With the Mi-STAR curriculum, students become solution builders as they use science and engineering practices to address a real-world challenge that spans each unit.  

Eighteen units are available now to Michigan educators who complete the required professional learning.  
Available UnitsCurriculum EssentialsCurriculum Plans and Progress
Read more about the eighteen units that are available right now to Michigan educators.   What makes Mi-STAR work?  Learn more about the essential elements of our curriculum. We are designing an entire grades 6-8 curriculum. Check in on our plans and our progress.
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the curriculum?
When will the entire curriculum be available?
How much does the Mi-STAR curriculum cost?
Does Mi-STAR meet MSS and/or NGSS standards for middle school?

Read answers to these and more Frequently Asked Questions.
Teacher Testimonials
"Since we started teaching the Mi-STAR units in our classrooms, the interest level from the students has gone through the roof! With Mi-STAR all the units are taught with a unit challenge in mind, so the kids know the purpose of each lesson. We are able to teach the content deeper instead of just "covering" everything and the kids retain what they are learning better."
Robin Allen, 6th-grade teacher
Midland Public Schools
"Mi-STAR is fabulous and I cannot even think about going back to teaching the way I've taught before...here they are solving real-world problems and they are looking at real-world issues...we have the ability to really focus on local issues that the kids understand. That is what draws them in and what gets them excited because it's something they know and understand."
Sheri Turner, 7th-grade teacher
Bangor Township Schools
"The fact that Mi-STAR is aligning to the [NGSS] standards really allows students to see science as more than just a list of facts they need to know. They can see how science is really used in real life."
Kendall Grazul, 8th-grade teacher
Jenison Public Schools
"I love the different activities and lessons, there's a lot of hands-on stuff, a lot of labs that the kids really get involved in. It engages all levels of students...there's something in it for all of them."
Denise Bujalski, 6th-grade teacher
Midland Public Schools

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Mi-STAR was founded in 2015 through generous support provided by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. Mi-STAR has also received substantial support from the National Science Foundation, the MiSTEM Advisory Council through the Michigan Department of Education, and Michigan Technological University.