Smithsonian's STC Elementary Curriculum
You're on the Right Track to the New Standards with the Smithsonian's STC-Elementary™!
The Smithsonian's STC-Elementary™ (3rd Edition) delivers the inquiry-based science instruction you've trusted for over 20 years. Units for Grades 1–5 integrate the 3-dimensions of NGSS, connect content with the real-world, and foster STEM and critical-thinking skills that students will take with them to middle school and beyond.
STC™ Learning Framework K–5
|Life Science||Earth Science||Physical Science|
|NGSS for Kindergarten||Exploring Plants and Animals
K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1
K-ESS2-1, K-ESS3-2, K-ESS3-3, K-PS3-1, KPS3- 2
|Exploring Forces and
|Exploring the World Set|
|Grades 1–5||Organisms||Weather||Solids and Liquids||Comparing and Measuring|
|The Life Cycle of Butterflies||Soils||Changes||Balancing and Weighing|
|Plant Growth and Development||Rocks and Minerals||Chemical Tests||Sound|
|Animal Studies||Land and Water||Food Chemistry||Electric Circuits|
|Microworlds||Ecosystems||Floating and Sinking||Motion and Design|
NGSS Instruction for Kindergarten from the Smithsonian, Rooted in Real-World Phenomena
Seeing and experiencing is believing, and learning! For kindergarteners, science phenomena IS the world around them. The Smithsonian's STC-Kindergarten utilizes children's natural curiosity and 3-dimensional learning to build cohesive, 15- to 20-minute lessons that meet the spirt and intent of NGSS.