The Next Generation Science Standards promote a vision for science education in which students learn science and engineering by doing science and engineering—like real-life scientists and engineers.
Mi-STAR is designing a middle school curriculum that supports both the NGSS and the Michigan State Standards, while empowering students to use science and engineering practices to address real-world issues. We provide professional learning for teachers implementing the curriculum. Read more about our curriculum and professional learning.
We are also researching and evaluating students’ and educators’ experiences with the Mi-STAR curriculum. See our list of publications.
Mi-STAR is made possible by the generous support received from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation which was established by Mrs. Grace A. Dow in 1936 in memory of her husband Dr. Herbert H. Dow. Mi-STAR wouldn't be possible without the commitment of the numerous participating staff, teachers, partner districts, and university partners from across Michigan and the country.