WHAT IS PROVIDED

For $15/student, you will receive:

  • A full set of hands on materials for all units  
  • Teacher texts and supplemental resources  
  • A classroom set of student texts  
  • Access to the online platform provided by the publisher  
  • Embedded pre- and post-assessments for each unit 

CHECK OUT THE DIFFERENT RESOURCES WE SUPPORT

Elementary Science (K-5)

Full Option Science System (FOSS) Next
Generation

Middle School Science

SEPUP


High School Earth Science

This program is adapted from EarthComm developed by the American Geoscience Institute

RESOURCE TRAINING: REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS NEW TO OUR RESOURCES

The Maine STEM Partnership requires teachers who are new to using these resources or teaching a new set of resources to attend a one day training in August prior to starting the school year. This training will be specific to content/grade level allowing for those who teach several subjects/grades to attend a day specific to their content/grade level. During your training you will be introduced to your new science kits and have the opportunity to connect with teacher leaders who are experienced with using the materials. Teachers will collaboratively walk through each resource and the support materials that go along with it. Teachers will also have the opportunity to demo lessons, go through the first kit, and begin planning for the start of the school year. Come learn how to get started with your new science materials from experienced teachers!

Summer 2021 Training Dates

All days run from 9AM - 3PM with a half hour lunch that is provided. Trainings will be held in-person in Estabrooke Hall at the University of Maine. If you will need remote accommodations, please let us know ahead of time. 

August 16August 17August 18August 19August 20
SEPUP Issues and Life ScienceSEPUP Issues and Earth ScienceSEPUP Issues and Physical ScienceFOSS K-2 ScienceFOSS 3-5 Science

OUR REVIEW PROCESS

A team of teachers and administrators across multiple districts along with University faculty and RiSE Center staff met over the course of several months to extensively review many different science resources. Below are the primary resource components that were taken into account throughout this process.

NGSS ALIGNMENT

Using a template adapted from the EQuIP rubric, we looked for student opportunities to engage with all three dimensions of NGSS in addition to grade band alignment. Content accuracy was also reviewed.

TEACHER SUPPORTS

Assessments, content background, and differentiation techniques were some of the factors taken into consideration when selecting these resources.

INTEGRATION

The team looked for resources with integration across science disciplines in addition to integration with other subject areas.