A Science Curriculum for Grades K-5

Centering science instruction on developing students’ understanding of real phenomena that actually happens – coming Fall 2017

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Phenomenal Science is a regional collaboration between the Science, Mathematics, Technology Center at Central Michigan University and the Great Lakes Bay ISDs to develop K-5 science units through professional learning. This program will result in 21 units that contain three-dimensional science instruction according to the Michigan Science Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Phenomenal Science unit plans include the goals, evidence, learning plan, instructional cycles (5Es), lesson plan, assessments, handouts, materials lists and sample anchor charts. They will be available for widespread use in Fall 2017.

Welcome to 3-D education

Professional learning for teachers will be available focused on instructional strategies for implementing 3-D learning in elementary science instruction, such as: including science discourse, making thinking visible, note booking, blended learning and engaging students in modeling. Within professional learning, teachers will also learn to develop 3-D units through backward design and application of strategies.

Joining forces to take the next step

This collaboration is funded by Michigan Virtual and the Michigan STEM Partnership. The units developed will be free to all educators through the Michigan Virtual Learning Object Repository (LOR) in Fall 2017 for piloting and incorporate blended learning elements and integrate engineering, mathematics and language arts. Teachers will be able to search the LOR by topics, grade levels, units or lessons. Some units in draft format are currently available for viewing.
Learning Object Repository

Get prepared

K-5 teachers can get prepared in advance to teach to the new science standards with an introduction to Phenomenal Science in our Professional Learning Portal.
Phenomenal Science Course

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Sponsored by Michigan Virtual and the Michigan STEM Partnership

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