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Carolina's K-8 Curriculum Programs

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Looking for hands-on, phenomena-based curriculum resources that support the Next Generation Science Standards and STEM? Explore Smithsonian Science Curriculum for K-8, OpenSciEd for 6–8, and Building Blocks of Science® for TK-5 to see which one is right for you and your students.

Smithsonian Science Curriculum for K-8 | Setting the Standard in 3D Learning and 3D Assessment

The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) was established in 1985 as the National Science Resources Center (NSRC) under the sponsorship of two prestigious institutions: the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academy of Sciences. The mission of the SSEC is to transform and improve the teaching and learning of science for PreK–12 students in the United States and throughout the world. The Center engages in research and curriculum development in partnership with it is publisher, Carolina Biological Supply Company, the sole source provider of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom™ and STCMS™.

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Smithsonian Science for the Classroom is designed to engage students in phenomenon-based learning through coherent storylines, inspire teachers with point-of-use support, and connect students firsthand to the world around them. It was developed in consultation with teachers and technical experts and field tested in a range of schools with diverse populations. It draws on the latest findings and best practices from educational research with proven results. Learn more about Smithsonian Science for the Classrom.

Smithsonian Science Technology Concepts Middle School

Engage students in authentic science, technology, engineering, and math experiences using STCMS™ units. These hands-on, practice-based units will engage your middle school students in the investigation of exciting phenomena. STCMS is the best way to prepare your students to be the next generation of scientifically literate citizens. Learn more about STCMS.

OpenSciEd–The Carolina Certified Version | Transforming Science Education, Together

OpenSciEd and Carolina have partnered to make high-quality instructional materials even better. Carolina’s expert scientists and science teachers have reengineered the OpenSciEd lessons and materials to provide an easier path to implementation while maintaining the standards for high-quality instructional materials. See what makes the Carolina Certified Version unique.

Building Blocks of Science® 3D | Building a Strong Foundation of 3D Science

To fully grasp three-dimensional learning, students need to actively engage with phenomena through multiple channels. Active investigations blended with powerful literacy, digital, and interactive content provide additional avenues for students to explore concepts.These K–5 units use an integrated approach that includes reading of informational text, cross-curricular activities, and home-school connections. Learn more about Building Blocks of Science 3D here.

Curriculum Sales and Services

Looking to build an exceptional three-dimensional learning experience for your K–8 students? Let our dedicated national sales team provide guidance throughout the entire process. Contact your Carolina Curriculum Regional Sales Manager today!