For: Out-of-School Time, School Administrators, Teachers

Resource Type(s): Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Next Generation Science Standards

Grade Band: Elementary, Pre-K

Subject(s): Engineering, Math, Science, Technology

Science4Us is a free K-2nd science curriculum that provides lesson plans for hands-on science, professional training for teachers, and most of all, a digital interactive learning experience.  This program allows busy teachers to deliver an exemplary science educational experience to their kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade students. Science4Us provides all of the support that teachers need to confidently and effectively lead exemplary science lessons, providing the science foundation that their students need. This does not require extensive preparation or training for the teachers.

The curriculum is a complete, standards-based, core science curriculum that delivers digital and real-world science experiences using the 5E Instructional Model for kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade students. The efficacy study of the program ( by McRel) has established that it provides a positive effect on students’ conceptual and procedural knowledge as well as their motivation to learn in science topics. Science4Us also improves teachers’ confidence, competence, and comfort in teaching science.

Consistent with best practices and as prescribed by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this takea cross-curricular approach which uses broad cross cutting ideas as well as digital explorations and virtual investigations. Science4Us provides foundational science knowledge in a way that truly engages the learner and will lead more students to reach for the STEM-related jobs and industries of the future.

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