modules Overview
The mySci program’s unique design makes it one of the most flexible science curriculums available. The lessons and activities of the modules are integrated across subject areas and are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Missouri Learning Standards and Common Core math and literacy standards.
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How do I adopt mySci 6-8?
We want to create a plan that fits your school or district and your budget, and for that reason we customize everything we do. The first step in our process is to perform a Needs Assessment. This helps us identify areas where you excel and areas where resources can be better leveraged. Once the assessment is complete, we create a plan unique to you, with implementation and funding options.
As a mySci partner you have access to curriculum, student journals, pre-/post-assessments, lendable items, partner resources, and professional development opportunities. mySci units are available online in a format that encourages all teachers to share their creative adaptations, additions, and recommendations. Instructional materials can be fluid, living documents that, unlike textbooks, can be continually improved and adapted based on user feedback.
Interested in adopting the mySci program for your district? Contact Diane Pilla at email@example.com or 314-935-9856.
mySci 6-8 is designed to:
- Be Centered Around Real-World Problems
- Be Interdisciplinary
- Be Multidisciplinary
- Remove Barriers for Teachers
- Be Assessable
- Be Flexible
- Include Professional Development
mySci walks with educators every step of the way
We view each school as a partner in education. And as partners, we employ a team of experienced educators to deliver professional development tailored to teachers. Our strategy is simple and purposeful.
In service to our partners, mySci offers customized professional development on each module, as well as general sessions that focus on building content knowledge and best practices. The program includes online materials that act as supplemental support for teachers.