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Smithsonian's STCMS Curriculum

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Setting the standard in 3D learning and 3D assessment

Welcome to STCMS—a complete program for middle school:

  • Coherent storylines
  • Proven Results
  • Teacher support

Customize a middle school program that meets your needs with flexible modules that can be implemented using a discipline-specific or integrated model.

STCMS™ Learning Framework

Select Module Kit to view complete kits, refurbishments, teacher’s guides, and literacy

Select Shop Components to purchase individual component parts

  Physical Science Life Science Earth/Space Science








Grades 6–8
Energy, Forces, and Motion
Module Kit
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Ecosystems and Their Interactions
Module Kit
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Weather and Climate Systems
Module Kit
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Matter and Its Interactions
Module Kit
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Structure and Function
Module Kit
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Earth's Dynamic Systems
Module Kit
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Electricity, Waves, and Information Transfer
Module Kit
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Genes and Molecular Machines
Module Kit
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Space Systems Exploration
Module Kit
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Research Modules
Why Are Honey Bees Disappearing?
Module Kit
What Evidence Suggests Similarities Among Organisms?
Module Kit
How Can We Use Technology to Monitor Aquatic Ecosystems?
Module Kit