To support educators during the school closures due to COVID-19, we have published basic science tasks that can be completed by any middle school student - in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades - from home.
The links below will take you to the Teacher Guides for each lesson. In each, you will find an explanation of the lesson and a link to a Student Guide, which you can provide to your students online or as a printed packet.
Lesson 1: Asking Questions - Teacher Guide
Lesson 2: Computational Thinking - Teacher Guide
Lesson 3: Obtaining Information - Teacher Guide
Lesson 6: Constructing Explanations - Synchronous Teacher Guide, Asynchronous Teacher Guide, Supporting Video
Lesson 8: Data Analysis - Synchronous Teacher Guide, Asynchronous Teacher Guide, Supporting Video
New! Remote version of UCCC Lesson: Systems and System Models
These materials have been adapted for remote hybrid instruction, with suggested synchronous and optional asynchronous activities.
These lessons are being shared as Open Educational Resources (OER) under the creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode and https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/).
Three additional lessons are available to Mi-STAR subscribers. See information here for how to join Mi-STAR.