Our middle school science materials and free online science resources for teachers are phenomenon-based, three-dimensional units that prioritize student coherence and equitable science sensemaking. The units are developed with teacher and student voices from across the country informing the selection of the phenomena and the storyline of the unit. Throughout our units, students develop their ability to solve problems, ask and answer questions, and argue from evidence.
The OpenSciEd Middle School science program follows the OpenSciEd Scope and Sequence and addresses all of the middle school NGSS standards. Learn more about the materials in our Program Overview document.
Grade 6 Units
- 6.1 Light & Matter
- 6.2 Thermal Energy
- 6.3 Weather, Climate & Water Cycling
- 6.4 Rock Cycling and Plate Tectonics
- 6.5 Natural Hazards
- 6.6 Cells and Systems
Grade 7 Units
Grade 8 Units