Secondary Science Resources

Core Curriculum STEMscopes

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STEMscopes

Accelerate Learning, in conjunction with Rice University, has created the most widely used PreK-12 science curriculum in Texas, STEMscopesTM — and it’s now available nationally. It’s the teachers favorite science program and now serves more than 1.4M students.

STEMscopes is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students offering three core curriculum programs, STEMscopes K-12, STEMscopes NGSS, and STEMscopes Early Explorer. Born from the lab and penned by the hands of expert teachers, STEMscopes has always had its ear to the ground, taking in feedback, best practices, and the latest pedagogy to develop the most effective STEM curriculum. Each curriculum is supported by STEMcoach, a professional development portfolio offering a free STEM community that allows teachers to share best practices and lessons while learning from experts in the field, embedded professional development within the program, and onsite launch, advanced & coaching and mentoring sessions.
 

So what is STEMscopes?




To access the STEMscopes online curriculum, use the Accelerate Learning icon below or the following link to https://n11053d40924.acceleratelearning.com/login
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Accelerate Learning

For additional information or training on the STEMscopes curriculum, you can access the STEMscopes Tutorials & Training resources provided at the link below.


Online Training Resources & Curriculum Overview link
Overview & Navigation - .pdf

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Scientific Minds

Middle School Science Starters are a series of 120 web-based, digital video lessons that break science standards into bite-sized chunks of instruction. In addition to 6th-8th grade science content, each Starter module contains interactive vocabulary flashcards with Spanish terms (over 500 in the program) and a 10-question digital quiz with feedback. Each module has a video w/audio option that students can use for independent study as well as a teacher-guided option for whole-class instruction.

Biology Starters are a series of 110 web-based, interactive, digital lessons that teach foundational biology concepts. Teachers can use the research-based Biology Starters for whole-class instruction, and students can use them for interactive independent study. Biology Starters include videos with audio, assessments with feedback, and over 1,000 interactive vocabulary flashcards to increase student achievement.

Chemistry Starters are a series of 101 interactive, web-based, digital lessons that teach foundational chemistry concepts.  Teachers can use the research-based Chemistry Starters for whole-class instruction, and students can use them for interactive independent study.  Chemistry Starters include videos with audio, assessments with feedback, and over 450 interactive vocabulary flashcards to increase student achievement.

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TEA Science Safety Training for High School

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This self-paced course is a foundational training module for science safety at the high school level. The course provides high school science, science elective, and CTE teachers an opportunity to review safety policies, procedures, and responsibilities that pertain to instructional settings. This course is designed to supplement a district or campus-led safety training that also includes hands-on training with safety equipment such as eye wash stations, fire blankets, lab equipment, etc. Districts and campuses should also plan for hands-on practice with students as they learn safety procedures in the science classroom. Teachers who are not certified in science and who wish to teach one of the CTE courses for science credit must complete this online course. This course is managed by Region 4 (101-950): Texas Education Service Center. CPE credit is 3.

REQUIREMENTS

Participants must fulfill the following requirements in order to successfully complete this course and earn 3 CPE credits:

• Review the six course lessons and complete all activities in the lesson sections.

• Once you have completed the course lessons and activities, you must take and pass the 20
question final test. You must receive an 80% or higher in order to pass the test.

You can register for this course by select the Science Safety icon below, or by using the link listed below.  You must register yourself for a TEA Texas Gateway account prior to being able to access the online course. Science Safety  

Download the Course Syllabus

Course Registration link