The Materials

The OpenSciEd materials include Teacher and Student materials for each instructional unit in addition to the corresponding professional learning materials designed to support the use of the units. Each unit fits within a Scope and Sequence that provides coherence within and across years.

Development Process

OpenSciEd units and professional learning materials are being field tested by 200+ teachers, with over 5000 students, in 100 districts across 10 states and revised based on their feedback. Learn more about this process and how teacher and student voices have informed the materials.

Professional Learning

OpenSciEd classroom materials are developed, field-tested, and revised in tandem with professional learning materials to support teachers in the enactment of high quality science learning for all students.

What Educators and Students Say


“What I learned from this curriculum - and what will ultimately make my teaching better - is that the kids really can guide where they are going. [They] will be more invested as a result, and they will really come to realize how science works.”
OpenSciEd Field Test Teacher

What Educators and Students Say


“To me, this is the true way science should be taught. It really...this is the way we would like to see all of our classrooms become.”
Mark Lester, Principal, West Feliciana Middle School, St. Francisville, Louisiana

What Educators and Students Say


"I felt like the students really took charge of the discussion, took charge of where we were going with learning. And it was awesome! And it still is awesome! I think it really is hitting the goals of NGSS, of having students engaged in scientific practices while learning about certain things."
OpenSciEd Field Test Teacher

What Educators and Students Say


"But like in this, we were the ones who came up with it. So we were able to understand... We have similar ideas or different ideas. So we were able to come up with this one model that we could ALL understand. Because WE came up with it."
OpenSciEd Middle School Student