Educator Resource Center

Welcome to the Educator Resource Center — where you will discover resources to support classroom instruction, professional learning, leadership work, and citizen science efforts.

A Medical Mystery

BSCS’s 3D middle school science program, A Medical Mystery, supports teachers in the effective instruction of an NGSS-aligned, EQuIP-reviewed body systems curriculum unit.

NextGen TIME

NextGen TIME is a suite of tools and processes for curriculum-based professional learning that supports educators with the evaluation, selection, and implementation of instructional materials designed for next generation science.

OpenSciEd Middle Grades Science Units

BSCS Science Learning is the lead developer on the OpenSciEd Middle Grades Science Program for NGSS, which currently has three units available for free download.

Allergies and Scientific Inquiry

Allergies & Scientific Inquiry is an online curriculum supplement developed to help middle school educators more effectively teach about food allergies. Lessons are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

BSCS Biology: A Human Approach, Fifth Edition

BSCS Biology: A Human Approach is an activity-driven, full-year program that uses human examples to engage 9th and 10th grade students in fundamental biology concepts.

Energy: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Teachers (EMAT)

EMAT, an online course, helps teachers frame complex energy concepts in a way that will resonate with high school students and prepare them to participate in important societal conversations.

Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS

Five Tools and Processes is designed to help professional development leaders work with teachers on curriculum, instruction, and assessment to achieve the vision of NGSS.


FieldScope, an interactive digital platform, is transforming the way educators, community members, and organizations engage in citizen science.

ViSTA Plus

ViSTA Plus is a full-semester online course designed to enhance preservice elementary teachers’ science content knowledge and instructional practices. Users explore the powerful STeLLA approach.

Understanding Ebola

Understanding Ebola Virus Disease, is a free resource designed to educate teachers, students, and community members about Ebola and the factors that influence its spread.

Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Adolescent Brain

BSCS curriculum unit teaches middle school science students about drug abuse and addiction in relevant contexts.


ViSTA is designed to help preservice and inservice elementary teachers enhance their science content knowledge and instructional practices. Users explore the powerful STeLLA approach.

BSCS Middle School Science

BSCS Middle School Science is a standards- and inquiry-based program comprised of four units: Earth/Space Science, Life Science, Physical Science, and Science and Society.

The Biology Teacher’s Handbook, Fourth Edition

The Biology Teacher’s Handbook, Fourth Edition, is filled with valuable teaching ideas and guidelines for grades 6-12 and college biology educators.

BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science & Literacy

BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science & Literacy allows preK through grade 5 students to interact like scientists, participating in inquiry-based activities while also developing important skills.