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Unit 8.3: A High-Energy Exploration of Sound and Light


Friday, January 3, 2020
What would it take to get Penelope’s Orpheum back in business and the school band on the stage? That’s the challenge students face in Mi-STAR’s Unit 8.3, Sound and Light Waves. Read more


Eighth-Graders Rise to Weather Challenge: Don’t Mess with Our Snow Days!


Thursday, October 17, 2019
The unit focuses model​on three different drivers of weather: topography, or the orographic effect; the interaction of air masses; and the effects of large bodies of water, or lake effect Read more


Mi-STAR Teacher Featured in Science Scope


Thursday, August 15, 2019
Mi-STAR Teacher Featured in Science Scope Read more


Making Genetics Fun with Snap Blocks and Popsicles


Monday, July 29, 2019
​The seventh-grade science teachers piloting Mi-STAR’s Unit 7.6, Inheritance of Traits in Humans, say it has a lot going for it: popsicles, microscopes and a brother-sister spat. But the most intriguing part of all may be that it’s about us. Read more


Mi-STAR Receives Accomplished Rating from STEMworks


Friday, June 21, 2019
​The Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform (Mi-STAR) project has been admitted to STEMworks as an Accomplished program. Read more


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