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Smithsonian Science for the Classroom

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Setting the standard in 3D learning and 3D assessment


Welcome to Smithsonian Science for the Classroom: 20 phenomena- and problem-based modules for grades K–5:

  • Coherent storylines
  • Proven results
  • Teacher support

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Smithsonian Science for the Classroom Learning Framework for Grades K–5

An integrated approach to teaching science and engineering




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.

STC-Kindergarten™ Learning Framework

  Life Science Earth Science Physical Science
NGSS for Kindergarten Exploring Plants and Animals
K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1
Exploring My Weather
K-ESS2-1, K-ESS3-2, K-ESS3-3, K-PS3-1, KPS3-2
Exploring Forces and

K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2
Exploring the World Set
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