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.



Online Resources During COVID-19 Shutdown
Classroom InstructionCitizen Science

We're here to help teachers at all levels with online science programs, units, and more.

A Medical Mystery
Classroom InstructionProfessional Learning

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
Leadership Work

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
Classroom Instruction

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.

Forces at a Distance
Classroom Instruction

This 8th grade unit is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and freely available for download.

Matter Cycling & Photosynthesis
Classroom Instruction

This 7th grade unit is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and freely available for download.

Metabolic Reactions
Classroom Instruction

This 7th grade unit is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and freely available for download.

Sound Waves
Classroom Instruction

This 8th grade unit is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and freely available for download.

Thermal Energy
Classroom Instruction

This 6th grade unit is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and freely available for download.

Weather, Climate & Water Cycling
Classroom Instruction

This 6th grade unit is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and freely available for download.

BSCS Biology: A Human Approach, Fifth Edition
Classroom Instruction

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)
Professional Learning

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
Leadership Work

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
Citizen Science

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

ViSTA Plus
Professional Learning

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
Classroom Instruction

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
Classroom Instruction

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

ViSTA
Professional Learning

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
Classroom Instruction

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
Classroom Instruction

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
Classroom Instruction

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.