Smithsonian Science Education Center

STC Program™ Resources

STCMS™ Matter and Its Interactions Unit Sampler

STCMS™ Matter and Its Interactions Unit Sampler

How do matter and its interactions affect everyday life? Students record what they already know about matter and how it changes—which becomes the backbone for new knowledge.
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STCMS™ Investigation: Genes and Molecular Machines

STCMS™ Investigation: Genes and Their Molecular Machines

With this sample investigation from STC Middle School, students design a flower, a pollinator, the resulting seed, and germination conditions.
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STCMS™ Investigation: Effects of Planetary Mass on an Orbiting Body

STCMS™ Investigation: Effects of Planetary Mass on an Orbiting Body

Explore gravity's role in the universe with this sample investigation from STC Middle School.
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Smithsonian STCMS™ Brochure

Smithsonian STCMS™ Brochure

The Smithsonian's STCMS™ is research-based science instruction focused on experiential phenomena, engineering, and design. Learn how it's built to meet your state standards.
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Smithsonian STCMS™ Brochure

Smithsonian STCMS™ and the NGSS

The Smithsonian's STCMS™ is research-based science instruction focused on experiential phenomena, engineering, and design. Learn how it meets and exceeds the NGSS.
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STCMS™ Lesson Example: Standards Alignment

STCMS™ Lesson Example: Standards Alignment

See how thoroughly standards are woven into each STCMS™ lesson.
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STCMS™ Investigation: Modeling the Water Cycle on Earth

STCMS™ Investigation: Modeling the Water Cycle on Earth

Ignite your students' curiosity and potential with this hands-on investigation.
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STCMS™ Student Reading Selection: Medieval Warfare in Modern Times

STCMS™ Student Reading Selection: Medieval Warfare in Modern Times

An understanding of medieval warfare can enhance science understanding and literacy skills.
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