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  • OpenSciEd was launched to improve the supply of and address demand for high-quality, open-source, full-course science instructional materials, while at the same time supporting the implementation of middle school science instructional units.
  • The goals of OpenSciEd are to ensure any science teacher, anywhere, can access and download freely available, high quality, locally adaptable full-course materials.
  • OpenSciEd aims to create a set of exemplary science instructional materials that are:
      • designed and aligned to the Framework and NGSS;
      • based on research regarding how students learn, what motivates learning, and the implications for teaching;
      • developed with educators and extensively tested by teachers and schools;
      • designed to be used with low-cost, standard laboratory equipment and materials amenable to large-scale deployment; and
      • improved over time based on feedback from teachers and field-testing.
  • While starting at the middle school level, the goal is to create an entire science curriculum from elementary to high school.